How to Bike With Your Dog—No Matter What Size!
Cool accessories that let you bring your dog—big or small—along for the ride
Bring your dog along for the ride no matter what size! Now you can bike to the off-leash dog beach rather than drive. The Petego Sport Wagon Ultralight Bike Trailer easily attaches and detaches to your bike or can be transformed into a stroller. Super strong yet light, it supports over 165 pounds. Zip doors on four sides permit easy access to your dog, a sunroof allows access from the top, and large side windows made of claw-proof polyester mesh offer a view. And it easily collapses and folds down to 6 inches thick for quick transport and storage. Pedal power to the beach! $460, petego.com
Has the desire to bring your small dog along kept you from biking? With this nifty system, you can now bike to the dog park or to your dog-friendly office, like Modern Dog’s Editor-in-Chief does! The Sleepypod Air carrier, ideal for dogs up to 15 pounds, securely and quickly clips to the Sleepypod Sidekick Bike Rack. This front-mounted stainless steel bike rack is designed for balance and maneuverability and the carrier is super comfy. We can attest: you and your dog will have a wonderful summer biking around together with this beautiful combo. Air carrier $160; Sidekick bike rack, $125, sleepypod.com
The Springer Dog Exerciser is a godsend for dogs that need lots of exercise! It attaches to most bikes, letting you safely and easily cycle side-by-side with your dog. A heavy-duty spring absorbs up to 90 percent of unexpected tugs so you can keep your balance and a patented safety release frees your dog instantly if he gets caught around a tree or hydrant. If you have a dog that likes to run, try the Springer! It’s been used by over half a million happy dogs and people, including the K9 corps. $130, springeramerica.com
Bike With Your Dog: How to Stay Safe and Have Fun by J. Leslie Johnson is a comprehensive guide to dog-biking, including everything you need to know, from conditioning your dog to the special challenges of cycling in winter. Find it at friesenpress.com/bookstore.