Friday, October 24, 2014

International Cargo Bike Festival 2015

Photo: Jaap Baarends
The International Cargo Bike Festival 2014 of last April was very succesfull. The decision to make it a two-days-event worked out very well. The Cycle Logistics Conference on the Saturday had twice as many particpants - 230 - as we expected beforehand. It was a international groupe of people originating from 24 different countries.

The edition of 2015 will take place on 18 & 19 April 2015. The location is Cultuurspinnerij de Vasim, Winselingseweg 41 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
We invite you to register for a booth at the International Cargo Bike Fair on Sunday 19 April.

The price for a booth for commercial parties is €400,- VAT excluded.

Let us know whether you bring your own booth/tent or whether you need to rent one, (€100,- ex VAT extra). Indicate whether you need electricity at your booth. A standard place for a booth measures 4x4 meter. If you need more, let it know. We might be able to arrange it.

Just like last year, you have the opportunity to place an advertorial or infotorial at this website; 200-300 words + photos). Costs are €250,- per article.

For other suggestions of support, contributions or sponsoring ideas, please contact Jos Sluijsmans.

Some results of the International Cargo Bike Festival 2015
Official inauguration of the European CycleLogistics Federation
Final meeting of CycleLogistics and the launch of CycleLogistics Ahead
230 participants at the CycleLogistics Conference, from 24 countries
30 booth of professionals
Catering delivered by, prepared and served from cargo bikes
200 cargo bikes
3,500 - 4,000 visitors at the cargo Bike Fair
450 extra overnight stays in Nijmegen (hotel, B&B, campingground)
200 extra (international) visitors to the National Bicycle Museum Velorama

ICBF 2015
The International Cargo Bike Festival 2015 will be organized by Jos Sluijsmans of in collaboration with gloedcommunicatie and Aranea (Judith van den Reek). The catering will be delivered and presented by 'Op vuur en vlam' (On Fire and Flames).

The content of the Conference on Saturday 18 April is not known yet. There will be several  presentations and workshops.
Gary Armstrong of Outspoken Delivery will give the workshop: Setting up and running a cycle based delivery business.
information on how to register for the Conference will follow asap.

International Cargo Bike Fair
On Sunday 19 April there will be the International Cargo Bike Fair where designers, producers and dealers can present their products. At the venue the different types of cargo bikes can be tried and tested. Many self-builders will show their own classic, and innovative cargo bikes. Also the visitors are invited to bring their own cargo bikes.

Like the last year the emphasis will be on commercial use of cargo bikes, but there will be a lot of attention for family cargo bikes and multi-person bikes as well. Also several producers of bicycles for disabled people have indicated that they are interested to attend the International Cargo Bike Festival.

The Slowbiking Battle will be held at the International Cargo Bike Fair with a special edition of SlowCargoBiking!

There will also be a great variety of activities for adults and kids; music, theatre, art, design, and food & drinks!

The International Cargo Bike Festival 2015 takes place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April 2015 at Cultuurspinnerij de Vasim, Winselingseweg 41 in Nijmegen. The Conference on saturday is from 10.30 to18.00 uur the Cargo Bike Fair on sunday is from13.00 – 17.00 uur.

On Sunday morning there will be a Cargo Bike Parade again.

Check the website for video's, photo's, articles, etc. of last year's Cargo Bike Festival
Videos, articles and photos

The T-shirts of the International Cargo Bike Festival are still available. Now with 20% reduction of the price indicated. Click HERE

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Juice on Wheels

Juice on Wheels is the result of an spontanous plan of some entreprensurs from The Hague, the Netherlands.  The International Cargo Bike Festival in April 2014 in Nijmegen confronted them with an extra challenge. Could the exposed and inspiring solutions for 'clean last mile' be supplemented with a sustainable endproduct i.e. the vending of vegetables and fruit? Could transport by bike become more interesting for an increasing group of entrepreneurs because they could reach their customers in an unique manner?
The International Cargo Bike Festival speeded up the yet fresh idea of Juice on Wheels and headed into the right direction.
In three months the pilotversion of the transport and vending bike of Juice on Wheels was ready.

The frame was a Radkutsche Musketier. The construction is of a lightweight, modular tubesystem, which is quite simple to build with. And in the pilotphase it was very easy to adjust things. The flexible solar panels on the top of the trikes are quite special They make the juicebar energy neutral. These solar panels deliver the energy that is needed for the electric juicer. Juice on Wheels is the first mobile energyneutral orangejuice bar in the world!

Because of the short distances, lightweight construction and geometry there was no need for electric transmission for the trikes in the pilotfase.

You can find Juice on Wheels at busy places, at sustainability events. It is a very cheerfull appearance in the streets. The visitors of the Teh Hague Energy Fair 2014 nominated Juice on Wheels their favorate sustainable company.

Juice on Wheels will be present at the International Cargo Bike Festival on 19 April 2015 in Nijmegen. Check out the Facebookpage of Juice on Wheels for the newest developments.