When it comes time to moving, many people rent a U-haul or seek out friends with pick-up trucks. But this weekend, a former Highland Park resident moving to Echo Park transported all his household belongings on bikes, reports Josef Bray-Ali, owner of the Flying Pigeon Bike shop in Cypress Park. The man, a friend of Bray-Ali, used nine bikes outfitted to carry cargo for the Highland Park-to-Echo Park migration, which Bray-Ali dubbed an “Inverse Hipster Bike Move.” This is how it worked:
I helped with my bakfiets, others loaned heavy duty trailers or their knot tying skills, and we all pedaled away to deliver a household’s worth of goods from an cramped apartment in Highland Park to a small home in Echo Park on a sunny Sunday in February of 2012.
It took the caravan of bikes about an hour to cover six miles. The demonstration of pedal power was inspired by a Portlandia-like bike move.