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Feb 16 / admin

Tested: The Ultimate Beer Bike

This one’s from the archives of last winter, when I got to test a Worksman Low-Gravity model cargo bike. With miles of gritty city byways pockmarked by potholes and, on some streets, century-old bricks, Brooklyn makes a great urban testing ground. All I was lacking was cargo—lots of cargo.

Luckily, in addition to broken asphalt Brooklyn has a few pretty good breweries. After a couple of emails explaining the mission, arrangements were made for the ultimate beer run—a stop in at Brooklyn Brewery’s HQ in Willamsburg, and another at Six Point, a relatively new upstart brewer in Six Point.

The full review is at Bicycling.com, but in short – this bike dutifully hauled a full 100 pounds of beer without complaint. That’s 48 12-ounce glass bottle of Brooklyn Lager, and six full 64-ounce growlers of assorted deliciousness from Six Point. The route was about 15 miles, a good portion of which was pedaled with a full payload.