Grocery Shopping by Bike

This post has been brought over from my former blog so that other’s may read the post.

Full to Overflowing

This is what you would have seen today as we came home from the grocery store. We had numerous supplies to fill and so the poor Wike was loaded to capacity.

I must say it is a pleasure navigating around the store with the new third wheel!

Hanging off the back of the Wike were our breads and my purse (double bagged in a reusable shopping bag. Total cost of our trip was $133, which does not include a % amount for the cost of the bike and trailer as my accountant brother might suggest I add! Nor does it include the calories I spent pulling it and it was heavy.

Take a look inside:

Full Wike

As you can see there is need to think when packing. At the very bottom, which you can’t see was 10kg of flour, 10 lbs of potatoes, 9 lbs of apples, 5 lbs of onions, 4kg of white and 4 kg of brown sugar. Strategically placed upon them was a full stocking of canned goods. Most of them seen here:

Inside the Pantry Cupboard with Labels

Now we didn’t buy anything on the top shelf but you can see a large portion of goods that were all brought home by bike. No, I didn’t take pictures of all the vegetables, meats and dairy we bought, that would just be silly now wouldn’t it? Although… we did really clean out the fridge just lovely when we came home.

The best part of owning this system? Unlike when you car grocery shop, you don’t have to unpack everything out of the trunk and make multiple trips back and forth from the trunk once you get home. You don’t even have to unload the grocery cart into the trunk at the store. Nope…


Backing the Wike up into the house

back the Wike up and pull it into the house :), down the hall and… into your kitchen where you can unpack the entire lot just one time. Talk about economy of effort! 😉


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