Cyclevan FAQs

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.