December 14th, 2010
To be in the next Zigo Rider Spotlight (and receive free t-shirts, accessories, and other fun items), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with photographs and a testimonial on how Zigo has impacted your life! Here is how Astrid Zigos:
“I’m 39 yrs old and have 2 kids, ages 4 and 6. I grew up in Germany and Sweden,and moved to the States eight years ago. We live in El Cerrito, CA and pretty much decided which neighbourhood to settle in with the thought of how convenient it is for cycling. About 1 1/2 yrs ago my husband decided to get a bakfiets to use as our main family bike. Before that we had just had the usual kind of biketrailer but the kids were very unhappy in the back there behind me, so we found a used bakfiets. Now, I am not a very tall person and the dutch bakfiets is a very heavy bike, so I, for my part, did not feel very comfortable maneuvering it around more than necessary.
Then one day I was browsing Craigslist and someone close by had a new Zigo for sale. I guess they moved and she just wasn’t able to use it as planned, so I snapped it up right away! Now, I use my Zigo pretty much everyday….as you can see from the pictures, it’s not only my bike…it’s part of me, my every day life, and it’s a way to express myself and have fun with it. I am very fit thanks to my Zigo and wish and hope to inspire people to get up on their bikes…look what’s out there and feel better…
For me, it’s my “drop off at school, take me to the gym, I need to go grocery shopping, let’s go to the library or the pool, mama don’t forget gymnastics, I get fresh air, and a free workout every day, bike!”
People stare at me, they take pictures of the bike, stop me to ask questions, or just comment almost every day. I love that it has 3 wheels and that makes it feel very stable. I have the raincover with me and it,s so easy to put it up as soon as it starts raining.
I have my rain gear in my pannier bags, so no rain will stop me from using my Zigo. Our dream is to maybe someday take our two diffrent cargo bikes cross country, kind of like a road trip!”
Thank you Astrid!!