Friday, November 20, 2015

Cargobike container clicksystem

A new step of 'containerization' in cyclelogistics.

Busybike in Nijmegen designed, developed and manufactured a roll-on-roll-off clicksystem for cargobike containers. You can change the whole container in just one minute.

Watch the video by clicking on the picture to see how it works with this first prototype.
Video of the cargo container clicksystem

Friday, May 29, 2015

ECLF Third International Conference

The 3rd International Conference of the European Cycle Logistics Federation 2015 will be held in San Sebastian/Donostia, Spain and will bring together key players concerned with decarbonising deliveries in urban area, exploring the challenges faced by municipalities and logistics companies in delivering goods and services in heavily populated areas, whilst creating town and cites that are better places to live.
The conference will run over three days from 15 to 17 October 2015

Several speakers from the Netherlands will present at the ECLF Conference; Susanne Balm, Sjors van Duren, Arne Melse, and Ton Daggers.

Check out the website for more information.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Cycling Without Age at Cargo Bike Parade and Cargo Bike Festival

Cycling Without Age has been blown over from Denmark, Kopenhagen, to the Netherlands. The city of Nijmegen is cycling ahead. A volunteer ricksha-pilot rides a special designed ricksha, a bicycle with a twoseater in front, and transports two passengers. These passengers are people who do not or hardly come outside by reason of age, mobility and/or social circumstances.
The passengers get the opportunity to feel the wind in their hair. In this way they can visit places where they have not been for a long time, or go where they like to go. It is also a moment of meeting; meeting of the colleague-passenger, the ricksha-pilot and the outside world. The experiences in Denmark are positive and lead to unexpected and beautiful situations and happy people. The expect this to happen in Nijmegen as well. The first reactions are very positive and welcoming.
Boi Huisman and two happy ladies
In the following weeks the residents of the care center Nieuw-Doddendaal will be invited for the first rides in the center of Nijmegen. The ricksha-pilots for now are the 5 enthousiastic members of the projectgroup, which enables this initiative. This group of people will be expanded in coming future by other interested volunteer pilots, young and old.
Cycling Without Age team of volunteers
The first ricksha in the Netherlands has been presented last weekend on the Beleef Plus Beurs in the Triavium. This Sunday, 18th of April, it will be part of the Bakfiets Parade of the Cargo Bike Festival. The riksha can be admired in the afternoon on the Vasim-grounds, you may have a ride as well.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Cargo Bike Parade

Cargo bike parade on Waalbandijk. Photo ©

Join the Cargo Bike Parade!
Sunday morning 19 April 2015, at 11.30am cargo bikers from all around gather at the 'Grote Markt' in the city centre of Nijmegen.

At 12 o'clock sharp Hubert Hendriks, chair of the House of the City Centre will shoot us off for the Cargo Bike Parade!

We will make a tour by cargo bike through the city centre and arrive at the Cargo Bike Festival around 1 o'clock.
Last year about 100 cargo bikes participated in the Parade. VIDEO of 2014

The route will be as follows: Grote Markt, Burchtstraat, Hertogstraat, Van Broeckhuysenstraat, Van Welderenstraat, Molenstraat, Plein 44, Doddendaal, Parkweg, Hezelstraat (underneath the railway tunnel), fast cycle path next to the Waalbandijk, to the Cargo Bike Festival at Cultuurspinnerij De Vasim at Winselingseweg 41, Nijmegen.

Anybody with a cargo bike, delivery bike, tandem, bicycle trailer, whatever, can join the Parade!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Three Gardeneers!

The Three Gardeneers. One for All, All for Nature!
In Nijmegen three organic gardeners have decided to replace their vans by bikes and bicycle trailer. Only very rarely they need a van for their work and in that case they rent one. In general the bike and trailer is appropriate to do all the work in the innercity.

They safe a lot of money because they don't need to buy fuel and the don't pay any parking fee. Also the bicycle trailer attracts lots of attention and is a efficient marketing tool.

The Three Gardeneers are Marijn of De Ooijgaard, John of Tuinen&Teksten, and Michael of Heijting Tuinen.

More information about their businesses: De Ooijgaard , Tuinen & Teksten , Heijting Tuinen

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bicicapace is ready for Spring

The new Bicicapace production is ready for the market.
Now with three more classic colors and three Cordura bags.
The bags are 2kg lighter now because of a different internal structure.

From April 2015 Bicicapace will have a new frame with the same geometry, but in cromolly.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Battery Fact

Battery Fact designs and builds batteries for CargoBikes to customer specification.

Battery Fact from Nijmegen is sponsor of the International Cargo Bike Festival.
B4 E-Cruizer with Battery Fact battery technology

Monday, March 23, 2015

Calllock - automatic (cargo) bike sharing, rental and parking

Calllock is an advanced automatic bike-sharing, rental and parking system for bikes and tricycles.

The system can be powered with solar energy and is manageable via the Internet 24 hours a day and seven days a week. The parking and rental units have a wireless connection with the web based management and information system. Anyone who owns a cell phone, NFC* or mifare* card is able to use Calllock.

Calllock offers you the completely automated system for several people, without the intervention of an employee