Bike Trailer Blog:

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.

Tom’s Bike Shuttle by Bike Trailer Solution

As a life-long cyclist, I have found many times that I’ve wanted or needed to carry one bike with another.  The main reason I’ve needed to transport another bike is because I need to get the out of commission bike down to the bike shop.  But there are all sorts of other logistical reasons where bike hauling capabilities come in handy.  Shuttling kids bikes, picking someone up at the airport, working at a bike shop and picking up bikes up for repair and the list goes on.

Bike trailers are a great way to transport bikes.  We’ve messed around with a variety of techniques for mounting the bike to the trailer including, using a fork block and letting the rear wheel pull on the ground, mounting a roof rack tray to the bike trailer (as shown below) or simply loading the whole bike into the trailer if the trailer is big enough.

Tom sent in a great example of a trailer adapted to this purpose:

After finding myself shuttling my kids’ bikes to and from school because of varying schedules, I decided to use an old Schwinn trailer frame, a Burley hitch and a couple of roof rack components from my car to build this bicycle-carrying trailer.

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