Funeral home has bicycle hearse for 1 last ride

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Associated Press

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Updated Friday, May 24 at 5:11 PM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon funeral home in Eugene offers natural burials where the ride to the person's final resting place is on the back of a three-wheeled bicycle.

Sunset Hills Cemetery and Funeral Home director Wade Lind says he got the idea from bikers and designed the pedal-powered hearse himself. It has an electric motor to give him a little help hauling the casket.

KVAL reports (http://bit.ly/10VwlL1 ) Lind has bicycled five bodies so far and there's a waiting list for the service. The ride and a bamboo casket that looks like a basket costs about $3,500.

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Information from: KVAL-TV, http://www.kval.com/

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