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Archive for June, 2009

Defining Utility Cycling

Welcome to Utility The main purpose of this site is to bring clarity to and elaborate upon the concept of utility cycling. To that end, it is important to begin by developing a working definition of the concept. In order to do this, we will use personal experience coupled with Internet research to write […]

Jame’s Progress Report + 10% OFF Combos!

We’re running a great special at All of our Bike Gear Combo discounts are 10% off thru July 7th. This is a great time to get geared up with an Ortlieb, Arkel, Jandd or Vaude package for a big summer adventure. Talking about our sale brings to mind our sponsered rider James Bowethorpe […]

Our Very Own Jeff Hankens, Featured Bike Commuter

We’ve been a bit behind the ball on some of the happenings around the Bike Trailer Blog with how busy we’ve been this spring and summer. So this post is a bit late. But it is still worth mentioning how excited we were that our own operations manager and lead programmer, Jeff Hankens was one […]

A Lightweight Tandem with Trailer for Touring Scenario

The Scenario: We are planning a self-supported tandem adventure in Switzerland. The tandem is a Davidson race tandem, with cross frame but pretty much standard road setup rather than stout tandem weight hardware. The components are all Dura Ace and it has 32 spoke wheels. We are planning on traveling light and taking a trailer […]

A Rear Bicycle Rack & BOB Trailer Scenario

The Scenario: The Kona Sutra 2009 with Topeak Explorer MTX Tubular Rack with Disc Mounts. The Problem: The 2009 model Topeak rack was changed from the 2008 model. The 2009 rear rack connection/eyelets are now just above the quick release where the 2008 model has it the rack eyelets on the frame. Now I cannot […]

Chariot & Croozer Bike Trailers On Sale! is currently running some great specials on Chariot and Croozer Trailers. They are offer 7-10% plus Free Shipping on these great trailers through next Tuesday, June 16th. Chariot Carriers is known for their premium child transport systems. All of their Carriers are made with incredible attention to detail. The Cross Country series, made up […]