Best Bike Trailers

Whether you’re hauling kids, gear, or even your four-legged friend, you’re going to want a bike trailer that’s up to the job. Something that’s safe, reliable, and doesn’t throw you off your cycling game. Before heading out on the open road, check out our guide to the best bike trailer out there. Happy travels!

BOB Yak Bicycle TrailerThis heavy duty workhorse features a solid, yet light, chrome-moly steel frame, a low centre of gravity, knobby tires, and a quick release attachment system making it perfect for use on trails, unpaved surfaces, and for long-distance excursions. Its open-frame design allows for several possible packing permutations and means that it can accommodate a significant amount of gear. The coordinating dry sack (sold separately) features handles for easy access and ensures that your cargo is kept safe and dry. An excellent option for serious cyclists looking for an effective way to haul their supplies.

Wike Suitcase TrailerFor times when a backpack or panniers are insufficient, the Wike Suitcase Trailer is the perfect way to transport your gear without having to worry about exposing it to the elements. The trailer weighs 18 lbs and has a 50 lbs weight capacity, making it ideal for packing a few days worth of clothing, or whatever else you may need to transport. Another fabulous feature? The Suitcase Trailer is designed to accommodate folding bikes which means that now you can travel with your bicycle without worrying about how to store it. Simply pack your bike into the hard shelled suitcase and breathe easy knowing that it will arrive at your destination unscathed. Once you’re where you need to be, simply unpack your ride, hitch the trailer, and you’re good to go. A great choice for frequent flyers.

Burley TravoyLightweight (under 10 lbs), compact, and customizable, the Travoy is the perfect option for urban cyclists and commuters looking to add storage without sacrificing speed or manoeuvrability. The Travoy can be attached and removed in seconds, folds down to the size of a standard briefcase, and pulls double duty as a shopping cart, dolly, or duffel bag. This is the best option for cyclists who use their bikes in lieu of cars. Consider it like trunk space, only far more streamlined. The Travoy makes it possible to go from work, to the gym, to the grocery store, and then home without missing a beat and still manages to look good all the while. A host of accessories including market bags, totes, and rain flies make this versatile trailer a truly remarkable option.

Chariot Chinook 1A stroller, jogger, bike trailer, and cross-country ski setup all in one, the Chinook is the creme de la creme of baby trailers. It features high tech suspension, an anodized aluminum roll cage frame, a pivoting/locking front wheel that folds away for cycling, a parking break, extensive storage… the list goes on, and on, and on. Chariot has thought of just about everything with the newest addition to their product line and have left no stone unturned in an effort to provide active families with everything they need to make the most of their time together.

Wike WagalongAs any pet parent will tell you, riding your bike alongside your four-legged friend can be a daunting endeavour. Instead of risking dangerous distraction, unexpected road hazards, or worry about tiring out your pooch before arriving at your destination, have him ride behind you, safe and protected in the Wagalong. Available in two size options, this trailer features a roomy area for your pet to ride in, an incorporated leash, bug and rain screens, a storage pocket, reflective trim, and an easy-release hitch. An added jogger option allows you to convert the trailer into a pet stroller and thanks to its compact design, the Wagalong folds down for easy storage. Now there’s no excuse not to include the entire family on your next cycling adventure.

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Kate Walker

Who is Kate Walker? She's a freelance writer, yoga addict, and citizen of the concrete jungle. When not on the mat, Kate can be found at the dog park or on the dock in Muskoka. She is also pretty fond of running, skiing, and Settlers of Catan.

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