International Cargo Bike Festival postponed, webinar may replace

The organisers of the International Cargo Bike Festival, set for Nijmegen from April 24th to 26th have joined the lengthy list of industry casualties in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Yesterday the Dutch Government forced the hand of organisers, placing an enforced cancellation of all events until April 6th and recommending those thereafter consider their positions.

The organisers are now working toward putting on a webinar on the original dates, so it is asked that those with an interest in the segment hold the dates as you may still learn much about the many fold benefits of the cargo bike and be able to have key questions answered.

As it stands, all physical elements of the event are postponed, including the conference, expo, races and parade.

Those with an interest in the event will now be updated on April 6th, or sooner.

The organisers state: “Rest assured that our priority remains to ensure the safety of all those involved in the International Cargo Bike Festival; visitors, exhibitors, speakers, those involved in the organisation, and everybody who comes into contact with them.

“As this is a serious and rapidly changing situation, we will continue to follow developments carefully. Our decisions on how to proceed will be based on the scientific advice of the national and local health authorities here in the Netherlands.
“We hope that you, your family, friends and colleagues remain healthy and happy over the coming period.”
Trade members are invited to join a new discussion about how we can help each other through this difficult period, now underway on our Cycling Industry Chat Facebook Group.