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Over the last 5 years, commuting by bike has risen 25%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Dozens of companies have sprung up to fill the demand.
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Oakland-California based Xtraclycle is out to prove that bike commuting means more than just riding to work, but using pedal power for routine chores as well.
Its extended bikes are more like trucks -- able to carry up to 300 pounds -- making the bicycle a natural choice for all manner of errands.
"We've seen a huge spike in sales the last few months," said Nate Byerley, the company's chief operating officer, crediting the recovering economy.
This model starts at $1,099.
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- Last updated November 18 2012 12:50 PM ET
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