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