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A while ago, I did a few stories about the urban mobility specialists Tern Bicycles. I reached out to Tern while writing one of the stories for some clarity on a topic, we exchanged emails back and forth, and eventually came to the realization that I was local to its Los Angeles location. After some discussion, Tern invited me to review one of its bikes. The Tern Short Haul D8 cargo bike .
The Short Haul D8 is Tern’s “entry-level” non-electric cargo bike and retails for only $1,099. That’s a really great price, and I’m here to tell you that you get a lot of value for that money. I was excited to try it out. So, my wife and I ended up going to Tern’s end-of-year get-together in early December, so I could eat, drink, put faces to names, and pick up the Short Haul for review.
Here’s something: In 2021, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics did a study focusing on the number of daily trips taken in the United States. It found that 52% of all trips, including all modes of transportation, were less than 3 miles. 28% of them are less than a mile.
Hopping on your bike to make those short trips makes a lot of sense, is more fun, better for you, and better for good ol’ Mother Earth. Investing in a bicycle that allows you to do that easily seems […]
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