When it comes to switching from cars or public transit to bicycling, actual pedaling is only half the battle. Unless you're funemployed in July and your only cargo is the precious U-Lock in your back pocket, converting to the bike doctrine requires determination, planning, and—you know it—gear. Here's a rundown of the most popular ways that bicyclists carry their stuff, in order of how serious a rider you should plan to be. 


The Backpack



The Milk Crate


The Basket


Panniers


The Bike Trailer


Xtracycle


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