Yuba exists to limit environmental degradation by making distinct, active, boundary-pushing, mobility solutions. We strive to help change the way people commute while carrying gear, humans, pets and more – all while creating a cleaner, more equitable and inspiring new world. We want to engage our community in these endeavors even more by sharing some of our daily efforts, our tips and tricks, and our life-long values. Discover all of this and more with YUBA SMART – a space to share and connect through projects based around sustainable development, and of course, cargo bikes!
Our in-house design and development team works daily on new solutions that will limit the use of plastics in our choice of packaging materials for our bikes and accessories. A good example of this would be our Soft Spot wrapping: a simple recycled piece of paper. As for our bikes, we use honeycomb cardboard – incredibly resistant, less polluting, and uses less unnecessary packaging – ventilated and sustainably conscious!
Yuba prioritizes railway and seaway transportation over air transportation in an effort to reduce our CO2 emissions throughout the chain of production. Our bikes take a long train or boat ride before they arrive at your door! Additionally, we make a huge effort to fabricate our prototypes in France or in Europe to cut down on unnecessary back and forth shipping. Our containers are full to the brim before they leave!
Working with brands like Bosch and Shimano, we lend a hand in efforts to recycle lithium batteries! There are multiple different options to dispose your e-bike battery. Visit the site of Call2Recycle to learn more. We are participating in developing solutions for the future that limit the ecological impact of these technologies and empower recycling within our communities.
In order to develop products that are in-line with the needs of our customers and up to speed with current trends, we are forced to find compromises between sustainability and durability. Our design team is always on the lookout for alternative materials, especially with our Add-Ons. In 2021, we experimented with Sideboards made from recycled plastic in partnership with Fab Lab located in the Drôme, France.
We are committed to 1% for the planet, participating in a global movement for the environment. To really make an impact, we can’t just participate monetarily, we want to make bike donations as well. Finding organizations for whom our bikes could make a big impact is important to us, and with whom we could work hand in hand to meet needs here in France or the US.
Whether it’s Yuba USA or Yuba Europe, both our offices are 100% powered by renewable energy! Being able to choose an energy provider who was aligned with our values was very important to us – we don’t consume energy provided by fuel, only renewable energy.
We work everyday with our customers, our retailers and our partners to make Yuba a community project – a space to exchange ideas and have fun. Through events, rider profiles and partnerships, you will discover what our Yuba family is capable of – so come join the movement !
Cargo bikes are well known to be family favorites, but they are also ideal for business-related mobility. From our longtail, compact or front loader solutions, possibilities are endless thanks to our large loading capacities. To make it easier for businesses to adopt a biking lifestyle, we are currently working on business solutions that will accommodate the necessary functionalities of different industries. As of today, there are a number of businesses that have adapted the Yuba lifestyle: bakeries, carpenters, organic markets – even soap makers! If we continue this trend, many professional trips could be converted into bike rides.
The first and most important Yuba ambassadors are YOU! Our communities are strong webs of information. Each day that you ride with a Yuba, you come across the curious, the skeptics and the riders of tomorrow! This small daily interaction has an incredible impact on the future of our kids. Proudly riding a Yuba cargo bike means not only changing your lifestyle, but shows that it is possible to ditch the car for fun and safe daily journeys. Come join the adventure, and catch the new Yuba movement!
Safety First ! That’s the first order of business here at Yuba. We aim to protect your cargo, no matter what you’re hauling, so you can ride with peace of mind, night and day. Thanks to our wide range of Add-on accessories, you can equip your bike to fit your needs and your daily routine – school in the morning, groceries in the afternoon, and date night in the evening. In addition, our bikes are equipped with high-quality parts and components from top brands in their niche: hydraulic disc brakes, LED lights, drivetrain, motor and battery components from Shimano, Bosch, … enough to ensure comfortable and easy family outings in any weather!
Our staff is our most passionate ambassador. United under a common vision and purpose, we work each day developing Yuba products with copious amounts of creativity. Between the US and France, 50-75% of Yuba employees get around by bike for fun, for work and for sport. In addition to being a company that sells amazing cargo bikes, Yuba is a family of people with one common objective: to transform how we move in our daily lives.
Explore our partnerships with like-minded people and organizations.
Providing families in need with access to food, the Community Cycling Center in Portland, OR has had an incredible impact on their community. Using bikes to deliver food from their pantry to the various neighborhoods has been quite the success! With the addition of three Yuba front loaders to the fleet, the CCC is now able to haul more by bike and go further for their community – reaching even more people across town.
We are proud to support the Portland Community Cycling Center and their mission to reduce hunger in their local community by facilitating the delivery of goods to those in need.
Whether it’s hauling bee hives to a new habitat or setting up a honey booth the local farmer’s market in New Braunsfeld, TX, Charlie Agar uses a Yuba front-loader for his daily work as a beekeeper. Charlie not only saves the world’s most important pollinators, but he replaces a car with a bike to live more sustainably – Charlie is all in for a better future. Our cargo bikes offer a sustainable alternative to gas-powered vehicles and will help you on your ride towards a sustainable future.
The Riverside Park Conservancy cares for six miles of parkland along the Hudson River in New York City. With a unique layout and many narrow paths, a fleet of electric Yuba cargo bikes helps the team make park improvements much more efficiently and effectively compared to any other gas-powered vehicle. Whether it’s hauling gear, plants, or people, the opportunities to utilize the front-loading cargo bikes are limitless. We’re excited to be part of a sustainable solution for the Conservancy.