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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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Yard Cart Turned Grocery Getter

There are many things in the world that can be converted into a proper bicycle cargo trailer. In this case, it was a lucky yard cart that made the ascension from common lawn article to coveted bike cargo trailer.

Blake and Phil wanted a grocery getter and they found a unassuming garden cart on sale for $49. Add a Chariot tow arm and Chariot hitch a viola you have a ready-to-go cargo trailer. To add a little more protection they threw in a large Rubbermaid bin which will keep the precious grocery cargo protected from the elements.

This is a great approach for DIY trailer makers. The yard cart offers a 90 percent ready bike cargo trailer for cheap. All it needs is a few mods, a tow arm and hitch, and “boom” instant cargo trailer. I personally really like the flip-down tailgate that many yard carts come equipped with. It adds even more utility to a bike cargo conversion.

Related posts:

  1. Alan’s Grocery Getter
  2. Hand Built with a side of Toughness
  3. Converting Bike Trailers to Hand Trolleys
  4. Bike Trailers as Hand Carts-Part 2

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