I was super excited to launch Bicycle Airport Express (BAX), this first-of-its-kind service*, one in which we meet you at the airport with a cargo bike (one for you, one for our tour guide) and transport your luggage to the city center while we take you on one of the most beautiful rides we can devise. It’s a beautiful bike tour and a wonderful introduction to the city.
BUT we don’t have a permit to cross the street at the Portland International Airport. After multiple contacts and conversations with the Port of Portland in which it was established that no, my bicycles do not have individual vehicle insurance but yes, I do have all the liability insurance and permits required to operate in the city, except for the all-important non-existent bicycle airport tour permit, we are at a temporary impasse.
While we work out exactly what permit might be required and whether or not my insurance is appropriate and whether a whole new program should be established (after all we want this service to be replicated everywhere! it’s so cool) — I can’t officially launch a service going from the airport.
Here is the press release! We’ll see you [near] there.
*So I have to give credit to Tim Mongin, from Travel Portland, who gave me the gem of this idea in the first place. He hadn’t envisioned what to do with luggage but I knew Madi Carlson and I could haul it. This service is powered, inspired, and run by bike riding mamas.