About

Changing the world one ride at a time with a cargo bicycle that does it all.

Photo by Richard Masoner of www.cyclelicio.us
Photo by Richard Masoner of www.cyclelicio.us

Help us scale up production and get a bicycle that will change the way you experience your community.

The value of riding a cargo bike is measured in smiles, waves, fresh air, physical activity, and the joy that comes from travelling at a speed that allows you to take it all in and be part of the world around you.

When you add in the cost savings of not buying gas, and potentially selling your car with all its insurance costs and maintenance hassles, the value can be measured in real money too.

No spandex? No problem. With electric assist you can easily carry loads and ride up hills. The Box Bike is for everyday riding by everyday people.

The Design

Photo by Mike Norris of DIYBIKING.COM
Photo by Mike Norris of DIYBIKING.COM

Electric Assist Makes it Easy

The Box Bike comes standard with electric assist to effortlessly boost your speed to 17mph.  The assist has a range of 10 to 15 miles. Extra batteries and chargers are available. We can remove the electric assist if you don't want it (are you sure?). We call the unassisted Box Bike the Messenger Special.

The Standard Box Bike  

The frame is handmade and assembled in California. The Box Bike is designed to fit a wide range of riders - anyone from 5’0” to 6’7” in height (152cm to 201cm).  

No skimping on quality here – Shimano components, Tektro hydraulic brakes, FSA headsets and Schwalbe tires.

The bike frame is powder coated blue with yellow plastic flooring. Optional matching yellow canvas sides and kid seat are also available

The Deluxe Box Bike

Need something even nicer than The Standard Box Bike? You need the Deluxe!

The same frame as The Standard Box Bike but with a low maintenance, super clean belt drive. The Deluxe features an internally geared hub for smooth, stepless shifting that also allows you to shift gears any time even if the bike is not moving.

The Deluxe has a higher capacity battery and features integrated lights and a horn wired directly to the electric assist battery– this bike is ready for riding day or night.

Even better, you get to choose your color. Wow!

All the Accessories for Your Lifestyle

Join Us - We Need Your Help  

By helping us meet our funding goal you will enable us to:

  • Put the Box Bike into production
  • Help people get out of their cars and travel more with a smile
  • Expand and upgrade our manufacturing facility
  • Create improved tooling and fixturing
  • Buy components in quantity at a lower price point
  • Take advantage of advanced laser cutting of metal components

Help us reach our goal!

Choose your reward

Our goal is to make you happy so we are offering some great rewards. We are also paying the sales tax on all rewards. Don't be surprised if you get a few extra stickers or a t-shirt with your reward. We really like giving stuff away.

Time Line

Get a bike in time to enjoy spring and summer biking  

  • February 20th 2016 - Kickstarter campaign ends
  • March 2016 - ship stickers, caps, and t-shirts
  • Late April 2016 - ship Deluxe Box Bikes
  • May - June 2016 - ship first 20 Standard Box Bikes
  • June - July 2016 - ship remaining Standard Box Bikes

Team

  • Alex Yasbek - Founder, dad, mechanical engineer
  • Josh Muir - (Frances Cycles http://www.francescycles.com/) Design Consultant. Handmade bicycle guru.
  • Phil Boutelle - Mechanical Engineer. Product Tester
  • Amelia Conlen - Strategy and Vision
  • Kelli Horner - Finance and Support
  • Ryland Wolff Baker - Bicycle Industry Insider
  • Lisa Noble - Bookkeeping and Business
  • Breann Beal - (Suffer For Art Design and Graphics) Graphic Design.

Technical Specs 

What is better than cookies? Supporting the Box Bike Collective.
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Misc.

We have a media kit, please contact us.

Our Video uses music and images from the following:

www.bensound.com

www.freepik.com

Risks and challenges

We are limiting the number of bicycles available through the Kickstarter campaign to ensure that we will be able to provide bicycles to our backers in a timely manner.

We have already developed relationships with component suppliers to ensure that as we scale up production our supply chains are in place and established.

We have taken the time to go through different iterations of the design and manufacturing process and we are confident we can scale up efficiently.

We have a good team that is well qualified. We will rise to the challenges we face and manage our risks as best we can.

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Support

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    STICKERS

    Get two Box Bike Collective vinyl stickers mailed to you as our way of saying Thank You!

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    T-SHIRT

    Get your own Box Bike Collective T-shirt. This is an American Apparel shirt made in the USA. The Box Bike logo is on the front. The shirt is black and perfect for any and every occasion. Combed cotton - very nice!

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    CYCLING CAP

    Get a Box Bike Collective Cycling Cap - This custom silk screened cap is made by Pace in the USA. Designed by Breann Beal of Suffer for Art. Possibly the greatest cycling cap ever made.

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    DONATE

    Help buy a Box Bike for a deserving Veteran in Santa Cruz County. The Box Bike Collective is partnering with the Veterans Service Center at Cabrillo College to assist a veteran who needs a cargo bicycle.

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    DONATE

    Help buy a Box Bike for Bike Santa Cruz County, a nonprofit advocacy group in Santa Cruz. The Box Bike will be available to community members who would like to use it for a few hours at a time.

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    T-SHIRT AND CYCLING CAP

    Get more for your pledge with this combo option. One Box Bike T-shirt and a Box Bike Cycling Cap. Wear them at the same time for maximum effect.

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    MESSENGER SPECIAL BOX BIKE - DEPOSIT

    This is the deposit on your very own Messenger Box Bike (identical to the Standard but with no e-assist). Balance of $2,300 due prior to delivery.

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    STANDARD BOX BIKE - DEPOSIT

    This is the deposit on your very own Standard Box Bike. Balance of $3,100 due prior to delivery. This is a savings of $300 compared to the expected retail rice of $4,200.

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    DELUXE BOX BIKE - DEPOSIT

    This is the deposit on your very own Deluxe Box Bike. Balance of $4,600 due prior to delivery.

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    MESSENGER SPECIAL

    Get the Messenger Special. This is a Box Bike without electric assist and is intended for messengers or bicycle delivery services. If you are considering winning the Cycle Messenger World Championship then this is the bike for you.

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    STANDARD BOX BIKE

    Your very own Standard Box Bike. Includes extras valued at over $200 - one set of board racks, kids seat, and canvas sides. This kickstarter pledge on the Standard Box Bike has a savings of $300 compared to the expected retail price of $4,200.

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    DELUXE BOX BIKE

    Your very own deluxe Box Bike. Premium components. Internally Geared Hub, Belt Drive, Custom Color, Integrated lights and horn. Includes rain fly, board racks, kids seat, and canvas sides. This kickstarter pledge on the Deluxe Box Bike has a savings of $400 compared to the expected retail price of $6,200.

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Funding period

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