You Know It's Almost Summer When The Picnic-Enabling Bike Arrives From Holland
Load up this detachable crate, hit the park
Leave it to the Dutch to know how to improve on the basic bicycle. Two-wheelers are practically synonymous with the Netherlands, which is why it's hardly a surprise that the Amsterdam-based design firm Fietsklik created a detachable crate system for the back of a bike (we're only surprised they didn't come up with one sooner).
After a successfully-funded Kickstarter campaign, Fietsklik — which roughly translates to "bicycle click" — debuted its "Klik," an adapter that fits onto the back rack of most bicycle models. It's essentially a snap-on recycled plastic crate that's large enough to hold 24 bottles of beer, or a slew of cold cuts and other grocery items. The crate, which folds up for easy storage, also features bottom wheels and an extendable handle, so you can literally load it up at the deli before locking it in and hitting the bike path. For just about any joy rider, this should be a new favorite snap-on tool.
The Fietsklik system, comprising the "Klik" (approx. $48) and the crate (approx. $69) is currently available online.