Portland, Oregon, Sep 13 : Thirtyfour-year-old Emily Finch of Portland, Oregon, has ditched her SUV car to cycle 20 miles a day to carry her six children around town on a bike modelled on the Dutch 'cargo bike'.
She keeps three of her youngest children in a bucket upfront, one in a child seat, and another towed behind on another bike, reports Daily Mail.
Her eldest Nathan sits on the rear. The younger children are named Mary, Lucy, Ben, Olivia and Maya.
Emily manages to transport her children with pedal power alone, despite a full load - complete with shopping - weighing in at around 254 kg .
She rises out of the saddle, grabs her handlebars like a weightlifter grabs a barbell, and stands over her pedals with a pumping motion that keeps her moving at regular biking speed among city traffic.
Emily's bike is modelled on a traditional Dutch 'cargo bike' known as a bakfiets, created by fixing extra wheels and buckets to a traditional bicycle design.
Bakfiets usually cost upwards of £1500, but Emily insists it's a money saver.
'It's funny how many people ask me how much it costs, if someone's driving around with a $4,000 car, no one asks, 'Oh, how much does that cost?'. Really, it's such a bargain in the long run. It's amazing.'
'I started looking at my life, I was living in a giant house and had a nine-person car. I remember thinking, there's no reason I can't walk or bike around town.'
In 2009 Emily Googled 'family bike' and discovered a bakfiets could be the solution to her travel arrangements.
She had been looking at SUV cars but broke the news of her new decision to neurologist husband Mitch one evening.
'It was at a time in my life when something had to change, when I saw that bike, I knew it. I said, 'This is it. This is going to change my life."