N.Y.C. Cargo Bike Programs

An Overview

Looking to optimize your New York City delivery, distribution, and/or supply chain program for the Roaring 2020s? Revolution Rickshaws offers cycletrucking solutions leveraging multiple live-electric vehicle (LV) platforms & systems via its Revolution X brand. The LVs are designed and built to roll legally and effectively as “bicycle legal” in NYC and other cities. Revolution maintains a fleet of cycletrucks of its own as well as fleets for other enterprises. Revolution offers Cycles Maximus etrikes, Tern GSD ebikes, and Carla Cargo and Fleximodal trailers for sale, lease, and services. Contact us today to schedule a test ride one or more options and get your program rolling if it pleases you.

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Container Trike Solutions

Container e-trikes meet some or all of many enterprises’ logistics needs—and always at a fraction of the financial and ecological costs of motor vans. Choose from a variety of options including individual or fleet leasing, sales, or service programs:

  • Standard or live-electric vehicle
  • Weekly or monthly maintenance
  • Garaging & storage
  • Roadside assistance
  • Operator training
  • Operations compliance
  • Media display
  • Telematics

If you’re looking for full service delivery or microdistribution programs, Revolution is able to develop and stand up such programs. Contact Revolution directly for more information on these options if it pleases you.

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Sleek cargo solution

E-Bike + Trailer

Revolution Rickshaws new division is now offering e-bike + trailer programs. We’ve teamed up with both Tern and Carla Cargo to deliver the Germans trailer maker’s preferred cargo-moving combination to market in NYC. Revolution offers this package as one kit, or customers can purchase or lease these beauties separately.

The three-wheel aspect of the Carla Cargo trailer sets it apart from the pack. The ability to unhitch the trailer from a light-electric vehicle, move it about a site, and return it to the vehicle in a matter of seconds enables companies to take urban logistics to another level. Just ask Amazon, which today rolls with hundreds of these trailers in NYC alone.

Come test ride this system today if it pleases you.

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21st Century Modes vs 20th Century Modes

Live-Electric Vehicles vs Petrol Vehicles

  • Live-electric Vehicles (LV) glide through gridlock; petrol vehicles go with the flow—if any.
  • Each LV handles up to 550 pounds and 40+ cu. ft of freight. Petrol vehicles also vary.
  • Petrol vehicle operators incur fossil fuel, DMV driving point, & vehicle repair costs. LV operators deal with larger lunch bills, increased fitness, and productivity spikes.
  • Both container trikes and petrol vehicles operate well in snowy conditions. Blizzards?
  • Container trikes displaying your logo enhance your brand. Petrol vehicle media? It’s a thing.
  • Parking tickets and other parking-related issues? Petrol vehicle operator problems exclusively.
  • Pricey New York City and State licensing? Limited with a LUV. Plenty with a petrol vehicle.
  • Access to ever expanding bike lane infrastructure? LUV: Yes. Petrol vehicle: No.
  • Operator fitness & satisfaction: LV operators increase daily. Petrol vehicle operators decrease daily.
  • Bottom-line performance? Only one way to find out. Contact Revolution today to get started.


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.

Delivery/Distro Programs