Want to carry your kids or things on your bike?

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.

Our other car is an e-bakfiets

our bakfietsWe 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.

Contact Herb with any questions, information, or advertising suggestions.

Businesses

Business Description Type Region
Allo Vélo

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 at the main store. Those in or near Mississauga can test the cargo bikes at The Beagle Bicycle Co as well.  Allo Vélo also has a department dedicated to fleet cargo bikes for last mile delivery services and organizations across Canada with pricing as low as $295/month.

Box bike, Box trike, Long John Eastern, Direct
Benno

A relatively new company that has a versatile mid-tail with lots of useful accessories such as racks, bags, etc. They've expanded dealers carrying them relatively quickly compared to many cargo bike companies. So may be in luck in being to find a dealer near you.

Electric assist, Mid-tail Eastern, Western, Direct
Bike Bike

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

Haul a Day. They ship to Canada.

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.

Cargo trailer, Flatbed trailer Direct

Supporters

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