Modern Utility Bike

The Faraday bike by IDEO and Rock Lobster Cycles was entered into The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge, a design/build competition held this year to create the best modern utility bike. A utility bike is considered a mode of transportation and not a specialty or race bike. My favorite features include an integrated lighting system, an electric motor to assist with pedaling, and a large front rack for easy storage. It is easy to see why this bike won the People’s Choice Award.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.