The Preschool - Open Box

This is an Open Box bike. It may have been tested by a reviewer, used for a demo, or returned within the 14-day trial period. The odometer may show up to 50 miles of prior use. May show cosmetic wear or blemishes that do not affect functionality. We are typically not able to provide pictures or detailed descriptions. If you want that "brand new bike" look, this option is not a good fit!

Shipping time may be longer, up to 4-6 weeks, due to pickup from a demo or return location. 

$4,300.00 Regular price $4,785.00

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Woman with 4 children riding an electric cargo bike

Room for the Whole Family (or Class!)

The roomiest of our cargo bikes, the long benches extend over each wheel, giving lots of internal space. A one-of-a-kind way for families with 4-6 kids to get around town!  

 

For outdoor preschools and daycares, a fleet of 2 or 3 Preschool cargo bikes will transport the whole class. Kids will have a blast riding with their friends, and learning about alternative transportation and living an active lifestyle... while going on field trips!

4 children with mother in front load cargo bike
Family rides a cargo bike over a bridge

Unbelievable Stopping Power

With an electric cargo bike, it's crucial to have brakes that can handle a heavy bike traveling at fast speeds. This year, we took things up a notch and added ultra-powerful front and rear hydraulic disc brakes. A small squeeze on the levers will bring you to a stop almost instantly. and you can rest assured that your precious cargo will be super secure.

 

One unique challenge with cargo bikes, is that the front two brakes must be perfectly balanced at all times in order to be safe to ride. With mechanical brakes, this means you'd have to find the time for frequent service and inconvenient tune-ups. Hydraulic brakes overcome this, by requiring much less on-going maintenance. So you can spend less time in the shop, and more time out riding with the fam!

Your Cargo Bike Can GO

Our new state-of-the-art 48v 13.6Ah battery features genuine Samsung 35E cells, the best and most reliable cells available in the e-bike market today. Get up to 35 miles per charge and enjoy years of use on your bike.

 

Our high-power 500w motor delivers 45 Nm of torque and allows you to conquer hills and grocery runs like a boss. You'll feel like your legs just got an upgrade!

Samsung electric bike battery and DAPU 500w hub motor

Technical Specifications

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Electronics

500w Electric cargo bike motor

500W Hub Motor

The 500W DAPU M155 is our tried and true geared hub motor. With 45 Nm of torque, the motor makes riding a bike full of kids easy and FUN, even in hilly areas.

 

Samsung e-cargo bike battery in rack

48v 13.6Ah Samsung Battery

Our batteries use only genuine Samsung 35E cells, which lead the e-bike industry in charge capacity and reliability. Has a range of 25-35 miles and takes 4-6 hours to charge from empty. Extremely high quality construction, using internal spray foam to keep battery cells waterproof and immovable, and featuring internal heat sensor cut offs, for years of durable and safe battery use.

 

e-bike throttle on Preschool cargo bike handlebars

Side-pull Comfort Thumb Throttle

Allows for full manual control of the motor, and can be used with, or independently of, pedal assist. The side-pull motion of the throttle fits the natural inward motion of your thumb, for maximum comfort and ease of use.

 

Spanninga Axendo 60 electric cargo bike headlight

Spanninga Axendo 60 Headlight

Dutch company Spanninga has been innovating high-performance bicycle lights for nearly 100 years. The 60 lux output from 2 high-power REBEL© LEDs has amazing visibility from both front and lateral sides, lighting your way, and keeping you seen.

 

Spanninga Lineo tail light on rear of cargo bike

Built-In Spanninga Lineo Tail Light

2 bright and distinctive LED "Light Lines" provide extremely high performance, with rear and side visibility up to nearly 2000 feet. The light is built into the battery pack, and can be turned on from the handlebars, just like the headlight.

 

electric cargo trike display unit on handlebars

Control Panel with USB Charger

Charge your phone while blasting Disney hits from your bluetooth speaker, using the built-in USB charger. Also features an odometer, speedometer, pedal assist level, and battery life indicator.

 

Electric torque sensor for cargo bike

Torque Sensor Pedal Assist

Unlike magnet sensors, which can feel unnatural and can react slowly to changes in riding conditions, our torque sensor intuitively senses your pressure changes on the pedals, and adjusts the motor output exactly to your needs in real time!

 

48v charger for electric family bike

UL Certified Smart Charger

Our Smart Charger automatically stops charging when your battery is full (and lets you know with the red/green LED indicator), protecting the life of your battery. The UL certification means it meets the strictest guidelines for electrical and fire safety, as well as longevity, resistance, and durability.

 

Waterproof connectors for cargo bike electric system

Waterproof Quick-Connectors

In the rare event that one of our high-quality electrical components fail, part replacement is a cinch, with waterproof quick-connectors right underneath the handlebars. No need to run wires through the frame or call a mechanic for most repairs!

 

The Cargo Box

Interior of The Preschool cargo bike bucket

Long Benches with 6 Seats

Plenty of seating space and leg room to hold up to 6 children. 6 over-the-shoulder seat belts are included.

 

Closeup of wood panels on The Preschool

Durable Marine-Grade Plywood

Designed for prolonged exposure in humid, wet, and coastal conditions, our coated marine plywood is assembled with waterproof glue and is resistant to delamination. With proper care, you'll enjoy years of outdoor use.

 

3 point seat belts on The Preschool

No-Slip Shoulder Clips

One of our biggest frustrations with other cargo bike seat belts, is how they tend to slip off the shoulders while riding, especially on taller children. Our adjustable no-slip clips, go behind the shoulders, and prevent any slippage, keeping your children secure for the whole ride!

 

Rubber edge liner on The Preschool cargo box

Protective Rubber Liner

After years of selling cargo bikes, we've learned that 90% of cargo box wear-and-tear occurs along the top edge. In our case, from hanging kids' bikes over the top! The protective rubber liner will prevent all top-edge damage, and prevent rain and moisture from penetrating the wood, giving you years of use, while providing a nice aesthetic trim.

 

Open child door on front of The Preschool daycare bike

Swing Open Front Door

Save your back.... no need to lift all of your children into the bike by hand. The front door is the easy and fun way for kids to let themselves in. The heavy-duty dual latches on front keep it secure so that there's no chance of it coming open while riding.

 

Key Components

Schwalbe big apple tire on The Preschool

Schwalbe Big Apple Tires

These tires are a DREAM. Schwalbe's "Balloonbike" air-suspension technology makes a huge difference for the riding comfort of both rider and children.

 

Bumps and vibrations in the road are absorbed for a smooth, comfortable ride. While at the same time, the double-nylon Raceguard layer provides incredible durability and flat-tire protection... because no parent should have to change a flat on the side of the road while juggling toddlers!

 

Tektro brake lever on The Preschool handlebars

Front and Rear Hydraulic Brakes

Your precious cargo will be super-safe thanks to the unbelievable stopping power provided by the hydraulic brakes on both front and rear wheels. Each brake lever is equipped with a parking brake switch, so that the bike stays still while you load up the kids.

 

Shimano 8-speed shifter on The Preschool cargo-ebike

8-Speed Shimano Gears

Combined with the motor, the 8-speed Shimano Acera shifter and gears will allow you to easily get started from a stop, as well as conquer any hill in your path.

 

Anti-Tip Smart Frame Technology

A cargo bike with 3 wheels handles differently than a regular bicycle. Turns have to be taken slower, especially when turning onto an incline. Our anti-tip smart frame technology helps counteract these forces by automatically leaning your weight into the direction of the turn, so that all wheels stay firmly planted.

 

Side profile of drivetrain on The Preschool

Extended Handlebars for Upright Seating

Designed to provide comfortable upright posture, like riding a beach cruiser. The handlebars extend back to be within easy reach of riders of all sizes.

 

Gas-spring steering damper under cargo bike

Steering Damper

The gas-spring steering damper underneath the cargo box is beefier than our last model and minimizes side-to-side steering wobble. And at higher speeds, the bike tracks straighter as is safer to ride than a damper-less trike.

 

Rear view of The Preschool bakfiets bike

Improved Turning Radius

We adjusted the location of the steering bumpers to improve the turning radius of the bike over previous models. Turning the hassle of 3-point turns into easy 180s!

 

Selle Royal Freeway City saddle

Easy-Adjust Selle Royal Saddle

The comfortable, Italian-designed Freeway City saddle is made by Selle Royal, the world's leading brand of bicycle saddles. Made for sitting upright, the Slow Fit Foam technology is a slow-moving memory foam that adapts to the body and guarantees uniform weight distribution.

 

Frame and cables for The Preschool

Strong Square Frame with ED Coating

Frame design features durable square tubing, and is ED coated for long-lasting rust protection. The outside is CNC painted, not powder coated, for a beautiful, even finish.

 

Rear rack with samsung e-bike battery

Versatile Rear Rack

Load up your saddle bags or strap down the boogie board and cooler. Our rear rack will support up to 66 pounds of gear. Or add the Yepp child seat to bring along an extra kid!

 

Fender and wheel of The Preschool

Wide, Full Coverage Fenders

A must for any cargo bike, the full coverage front and rear fenders prevent water and mud from spraying up on you or the kids.

 

Full Spec List

Battery

48v 13.6Ah Li-ion - 653 Wh, Samsung 35E Cells

 

Battery Charger

UL Certified, 48v 2A Smart Charger

 

 

Brakes - Front

Twin Bengal Hydraulic Disc Brakes

 

 

Brakes - Rear

Bengal Hydraulic Disc Brakes

 

 

Brake Rotors

Bengal 160mm front and rear

 

 

Cargo Box

Marine Plywood with 2 benches and front door

Cassette

Shimano CS-HG41 - 8-speed, 11-34T

 

Chain

KMC Z7

 

Crankset

38T, 170mm DAPU crankset with torque sensor

 

Derailleur

8-Speed Shimano Acera

Fenders

Included, black steel front and rear, full coverage

 

Frame

Steel - Black CNC painted, ED rust-proof internal coating

 

Freewheel

Shimano 8-speed

 

Grips

Comfort EVA foam grips

 

Handlebars

Alloy, Height adjustable by 8.5"

 

Lights

Front - Spanninga Axendo 60 - 60 Lux dual LED light

Rear - Spanninga Lineo - integrated in battery case

 

Motor

500W brushless, DAPU M155 Geared Hub Motor, 45 Nm of torque

 

Pedals

Wellgo K79 with reflectors

 

Rims

Samson, double wall, alloy, (36H front | 36H rear)

 

Saddle

Selle Royal - Freeway City

 

Seat Belts

Six 3-point seat belts included

 

Seatpost

Promax, 28.6mm x 350mm

 

Seatpost Clamp

Promax 319Q, quick release

 

Shifter

Shimano Acera SL-M310 - 8-speed

 

Spokes

12-gauge stainless steel

 

Steering Damper

Single gas-spring damper

Rear Rack

Included, 66-pound load limit, integrated battery rack

 

Tires

Schwalbe Big Apple HS 430, Performance Line, Level 4 Raceguard with Balloonbike air suspension.

Front - 20" x 2.15" | Rear - 24" x 2.00"

 

Throttle

Wuxing 108XL side-pull thumb throttle

 

Measurements & Weights

Recommended Rider Heights

5'2" - 6'5"

 

Seat Height

29.5" - 39.5" (measured from bottom of pedal stroke)

 

Handlebar Height

45.5" - 51.5"

 

Total Length

83"

 

Width at Widest Point

36.5"

 

Handlebar Width

34"

 

 

Usable Length of Rear Rack

14"

 

Rear Rack Capacity

55 lbs.

 

Total Loading Capacity of Bike

350 lbs.

 

Max Loading Capacity of Cargo Area

 

220 lbs.

 

Bike Weight

160 lbs.

 

Seatpost Diameter

28.6 mm

 

 

Wood Thickness

0.5"

Cargo Box Internal Width

33.25"

Cargo Box Length

36"

 

Cargo Box Height

23.75"

 

Height of Benches from Floor

11"

Depth of Benches

8"

Height from Ground to Bottom of Door

17"

Width of Door

15"

 

Handlebar Dashboard

Top down view of The Preschool with labeled features

What Bunch Owners are Saying

"The bike is more than I could have ever imagined"

- Beverly S.

"Best decision we have ever made as a family"

- James N.

"We love that it can fit 6 children!"

- Sarah B.

Cargo Bike Accessories

Customize your Preschool to fit your family's needs!

Toddler Seat

Cargo bike seat for children 7-18 months old

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Infant Seat

Infant cargo bike seat for children 3-9 months

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Outdoor Cover

Rain, Sun, and dust protection for your cargo bike

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Spare Battery

Extend your range with a swappable spare battery.

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Customer Reviews

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Gina Simpson
Great Community Builder

We have enjoyed our custom Bunch Preschool so much! It has made a great impact on the community and allowed us to have even more participants on our group rides. Looking forward to sharing it with more families in the future.

Thanks so much Gina!

I'm happy to see your Bunch Bike being used as a rolling billboard for bike advocacy in Cleveland and that it is getting others able to participate in your rides!

-Aaron @ Bunch

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Cassandra Kelso
Best idea ever!

I am smiling the whole time I’m riding this thing. Every time!! I love it!!!

I am smiling at whatever is happening in this picture!

Glad you guys are loving the rides :)

-Aaron @ Bunch

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NEIL CALDIERO
An absolute blast

We’re approaching 400 miles in just 4 weeks. We’ve hardly used the cars and take the bike everywhere. The PreSchool has been awesome as we pick up kids from the neighborhood for camp. Worth every penny and happy to be helping promote Bunch here in Western New York!

Hey Neil,

That's what I'm talking about, way to go! You guys are power users and I'm glad to see you're getting money's worth!

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Lena Young
Bunch Bikes Review

As a busy mama on nine, we absolutely love this bike! It’s so easy to use and operate. It makes family outings for a walk or to the park much easier. I love that I can get a full workout or rely fully on the electric part of it. We are obsessed!

Hey Lena,

Look at that fully loaded Pre-k, you're awesome! Glad it's easy to handle and that it's made your daily life with kids easier.

- Aaron @ Bunch

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Heather
The Best Investment Ever

Not only do I love this bike but the kids absolutely love it as well. We have so much fun 😃

Thanks for the pics, you've got a full load of fun!

Glad the kids are having a blast!

- Aaron @ Bunch

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A Shirk
This thing is AWESOME!

For the price, my expectations were pretty high for the school bus, and my expectations have been exceeded so far. After three longer rides of a few miles (in below freezing temperatures), the bike has performed incredibly well. The electric assist is plenty powerful, the seatbelts/harnesses fit my 9 year old, 7 year old, and 4 year old daughters well. We now ride the bike to school whenever the Illinois weather allows, and they love it. We now have time to just ride and talk and I am hopeful that this investment in our transportation will provide plenty of opportunities to connect and stories to share for their lifetimes and mine. Thank you for building such a great product for our family!

Your kids will never forget the memories! Glad you guys are loving the bike! - Aaron @ Bunch

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AJ
I love it!

I love this bike, and so do all the kids! It's so much fun, and easy to get around. I had a very minor problem with the door when the bike arrived, but the people at Bunch were awesome, providing an easy solution really quickly. The bolts holding the hinge just needed a minor adjustment, it only took a minute to fix.

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Tasha K
Love our bunch bike!

We have four children under the age of 9 and this has been a game changer. The bike shipped quickly and was easy to complete the final installation- we purchased it assembled. I’m so excited that we purchased this bike :)

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Lindsay Darrah
This bike puts the joy in Joyful Tots!

Being an urban nature-based childcare can be a challenge. Packing up all of our gear to walk 45 minutes with the strollers became such a chore even when heading to the places we love to explore. Now we load up the kids and our gear only to be deep in the woods or at our sit spot by the river in minutes. It’s rides beautiful and I don’t ever feel unsteady even with it loaded up with 6 kids. The electric assist means I can still walk and run with the kids after our two mile ride. It is beyond amazing! ❤️ Customer service was also so helpful and very respectful.

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Giselle VanDrew
Love it!

This bike is a life changer for any parents who love biking but find that it's no easy task now that they are loaded down with a hefty number of tiny people. If you love biking long distances and your children outnumber the seatbelts in a bike trailer, this is the bike for you!