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Pedalpalooza event highlights role of cargo bikes in a disaster

PBEM's communications trailerOn Sunday (6/18) PBEM joined amateur radio operators and cargo bike enthusiasts by participating in Pedalpalooza's inaugural Disaster Relief Trials event.

PBEM's communications trailer supported the amateur radio component of the festivities as cargo bike riders pedaled through obstacles and overcame other challenges along a 30 mile course in north and northeast Portland.

Click here to read a blog posting by Jonathan Maus on about the event.

Click here for a story by April Baer of OPB about the use of cargo bikes in a disaster.

Click here to learn more about the Disaster Relief Trials.