體驗騎車的快樂! 健康! 與車友之間的互動交流~
體驗騎車的快樂! 健康! 與車友之間的互動交流~
他們更是montague馬兒的法國代理商，除了發售美國設定的規格之外，還設計了B-LOCK & L-EDGE 的多種版本，真是很有質感呢。
Surprise Benefit Of Financial Bailout Means Commuting By Bike Has Never Been Easier or Cheaper.
You could say the new $700 billion financial bailout bill that passed recently represents “the good, the bad and the ugly”. One of the “good” items added to the package was the Bicycle Commuter Act. This new legislation allows employers to reimburse employees up to $240 a year, tax free, for “reasonable” expenses related to their bike commute, including equipment purchases, bike purchases, repairs, and storage provided the bicycle is used as a “substantial part” of the commuter’s trip to work for the month.
We have recently been checking updates from Julie and Colin Angus, two adventurers rowing and cycling 6500km from Scotland to Syria. Having begun at the northern tip of Scotland in March 2008, they are on the very last leg of their journey six months later. The spirit of the trip revolves around spreading awareness of environmental stewardship and bridging the gaps between various cultures.
The Angus’ means of transportation is quite unique. Understanding the efficiency of small, human powered watercraft, the pair had two amphibious rowboats built for the trip. However, realizing that rowing conditions may not always be ideal and that access to waterways may be inconsistent, they decided to bring a pair of bikes along. Thus, two trailers were constructed that could easily be broken down to fit inside the boats and two bikes were selected that could fold down for easy storage and transportation. Due to the long miles to be ridden and ~250kg of gear to be towed, Julie and Colin really wanted the strength and comfort of a full size bike but the stow ability of folding bike. The two Montague bikes that were eventually selected fit their needs perfectly. Combined with the state of the art row boats, the Rowed Trip team was equally mobile both on and off the water, the ultimate human powered machine.
Over the last few months, the team has had an incredible journey. They update their journal regularly with well written accounts of their trials and tribulations and great photos. Along with their own journey, the Angus’ have teamed up with with various educators to offer students an interactive learning experience exploring world cultures and developing key decision making skills.
This summer the brand new America on Wheels transportation museum in Allentown, PA decided to feature the Montague Paratrooper folding bike in an exhibit as an icon of what the future of transportation could be. We were delighted that the Paratrooper would be recognized in its place as one of vehicles at the front of the alternative transportation movement.
America on Wheels boasts over 23,000 square feet of exhibit space and expects over 50,000 visitors within the first year. Now open, the museum is easily reached from Southern New England, DC, Philly, and New York. So pack up your Montague and take a day trip out to Allentown to see how your folding bike is making history.
Here is the Paratrooper exhibit.