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
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.

Long-tail Eastern
Ca Go

A high-end cargo bike designed and built with safety and ergonomics in mind by German company. Currently can pre-order while waiting for production to ramp up.

Box bike, Electric assist, Long John Direct
Carla Cargo

There is nothing quite like this trailer. They've invented a whole new category. The front end is reminiscent of a long john bike with a single wheel to help steer it and take the weight off the bike. The hitch attaches to the seat post of the bike. There's even an electric assist version, which surely no by-law officer anywhere knows what to do about it. The trailers are being distributed via partnership with Tern.

Cargo trailer, Electric assist, Flatbed trailer Direct
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

Supporters

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