Jeff is a French messenger from Paris, and he wanted to come and build his own Omnium in the shop in Copenhagen. So he did! And then he raced in the Danish Cargo Champs and came 4th. Not bad at all! And now, being a strong rider, he’s going to ride his new Omnium back to Paris with ANOTHER Omnium boxed-up on the cargo rack. In just 4 days.
Follow his journey on the new Omnium France Facebook page – click here
It’s race time in Copenhagen this Saturday 24th August! An open competition for all who ride a cargo. Many fun races, prizes and also fun for spectators too. Bring your friends, your Omnium/Bullitt/Christiania/Oldtimer etc and join in.
August 24th, 2013
Registration on the day from 11:30 – 50DKK to race, free to watch.
Events from 13:00 – 17:00
Ny Carlsberg Vej
Individual Svajerløb ca. 13.00-15.00 (OBS: Sign in between 11.30-12.30)
We’ll race for the Danish Championship title in Two Wheeled and Three Wheeled, as well as Oldtimers (vintage cargo bikes) – all races featuring a Men’s and Woman’s category.
Relay Svajerløb ca. 15.30-17.00 (OBS: Sign in before 14.30)
The Team Relay (4 persons) – mixed bikes and mixed Men/Woman.
There will be rolling action on the course between 13:00-17:00 on race day. Everyone is welcome to participate. The race is not just for sporty types. All nations welcome!
BACKGROUND & ORGANIZATION:
A number of companies and volunteers are behind the organisation of the Svajerløb. It is a not-for-profit event and for all involved it is really a ‘con amore’ affair, fuelled by their passion for Copenhagen’s bicycle culture and cargo bikes. The idea to revive the historical Svajerløb started in 2009 when Erik Heinze (Firmacyklen.dk) and Hans Bullitt Fogh (Larry vs Harry) held the first modern version of the classic race. Together with Mikael Colville-Andersen (Copenhagenize.com) and Søren Houen Schmidt (Rekommanderet), they form the nucleus of the team behind the Svajerløb.
Svajerløb 2013 is also supported by Carlsberg City, The City of Copenhagen, Tombola CPH, the Danish cargobike team ‘Team Bullitt Hangover Copenhagen’, Bicycle Innovation Lab and an army of passionate volunteers.
We hope to see as many participants and spectactors as possible to create a memorable day.
The Danish weekend newspaper Weekend Avisen had an article this weekend on the Cargo Messenger World Championships and the rise of both Bullitt bikes and Omnium Bikes. The article is available for a limited time on this link: click here
It’s in Danish of course, but here’s a short quote translated into English:
“…Before Omnium came along, Bullitt dominated in all competitions for cargo bikes, often with 48-year-old company owner Hans Fogh himself in the saddle. At last year’s world championship for bicycle messengers, he rode his Ferrari Red bike with 20 gears into 1st place. Second and third place also went to riders on Bullitt bikes… It quickly became clear that the first real showdown between Bullitt and Omnium would take place in the Swiss town of Lausanne on Lake Geneva. This weekend town hosted the Cycle Messengers World Championship (CMWC), an annual event where bike messengers from around the world come together to compete in various disciplines, including a competition for cargo bikes that tests the bicycles speed, strength and maneuverability…”
We are pleased to announce a new UK dealer for Omnium bikes – Matt Tapsell. Matt is still looking for premises in London for his shop but is already able to take orders for all Omnium Bikes by email or telephone. More news soon.
+44 7939 588133
A big victory for the Omnium Cargo as it is ridden to a 1,2 finish by Angus ‘Beaver’ Edmond and Jimmi ‘Jumbo’ Bargisen in the men’s race, with Tanja Kjaer coming second in the women’s race too.
CMWC was an incredible experience for Team Omnium and for all the other 500+ messengers from all over the world who came to participate in the excitement. A huge thank you to all who were involved at CMWC and who made it a super well organised and fun event for all.
Here’s some pictures from Emma Bonde, a video of the main cargo race by CMWC, and FOLLOW this link for a feast of Vine clips: http://www.24heures.ch/vaud-regions/lausanne-region/coursiers-velo-envahissent-lausanne/story/20389771
We are proud to announce that Omnium Cargo will be fielding a full team of strong riders at the Cargo Messenger World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland from 30th July to 4th August. Our team will include Jimmi ‘Jumbo’ Bargisen, Angus ‘Beaver’ Edmond and Tanja Kjær. All have previously ridden successfully in the Worlds on multiple occasions. The bring with them Toto Crubezy, and others too numerous to mention plus some extra-light tricked-out Omniums for race day.
For more info and the race program click here: http://cmwc2013.com/accueil/?lang=en
The designer of the Omnium Cargo, Jimmi Bargisen, took part in the 24 hour race at Strib, Middlefart in Denmark this weekend. The race is a qualifier for the RAM ‘Race Across America’. He just did it for ‘fun’. He managed to complete 664.2km in the 24 hours. And he did it on an Omnium Cargo specially prepared for the race with drop handlebars, carbon wheels and SRAM Red equipment that weighed 15.1kilos overall. Photos to follow! Our man is currently recovering from his ordeal!
Here he is asleep in the van on the way home. Legs up, without a care in the world.
Today we received the first full prototype of the new MiniMax frame. It’s got the same wheels and cargo rack of the Cargo but with a shorter wheelbase. Also about 1 kilo lighter too. And all in glossy ‘Italian Stallion Red’. We’ll give it to our friendly bike cargo messengers at ByExpressen to see if it can stand the constant abuse of the working environment.
Omnium Bikes designer and CEO Jimmi ‘Jumbo’ Bargisen won the Copenhagen Messenger Alleycat yesterday – he rode an Omnium Cargo, the same one he rides every day when he rides for the ByExpressen Cargo Messenger Service. And he won. Against the finest of Copenhagen’s bike messengers on normal race bikes and fixed gears. Hopefully that gives you some idea what a swift steed the Omnium Cargo is.