Local Heroes

Meet our Local Heroes

Cargo bikes are used every day by thousands of individuals all over Europe. Individuals who found in cargo bikes a great tool to make their everyday errands simpler and more efficient. At CCCB (CityChangerCargoBike) we call these individuals Local Heroes.

Everyone can ride a cargo bike! Thanks to their great versatility, cargo bikes are ideal for a wide set of tasks, ranging from family logistics to running efficient and successful businesses. These individuals act as agents of change in local communities and introduce new people to the world of cargo bikes.

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Sunshine, Joy and Freedom

Sunshine, Joy and Freedom

Our next local hero story is told by Ronja Vonderbank! My name is Ronja Vonderbank and I have many cargo bike enthusiasts in my family. Let’s set the scene! My sister and her family live on the East Frisian island of Norderney. My brother in law has his own doctor office; he is a general practitioner and visits his patients at home. Norderney is a small island with only one primary and comprehensive school where my sister teaches English. The island has about 6000 inhabitants and its stunning landscapes attract many tourists from all over the world. The island sums up 26 square kilometers and

Vincent's Babboe cargo bike and kids at the park.

Vincent Arrigault

Meet Vincent Arrigault! Vincent lives in Schiltigheim, France with his family. How long have you been using your cargo bike? I've been using the cargo bike for about 3 years now! Why did you decide to purchase one? To optimize my everyday trips with my small children (less than 5 years old), to go grocery shopping, to go to the waste disposal area, to go to the park with all the toys. How would you complete the following phrase? "I love my cargo bike because...." It's the biggest! Do you think that cargo bikes are making an impact on society? I think we are participating in the evolution and

Local Hero - Barbara Bär

Two Children and no Car? It Works!

Barbara is a mother of two children, 42 years old, and works as a translator in Brussels. Six years ago, she decided to swap her family car for a cargo bike. With no regrets!

Robbie from melbourn

Being Part of the Change

Meet Robbie from Melbourne, Australia: What brand of cargo bike do you own? Surly Big Dummy and Larry vs Harry Bullitt What tasks do you use your cargo bike for Family outings, school transport, shopping and hopefully soon, holidays. it makes my whole family happy to ride it I love my cargo bike because... it makes my whole family happy to ride it Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? For local mobility, to contribute to a better neighbourhood, and to be part of the change. Did you have to overcome any initial challenges? Integrating the bike into our home and lives - our city is built for

Julien's offroad ready cargo bike!

Julien Gaudin

Meet Julien Gaudin from Orcines, France! How long have you had your cargo bike and what type is it? I've been using my cargo bike for almost a year now and it is a Riese & Muller bike. Why did you decide to purchase a cargo bike? As a couple, we wanted to stop using a car for both economic and ecological reasons. It gives me the opportunity to do more sport or physical activity through my daily bike trips. How would you complete the following sentence? "I love my cargo bike because...." It makes my trips pleasant and provides another vision of mobility to my child. How would you describe your

Challenge N2 with a Riese & Müller CargoBike Load75

N2 Challenge - From Chaves to Faro on a Cargo Bike

From November 25th to December 1st, a Lisbon based Bike shop (EBikeLovers) in collaboration with the bike brand Reise&Muller and a local athlete João Félix organised a cargo bike challenge that consisted of cycling from the Northern tip to the Southwestern tip of Portugal.

Promoting cargo bikes and family cycling tourism in Greece

Promoting cargo bikes and family cycling tourism in Greece

Georgios Farfaras is from Tripoli Greece and rides a Christiania E-Tricycle to promote cargo bikes and family cycling tourism in Greece. Here is his story: For what tasks do you use your cargo bike? Bringing goods from the market, carry tools for urban gardening, carry kids to school or parties, leisure travelling!!! I use it in my work, for delivering bicycles, cycling with advertisement posters too!!! I love my cargo bike because... It makes me feel more free to move almost everywhere with almost no cost!!! Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? For promoting cargo bikes and family cycling

My machine of happiness

My machine of happiness

Meet Javier Valiente! What tasks do you use your cargo bike for? For traveling, shopping and for transporting bicycles for my job. How would you complete the following phrase? "I love my cargo bike because...." it is my machine of happiness. Why did you decide to purchase one? I built my cargo bike when I moved to Then Netherlands from Spain. Describe your cargo bike experience in one word. Freedom. Did you have to overcome any initial challenges? No, the truth is that I have always been quite skilled in the use of bicycles and I quickly got to work with them. Do you think that you and your

CarlosandFlorianne

Veloccino - A Tasty Experience on a Cargo Bike

Florianne and Carlos, two young entrepreneurs from Belgium and Mexico, made use of the numerous ways to customize cargo bikes and with a bit of creativity turned it into a local start-up. Two years ago, they founded Veloccino, an eco-friendly coffee-bike business.

 Fighting Plastic Pollution

Fighting Plastic Pollution

Michael from Rimini cycled 1490km through Italy for 9 days. From Sicily to Northern Italy, he recycled all the plastic waste he found on his journey. Watch his interview here.

The small business owner

The small business owner

Cargo bikes are incredibly practical vehicles for everyday tasks. Especially for small business owners like this photographer in Graz, Austria

The Bicycle is My Passion

The Bicycle is My Passion

Meet Emiro Romero from Bogota, Colombia. What brand of cargo bike do you own? FUNDACIÓN GERO What tasks do you use your cargo bike for? Consulting, promotion I love my cargo bike because... It is sustainable, makes me free, it does not make noise. Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? I am convinced, the bicycle is my passion. Describe your cargo bike experience with one word. Passion. Do you feel that you and your cargo bike are making an impact on society? We promote cargo bikes in the last mile logistics. What could your city do to improve the "cargobike-ability" of your city? Establish a

The Plumber

The Plumber

Cargo Bikes are incredibly practical vehicles, even for everyday jobs like plumbing. Who needs a white van when you have an e-cargo bike?

Inge Cargo Bike

Inge Upgraded her Cargo Bike

“We have had our cargo bike for two years now. It’s wonderful for transporting children with all their stuff. I had a special design made for my cargo bike, integrating the birth-cards of both my daughters. But I’m not the only one who loves our cargo bike: my oldest child understands very well what cycling is, and every time she sees a cargo bike, she wants to go for a ride.” - Inge Van Utterbeeck

ArabaDomotic

Delighted with the choice

ArabaDomotic is a pioneering company in Vitoria-Gasteiz in programming, design, installation and maintenance of home automation systems. After taking part in a campaign to promote cargo bikes as part of the CCCB project in which he was able to try one out, Ioseba Martínez de Guereñu, the company's manager, decided to buy a Bullitt to incorporate it into his business. He currently uses it for urban commuting for technical assistance work and is happy with the change because it is a comfortable, fast, noiseless and CO2-free means of transport. He believes it is necessary to implement more 30km/h

The Entrepreneurial Mother

The Entrepreneurial Mother

Cargo bikes are incredibly practical vehicles for everyday tasks. Especially for small business owners like this single mother in Graz, Austria.

Local Hero Joke

Joke Combines with Cambio

“Our Gazelle Cabby has been making us happy for seven years now. It’s our surrogate car, we us it together with the car-sharing system Cambio.” - Joke Tulleneers “With our cargo bike, we go fast as lightning!” – Floris and Merlijn © Photo Credit: City of Mechelen

Guiartu: Contributing to the change

Contributing to the change

Guiartu is a small, enterprising and enthusiastic tourism company for travellers, tourists and the curious. It offers responsible and sustainable bike taxi tours through the city centre by means of its Evolo, travelling along the main streets of Vitoria-Gasteiz. It is an example of comfortable, efficient and practical mobility. Having overcome the initial obstacles of making itself known and seeking the trust of customers, Arturo Martínez considers that this is a positive experience through which society benefits. In order to adapt the city to the use of cargo bikes, he believes that motorised

Mathieu and his cargo bike!

Mathieu Porte

Meet Mathieu Porte from Lingolsheim, France! How long have you been using your cargo bike and what type do you have? "I've been using a cargo bike for more than 3 years and I have two: a Bakfiets cargo bike and a Yuba for my long tail bike." What made you want to use a cargo bike? "To keep moving around by bike without being limited when I have to carry my children and/or go grocery shopping or have to carry other things." Complete the following sentence: "I love using my cargo bike because.." "I love my cargo bikes because I have limitless flexibility, I can ride like a heavy goods vehicle

“It's easier by Bike”

“It's easier by Bike”

Life as a beekeeper sounds easy-going but that could not be further from the truth. City-beekeeper Johan, better known as ‘the Nectartist’, needs to navigate through the city like a busy bee. From the moment he heard about Mechelen’s subsidy scheme for cargo bikes, things took off quickly.

Putting a smile on people's faces

Putting a smile on people's faces

Meet Pawel from Warsaw, Poland. What tasks do you use your cargo bike for? Family transportation, riding to work. I love my cargo bike because... I can ride it where I like. Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? Love bikes, have kids, like to cycle, explore the city. Describe your cargo bike experience with one word. Mobile. Do you feel you and your cargo bike are making an impact on society? People smile when they see it, they say they Love the idea of moving this way. What could your city do to improve the "cargobike-ability" of your city? Give more ways for bikes by separating one lane of

Local Hero Bart

Local Hero - Hummus Amamamusi

Bart Suder is an entrepreneur and founder of Hummus Amamamusi!

We inspire our neighbours

We inspire our neighbours

Meet Pawel from Warsaw, Poland. What tasks do you use your cargo bike for? Family, business. I love my cargo bike because... I get things done faster. Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? The cargo bike is useful for avoiding traffic jams in the city. Describe your cargo bike experience with one word. Tour. Do you feel you and your cargo bike are making an impact on society? We inspire our neighbours to live a healthy lifestyle and give up the car. What could your city do to improve the "cargobike-ability" of your city? Build bigger bike lanes. @pawelkwiatkow

Graz family

Solving family logistics

A love history that sparkled from a cargo bike. Check out the video of a family in Graz, Austria. "We have managed to get our own cargo bike and we use it in very different ways. Certainly to transport Arthur or moving to a new house with one cargo bike (or several) also works!"

Pawel Gdansk

A car but with zero emission

Meet Pawel from Gdanks, Poland. What tasks do you use your cargo bike for? Taking kids to kindergarten, to transport shopping, to relax and taking boys for trips around the city. I love my cargo bike because... it gives me the possibility to be active and practical. Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? I use it as a car but with zero emission. Cargo gives me a great time with my boys. Many times I only have to travel short distances - up to 2 km. It is much nicer to travel by bike than sitting in a car in traffic. Did you have to overcome any initial challenges? Just the first ride was

Cargo Bikers Roaming the Streets of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Cargo Bikers from Vitoria-Gasteiz Share their Stories

Local Heroes from Vitoria-Gasteiz share their cargo bike experiences and talk about how they contribute to a more sustainable community life.

My dream has come true

My dream has come true

Meet Robert from Płońsk, Poland. What tasks do you use your cargo bike for? A traveling bicycle Puppet Theater. I love my cargo bike because... because it takes me wherever the audience is waiting. Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? The appearance and the possibility of packing the whole theater. Describe your cargo bike experience with one word. Relax. Do you think that you and your cargo bike are making an impact on society? All my life I dreamed of my own itinerant theater. Thanks to my cargo bike my dream has come true and thanks to the cargo bike I show others that you have to dream

Connecting with the City

Connecting with the City

BiziBizi is a last-mile delivery company in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Their services are provided on environmentally-friendly JxCycle cargo bikes making the company the perfect ally of sustainable last-mile logistics in Vitoria-Gasteiz, all while reducing the number of vans on the streets. The BiziBizi riders feel that cargo bikes connect them with the city. In order to increase their use, they believe that it is essential to create dedicated infrastructure for cargo bikes and to improve the rules that regulate their circulation. Follow BiziBizi on Facebook.

Craft Beer by Cargo Bike

Craft Beer by Cargo Bike

The cargo bike has proven to be a practical and accessible solution for urban logistics tasks of all shapes and sizes. Mirko at the Bluebeat bar in Lecce, Itlay, uses their CCCB Cargo Bike to host outdoor tastings around town.

Local Hero Vitoria Gasteiz

A Liberating Experience

ERAMAN is a company specialised in the distribution of goods, logistics and courier services recently founded in Vitoria-Gasteiz. They have decided to use cargo bikes as those vehicles offer the greatest freedom in a city. For Juan Latorre, co-founder of the company, it makes sense to use cargo bikes for his business as they can perfectly replace vans. And not only that! Aside from being a liberating experience, he has also seen how smiles are generated on the faces of passers-by when he rides his Omnium. For Juan, the deployment of the secure parking network for bikes (VGbiziz) would give a

Cargo Bike Heroes: Jefferson's Laundromat

Jefferson's Laundromat

The cargo bike has proven to be a practical and accessible solution for urban logistics tasks of all shapes and sizes. Andrea at Jefferson's Laundromat in Lecce, Itlay, uses their CCCB Cargo Bike to delivery to happy customers throughout town.

The Forever Young Couple

The Forever Young Couple

Cargo bikes are incredibly practical vehicles for everyday tasks. Like going out for a date

My Cargo Bike Gives Me Wings

My Cargo Bike Gives Me Wings

Meet Maciej from Wrocław Poland! Maciej uses his cargo bike for family and work proving that a car is not needed in the city even when you have a big family. “I love my cargo bike because it gives me wings.”

Delphine Mantienne and her Douze Cycles cargo bike

Delphine Mantienne

Meet Delphine! Delphine and her partner live in Strasbourg, France, and they bought their first cargo bike just after the birth of their first child over three years ago. They now have two happy children and try not "to use motorized transport in the city, for practical and ecological reasons." The cargo bike is now their favorite way of getting around! "We use to take our children to the park, to their sports activities, to school when it rains." Do you think the cargo bike has an impact on society? "Yes, yes, and yes! Cargo bikes are the transport of the future and don’t have any of the

My Cargo Bike makes me Love my City

My Cargo Bike makes me Love my City

Meet Sesselja from Reykjavík, Iceland who rides a TrioBike and an Urban Arrow. What tasks do you use your cargo bike for? Promote the use of Cargo bikes, pick my friend up from kindergarten, go shopping and deliver maps to the tourist office. Complete the sentence: "I love my cargo bike because..." .. it makes me love my city! Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? It all started with Dr. Bike and then there was Cycling without age... Describe your cargo bike experience with one word Freedom Do you feel you and your cargo bike are making an impact on society? Yes, we do and now I am working

Gérard's Babboe cargo bike

Gérard Martin

Meet Gérard Martin from Villeneuve Loubet, France! Why did you decide to buy a cargo bike? "To have a substitute to my second car and because where I live it is possible to get around by bike. I can use it every day, for any kind of trip: from a ride with my dog to going to work and doing my grocery shopping." Describe your experience with cargo bikes in one word? "Happiness!" Do you think that cargo bikes have an impact on society? "Yes, I can see people smiling when I pass them and I hope that I made some of them want to go by cargo bike."

Anke’s Daughter Loves to ‘Cruise’

Anke’s Daughter Loves to ‘Cruise’

“It’s been a few months since we purchased our cargo bike and noo we go everywhere with the wind in our hair. My daughter took a while to adjust to it, but now she loves it, especially when we’re riding on cobblestones when she says ‘eeeeeeh’ the whole time. From the moment she gets into the cargo bike, she puts her arm on the side and she’s ready to ‘cruise’. I love my cargo bike!” - Anke Vermeulen © Photo Credit: City of Mechelen

Mother with two children on a cargo bike

Cargo bikes also work in rural areas!

Christina is a mother of two small children. She and her husband live in a rather rural area, about 5 kilometers from the center of the 10,000-inhabitant town Gleisdorf. The region is quite hilly, and gravel paths instead of paved roads are not uncommon. Nevertheless, the family bought a cargo bike about a year ago and has been using it regularly ever since. Read more! You live relatively isolated and quiet, a good distance away from the center. How does that work with a cargo bike? We lived in a big city for a long time before and enjoyed the short distances there very much. We did almost

Local Hero Amor

The Velofixer - Mobile Bicycle Repair

Cargo bikes are used every day by thousands of individuals all over Europe. Individuals who found in cargo bikes a great tool to make their everyday errands simpler and more efficient. At CCCB (CityChangerCargoBike) we call these individuals Local Heroes. Thanks to their great versatility, cargo bikes are ideal for a wide set of tasks, ranging from family logistics to running efficient and successful businesses. Our story today takes us to Amor Mistiaen’s workshop in the newly pedestrianised area of downtown Brussels. Amor is 28 years old and runs a thriving local business; he sells and