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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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

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

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

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 Tripolis 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

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 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

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

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

“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.

Local Hero Bart

Local Hero - Hummus Amamamusi

Bart Suder is an entrepreneur and founder of Hummus Amamamusi!

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!"

Cargo Bikers Roaming the Streets of Vitoria-Gasteiz

Cargo Bikers from Vitoria-Gasteiz Share their Stories

Local Heroes in Vitoria-Gasteiz share their cargo bike experiences contributing to a more sustainable community life!

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.

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

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.”

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

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