20 photos of Christmas trees transported by bike around the world

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For the second consecutive year, we shared our family’s newfound annual tradition of picking up the Christmas tree by cargo bike, and then we turned it over to you. And for the second consecutive year, you delivered in spades. Mere minutes after we put out a call for photographs of hauling the holiday tree home by bicycle, they started filling up our inboxes and social media channels, and haven’t stopped for the past two-and-a-half weeks.

At this point in time, our crowd-sourced, pedal-powered Christmas tree gallery boasts an astonishing 188 photos from 21 different countries: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, the United States, and Wales.

They feature a variety of people and bikes of all shapes and sizes, with the tree firmly placed in the front box, strapped to the side rack, or even sitting in a basket. To some readers, they might represent an eccentric side to the cycling community, but to us, they simply reflect what you are capable of doing with a bicycle, a friend, and a little bit of imagination.

It’s worth stressing that none of these people believe they are saving the planet. They’re just using what they believe to be the most efficient, enjoyable, and economical tool to get the job done. And once you’ve hauled a 10-foot long, 50-pound Christmas tree home on your bicycle, you realize that a carton of milk or a bag of apples is no longer a big deal.

We’ve included a collection of our favourites below, but check out the full gallery here.

Image: Anne King - Seattle, WA (@annesavvy on Twitter)

Image: Anne King – Seattle, WA (@annesavvy on Twitter)

Image: Büro für Gestalten - Stuttgart, Germany (@fuergestalten on Twitter)

Image: Büro für Gestalten – Stuttgart, Germany (@fuergestalten on Twitter)

Image: Christmas Tree Burning - Magdeburg, Germany (@baumhelden on Twitter)

Image: Christmas Tree Burning – Magdeburg, Germany (@baumhelden on Twitter)

Dale Calkins – Calgary, AB (@DaleCalkins on Twitter)

Darren Markland – Edmonton, AB (@drdagly on Twitter)

Image: David Schlabowske - Milwaukee, WI (@bikefed on Twitter)

Image: David Schlabowske – Milwaukee, WI (@bikefed on Twitter)

Image: Fends La Bise - Lyon, France (@fendslabise on Twitter)

Image: Fends La Bise – Lyon, France (@fendslabise on Twitter)

Image: James Szypula - Yokohama, Japan (@YokohamaRides on Twitter)

Image: James Szypula – Yokohama, Japan (@YokohamaRides on Twitter)

Image: Jank Flank - Portland, OR (@Many_Miles_2_Go on Twitter)

Image: Jank Flank – Portland, OR (@Many_Miles_2_Go on Twitter)

Image: Jeppe Larsen - Stockholm, Sweden (@jeppedylarsen on Twitter)

Image: Jeppe Larsen – Stockholm, Sweden (@jeppedylarsen on Twitter)

Image: Jimmy Rider - Somerville, MA (@egreendelivery on Twitter)

Image: Jimmy Rider – Somerville, MA (@egreendelivery on Twitter)

Image: Jono Kenyon - London, UK (@Jono_Kenyon on Twitter)

Image: Jono Kenyon – London, UK (@Jono_Kenyon on Twitter)

Image: Lamar Timmins - Montreal, QC (@AlloVeloMTL on Twitter)

Image: Lamar Timmins – Montreal, QC (@AlloVeloMTL on Twitter)

Image: Laura Plouzek - Baltimore, MD (@lauraplouzek on Instagram)

Image: Laura Plouzek – Baltimore, MD (@lauraplouzek on Instagram)

Image: Mark Stosberg - Bloomington, IN (@BikesAsTrans on Twitter)

Image: Mark Stosberg – Bloomington, IN (@BikesAsTrans on Twitter)

Image: Nicole Adams - Vancouver, BC (@CargoBikeMama on Instagram)

Image: Nicole Adams – Vancouver, BC (@CargoBikeMama on Instagram)

Image: Ray Maker - Paris, France (@DCRainmaker on Twitter)

Image: Ray Maker – Paris, France (@DCRainmaker on Twitter)

Image: Riese und Müller - Darmstadt, Germany (@rieseundmueller on Twitter)

Image: Riese und Müller – Darmstadt, Germany (@rieseundmueller on Twitter)

Image: Robert Thomsen - Copenhagen, Denmark (@RobertThomsen on Twitter)

Image: Robert Thomsen – Copenhagen, Denmark (@RobertThomsen on Twitter)

Image: Vic Gedris - Toronto, ON (@vgedris on Twitter)

Image: Vic Gedris – Toronto, ON (@vgedris on Twitter)

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Chris & Melissa Bruntlett Chris and Melissa Bruntlett are the co-founders of Modacity, a multi-service consultancy focused on inspiring healthier, happier, simpler forms of urban mobility through words, photography and film.
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