Find out how to get box bikes, box trikes, long john cargo bikes, long-tail bikes, cycle trucks, cargo trailers and bikes with electric assist.
We just bought a bakfiets (or box bike in English) from Urkai. t's quite a bike. It's large, long, heavy. But it rides smooth and easy even when the box is loaded with a kid and everything for an outing.
We've wanted a Dutch-style box bike for a while. We've already got other Dutch bikes and appreciate the low-maintenance and comfort. The Bakfiets.nl cargo bike with electric assist that we got is really well-built. Urkai is based in Burlington, Ontario, but ships anywhere in Canada. Read more about our deep dive into cargo bikes.
Full disclosure: I approached Urkai about getting a discount if I wrote up my experiences, and owner Andrew agreed.
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Based in Montreal, imports and sell Danish cargo bike / trike brands like Bullitt, Triobike and Butchers and Bicycles. They offer free Canada-wide shipping, 100% assembled. Those in Montreal can test ride and rent cargo bikes.
|Box bike, Box trike, Long John||Eastern, Direct|
Carries Bullitt, Yuba, XtraCycle, Nihola. Is a Calgary bike shop that carries cargo bikes and long-tail bikes as well as other urban-friendly bikes.
|Box bike, Box trike, Long tail||Western|
|Bike Friday||Foldable cargo bike||Direct|
|Bikes at Work||
Makes impressively sturdy trailers that can carry a lot. Trailer comes in different lengths and is made to carry the large Rubbermaid containers. Made in US so no tariff fees when ordered directly.
|Bikes on Wheels||
Carries the longtail style of cargo bike, the Xtracycle Edgerunner. Longtails are inexpensive compared to a box bike and work well in many applications but won't carry nearly as much as a box bike nor are as rubust.
Ride effortlessly with the new Triobike Mono Mid Drive. The lightest and safest cargo bike on the market. Pre-order for 2019 and save through Allo Velo. Bonus Free shipping 100% assembled Canada wide.