7 interesting facts about the cargo tricycle by Van Raam


7 interesting facts about the cargo tricycle

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7 interesting facts about the cargo tricycle by Van Raam

A cargo tricycle is a transport bike with 3 wheels. Van Raam has 3 cargo tricycles in its range. Here are 7 interesting facts about Van Raam's tricycle cargo bikes.

1. Transporting people

A Van Raam cargo tricycle is used to transport people. The passenger or passengers take place on the bicycle and can be cycled to the final destination. With the VeloPlus, the person can even remain seated in his/her own wheelchair during transport.

7 interesting facts about the cargo tricycle by Van Raam
VeloPlus and OPair wheelchair bikes

2. Different types available

There are different types of cargo tricycles available. Van Raam has 3 types of tricycle cargo bikes in its range:

7 interesting facts about the cargo tricycle Chat rickshaw bike
7 interesting facts about the cargo tricycle OPair wheelchair bike Van Raam
7 interesting facts about the cargo tricycle Wheelchair transport bike VeloPlus

3. Cycling together

Van Raam's 3 wheel cargo bikeallow you to cycle together, even if this was not (or no longer) possible before. The passenger feels the wind through their hair and experiences cycling without actually having to pedal.

The 3 wheel cargo bikes are social bikes. The main driver can always easily keep in touch with the passenger(s) and the passengers on the Chat also with each other.

7 interesting facts about the tricycle cargo bike cycling together Van Raam wheelchair bikes

4. Advantages compared to a car

A car is often chosen for transporting people. With a tricycle cargo bike, however, you have quite a few advantages over a car:

  • A bicycle is much more environmentally friendly

  • No fuel costs

  • You don't need a driver's licence to cycle with a cargo tricycle

  • You can often get closer to your final destination

  • You can park a bike almost anywhere, also you have no parking costs

  • Cycling is healthier

  • No traffic jams!

7 interesting facts about the cargo tricycle advantages compared to a car Van Raam Chat rickshaw bike

5. E-bike

Taking a passenger on a cargo tricycle often takes more power for the driver than cycling on a regular two-wheeler. An electric bike is a good solution for this. At Van Raam, you can turn the cargo tricycles OPair and VeloPlus into an electric cargo tricyclethanks to pedal assistance.

Van Raam's unique pedal assistance system is characterised by simple operation, powerful motors, starting aid and individually programmable support. In addition, you can use the e-bike app for free.

The Chat is an electric tricycle cargo bike by default and thus has electric pedal assistance.

Read more about pedal assistance

7 interesting facts about the electric cargo tricycle e-bike pedal support Van Raam

6. Cycling backwards

If you choose a 3 wheel electric cargo bikewith pedal assistance, you can cycle backwards. This function is very handy when you want to park somewhere or turn around.

As soon as the pedal assistance is switched on, you can use this function. Read more about this in the article ‘Riding backwards with pedal support on a custom bike'.

Cycling backwards with cargo tricycle

7. Options

Besides pedal assistance, there are more options and accessories available for the cargo tricycle. These include belts, SmartGuard tyres, an extra battery pack and various frame modifications.

The possible options can be viewed on the price list of the respective bike. The price list can be found on the product page of the Chat, OPair and VeloPlus.

7 interesting facts about the cargo tricycle options Van Raam OPair wheelchair bike
OPair with different options: adjustable seat width, belts, footrests and a colour of your choice

Configure your own cargo tricycle?

Did you know that you can use the online configurator to put together your own cargo tricycle with options? In a few easy steps, you put together your cargo tricycle with the options you want on your bike. You immediately see the price of the configuration and you can have the configuration mailed to you. Read more about the online configurator in the article: 'Put together your Van Raam bike with the bike configurator'.

Customer experiences with a tricycle cargo bike

Read in the customer experiences below how the different cargo tricycles are experienced.

Customer experience Chat Rikshaw Bike Van Raam Riksja Harderwijk
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Customer experience Chat Rikshaw Bike – Riksja Harderwijk
Jan-Willem is a volunteer at Riksja Harderwijk in the Netherlands, where he cycles around with people who cannot cycle independently (anymore). Riksja Harderwijk now owns a Chat Rickshaw Bike of Van Raam and Jan-Willem likes to go out for a ride with passengers. Read all about the Chat and Jan-Willem's experiences in this customer experience.
Read this customer experience
Customer experience OPair wheelchair bicycle - Family Brandt
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Customer experience OPair wheelchair bicycle - Family Brandt
Unfortunately Niklas cannot ride a bike on his own, but with the OPair wheelchair bike he can once again go on bike tours with the whole family. Read more about this experience and watch the pictures around videos of the family.
Read this customer experience
customer experience veloplus electric wheelchair bike angelica malinverni
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Customer experience VeloPlus electric wheelchair bike - Angelica Malinverni
My name is Angelica Malinverni (49), I come from Italy and I’m the mom of Caterina (24) who has a disability since she was born. We recently purchased the VeloPlus electric wheelchair bike and it has changed our lives! Read more about our experiences here and watch the video of Caterina and the VeloPlus.
Read this customer experience

Any questions?

Do you have any questions about Van Raam's cargo tricycles? Or would you like more information? Please contact us. We will gladly help you.

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