Thursday, December 19, 2013

Arnhem Nijmegen Cityregion

The Arnhem Nijmegen Cityregion will be hosting the International Cargo Bike Festival, 12 & 13 April 2014 in Nijmegen.

The Cityregion is a governmental organisation in which 20 municipalities cooperate to make the region more attractive, accessible and internationally more competitive. The Arnhem Nijmegen Cityregion leads specific projects in the fields of mobility, innovation, leisure and living.

Project leader Sjors van Duren will participate in de Cycle Logistics Federation Conference with a presentation on the importance of cycle highways and cycling based delivery companies.
Click on the logo for more information

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Invitation to the International Cargo Bike Festival

International Cargo Bike Festival 2014
After a succesfull event last year, we now celebrate the International Cargo Bike Festival 2014 over two days, 12 and 13th of April.

On Saturday 12 April, the European Cyclelogistics Federation will have its Conference, organised by me, Jos Sluijsmans and Gary Armstrong of Outspoken Delivery from Cambridge, UK. The conference is meant for the members of the Cyclelogistics Federation, but is also free and open to other interested people. However for the conference you’ll have to register with Gary.
Check out the Draft Agenda of the Conference.

On Sunday 13th April the Cargo Bike Festival will take place together with the Open Door Day of the cultural and creative plant ‘De Vasim’. The Cargo Bike Festival is intended for designers, manufacturers and retailers to present their products. There is lots of space to try and test the cargo bikes. There will be lots of DIY-builders of classic and innovative cargo bikes.

Velocity Fietskoeriers from Nijmegen will organise a competition for professional users of cargo bikes.

On the website of you will find photos,videos and articles of last years event  

This year there will be more emphasis on professional users and businesses. But ofcourse, parents and children and private persons are more than welcome as well. We’ll have several activities for children.

The food will be organised by Hans Kooijman of ‘Op vuur en vlam’ (On fire and flames) and his pizza oven cargo bike ‘Il forno mobile’. A ‘grill and bak-fiets’ and other culinary cargo bikes.

We invite you to participate at the International Cargo Bike Festival by taking a booth. The costs are  €300,- ex VAT. Booths will be situated under the new bridge ‘the Crossing’. You can bring your own booth. A standard place is 4x4m. When you need more, let us know on time. We can probably arrange something. We are also still looking for sponsors.

Date: 12 and 13 April
Place: Cultuurspinnerij De Vasim, Winselingseweg 41, Nijmegen
Time: Saturday 9.30 – 18.00 hrs (6 p.m.)
Sunday: 13.00 (1 p.m.) – 17.00 hrs (5 p.m)

General Information: Jos Sluijsmans  06 30014801
Information about the conference: Gary Armstrong
Registration for the Conference is free of charge, but please, use this Registration form
Information about catering: Hans Kooijman: 06 55117841

We hope to hear from you soon that you will participate at the International Cargo Bike Festival.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cargo Bikes in Business

We all know that bike messengers are using carg bikes for the delivery of mail, packages and all kinds of goods.
Bike messenger Utrecht
Outspoken Delivery Cambridge

More and more other businesses are getting enthousiatic about using cargo bikes for their business instead of a van. They recognize the advantages of using a cargo bike: it is faster in the city, no need to search a parking place and to pay for it, and ofcourse no carbon emissions.

Handy man Nijmegen

Newspapers and magazines

Treecare Treade Nijmegen
Carpenter 'Frenske', Nijmegen

Friday, October 25, 2013

European Cycle Logistics Federation Conference

On Saturday 12 April 2014 the European Cycle Logistics Federation will celebrate its second annual meeting at the Cargo Bike Festival in Nijmegen with a Conference.

Members of the cyclelogistics federation and other professionals are invited to participate at the presentations, workshops and discussion that will be organised. 

The Draft Agenda is published HERE

Admission to the Conference is free of charge, but please, register at this Registration form

      Intelligent Energy Europe
Organisation: Jos Sluijsmans of, Gary Armstrong of Outspoken Delivery and the European Cyclelogistics Federation


Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CycleLogistics Workshop at Ecologistiek 2013

Twenty-one participants from The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Greece attended a workshop on "setting up and running a cycle based delivery business" held at the Ecologistiek 2013 event at AHOY Rotterdam on 8 October.

With research showing 25% of trips within urban areas involve carrying light goods in motorised vehicles, participants were introduced to the potential of cargo bikes being used to undertake these trips. Topics covered in the workshop included choosing the right bicycle, marketing & promotion, sector & service types, pricing & defining delivery areas and potential customers.

Post workshop feedback indicated participants found the workshop very motivating with 15 indicating they were either likely or very likely to use a cargo bike in their business in the future

The workshop was run by Outspoken Delivery  an innovative cycle based delivery business based in Cambridge, UK on behalf of CycleLogistics an EU funded project to promote the use of cycles for carrying cargo.

The workshop will be repeated in Thessaloniki, Greece at Biciklopedia 2013 on Saturday 30 November and in Vienna on Thursday 5 December. For further details on these future workshops contact Gary Armstrong 
Participants working on a workshop exercise
Look for more photos on the Ecologistiek event at The Happy Cargobiker on Facebook.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Chicago Cargo Bike Roll Call at the International Cargo Bike Festival 2014

We are very excited to hear that Steve Vance of Chicago Cargo Bike Roll Call will attend the International Cargo Bike Festival 2014 on 12 & 13 April 2014 in Nijmegen.

Last year, Steve surprised us by writing about the Cargo Bike Festival in his blog and calling it the biggest cargo bike festival in the world. It probably is, but we hadn't realised that untill then.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Cargobikes Factory

Today I ran into a lovely site 'Cargobikes Factory'. It is a French site which describes all the benefits of the cargobike in modern everyday city life. Even if you don't read French it is worth watching it because of its beautifull pictures which speak for itself.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Workshop setting up and running a cycle based delivery business

Outspoken Delivery and the European Cyclelogistics Federation will present a 
Workshop: 'Setting up and running a cycle based delivery business'

Presented by: Gary Armstrong, Outspoken Delivery, Cambridge, UK

Who should attend: Anyone thinking of starting a delivery business using cargo bikes

Research has highlighted that 25% of trips within urban areas involve carrying light goods and could easily be transferred from motorised vehicles to cargo bikes. Topics to be covered include:
!] choosing the right cargo bike 
2] determining services, pricing and delivery area 
3] tips on marketing & promotion

Check out the Workshop Flyer here for information and registration for the Workshop.
Seperate registration free of charge to visit ecologistiek is obligatory!

Sunday, September 8, 2013