During the International Cargo Bike Festival (ICBF) on 14 through 16 June, visitors can check out a cargo bike parade, demonstrations of the newest types of cargo bikes, food bikes, slow biking, cargo bike races and more.
Translation by Matthijs van Houten
On the grounds of the Suikerfabriek (sugar factory) in Groningen and the nearby EM2 and city lab, around 100 companies and organisations will exhibit all of the options that cargo bikes have to offer, including a test course where you can try out all the new and innovative cargo bikes
The Groninger Internet Courant reports that first two days of the festival are open to professionals, and a public day with free admission will start at noon on Sunday the 16th of June with plenty of bicycle entertainment, such as slow biking (as the name suggests, this activity is about biking as slowly as possible), demos and Cargo Bike Races. Food bikes will be on site to provide food and drinks for festival goers.
Last year’s ICBF was held in Berlin, and this year is Groningen’s turn to host the festival. In addition to Groningen being synonymous with biking, the municipal government is striving for the city to become emission-free by 2025, and making more regular use of cargo bikes could help the city go a long way toward reaching that goal.