Cargo Bike Apprenticeship Program

The Center for Appropriate Transport (CAT) in Eugene, Oregon, recently announced that it is officially accepting applications for its new apprenticeship program. The program will teach the fundamentals of bicycle frame building, with a particular emphasis on the construction of cargo bicycles, tricycles, and trailers. CAT will also provide participants with hands-on instruction for starting and operating a successful cargo bicycle delivery service. Participants in this five-month apprenticeship will take home the skills they’ll need to start their own manufacturing business and delivery service.

The Center for Appropriate Transport (CAT) is a non-profit organization committed to community involvement in manufacturing, using, and advocating sustainable modes of transportation. The first organization of its kind, the Center was founded in Eugene, Oregon in the fall of 1992.

“We are an organization committed to community involvement in manufacturing, using, and advocating for sustainable modes of transportation—and local business,” said Jan VanderTuin, director at the Center for Appropriate Transport. “What we have done in our community, we are certain graduates from this program can do in theirs. Our intent is to create a Human Powered Network.”

For more information contact Karl Benedek at (541) 686-9885 or

Center for Appropriate Transport

3 Responses to “Cargo Bike Apprenticeship Program”

  • JQFrederick says:

    The angle of the photograph certainly looks like that in about 30 seconds her hair is going to burst into flames. What am I seeing coming from the top of the tubing? Or is that just a trick of the light?
    Sounds like an excellent program, by the way.

  • Apprenticeships UK says:

    Great opportunity…if only we had the same range of apprenticeships in the UK!

  • Cullen says:

    I’m curious what the students of this apprenticeship program are doing now?

    Do you have any information about this, EcoVelo?

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