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
CETMA Cargo

A one man shop making versatile and very sturdy cargo bikes / long johns. The basic setup includes a large "no-skid" platform and he also sells boxes and rain covers to keep kids dry. Price: $3150 USD + shipping (around $300 in USA). Made in USA means no tarrifs! Shipping takes about 4-8 weeks.

Box bike, Long John Direct
Circe Cycles

Based in Cambridge UK, the same bikes switch easily between cargo or tandem--adults, children, or those with special needs. The Helios is upright and the front of the Morpheus is reclining.

Cargo trailer, Long tail, Pedicab, Tandem Direct
Citrus Cycles

A bike shop on Vancouver Island, long-tail cargo ebikes from Felt (Bruhaul and Tote-m), long john Riese & Muller (full suspension and hard tail cargo ebikes with dual batteries), and Yuba long-tail.

Box bike, Electric assist, Long John, Long tail Western
Coaster Pedicab

Builds cargotrikes and pedicabs in Missoula, Montana. Ships anywhere.

Box trike, Pedicab Direct
Curbside Cycle

Imports the popular Dutch Babboe box bikes in both the two- and three-wheeled versions, Danish Larry vs Harry Bullitt sleek-looking longjohn, Butchers & Bicycles (unique leaning cargo trike), and Urban Arrow (a light cargobike). And accessories such as covers and "rain tents" when children sit in the box. Curbside can also add e-motors so you can tackle big hills. Provides pre-tuned bikes shipped door to door; no assembly required.

Box bike, Box trike, Electric assist Eastern, Direct

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