Transport of goods and groceries by cargo bike: a cyclologistics boom

Transport of goods with a load-carrying bicycle

With the metamorphosis of cities that has led to more urban areas, bicycles, among all the transport options available on the market, seem to be the #1 alternative to cars. The bicycle is often shunned because of its lack of practicality: it is difficult to carry heavy or bulky loads on a conventional bicycle. Fortunately, for cyclists who want to carry loads, there is a solution:  the carrier bike. AddBike has modernised the carrier bike to meet current needs and preferences of urban cyclists with its U-Cargo bike and AddBike + conversion kit. Transport of goods has never been easier! Carry heavy loads on a cargo bike with our Carry’Box!
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The Glorious Years of the Carrier Bike


The carrier bike was very popular in the 20th century, as it was used by traders and craftsmen to make short distance deliveries. For this reason, some people speak nostalgically about butcher’s bikes or baker’s bikes. Above all, they were used to transport light loads over several kilometres as well as mail. After the end of the Second World War, this means of transport was replaced by motor vehicles, this was the end of the two or three-wheeled bicycles’ golden age.


The carrier bike is more modern than ever

Cycling: an ecological, economical means of transport that is extremely well suited to city transport, is gaining new enthusiasts every day. The carrier bike has taken advantage of this trend to return with a young, urban target group. If you are looking to reduce your environmental impact and find alternatives to the car for carrying loads, you might be interested in the AddBike solution. Two solutions currently exist. First, the U-Cargo, a compact bike no bigger than a normal bike but with the loading capacity of a cargo bike. Second, the AddBike + conversion kit which allows you to transform your own bike into a handy and resistant three-wheeled bike. By installing a Carry’Box on the AddBike +, you can store up to 110 liters and 35 kg in a water-resistant bag with a steel tube structure, designed specifically for professional reasons. You will no longer have to worry about getting back from the grocery store or how to transport heavy or bulky items. As the kit is designed for the city, its width is optimised to allow you to move around the city with peace of mind.