In what could be one of the most visible signs or car-independence, on Saturday, February 4, one Louisville family is moving into a new house entirely by bike. Bicycling for Louisville is helping a family that recently moved from Manhattan relocate into a permanent home just off Frankfort Avenue.
While it might seem daunting to transport the contents of an entire house by bike, with a lively group of cyclists and a few cargo trailers in tow, cyclists can move the largest of home furnishings. Bicycling for Louisville has done it before. In fact, this year’s move will be the group’s third annual Move-by-Bike event.
This is a great way to get out and build community among local cyclists while visibly promoting a more sustainable and healthy form of transportation. You can RSVP for the event on Facebook (already 23 people have signed up as of this writing). The Move-by-Bike event will be held on February 4 from 10:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. and will be traveling between 2008 Baringer Avenue to 128 Haldeman Avenue. Who’s going?
I am in that picture! Yep, right there, next to my wife. It’s a lot of fun. We usually have enough folks that we get to prove the adage, “many hands make for light work.” That said, another couple of good folks are always welcome.
It takes a lot of trust for folks to allow a group of relative strangers to move their prized possessions in an unconventional manner. I like to rise to that trust by doing a solid job of helping make it happen, whether it’s by hauling load after load or helping fix others’ bikes or loads or trailers.
Thanks for promoting this, Branden! We have photos and some links to all the media attention we received on this event. Go to http://www.bicyclingforlouisville.org to check it out.