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Bob Dylan said it best, “Times they are changing”. Think about it. Just a few years ago we applauded big load fuel burning machines to transport us to the grocery store just five minutes away from our home. Very quickly the thought of taking a truck to buy cheese and apples has not only become obsolete, but frowned upon.
Enter the cargo bike.
We now champion modes of transport that are sustainable, healthy, practical, cheap and fun as hell.
The cargo bike seems to check all those boxes and people are starting to realize.
According to the 2nd European Cargo Bike Industry Survey from 2021,103,000 cargo bikes were sold, just in Germany!
Say Whaaa? It represented a 40% increase to the past year. This is CRAZY!
This trend is far from over as they also project a 60% increase in sales for the year to come. But why is this cargo bike fever happening?
As we said before the cargo bike provides more than just transport, it grants you the sweet opportunity to increase your quality of life.
You might already be on the lookout for a cargo bike, you just don´t know it yet.
Let's explore why.
Let’s be real, climate change and its effects are a real threat to future generations. A very simple way to help reduce the impact of fossil fuels pollution is to simply avoid them.
Cargo bikes and E-Cargo Bikes don’t need fuel to work. In fact an investigation done by the good people of bikeradar.com found that “cycling is among the lowest carbon-per-kilometre modes of transport – it’s even better than walking.”
Among other key findings:
With a cargo bike or better yet an e-cargo bike you can substantially contribute to reducing your carbon footprint.
This type of vehicle will allow you to do your everyday tasks without burning a single drop of fossil fuel, and leaving the use of your car (if you own one) for long trips or travel.
Owning a cargo bike is a no brainer if you want to contribute to the well being of our future generations, this includes your kids.
Bicycles are awesome, there is no denying that. Since their invention in 1817 by Karl Von Drais the bicycle has taken the world by storm.
I don’t think he would have imagined that his invention would have so many variations in the future. From touring bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes to cargo bikes, and even sidecar bikes there now seems to be a bike for all types of purposes.
Why you might ask? The answer is very simple. Anything done with a bicycle is much more fun.That is why people are so passionate about bicycles.
So it does not come to a surprise that human inventors are coming up with great inventions that allow us to enjoy our life’s adventures sitting on top of two wheels.
According to statista there are 364,000 bicycles produced a day around the world. Cargo Bikes still make up a small percentage of that, but it’s growth is undeniable.
So, whether you just want one to take your family out for a ride or you want to get more things done that include heavy loads, a cargo bike needs to be in your bicycle collection.
Riding our cargo bike from point a to point b because of an adventure of discovery, every single time. A Cargo bike gives us the opportunity to experience those precious little moments life has to give us.
The wind on our face, the sounds of the city, the aromas from fresh food being cooked and many more. By riding our cargo bike around your city you will uncover corners that might house your favorite new restaurant or a class you never knew you needed. The city is alive and with a cargo bike you become an active protagonist in it’s story.
As parents, guardians, dog owners, and so on we cherish the moments when we get to spend time around the beings we love.
A cargo bike gives you the opportunity to show the world to our little ones as active riders rather than just having them sit “at the back”. They become center stage as we show them the world and its wonders.
Whether it is a city ride or a nature ride, your little ones will have the opportunity to ask questions and you will have the opportunity to answer in real time.
These type interactions will prompt insightful conversations and precious situations that will stay with them for the rest of their life. Not to mention that you will most likely influence positively to become cyclists themselves when they grow up.
Sure, cargo bikes are an important investment. However they cannot compare to the price of a car or any motorised vehicle. They are not only cheaper to maintain but you don’t need a license or insurance to operate them.
Plus think about all those parking tickets you will save. Not to mention the time to find a place to park. And again cargo bikes don’t need gasoline, so forget about that.
If you live the cycling life you can expect to live a lot longer, and that is science. King’s College London compared over 2,400 identical twins and found those who did just three 45-minute rides a week were nine years “biologically younger” than their counter parts.
Plus it has been proven over and over that cycling regularly for at least 30 minutes a day not only brings tons of benefits to your body but also contributes substantially to your mental health.
How many times have you finished a bike ride and said, “ I feel more relaxed!!”.
Some products are an easy sell. The cargo bike is one of those products. Few investments have such a positive impact on your life.
Especially in today's world, where a cargo bike provides all the necessary means to improve the quality of your life in the environment you choose to live in.
From whatever point of view you might look at it, owning a cargo bike is a win-win situation for the environment, family life, personal finance and even health.
In conclusion, if you need to move everyday from point A to point B without worrying about the load you need to carry, why not do it with a transport you love and gives you so many benefits?
Yes we do sell cargo bikes, and really cool ones we must add, but our main goal is for you to consider using this type of bicycle for your everyday life.
We are convinced of the benefits it gives you and if you want us to help, just give us a shout and we can help you pick the cargo bike that is right for you.
If you want to do it yourself, check out our guide on how to pick the perfect cargo bike.