“Leave this world a little better than you found it.”
We started Yuba Bicycles with the vision of making the world a better place, a world where we could raise our kids. Yuba Bicycles believes that by changing our transit habits, getting fit, getting outside, having fun and creating new economic opportunities, we create a better world. Wouldn’t you agree?
By expanding what is possible to do by bike—from trips to the farmers market, to moving house, to commuting with kids and grabbing groceries after work—you can eliminate your dependence on oil and reduce your carbon footprint. Every mile you ride—instead of drive—is one fewer pound of carbon released into the atmosphere. Personal vehicle trips consume 140 billion gallons of gasoline for transportation fuel each year. This releases 2.8 trillion pounds of carbon into the atmosphere.* Almost 50% of personal car trips in the United States are three miles or less, a quarter of trips are 1 mile or less. *According to American Energy Independence
Living an active lifestyle has been proven to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, as well as increase mood and self-esteem. You and your family can have a higher quality of life simply by getting a little more exercise on your bike.
Whether you’re a road warrior, someone who wants to lead a no-car lifestyle, or stay fit, Yuba Bicycles simultaneously allows you meet your physical wellness and transportation goals. According to the CDC, cyclists live two years longer than non-cyclists and take 15% less days off work on average. Tempting, isn’t it?
Join the New Economy
Riding a Yuba bicycle for most or all of your car trips can drastically reduce or eliminate a whole host of expenses. Your car is expensive. Car ownership eats up 15% of the average American household expenditures, approximately the same amount as is spent on healthcare and food combined.* If transitioning from a auto-centric to cargo-bike centric lifestyle meant you could free up 15% of your income, what will you spend the extra money on—credit card debt, student loans, mortgage? Why now, are you driving everywhere?
The Great Outdoors
Connect with nature; exercise longer; smile bigger. Do you need a reason to get on your bike? Cyclists pass lightly through the neighborhoods—taking up 1/10th the parking space of a car and causing significantly less damage to roads. Communities with fewer and slower cars have higher rates of neighbor interaction and friendliness, are safer from crime and have higher rates of community connection.
In our culture, bicycles mean freedom. We can all remember the feeling of the wind in our faces the first day that we rode without training wheels. Utility bikes are about experiencing that much fun and freedom everyday. Spontaneous picnic at the park? No problem. Pick up your child and a friend for a play date after school? No sweat.
The distinction between the Yuba Mundo and other utility bikes is that it is more fun. It’s stiff frame is the ultimate in maneuverability and control, meaning you can manage heavier loads and relax while riding with your kids. The long-tail frame makes finding a bike parking spot a breeze, not to mention that it’s much faster rolling than trailer or bucket options.