YUBA Cargo Bikes
Not far from the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, CA.is the YUBA Bicycle company at home. Ben Sarrazin founded YUBA in 2006 and his Mundo Cargo Bike in now at Version 3.0
Based in Sausalito, California, Yuba was founded in 2006 by Benjamin Sarrazin, a lifelong bicyclist who saw the need for a new type of bike while traveling around the world as a professional kayaker in the 1990s.
In South America, Africa and other parts of the developing world, Sarrazin saw people carrying goods to market on rickety bikes not built to handle the weight of big payloads. He returned to the States in 2000 and helped start Xtracycle, which builds a platform that can be welded to bikes. Sarrazin worked at Xtracycle for several years and helped popularize long wheel-base bikes in the United States. But Sarrazin felt that the add-on design was not sturdy or durable enough for the long haul, so he left and founded Yuba, enlisting the help of top frame builders and designers to create the Mundo, the strongest long wheel-base cargo bike on the market.
In an era of climate change, rising fuel prices and growing discontent with our automobile-centric society, the Mundo is a clean, healthy, affordable and fun alternative to fossil fuel powered vehicles.
In a few short years, Yuba has built a devoted following of customers who use their Mundos for everything from carrying groceries to delivering products. “Yuba’s goal is to create a better world by giving people a practical, comfortable option for running errands and getting work done,” says Sarrazin, who can frequently be seen pedaling his Mundo around Sausalito with his young daughter and wife on the back.
Yuba headquarters is located in the shipyard and marina district of the Sausalito waterfront, close to bike paths, coffee shops, restaurants and prime kayaking and paddle boarding. Come visit us and take a Mundo for a test ride! When in downtown Sausalito, proceed down the main thoroughfare of Bridgeway Street and turn onto Harbor Drive, heading for the water. From Harbor Drive, take a right on Road 3 and enter the shipyard. Proceed through the shipyard gate and take an immediate right, then your first left and wind your way past the storage and containers. It’s a working shipyard so don’t mind the boats! Look for the yellow Yuba door on your left.