Any owner of small craft used for cruising can profit by having wheels ashore. However, for every bright and shiny folding bike displayed on the aft rail, I've seen, and you have as well, ten others rusted in the folded position never to be used again. As for size and weight, most folding bikes would look ludicrous perched somewhere on a 16.
I am tired of hiking into a community looking for a market to buy cat food, AA batteries, gas, you name it - load the stuff in a backpack and trudge back to the dinghy or the marina. So, I began looking for a plastic folding bike. I found one that works for me. But, it isn't quite on the market, yet.
Here is the link to view it: weburbanist+conceptbikes.com
When you get to the Google page, click on "Cycling into the future: 15 concept bicycles." My choice is the white folding bike that folds into a circular package that will fit under the cockpit in a CP-16. It is called "One," and is designed by Thomas Owen. He is affiliated (somehow) with Yanko Design.
I've been asking questions as to its availability, and the more cruising sailors who do will spur the product to market. No more must we walk down a rural byway looking for a market then stagger back lugging 40 pounds of Dinty Moore stew.
Are there any folding bikes suitable for small boats that you use or have caught your fancy? I sure would like to know about them! Thank you.