How Many Grocery Items Can You Carry on Your Bicycle?

Middle Aged Woman on a Bicycle

How Many Grocery Items Can You Carry on Your Bicycle?

August 8, 2017 Bicycle Tips 4
My Bicycles

I am not suggesting a competition. I am just curious if people who exclusively use their bicycles for transportation shop daily, a few times a week, or weekly. (If someone only goes grocery shopping once a month I definitely want to hear from you!)


My new plan to shop daily for all the food needed for that day has been going well. My family of five is eating healthier, I am getting a bit of exercise every morning, and we have less waste. My youngest has even decided that home cooked is the only way from now on. Tried to order delivery over the weekend and I received an earful. I made homemade tacos.

 I picked up the largest grocery load this morning for our meals today. It is the most I have brought home so far. The weight alone wouldn’t have worked on my Cannondale. But my 1970’s ten speed “Brittany” was just the ticket.


I forget sometimes what a privilege it is to be able to own several different bicycles. Which is why I am so glad my husband Tom founded Lake City Bicycle Collective this year. I now get to help those that can’t, for whatever reason afford one, be able to get or earn one.

He has also inspired me to get more involved in the encouragement side of getting more people out riding. Which means “biking the talk” That is the reason I am making the changes I have been.

Because it is not always about riding for 100’s of miles. The most important rides are the ones where you only go a short distance. Ones where you normally would drive a vehicle. Even if you only do that once per month!

When was the last time you chose to ride or walk instead of drive? Was it a long ride or a short ride to coffee with friends?