29 Sep '17, 7pm

You can buy in bulk with a bike

You can buy in bulk with a bike

You just need the right bike, like a custom triple tandem, and a little help from the kids. Recently I complained that shopping in bulk at stores like Costco was difficult for people who didn't have cars or lived in small spaces. Toronto's Derek Rayside demonstrates that I was wrong; He goes to Costco with his entire family and buys by the grocery cart, about C$ 900 worth of stuff, by bike. It's a hike, at 13.5km (8.3 miles) each way. He does it to prove a point, telling Paul Hunter of the Star: “Going to Costco to do your shopping is like the ultimate task in family transportation,” says the 42-year-old. “If we can shop at Costco by bike, we can do everything else by bike too.” His ride is a custom Onderwater XL Triple Tandem made in Amsterdam, modified to carry even more kids and to get a little electric boost. Rayside tells the Star why he does it: Rayside is a passiona...

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