How to Move by Bike: Tales and Tips to Inspire
by Steph Routh
Now promoted by a (kind of funny) sketch on Portlandia, moving by bike has long been a powerful and innovative community-building exercise by the grass roots, xerocracy-powered, volunteer "organization" SHIFT. Like an Amish barn raising meets a drunken party, dozens of or more people show up, rain or shine, and load your earthly possessions onto cargo bikes and trailers, deliver them to your new home, smile, and hang out eating pizza and drinking more beer and coffee until the sun sets, when they presumably go off to do other bike-y things.
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