On May 6th the ADFC has organized a rally in Düsseldorf themed "town, bike, air". Several thousand bikers from all over North-Rhine-Westphalia joined teh final demonstration. A course of 18 Km lead through the Rheinufertunnel, over 2 bridges across the Rhine river, through the middle of Düsseldorf and the famous Königsalle, while heavy trafic roads were closed by the police. All kinds of bikes yould be seen. Special focus was on cargo bikes. So it was no question for Bastiaen-Cargo No.4 and No.5 to participate.
If you´re not already hooked and curious what it´s like, don´t miss the chance to see and test Bastiaen Cargo at Spezialradmesse in Germersheim am 28. und 29. April.
Message from Sören, owner of no. 5:
Maybe you are interested in this figure. My bike used almost exactly 38 KWh electricity on 3500 km with highest support level. Including loss at charging and based on standard electricity mix this equals to 5-6 g CO2/km or 0,3 l gasoline per 100 km.
We had a gorgeous (albeit at first very wet) VeloBerlin. Apart from a Bastiaen waren the plywood kitbike "The Box" and a second dismantled kit made it to Berlin, the latter being assembled "live" during the ECLF-Lounge. Climax (after an unforgettable Cargobike evening in front of and in Bar Babette on friday) was the big cargobike race on Tempelhof airfield, just outside the huge hangars where VeloBerlin took place.
Bastiaen Cargo had a big line-up at Cyclingworld. Four Bastiaens and one of our new "The Box" plywood kitbikes shared a large booth with Cargobikemonkeys. Many old friends and new faces dropped by and took the chance for a testride.