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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.

Xtracycle To The Rescue

On a typical day, my Xtracycle provides assistance in relatively obvious ways: bringing home loads of groceries, hauling extra clothing, books, and food into school for a long study session, or even delivering beer to a friend in return for a favor. Indeed, living with the Xtracycle may be a bit challenging at first, but with time, the Xtracycle may have the opportunity to help you solve unforeseen dilemmas, just as it did for me.

Dilemma #1

Last summer, I purchased a new cyclocross frame in anticipation of the upcoming cyclocross season and assembled it at a local bike shop with the help of my boyfriend. Once the bike was completed, we realized that we had no easy way to bring the bike back to our house, as we had ridden to the shop. Fortunately, one of us had ridden there on the Xtracycle. Problem solved!


The Xtracycle loaded down with a cyclocross bike

Dilemma #2

School’s out for summer! So what does that mean? That means it’s time for a BBQ in the park. And as we all know, any good BBQ in the park is made better by bicycling to the BBQ. However, summer means that the temperatures are rising, so a cooler is necessary to keep the food cold. But how to get a cooler full of goodies to the park? Once again, Xtracycle to the rescue!

Extracycle loaded down with a full cooler!

Xtracycle loaded down with a full cooler!

So next time you find yourself in a dilemma, consider the Xtracycle and what it can do for you!

Ride on!

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  1. Living with Xtracycle
  2. Xtracycle Month of Love Specials 2/26 – 3/1
  3. Xtracycle at Interbike
  4. The Emergence of Long Haul Bikes
One Response to Xtracycle To The Rescue
  1. Jon
    July 24, 2009 | 3:13 pm

    Do I have to have a cargo bike to get an invite to the park for beer and bbq?

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