Over the years I have seen a few people transport a dog on a bike. What options have you seen? Please include a photo in your answer if possible.
2"Very carefully" ;)– Nik ReimanOct 14, 2010 at 12:21
1I would think the dog that's on the bike can pedal, and won't need to be carried.– Goodbye Stack ExchangeOct 15, 2010 at 4:36
5You don't, dogs like to run.– dotjoeOct 15, 2010 at 15:16
If you're on a motorized 2-wheeler, make sure your dogs wear helmets or leather biker hats. Don't forget the Doggles!– IconDaemonDec 12, 2012 at 2:45
Cargo bikes work very well - the dog sits in the load box on a squab and is leashed down, if there's a chance they will jump out.– Criggie ♦Jul 9, 2017 at 11:07
I just googled "Bike Dog trailer" and got tonnes of results. I have heard that trailers from "WIKE" are good. Here is a pic of their biggest dog trailer:
I have also seen a few DIY dog trailers.
I like this quite a bit. The dog is just tied in so they don't jump around but they still get a good view. Found at Bike Trailer Blog
There is also the option to mount the dog's crate onto the trailer. I have seen lots of pictures of these. Basically you just need to put some bolts through the flatbed of the trailer. This is a more professional example from Tony's Trailers:
I guess in theory you could also put a small dog in your front basket, but I would not do that. If the dog moves around that will make your bike unstable, also the dog may try to jump out causing a crash.
I'm thinking that anything other than a trailer like these is an accident waiting to happen. I've not tried a dog on my bike yet, but I can say from personal that a squirmy person on the back of a motorcycle can send you off the road! I'm guessing that the lower mass of the bike offsets the lower mass of the dog and could result in a similar circumstance. Oct 20, 2010 at 20:17
1Lesson learnt: I own a trailer like this which is big enough to transport 2 dogs with ease. I found my dogs barked a lot, so best have the person who the dogs consider the alpha to be cycling behind them initially till they get used to it. The trailer is more agile than I imagined, a bit on the heavy side though for long distances and uphill. And what happened to me was my bike was stolen, so I lost the PIN side of the trailer which was on my bike. I would recommend, when not in use detaching the pin side on the bike always.– JL01Jun 19, 2012 at 6:02
I've never used one of these, but these Snoozer baskets look good for small dogs:
The folks on Amazon sure seem to like their other model, but that one doesn't specify if it includes a leash clip. Just remember: safety first. Get your best friend some Doggles.
I've been using a K9 Sport Sack for my 25 pound dog. https://www.k9sportsack.com The dog and I ride a couple times a week. It took awhile for my back and shoulders to get used to the weight but it's no problem now.
We have a bike trailer for dogs and have used it once. The backpack is much less of a hassle. No need for extra bike attachments. No storage concerns. No difference in bike handling when I use it. Rough surfaces don't jostle the dog around because my legs and back absorb the bumps.
My dog actually gets upset if I ride without him. He ended up liking riding more than walks and more than going to the park.