Haul-a-Days Rule in Disaster

Bike Friday' riders showed off the Haul-a-Day at the Eugene Disaster. Photo courtesy of Joseph Eisenberg.

Bike Friday’s Peter Berra and his daughter showed off the Haul-a-Day at the Eugene Disaster. Photo courtesy of Joseph Eisenberg.

Bike Fridays won all but one of the major divisions at the 2014 Eugene Disaster Relief Trials.

Bike Friday engineer Willie Hatfield won the Responders Class, while Bike Friday Co-Founder Alan Scholz won the Resilience Class. Bike Friday Production Manager Jordan Bishko won the Family Survival Class.

Willie, who won the Portland DRT this summer, had his modified Haul-a-Day stolen the night before the race. He raced on a stock Haul-a-Day and still won the overall title!

That means that the Haul-a-Day has crossed the line first in every DRT it has entered (at last year’s Eugene DRT, Willie crossed the line first, but finished second when his egg was found to be cracked!)

In all, 10 Bike Friday employees competed, as well as many other Haul-a-Days!

RESULTS

 Responder Class (cargo bike): 13 cyclists carried 200 pounds of cargo 30 miles, with Willie Hatfield finishing first.

Resilience Class (cargo bike): 21 cyclists carried 75 pounds for 30 miles, with Alan Scholtz finishing first.

Survival Class (family): 15 cyclists carried their children 10 miles, with Jordan Bishko finishing first.

Survival Class (regular bike): Nine cyclists carried 25 pounds of cargo 20 miles, with Michael Carpenter finishing first.

Check out the Register-Guard story here.

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