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.

Do you have a cargo bike business, run your family errands on a cargo bike or use it for any other creative purpose? Contact us (a.reibold@ecf.com) to become a local hero and share your cargo bike story!

Local Hero Amor

Local Hero - Amor Mistiaen

Amor is 28 years old and runs a thriving local business; he sells and repairs bicycles! But not just in any repair shop. At the age of twenty, Amor started his business, Velofixer, with no shop or warehouse to store bicycles and pieces. He only had a cargo bike.

Local Hero - Barbara Bär

Local Hero - Barbara Bär

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

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.

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.

Inge Cargo Bike

Inge Upgraded her Cargo Bike

“We have had our cargo bike for two years now. It’s wonderful for getting everywhere with the kids and all their stuff. I got a special design made, integrating the birth-cards of both my daughters. Now that we have the wrapping, I enjoy taking the cargo bike 10 times more than taking my car. Time and again, Peoples’ reactions make me smile.

Local Hero Joke

Joke Combines with Cambio

“Our Gazelle Cabby has been making us happy for seven years now. It’s our surrogate car, 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

Johan local hero

“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.

Local Hero Anke

Anke’s Daughter Loves to ‘Cruise’

“It’s been a few months already and we’ve been going 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 where she says ‘eeeeeeh’ the whole time. From the moment she’s in the cargo bike, she puts her arm on the side and she’s ready to ‘cruise’. When we stopped at traffic lights, she looks at other bikes until they look back. She’s quite an attraction! I love my cargo bike!” -  Anke Vermeulen