What about just renting a car are there any car rental places closer to you? I was looking at Hour Car and Zip Car but both places are too far for me to want to use. So I was thinking of just using a rental car as the rates are not that bad and you get a better selection of cars to chose from.
We don't anticipate needing a car and on a per use basis the Hour Car is really, really cheap. If we had to go somewhere far we would get our car back from my SIL, but the only place we go is the cabin (which incidentally is 3 miles away from the Big Lake Northstar Stop, but it is $28 round trip for both my husband and I to go and would the bak fiets fit on the train??).
If we felt that not having a car would be a burden, we wouldn't be essentially giving it away for the summer. I just keep having visions of a screaming, bleeding Q and having no plan. The Children's Hospital is not an easy bike ride from our house, especially while traveling at 10 mph in the bak fiets. But, that's what neighbors are for, right?