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How to store your Lug+Carrie

How to store your bike (and be covered by insurance)

A subscription to Lug+Carrie is the most hassle free way to get moving by eBike. Insurance is included in your subscription. So, in the unfortunate event that your bike is damaged or stolen, we’ll take care of everything and get you a replacement quickly. When you sign up for the bike, you sign our Ts&Cs […]

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Rachel riding here electric bike in her winter gear.

Riding Through the Winter: tips from our community

When you list your all time favourite rides on your Lug+Carrie, we can only assume that a ride in the cold, rainy weather won’t be one of them. The winter months are enough to put you off leaving your house, let alone going for a ride. But, if you are braving the weather on two […]

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Quick hauling worm farms! Meet Good Mover Thom.

Lug+Carries are built for cargo – kids, adults, dogs, cats, Christmas trees, flatpack furniture…and now we can add worm farms! Hailing from Melbourne, this month’s Good Mover travels around Kindergartens teaching kids all about the benefits of worms and he does it all on his Quick Haul. Find out more about why Thom subscribed to […]

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Ditch the car

1 year, 3000kms: a mum’s journey to ditching the car

Lug+Carrie customer turned Community Manager, Harriet, reflects on a year of getting around Brisbane by bike! I wouldn’t exactly call myself a cyclist. I biked to school as a kid and briefly used a pushbike for commuting in 2016. Amsterdam’s cycling culture got me hooked during a visit in 2018, but I figured it was […]

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Behaviour change programs to ditch the second car

At Lug+Carrie, our vision is to achieve 50% fewer short car trips in Australia by 2030. With 65% of Australian households owning at least two cars, getting people to ditch their second car for an e-cargo bike is one way to get us there. But, when car ownership is so ingrained in the Australian psyche, […]

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One less car: my commute on an e-bike

Good Mover Jessica Stewart, gives us a run down on her experience so far with her Lug+Carrie HSD. A year ago, I started a new job only six kilometres from home. The 10 minute drive was bliss after years of cross-city commuting but, after a while,  I noticed the bike paths which followed my exact […]

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E-bike eases back pain – meet Good Mover Jon!

Say hello to Jon, one of our wonderful Good Movers hailing from Moorooka, Brisbane! Jon was referred by a friend* to Lug+Carrie in December.  With a five-year-old daughter who’s just started prep, Jon does the school run daily. He then carries on to work at the University of Queensland, a 22km round trip.  He’s also […]

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Gender inclusion in cycling and e-Cargo bikes

A quick Google of “gender inclusion in cycling” pulls up pages of articles about a small handful of heroines. Yet, a little look behind the scenes in the Lug+Carrie Rider Network shows the majority of our members are women. 64% to be exact. Every day is a day for inclusion as far as we’re concerned. […]

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#Good Mover spotlight – meet Kate!

Our Good Movers head out on some seriously fun adventures and love to share their stories and photos with the Rider Network, our Lug+Carrie community on Facebook. Recently Kate and her family took their HSD “Radford” back to her hometown of Stawell, VIC, and then onto the Grampians Rail Trail. Here’s what she had to […]

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E-bike battery safety

E-bike battery safety – all you need to know

In Australia, short car trips are our way of life. Off to the supermarket, jump in the car. School drop off – car. In fact, almost half of our daily trips by car are under 10kms. Seriously bad news for our greenhouse gas emissions.  Micromobility – the use of lightweight vehicles like e-bikes and scooters […]

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Valentines day by bike

Will you dink your Valentine?

Hey there lovebirds…February 14th is your time to shine! Did you land that hard-to-get reservation at your fave restaurant, are you falling back on roses and chocs, or have you got something more creative planned?  At least you know that, no matter what you’re doing, your transportation needs are sorted!  Dinking (or doubling) your loved […]

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New Years by bike

New Years by bike (as if there was any other way)

An account by Lug+Carrie Community Manager, Harriet. With a two and a five year old in tow now, it’s been a few years since I’ve made it to midnight or overdone the champagnes. These days, you’re more likely to find me tucked up in bed at 10.30pm waiting for the neighbours to turn down their […]

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Back to school blog

Back to school – it’s time to love the school run!

Back to school…The beginning of perpetual lunch prep, wondering how you’re going to do another year of juggling work and school hours, tears over how quickly they’re growing and, for many, elation at finally having the kids out of the house again! No matter how you’re feeling about back to school, one thing we can […]

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Refer-A-Good Mover

Join the Good Movement.  Announcing lug+Carrie’s Refer-a-Friend program – Refer-a-Good Mover.  Whether they’ve subscribed to have more fun, save on transportation costs, do their bit for the environment, or have a healthier lifestyle, our Good Movers all have one thing in common, they’ve joined the Good Movement, a group of like-minded people making a positive […]

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#GoodMover spotlight – Meet Kim

#GoodMover spotlight – Meet Kim Say hello to Kim, one of our fab Lug+Carrie ambassadors hailing from Alphington, Melbourne 👋🏼 You’ve likely seen Kim (and her partner) around and about on our website and socials! Why’d you subscribe? For commuting to work in Richmond and also so I had wheels on the weekend if my […]

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Why and how women are leading the way with electric bikes

SXSW Conversations   When we heard SXSW was heading to Sydney, we knew we wanted to be part of it. What excited us was the opportunity to reach an audience outside of the typical bicycle world. Piggybacking off the technology side of the conference, we were able to share our story and learnings with people […]

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HSD or Quick Haul

Can’t Decide? At a glance they’re quite similar, so why choose one over the other? They both can carry one child, and fit most of the same accessories, but it’s the little premium touches on the HSD that can make the difference for those few extra dollars.  Features  The suspension forks smooth out rough roads, […]

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Is your electric bike safe? Is it even legal?

What you need to know, and how to choose the right bike.  As electric bikes gain popularity and more manufacturers and importers enter the market, it’s important to understand the regulations surrounding their use, especially if you intend on carrying your family and charging it in your home. In Australia, there are specific rules regarding […]

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Customer Spotlight – Meet David

David and his family have been riding a Lug+Carrie for just over 2 months now. Here is what he has to say about how it’s helped them do more as a family. How long have you been a customer? I’ve been a cargo bike rider for a few years now riding the Tern GSD with […]

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Customer Spotlight – Meet Lisa from Brisbane!

Customer Spotlight – Meet Lisa from Brisbane! Lisa has been riding her Lug+Carrie for just over a month now. Here is what she has to say about why she chose us and how she uses her Lug+Carrie to do more life by bike. Why did you choose Lug+Carrie? I had stalked the Tern GSD for […]

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Get Dinked: The Most Fun You Can Have on the Back of an eBike

You have a Lug+Carrie, but what do you use it for? Carrying your kids obviously, groceries, backpacks, perhaps your dog. Maybe you use it for your daily commute and don’t carry anything at all. But have you ever considered carrying your partner or your mates on the back?      It wasn’t something that I […]

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The Lug+Carrie Guide to Securing Your Ebike

The locking system for your Tern ebike is a bit different than a typical bicycle lock, so we thought we’d put together this handy guide to show you how it is done. It’s super easy – only 4 steps –  and if you follow them every trip, we’re sure that your bicycle will be there […]

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5 Things: The Lug+Carrie eBike Subscription Service

Welcome to Lug & Carrie, Melbourne’s first eBike subscription service. So what brings you here? Maybe you’ve been looking at eBikes and like the idea, but you’re a bit overwhelmed by all the information and jargon that’s out there, not to mention the high cost. Maybe you’ve been looking at cargo bikes, and love the […]

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Want to improve your commute? 5 reasons to try an e-bike

In work as in life, there are those that are lucky, and then there are the rest of us. Lucky employees get to work from home. They get to roll straight out of bed, six minutes before 9 am. Without even bothering to change out of their pajamas, they log in to their work computer […]

Read more >

The Lug+Carrie Guide to Breakdowns

Just as there are certainties in life, things like death, taxes, and Melbourne having the best coffee in Australia, there are certainties in cycling. If you use your bicycle as your main method of transportation, or just simply cycle a lot, at some point you will experience a bicycle breakdown. Not to worry. Here at […]

Read more >

Favourite Rides: The Main Yarra Trail Northeast

When I first moved to Melbourne 10-years ago, people were full of suggestions for things that must be done to kick start life as a Melburnian.  You must go to Seven Seeds for coffee, they’d say. You must find your way over to Mountain Goat on Friday night for beers and pizza, they’d tell me. You must […]

Read more >

Need Transportation? Why an e-bike from Lug+Carrie is the answer

People have many choices in how to move around Melbourne these days. There is the humble, ubiquitous car. Cars can carry a lot of stuff and more than one person. They are also relatively convenient in that most people have one, can jump right in, and head off to almost anywhere.  Public transportation is pretty […]

Read more >

The Lug+Carrie Guide to Winter Riding

Winning winter on your bicycle Are you ready for winter? Shorter days. Lots of grey. Temps scratching 15 degrees on a good day. And the weather. We do understand that the weather can be a bit – how shall we put this in a nice way – unpredictable. Despite all that, we think that there’s much […]

Read more >

How An 8-hour Car Trip Led to Australia’s First Electric Bike Subscription Service

Startups, E-bikes, and Sustainable Transportation ‘I wasn’t sure if my next step was to start my own business but I knew I wanted to contribute to solving one of the big challenges of our age.’ – Dan Carr, Co-founder of Lug & Carrie. Lug & Carrie was recently featured on the website Planet B, a […]

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Why Get An eBike? Here’s What Our Customers Say

The Top 4 Reasons Our Customers Got An eBike Everyone knows bicycles. They have been around forever and most people have owned and ridden one at some point in their life, and possibly have fond memories of their first two-wheeler. But what about electric bikes? They are a relatively new part of the transportation landscape. […]

Read more >

Think Before You Dink, and 3 Other Cycling Rules You Probably Don’t Know

Melbourne is well known for many things: Superb coffee. Colourful laneways. Middling weather. Confusing hook turns. If you’ve not heard of hook turns, they are the most Melburnian of curiosities, requiring one to make a right turn from the far left lane of traffic when there is a tram line running down the middle of […]

Read more >

Embrace Different: Lug+Carrie’s Interestingly Useful Bikes

Many people have never seen bikes like the ones we have at Lug+Carrie. They’ve got small wheels and an angular frame that drops low in the middle.   They’ve got a flat tail in the back. It’s carrying a battery, so that must mean they’re electric. So is this all just high-tech fluff? Just trying to […]

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The eDiscover Melbourne Food Tour, Featuring Lug+Carrie eBikes

If you were out braving Melbourne’s mix of sun and rain recently, you may have seen a dozen happy people on Lug & Carrie eBikes cruising the streets. Melbourne chef and food expert Marco Lori was leading the group, treating them to a tour of some of this favourite spots and other hidden gems. And […]

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Why We Love Thule Yepp Child Seats

Can a bike to replace your car if you’ve got kids? The answer is an emphatic yes, but you’re going to need a good child seat. Our pick is the Thule Yepp Maxi. We think the Thules are great, and as is evidenced by the heaps of Lug & Carrie bikes that have them, our customers […]

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Why We Use eBikes Powered by Bosch

A few years ago, Bosch set out to test one of its eBike batteries.  As a brand, Bosch is well known across the world for their quality products. In Australia this typically means washing machines and cordless power tools, for which they were the brand voted most trusted by Australians in Home Appliances and in […]

Read more >

Keep the Kids Warm and Dry in the Tern Storm Fort

Not sure about riding in the winter with your kids? We might just have the thing for you… “It turns everything into an adventure. It’s more than just a bike, it’s a complete lifestyle change.”  That’s our customer Nat, speaking about her Lug & Carrie Tern GSD. And Nat’s been saying similar things about her […]

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Best Places to Bike With Your Kids During School Holidays

School holidays have rolled around again in Melbourne. If you’re like us and school holidays are cause for a small amount of panic, don’t stress: we’ve got some ideas for you. And what makes these ideas special is that they upgrade the garden variety school holiday outing, by swapping grim car trips and parking fees […]

Read more >

All-Weather Riding Gear You Can Trust

Lug & Carrie’s Favourite All-Weather Gear When riding in those middle months of the year, gray skies, cool temps, and some sprinkles urge us to stay in bed, and to keep the bike in the shed.  But it’s all still there, all the good things about cycling: the fresh air, the exercise, a slower pace […]

Read more >

A Successful Partnership With Moreland City Council

Moreland City Council’s Ride & Stride Program Gets Families On Bikes Lug & Carrie is always looking for new ways to make it easy to hop on an eBike to bring some fun into everyday life. So when Moreland City Council in Melbourne’s inner north approached us to partner with them on part of their Ride & Stride program, […]

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It’s Going to Be Electric: Lug+Carrie Comes to Sydney

  Lug & Carrie has arrived in Sydney. Sydney. Home to some pretty amazing things, the iconic Opera House, the mind blowing Harbour Bridge, breathtaking Bondi beach…and now Australia’s first eBike subscription service, Lug & Carrie! Okay okay, so maybe we don’t really belong on that list YET, but we do believe our company is […]

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Blue Skies + River Rides: Lug+Carrie Comes to Brisbane

Lug+Carrie has arrived in Brisbane! A friendly and welcoming city with a vibrant family lifestyle, wonderful weather, great parks and the idyllic Brisbane River Loop. It’s easy to see why more people, including Lug+Carrie, are choosing to call this city home. But who are we and why have we come so far North, you ask? […]

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5 Things: The Lug+Carrie eBike Subscription Service

Welcome to Lug & Carrie, Melbourne’s first eBike subscription service. So what brings you here? Maybe you’ve been looking at eBikes and like the idea, but you’re a bit overwhelmed by all the information and jargon that’s out there, not to mention the high cost. Maybe you’ve been looking at cargo bikes, and love the […]

Read more >

The Lug+Carrie Guide to Securing Your Ebike

The locking system for your Tern ebike is a bit different than a typical bicycle lock, so we thought we’d put together this handy guide to show you how it is done. It’s super easy – only 4 steps –  and if you follow them every trip, we’re sure that your bicycle will be there […]

Read more >

Want to improve your commute? 5 reasons to try an e-bike

In work as in life, there are those that are lucky, and then there are the rest of us. Lucky employees get to work from home. They get to roll straight out of bed, six minutes before 9 am. Without even bothering to change out of their pajamas, they log in to their work computer […]

Read more >

The Lug+Carrie Guide to Breakdowns

Just as there are certainties in life, things like death, taxes, and Melbourne having the best coffee in Australia, there are certainties in cycling. If you use your bicycle as your main method of transportation, or just simply cycle a lot, at some point you will experience a bicycle breakdown. Not to worry. Here at […]

Read more >

Favourite Rides: The Main Yarra Trail Northeast

When I first moved to Melbourne 10-years ago, people were full of suggestions for things that must be done to kick start life as a Melburnian.  You must go to Seven Seeds for coffee, they’d say. You must find your way over to Mountain Goat on Friday night for beers and pizza, they’d tell me. You must […]

Read more >

Need Transportation? Why an e-bike from Lug+Carrie is the answer

People have many choices in how to move around Melbourne these days. There is the humble, ubiquitous car. Cars can carry a lot of stuff and more than one person. They are also relatively convenient in that most people have one, can jump right in, and head off to almost anywhere.  Public transportation is pretty […]

Read more >

The Lug+Carrie Guide to Winter Riding

Winning winter on your bicycle Are you ready for winter? Shorter days. Lots of grey. Temps scratching 15 degrees on a good day. And the weather. We do understand that the weather can be a bit – how shall we put this in a nice way – unpredictable. Despite all that, we think that there’s much […]

Read more >

How An 8-hour Car Trip Led to Australia’s First Electric Bike Subscription Service

Startups, E-bikes, and Sustainable Transportation ‘I wasn’t sure if my next step was to start my own business but I knew I wanted to contribute to solving one of the big challenges of our age.’ – Dan Carr, Co-founder of Lug & Carrie. Lug & Carrie was recently featured on the website Planet B, a […]

Read more >

Why Get An eBike? Here’s What Our Customers Say

The Top 4 Reasons Our Customers Got An eBike Everyone knows bicycles. They have been around forever and most people have owned and ridden one at some point in their life, and possibly have fond memories of their first two-wheeler. But what about electric bikes? They are a relatively new part of the transportation landscape. […]

Read more >

Think Before You Dink, and 3 Other Cycling Rules You Probably Don’t Know

Melbourne is well known for many things: Superb coffee. Colourful laneways. Middling weather. Confusing hook turns. If you’ve not heard of hook turns, they are the most Melburnian of curiosities, requiring one to make a right turn from the far left lane of traffic when there is a tram line running down the middle of […]

Read more >

Embrace Different: Lug+Carrie’s Interestingly Useful Bikes

Many people have never seen bikes like the ones we have at Lug+Carrie. They’ve got small wheels and an angular frame that drops low in the middle.   They’ve got a flat tail in the back. It’s carrying a battery, so that must mean they’re electric. So is this all just high-tech fluff? Just trying to […]

Read more >

The eDiscover Melbourne Food Tour, Featuring Lug+Carrie eBikes

If you were out braving Melbourne’s mix of sun and rain recently, you may have seen a dozen happy people on Lug & Carrie eBikes cruising the streets. Melbourne chef and food expert Marco Lori was leading the group, treating them to a tour of some of this favourite spots and other hidden gems. And […]

Read more >

Why We Love Thule Yepp Child Seats

Can a bike to replace your car if you’ve got kids? The answer is an emphatic yes, but you’re going to need a good child seat. Our pick is the Thule Yepp Maxi. We think the Thules are great, and as is evidenced by the heaps of Lug & Carrie bikes that have them, our customers […]

Read more >

Why We Use eBikes Powered by Bosch

A few years ago, Bosch set out to test one of its eBike batteries.  As a brand, Bosch is well known across the world for their quality products. In Australia this typically means washing machines and cordless power tools, for which they were the brand voted most trusted by Australians in Home Appliances and in […]

Read more >

Keep the Kids Warm and Dry in the Tern Storm Fort

Not sure about riding in the winter with your kids? We might just have the thing for you… “It turns everything into an adventure. It’s more than just a bike, it’s a complete lifestyle change.”  That’s our customer Nat, speaking about her Lug & Carrie Tern GSD. And Nat’s been saying similar things about her […]

Read more >

Best Places to Bike With Your Kids During School Holidays

School holidays have rolled around again in Melbourne. If you’re like us and school holidays are cause for a small amount of panic, don’t stress: we’ve got some ideas for you. And what makes these ideas special is that they upgrade the garden variety school holiday outing, by swapping grim car trips and parking fees […]

Read more >

All-Weather Riding Gear You Can Trust

Lug & Carrie’s Favourite All-Weather Gear When riding in those middle months of the year, gray skies, cool temps, and some sprinkles urge us to stay in bed, and to keep the bike in the shed.  But it’s all still there, all the good things about cycling: the fresh air, the exercise, a slower pace […]

Read more >

A Successful Partnership With Moreland City Council

Moreland City Council’s Ride & Stride Program Gets Families On Bikes Lug & Carrie is always looking for new ways to make it easy to hop on an eBike to bring some fun into everyday life. So when Moreland City Council in Melbourne’s inner north approached us to partner with them on part of their Ride & Stride program, […]

Read more >

It’s Going to Be Electric: Lug+Carrie Comes to Sydney

  Lug & Carrie has arrived in Sydney. Sydney. Home to some pretty amazing things, the iconic Opera House, the mind blowing Harbour Bridge, breathtaking Bondi beach…and now Australia’s first eBike subscription service, Lug & Carrie! Okay okay, so maybe we don’t really belong on that list YET, but we do believe our company is […]

Read more >

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