By Anne Gorman
Liam Musgrove, a 27 year-old Houstonian, expresses his love of cycling by offering a whole new level of convenience and luxury to Houston’s most dense urban neighborhoods.
Clutch Delivery, the city’s first full-service bicycle delivery company, rides around the clock to provide the most time-savvy individuals with what they’d like to have, be it to-go food, groceries, farmers’ market items, prescriptions or normal courier packages. Clutch Delivery was built out of Liam’s commitment to pedal power as a way to reduce the carbon footprint that the delivery industry tends to create. He sees cycling as the best option for deliveries, making the erasure of miles driven a reality in a town so closely linked to the perpetuation of car culture. His business model provides affordable delivery options to locally owned restaurants and other small businesses. Since his list of spots to pick up from is flexible, he offers local workers and residents a larger variety of options for lunch and dinner. As his goals are fulfilled, he hopes to have built a utopian cycling life, which will support him and four to eight individuals.
Through high school, Liam rode the MS150 with members of the school swim team. Since then, he decided to give up driving an automobile and has developed and maintained a car(e)-free urban lifestyle. He enjoys bike polo and has a knack for masterminding bike scavenger hunts.
These days his bicycle sports a cargo rack and, occasionally, a trailer with a maximum load ability of 150 pounds. His business is growing, but is only a fraction of what it could be a decade from now.
See www.clutchdelivery.com for more details.