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.

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    "Very carefully" ;)
    – Nik Reiman
    Commented Oct 14, 2010 at 12:21
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    I would think the dog that's on the bike can pedal, and won't need to be carried. Commented Oct 15, 2010 at 4:36
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    You don't, dogs like to run.
    – dotjoe
    Commented Oct 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!
    – IconDaemon
    Commented Dec 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
    Commented Jul 9, 2017 at 11:07

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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:

wike 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:

tony trailers example

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. Commented Oct 20, 2010 at 20:17
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    Lesson 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.
    – JL01
    Commented Jun 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.enter image description hereenter image description here

  • "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." So don't get one of these? 😏 Commented Sep 27, 2023 at 14:12

I love cycling with dogs (only remember to fasten them with a seat belt 😅). To transport a dog, I use a cargo bike from Ferla https://ferlafamilybikes.com/, for me, it turned out to be the most convenient option.

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