[caption id="attachment_74524" align="alignright" width="315"] Yuba Bicycles can be outfitted to carry two or three children in securely mounted seats with wheel guards to protect little feet.[/caption]
PETALUMA -- Yuba Bicycles LLC, maker of the Mundo and Boda Boda families of cargo bikes, has moved its headquarters to 409 Petaluma Blvd. S. with 5,000 square feet of space -- more than five times the capacity of its previous location in Sausalito.
“We chose Petaluma because it is a bike-friendly and very livable community where we could expand our business in an affordable manner,” said company owner Benjamin Sarrazin.
“Petaluma is a great place for our five employees to live and work without long commutes. We want to help make bicycling even more popular and practical than it is today.”
[caption id="attachment_74525" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ben Sarrazin, Owner and founder of Yuba Bicycles LLC, on an elMundo BionX cargo bike with an electric assist motor and battery pack.[/caption]
Mr. Sarrazin is an adventurer and a world traveler who grew up in bike-friendly Strasbourg, France, before coming to the U.S. He founded the company in 2006.
His mission is to provide parents and family members (ages 25 to 55) with bikes that can replace cars for doing errands, bringing kids to school, transporting a ladder or when taking a kayak, surfboard, paddle board or inflatable raft to the beach.
“We’re witnessing a two-wheel revolution. It’s a new phenomenon. We want consumers to envision how cargo bikes fit their active lifestyle and realize that they don’t need a car for short trips.”