Popularizing utility cycling in Rio

Mikael Colville-Andersen of Copenhagenize has a plan to mainstream the use of cargo bikes in Rio de Janeiro. He envisions a high profile event that thrills, inspires, and captures the imagination of the entire city that will raise awareness of the cargo bike delivery riders of Rio and elevate them to a position of respect.

His event? Rio de Janeiro’s first cargo bike championship, scheduled for May 2014.



Learn more about this project and how you can help at Rockethub: Rio’s First Cargo Bike Championship: History, Social Inclusion & Adrenaline.

Drunk maniac mows down cyclists with his pickup truck

Cyclists in Joinville, Santa Catarina State, Brazil were injured when an angry driver ran them over with his pickup truck. Security video of the incident shows his actions may have been intentional.

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