Tenants of The Larkin @ Exchange Building have got it made. Not only do they have access to the coolest cab in the city, they now have a fleet of Larkin bikes to choose from whenever they feel the urge to head out for a spin. Keeping consistent with the originality of the Larkin Taxi, the Lark ‘n Ride bikes have a distinguished look about them that identifies with the original Larkin vision as well as the current redevelopment and retro rebranding of the district.
Not only is the style of the bike something that would have been seen cruising around the Larkin compound in its heyday, the bike is also reflective of current trends in the bike market. The six single speed Larkin bikes boast green tires, custom chaincases produced by Republic Bikes, Larkin bells and brand markings – the bike also come with locks and helmets. Workers in the building can easily participate in the share program by filling out some paperwork and putting up a security deposit. After that the bikes are free to use when exploring The Hydraulics. It’s fascinating to see the Larkin District following in the footsteps of the original visionaries who made a mark for being so inventive when it came to product branding. In this case, the product is the district itself.