R.I.P. Val Kleitz

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I just learned that cargo biker Val Kleitz has passed away earlier this month at the young age of 51. I did not know Val, nor have I ever met him, but I felt like I knew him. I had seen many postings about him on the Internet in previous years and have watched the below video on more than one occasion. If you have not seen the video I encourage you to watch it. I love when he discusses the reasons he rides and also--about half-way into the video--where he takes the interviewer on a tour of his customized long-tail cargo bike. Rest in peace friend, you've ridden enough.

To read a short bio about Val at Momentum Magazine, click here.