Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Logo by Stang

The logo of the BakfietsTreffen, the International Cargo Bike Festival is by the Dutch illustrator Stang Gubbels.

Stang > Constantijn
Everybody knows Stang as Stang, but his real name is Constantijn. Stang lives and thinks in images, Stang changes people animals things into Stang Images. He refined his drawing art at the School of Graphic Design in Eindhoven and the Art Academy in Rotterdam. He did drawings at advertising agencies, but soon after established himself as independent artist in Rotterdam. His strength lies in the pictogram as being an illustration and in his rapid eagerness when he is working on his images.
Stang used to live for his work, but things are changing. Stang is changing into Constantijn. No longer can everything be reduced to a pictogram. Stang/Constantijn is currently making Art in Public Spaces, using lines, planes, and colours. In everything that is changing within Stang, one thing remains the same: in his art as in his illustrators. Constantijn is not working for himself, but for the ones who are watching.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Food & drinks at the Cargo Bike Festival

The food and drinks at the International Cargo Bike Festival will be taken care of bij 'One for the Road Catering' and 'Op vuur en vlam' (On Fire and Flames).

Antonio of 'Op vuur en vlam' will prepare delicious pizzas in 'Il forno mobile' a great pizza oven build on a Christiania bakfiets. Actually the presentation of this pizza oven bakfiets was originally the reason for the first BakfietsTreffen in 2012.
Antonio baking pizaa in 'Il forno mobile'

 A year later the grill and fry bakfiets 'Tapas Trapas' was added to the pizza oven. 'Trapas' means 'crank' in Dutch. At the Cargo Bike Festival, the chef Rob Beernink will take care of the cooking of lovely tapas.
 Tapas Trapas

In 2013 the triciclo with ice was added to the collection.

At this moment there are several food bikes in the makingprocess: Nachos Triciclo, Patatas bravas, Champagne&Oyster bakfiets.

The coffee will be served by 'De Koffieventerij'.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Draft Agenda Sunday 13 April 2014

Draft Agenda International Cargo Bike Festival Sunday, 13 April 2014 
11.30 - 13.00 Cargo Bike Parade – from city center, Grote Markt, to the Vasim.

13.00 - Informal opening of the Cargo Bike Fair / BakfietsTreffen

14.00 – Formal opening of the Cargo Bike Fair / BakfietsTreffen by  Bert Jeene, chairholder for Mobility of the Arnhem Nijmegen Cityregion

13.00 – 17.00 Cargo Bike Fair / BakfietsTreffen with Cargo Bike exhibition and try out, music, food & drinks by “One for the Road Catering and “Op Vuur en Vlam”. Festival Vasim Nu! Open Door Day. Art Fair, lots of activities for kids and adults.

13.00 – 15.00: Workshop "Setting up and running a cycle based delivery businesss"

14.30 - 16.30: Bike messenger competitions of several kinds

15.00- 15.30: more info later

15.30 - 16.00: Erik van Ryssen on Building of a cargo bike in open source, and why. Building material is composites

16.00 – 16.45: Steven Fleming on Architecture & Urban Design for cycling.

17.00 – 20.00: More music, food & drinks by “One for the Road Catering and “Op Vuur en Vlam”.

Click HERE for the Draft Agenda of the European Cycle Logistics Federation Conference on Saturday.

Delivery of vegetables by bike

Velocity Fietskoeriers (Bikemessengers) deliver every week about 400 bags of organic vegetabels to as many households. Velocity uses a big 'vrachtfiets' and the bullit cargo bike.

The whole trip from farmer to delivery bike to consumer is recorded on video

At the International Cargo Bike Festival Velocity Fietskoeriers will organise several competitions for cargo bikers.

Monday, February 3, 2014


The Radkutsche “Musketier” is a modular cargo bike which can be equipped with different installations. 

The “Musketier” with the tarpaulin/bow construction is an all-rounder. Wine boxes, tools, parcels or documents - this installation offers generous space and lets you transport your goods quickly and safe from A to B. 

The board walls of the platform are easily removable and the rear wall is foldable, which allows you to load the “Musketier” quickly and comfortable. The tarpaulin is available in many colours and can also be use as advertising space which makes the bike a mobile and sustainable marketing strategy for your business. 

The “Musketier” is an ideal alternative to a scooter, car or van for businesses of every kind.