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Bike cargo trailers are amazing tools for getting more out of a bicycle -- and keeping you a out of your car. In all their variety, bike cargo trailers are the perfect tools for hauling stuff by bike.

We cover touring, commuting, errands, and generally doing more by bike -- so we don't leave out cargo bikes and conversions.

The topics of bike child trailers and trailer-cycles are covered in our Family Cycling section.

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This blog is about sharing the fun, the utility, and the creativity that bike trailers can inspire. We want photos of how you've used your trailer -- whether it's an off-the-shelf model in a beautiful or interesting setting, or if it's a Franken-trailer customized in a way only you could have conceived.

Photos help to spread ideas, and stimulate discussion. It doesn't matter if you bought from one of our shops or not -- Bike Trailer Shop, Bike Bag Shop and Bike Kid Shop. Your photos and the stories behind them want to be seen and heard.

Monthly Archives: July 2012

John’s “Cycle Truck” and Trailer

John has been busy building his version of the dutch cargo bike along with a “cycletruck” similar to a large flatbed trailer.  John’s other designs – manufactured out of Northern California can be seen at facebook.com/cycletrucks.

Tyler’s Custom Cape Cod Commuter

Green with envy over this green commuter?  I’ll let Tyler explain:

I had my bike custom built by my cousin, Sam Densmore, of Cycles Densmore out of Cape Cod. I chose the color scheme and all of the features to fit me, my aesthetic, and my daily needs of a cycle. Then I was left with the hard task of finding accessories that complemented the utter BEAUTY of the bike he created. I found the Ortlieb [Back Roller Classic] Panniers and immediately knew they were not only a good functional fit for what I needed for my daily commute, but that they would match the spirit and the look of the bike perfectly.

Tyler’s bike is also outfitted with equally “flashy” Planet Bike, blue silicone Knog Beetle, and green SpokeLit lights.  Better be toting a state-of-the-art theft-proof bike lock in that awesome pannier, Tyler!

 

Summer Weehoo Sale! Weehoo Company Profile

Weehoo iGo Trailer-Cycles are now 15% off thru July 31st at Bike Kid Shop!  Want to learn more about Weehoo?  President Stephen Rodgers took some time to answer a few questions for us in order to paint a more well-rounded picture of Weehoo, its leaders, and its values.

 

BSH:  When was your company founded?

SR:  August 2008

 

BSH:  From your “About” page, I gather that your product was inspired by your twins, and wanting to experience the Colorado landscape together. How did your custom product design turn into a company with a global presence?

SR:  The product is contagious. The Weehoo iGo removes the limitations that other trailers impose on parents and children. The Weehoo iGo is liberating. The adventures truly begin again with the iGo.

Green Riders: Southeast Asia Eco-Tour

Green Riders Kenny and Jamie’s “sustainable transport odyssey” from Thailand to Bali summed up:

Six weeks. Two bamboo bikes. A camera. A continent of environmental stories, struggles and successes. Plus, several thousand kilometers of twisted little roads stringing it all together.

These guys are really putting their Ortlieb gear, Kenda tires, and legs to the test.  Support this eco-duo or just check out their route, blog, and video journey at greenriders.asia.  Also learn about sustainable bamboo rigs, recycling, and community-based tourism.

GREEN Riders kick off at Thanyamundra Organic Resort with triathletes from from Thanyapura Sports Complex

Lucky Dan’s Hawaiian Bike Tour

Dan kicked off his summer with a 6-week bike tour on Kauai – cycling from one end of the island to the other.

I had everything I needed on my Ibex trailer (boogie board, fins, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad…etc.) and it performed great over everything and everywhere I went. I got compliments on it all the time, usually “Nice rig!”

What are your summer plans?  If they involve an awesome cycling adventure like Dan’s, BOB trailers are now 10% off.  For a more convenient way to haul your kayak or canoe by bike, check out the Paddleboy Go Cart.  And don’t forget the SPF!

Shopping Panniers: The Gateway to Utility Cycling

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We’ve had a variety of shopping panniers, but now we’ve listed them all together on one Shopping Panniers page.

(Warning: May lead to cravings for long tail bikes.)

Here is part of our selection:


Banjo Brothers Folding Grocery Bag Pannier

Banjo Brothers Folding Grocery Bag PannierGetting things done by bike begins with a grocery solution. This pannier perfectly fits standard paper grocery bags. Built-in shoulder strap.

$39.99

Alex’s Handcrafted Trailer-Cycle – Hang on Kids!

Alex sent in this photo of his DIY solution to child transport in an attempt to make something like the FollowMe Tandem. Sort of like an Adams Trail-A-Bike, sort of like a Burley Trailer-Cycle, and according to Alex: “More or less successful.”  Let’s hope “more” for the kid’s sake!  Also quite the creative use of a car’s headrest as a backrest, if I’m seeing correctly.

Homemade Bike Trailer Delivering Hot Off the Griddle Crepes

A growing mobile food business calls for a full grown mobile kitchen.

The top has a metal surface to prepare food from and is held to the flatbed of the trailer with 8 pins. In just minutes it comes apart for use as a flatbed.

I also have made a tall bike with barbecue grill, a tandem grill bike, side by sides, any number of tall bikes and long bikes, a pedicab and stunt bikes.

The Eugene, Oregon food-bike-trailer entrepreneur is also working on a popcorn and lemonade trailer to debut this winter.  If building a bicycle powered business isn’t your thing, try advertising by bike to attract customers instead!

People love our food cart, our bicycle powered business, and our crepes.