Cyclevan Cargo Bike NYC Delivery Solutions

An Overview

Every year, Revolution Rickshaws’ clients move millions of pounds of product reliably and safely within New York City. Our comprehensive cyclevan leasing, piloting, sales & service programs empower our clients to complete daily routes and tasks in challenging New York City logistics environments no matter weather, traffic, or parking conditions. Our technicians, trikers, and managers maintain obsessively our fleet of top-grade cyclevans and related support systems so our clients can deliver their goods on time all the time.

Revolution reviews the unique situation of each prospective client during the initial discovery phase to discern whether our services may add value. Revolution understands the logistics needs of enterprises that must regularly navigate the clogged streets and high and low rises of NYC to serve their customers. We’re ready, willing, and able to go the extra mile to make sure your logistics program responds to your every need day in, day out. Year round whether facing rain or snow, hot or cold, fuel or no, gridlock or flow, Revolution will ensure you continue to roll.

Low Cost, High Performance City Logistics

Cyclevan Leasing

Benefit from cyclevan performance at a low cost with a Revolution individual or fleet cyclevan leasing program. Why invest hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars into fossil fueled van or truck equipment acquisition, maintenance, insurance, and management—not to mention the inevitable and insanely costly parking tickets, moving violations, and double staffing—for city logistics if more cost effective and task appropriate options exist? Operate one or one hundred cyclevans in partnership with Revolution and meet some or all of your enterprise city logistics and marketing needs for a fraction of the cost of fossil fuelled equipment and related costs.

The experts at Revolution will back you every step of the way: Comprehensive program services includes preventive maintenance, employee training, on-street support,  convenient garaging to your areas of activation, advertising media, compliance, and ancillary equipment.  Lease terms available on short and long term basis, with monthly rentals starting at $795 per month.

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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? Ready to move from renting to owning? Treat your equipment well and enjoy many years of reliable freight-moving service for a fraction of the cost of petrol-fueled motor delivery vehicles. Our expert support team keeps you rolling with our comprehensive preventive maintenance and roadside assistance program.

Daily, weekly, or monthly front-to-back checks and repairs on demand keep your logistics program rolling relentlessly. Revolution Rickshaws also can provide you operator training, city compliance, and parts programs.

As stateside agent for U.K. manufacturer Cycles Maximus, Revolution can deliver new equipment as well. We’re happy to review options, if it pleases you.

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An Enterprise Owner’s Guide

Cyclevans vs Petrolvans

  • Cycleans glide through and around gridlock; petrolvans go with the flow, if any.
  • Each cyclevan is rated for 550 pounds and up to 60 cubic feet of freight.
  • Petrolvans incur fossil fuel, DMV driving points, expensive repairs costs; not cyclevans.
  • Both cyclevans and petrolvans work well in adverse weather conditions.
  • Carbon-neutral cyclevans with your logo build your brand in city streets.
  • Parking tickets and other parking-related issues hit petrolvans, not cyclevans.



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

Delivery & Logistics FAQs

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Can you transport perishable items – like food – by freight trike?

We’ve successfully executed thousands of deliveries of perishable goods to homes and businesses. We work with each client diligently until all stakeholders are satisfied with every aspect of a particular city logistics system – including temperature-control systems. Ask us about solutions – plenty are available.

How do your trikes perform in inclement conditions?

Our trikes are designed to operate in every condition Mother Nature throws at NYC: cold, rain, sleet, snow – you name it. Because RR and our leasing and preventive-maintenance clients pedal trikes – not bikes – we never are forced to suspend operations; bicycle operators, on the other hand, are liable to stand down in icy and snowy conditions. Trikes are inherently stable, cannot tip over, and roll safely in all conditions. If motor vehicles are able to navigate the streets, our work trikes are able to navigate the streets – it’s as simple as that.

How much weight/volume can a rickshaw carry?

Each freight trike is rated to carry up to 550 pounds; we can haul heavier loads on occasion, but we prefer to do so rarely, as we don’t want to stress out our trike – or our deliverists! 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.

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

Get in touch with RR to review your needs. We offer one-year (or shorter) freight-trike leases; as well, we are able again to sell trikes again 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 delivery programs by upgrading to active logistics solutions from petrol logistics solutions for operations.