If you are a cycling enthusiast, one thing that may bother you about commuting or traveling with your bicycle is lack of luggage space, but a bicycle trailer can help. There are multiple trailer options on the market and even some do-it-yourself projects that may be sufficient for your needs.
There are also bicycle trailer designs so a parent or guardian could give small children a ride in safety. While these types may be used to carry luggage or groceries, they are not the ideal style for these tasks.
Choose a Bicycle Trailer for its Best Use
The right bicycle trailer most attached securely to the style of bike you have. Most models attach with two bars to the axle of the rear wheel or with one bar to the upright pole to directly underneath the seat. The latter is ideal for a larger or heavier trailer as it allows for more turning abilities.
After making sure your bicycle trailer attaches securely, you need to determine exactly what you want to carry with it. There are some that look like miniature campers you can use to sleep in for long trips. Others are flat platforms or boxes that can carry everything from suitcases to a cooler full of soda.
Using a bicycle trailer requires greater leg strength and stamina than riding a bike on its own, so make sure you can handle the additional weight and difficulty with navigation if you want to add a trailer to your gear.