Bike of the Year 2009

Wired has an absorbing item about the instantly legendary Hopworksfiets bike:

“The Hopworksfiets party bike was built in, where else, bike- and beer-mad Portland, Oregon, by the bike builders Metrofiets. All you really need to know in order to fall in love with this bike is that it carries not one, but two beer kegs along with a pair of taps to serve the suds.”

While the bike-and-beer oriented PedalPub of Minneapolis has a great deal of charm, the amp and a speaker attachment on the Hopworksfiets bike gives it a distinctive edge in a throwdown. And the rack configured to carry a stack of pizza boxes is all the Portland bike needs to win the contest.

Image source: Flickr member Elly Blue under Creative Commons