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All hail the bike cargo trailer!

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.

The Latest From Long Tail Bicycles

Xtracycle at Interbike

It appears that 2007 has been a good year for continued development in the realm of bicycle cargo trailers as evidenced by a variety of new products sprinkled around the wide expanse of Interbike.

Xtracycle had a booth at Interbike after being absent in recent years. They had plenty of reason to be there as they were debuting a range of exciting new accessories for their Xtracycle FreeRadical.

Xtracycle KickstandAt the top of the list was their long anticipated kickstand, the Xtracycle KickBack. It took a while but it was worth the wait. The new kickstand appears to give very solid support to the Xtracycle. This will be great for loading and unloading as well as using the Xtracycle as a seat, table, handing out pamphlets, blending or anything else that a mobile platform is useful for. The kickstand folds back and is held up and out of the way with a built-in ratching system.

Xtra Carry Freedom

This Week at Wandertec:

1. Listed Carry Freedom Trailers at the BikeTrailerShop.com.
2. Listed Croozer Trailers at the BikeTrailerShop.com.
3. Stayed busy all week long.

As things start to really pick up with the business, I no longer have the relative luxury to work on the parts of the business that are truly intriguing to me. In starting a business, a large part of my motivation was in doing the tasks that seemed the most interesting. I would switch from task to task based on what caught my interest on any given day. Now that the business is in full swing, the daily demands of operations and growth no longer really allow this. My extra developmental time is now a much more rare commodity. Having grown the business to this point where the demand is at this level, it is now time to look for help to handle the operations of the business freeing myself up again in the area of development…

Living with Xtracycle

Living With XtracyclePhoto by faster panda kill kill

The Xtracycle is something that you have to spend some time with. When you first start riding around town with it on your bike, it can sometimes seem like the thing is a bit of a nuisance, that it is in the way of your fast-paced-cool-biker-life. It seems as if you are always riding around with the extra weight of the Xtracycle on your bike but you never have anything to put in it.

The Emergence of Long Haul Bikes

Surly Big DummyThe evolution of methods for carrying cargo on bicycles has been quite active in recent years. With a greater interest and need for carrying stuff on our bikes for touring, commuting or errands, there has been a revolution in new products that help accomplish this.