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The Bootlegger Keg Trike

It does exist! We first reported on this keg trike cargo bike design about a month ago, and as of the last few weeks Zach Yendra of Yendra Built Cycles has taken it from the computer screen the the real world. Check out the suspended keg platform and dual front 185 mm discs and of course the 36″ rear wheel reportedly to further smooth out the bumps. This is bike #1, The Bootlegger, and is currently in use in Fort Collins for local keg deliveries from Equinox Brewing. So far the maximum tested load was 520 lbs — a full half barrel (167 lbs), passenger on top of keg (175 lbs) and rider (180 lbs). You can read more on the bike’s debut and see a video of it in action in this article out of The Coloradoan, and find more photos of the bike at the Yendra Build Cycles Facebook page.


  1. IanAugust 4, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    I live in Fort Collins and go to Equinox all the time, they really have the best beer up in our parts. Lovin seeing them use this thing, hoping they’ll let me ride it next time I go in!

  2. Nick DAugust 4, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    That’s a pretty cool steering setup.

  3. ZachAugust 4, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Carl Yendra’s sprint car building experience+Science+Math+a little Art=sweet totally functional steering and suspension.

  4. KendolAugust 5, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I saw Zach riding this bike with 6 women on it and a tall boy in hand. Yes I’m Jealous

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  7. barton cohenAugust 2, 2012 at 10:04 am

    i saw your yendra custom build cargo bike for the equinox brewing company very fuctional i have a cargo bike delivery service in new jersey specializing in organic beverages currently using 2 dutch made cargo bikes,and one mt bike made in demark for deliveries,i want to go into heavier weight componets for my beverages,and have not found yet what could do this to deliver to customers,are you in a position to design one for us in new jersey if i gave you some more details thanks barton cohen

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