Press realease International BakfietsMeeting 2013

logo_bakfietstreffen-2013On Sunday 7 April from 1-5 p.m.  the organisations ‘Op vuur en vlam’ and are organizing the international cargocycles event called Bakfiets Treffen 2013, in cooperation with the Sports Entrepreneurs’ Bureau of the HAN (Hogeschool Arnhem Nijmegen). This event will be held at the Cultuurspinnerij de Vasim’s Open Day, Winselingseweg 41 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Individuals and companies with or without carrier bicycle are more than welcome to join.


The event will be an informal gathering with music, good food and all sorts of activities related to the Vasim’s open day. Hans Kooijman will present the Pizza oven cargobike (Il Forno Mobile) as well as a few other ‘culinary carrier bikes’.


Several producers and dealers of carrier bicycles  (bakfietsen) will present their products at a fair, where visitors are given the opportunity to test the bicycles. A number of private initiatives for home-built or restored carrier bicycles will further be presented. We are expecting bicycles from, Urban Arrow, Bullit, Babboe, Johnny Loco, Christiania, Nihola, Elian Cargobike, Brox, Ilse-bikes, Flevotrike, Fr8, Gazelle Cabby, Vrijwiel, De Fietsfabriek,, DHL Express parcycle and Long John. Also, the handy supersized rain capes from SuperCape will be presented. Students of the HAN are furthermore organizing a race to test the skills of carrier bike messengers and delivery services.


The European Pro-E-Bike project, which focuses on stimulating the use of E-bikes, will be launched during this event. The project is lead by the Croatian National Energy Institute, and consists of partners from 10 European countries. The Dutch management will be performed by Mobycon, a consultancy company. The city of Nijmegen as well as several entrepreneurs from Nijmegen are also involved in the project. Several members from different countries of the European Cycle Logistics Federation will attend the event.


The event BakfietsTreffen is organized at Cultuurspinnerij de Vasim, Winselingseweg 41, Nijmegen, the Netherlands on Sunday 7 april 2013 from 1PM to 5PM. A part of the revenues from the event will be donated to the project Bike4Work from CooP-Africa.




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General information: Jos Sluijsmans