There’s a major transition happening in transportation these days, where the default family minivans of yore are being replaced with electric cargo bikes. But for those of us living in cities that aren’t quite bike-friendly, is this a realistic transition for a family?

In this video, I run an electric cargo bike through three typical suburban bike challenges, and we examine the family finances by comparing a bike and a Minivan with special guest Cailynn Klingbeil.

Thanks to Riese & Müller, who are sponsors of bike month this year at Shifter. Thanks to that sponsorship, this is the first in a series of videos exploring life with an electric cargo bike. Riese & Müller offered their support without having any influence over the content of these videos, so please show them your support as well

The bike I’m riding in this video is the Riese & Muller Load 75 (and it’s pretty great).