German bike maker PATRIA is introducing a foldable cargo bike with optional electric assist: The PICKUP. It's the solution to storage and parking problems of cargo bikes. PICKUP's cargo bed takes quite a load of up to 100 kg, but the bike can be transformed to the length of a usual bicycle: The cargo bed is foldable, therefor the stainless steel main tube glides in a wear-resistant polyamide sleeve and can be fastened by a quick release, effectively shortening the wheelbase. Hence PICKUP can be stored in usual bike sheds or at usual bike racks, it also can be ridden with „compressed“ cargo bed. PICKUP is handmade in Germany, components and color are up to the customer's choice.
Patria is a problem-solver for families who don’t want to forego a contemporary way of getting about in the cramped reality of urban living. The folding mechanism is very clever and shrinks the bike to a size that makes it easy to stow away.