May 7, 2007 It’s not your average bicycle, which probably explains why it costs US$5000, but it is the perfect partner for one of the beautifully-crafted Caillou luxury sailing canoes of the same manufacturer and each one is custom built and colour-matched to your boat. The Boat sits on a sidecar that attaches to the tandem bicycle by means of quick release couplings, enabling the bike to be used as a normal tandem bike when you’re not transporting a canoe. “Like our boats we are promoting a more accessible marine lifestyle,” said Caillou’s Antonio Marques, “and we wanted a means of transportation for those who lived within seaside or lakeside communities but didn’t have direct access to the water.”
“Of course, it’s not that hard to put a Caillou boat atop your car because it only weighs 100lbs”, continues Marques, “its just I wanted to make getting to the water just as fun as being in the water.”
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“We debuted the bike a few weeks ago at the Maine Boat builders show and needless to say it go a lot of stares and well wishes.”View gallery - 5 images