Cargo Bike Cyclevan N.Y.C. Solutions

An Overview

Activate one or one hundred cyclevans to optimize your New York City citymile logistics program. Revolution Rickshaws’ team of professionals, fleet of top-grade U.K. made equipment, and system of customer support services ensure your operations, IC, or 3PL crew rolls reliably year-round, even in the most challenging of urban conditions.

Revolution offers robust leasing programs, equipment maintenance systems, media display options, and worktrike sales solutions. The conditions in the competitive N.Y.C. citymile logistics marketplace are becoming more challenging every day. Don’t delay: make the switch today. The success or failure of your entire enterprise may depend on it.

Low Cost, High Performance City Logistics

Cyclevan Leasing

Looking for the economical citymile logistics solution? Ready to stop burning hundreds of thousands, millions, or even billions of dollars annually with motor van equipment leasing/acquisition, maintenance, insurance, and management—not to mention inevitable parking tickets, moving violations, double staffing, and congestion delays—for citymile logistics if more cost effective and task appropriate options are available? Cyclevans may meet some or all of your enterprise logistics and even media display needs at a fraction of the cost of motor van operations.

Choose from a variety of options within our fleet leasing program:

  • Standard or motor-assist
  • Weekly or monthly maintenance
  • Garaging options
  • Roadside assistance
  • Operator training
  • Media display buys
Contact us today to get your program rolling

Revolution Keeps You Rolling

Maintenance & Ownership

Has your enterprise already established a cyclevan logistics system on an ownership level—or would like to do so?  Our expert worktrike service team keeps clients rolling on their fleets with a comprehensive suite of worktrike services and systems.

Daily, weekly, or monthly front-to-back checks and repairs on your equipment ensure little or no down time. Our operator training, city compliance, garaging, and roadside assistance solutions maintain the highest standards for your enterprise.

As stateside agent for U.K. manufacturer Cycles Maximus, Revolution can deliver new equipment to you through us. Ask us about next generation options, including motor-assist systems and custom options: We’re happy to review if it pleases you.

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How These Citymile Modes Stack Up

Cyclevans vs Petrolvans

  • Cycleans glide through and around gridlock; petrolvans go with the flow—if any.
  • Each cyclevan is rated to handle 550 pounds and 40+ cu. ft of freight. Petrolvans vary.
  • Petrolvan operators incur fossil fueling expenses, DMV driving points, & expensive repair costs. Cyclevan operators incur larger lunch bills, carbon credits, and productivity scores.
  • Both cyclevans and petrolvans operate well in adverse weather conditions. Bicycles? Not so much.
  • Cyclevans featuring your logo build your brand in city streets. Petrolvan media are a dime a dozen.
  • Parking tickets and other parking-related issues? These are petrolvan, not cyclevan, operator problems.
  • New York City and State licensing? None with a cyclevan. Plenty with a petrolvan.
  • Access to ever expanding bike lane infrastructure? Cyclevan: Yes. Petrolvan: No.
  • Operator fitness: Cyclevan operators stay strong daily. Petrolvan operators sit in a metal box daily.

Quinciple

The Challenge: How to deliver curated boxes of fresh locavore foods to NYC customers effectively and affordably while upholding the company’s commitment to craft values.

The Revolution Rickshaws Solution: Each Monday and Thursday, a fleet of freight trikes fans out across Manhattan (south of 96th Street), after receiving and handling safely hundreds of routed boxes at a time at RR HQ, to bring the latest eagerly anticipated array of locavore foods to Quinciple’s growing customer base in a most responsible fashion.

Results: An enthusiastic response from Qunciple’s customers has contributed to positive word of mouth – vital for small business growth.

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Revolution Rickshaws is the only delivery service I’ve ever trusted.

- Ivy, Catering Manager

Murray's Cheese

Cyclevan FAQs

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Can one transport perishable items – like food – by cyclevan?

Revolution has successfully executed and facilitated thousands of deliveries of perishable goods to homes and businesses. We work with clients diligently until all stakeholders are satisfied with every aspect of a particular city logistics system—including temperature-control systems—before activating. The more controls, the more expenses—as well as the better the results. Ask us about solutions today.

How do cyclevans perform in inclement conditions?

Cyclevans are designed to operate in every condition Mother Nature throws at N.Y.C.: cold, rain, sleet, snow – you name it. Trikes—not bikes—operate effectively year round in the city. Trikes are inherently stable, cannot tip over, and roll safely in all conditions. In any condition motor vehicles can navigate the streets, our work trikes can navigate the streets.

How much weight/volume can a cyclevan carry?

Each cyclevan is rated to carry up to 550 pounds. We’ve hauled heavier loads on occasion, but we don’t recommend it: why tax the trikes, let alone the operators. A typical cargo box sports a capacity of about 35 cubic feet – they’re approximately 3 feet wide, 3 feet high, and 4 feet long. Custom boxes as large as 60 cu ft of capacity are available.

I own a local enterprise. I want to deploy a rickshaw to execute my own deliveries. How do I get started?

Contact us! We offer two-year or month-to-month leases; as well, we sell trikes as a Cycles Maximus agent. Additional elements of a program include legal and safety training for deliverists, preventive maintenance systems for the trikes, on-street support, and management support to optimize ongoing efficiency and success. If you already own one or more Cycles Maximus trikes, RR can establish with you a comprehensive equipment maintenance program. RR also offers consulting services for companies ready to optimize their logistics programs.

Are motors on bikes and trikes legal in N.Y.C.?

In a word? Yes. It all depends on how a motor is activated on the chassis. As long as the motor is activated exclusively by pedaling, then the system is legal according to N.Y.S. law. as long as all other aspects of the bicycle or tricycle meet legal standards set by the state. We’re happy to discuss this matter in more detail—just give us a ring or email if it pleases you.

Cyclevan Services