One of the questions we get asked frequently is “I want to take my little dog with me on my bicycle. Do you have any suggestions?” This is tricky based on numerous factors including: type of doggy, type of bike, type of basket, and where you’ll be riding. We at Bicycle Habitat love dogs, so if you’re shopping for a way to bike with your dog, feel free to bring your dog with you to the store!
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There are several reasons why pet owners may choose a dog bike basket over a dog bike trailer. The most common reason is that bicycle carries for dogs are cheaper. The disadvantage of that is that they will only fit small to medium dogs.
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Below I've picked five best dog bike baskets for you to choose from. Starting with the best dog basket for bike from Snoozer which is the most popular option among pet owners, and going down to cheap bicycle carries for dogs that are more affordable for pet owners on a budget:
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Snoozer Pet Rider is meant for dogs of about 24 pounds. It is very easy to install and it is best used with bicycle rack. If the cover gets dirty, you can wash it whenever you want, and since we’re on the subject of the cover, it also has high visibility neon reflective stripe on rear. If you are worried that your dog will jump out of the basket, you can strap it with security straps and not worry at all. Only problem with this carrier is that it can’t be removed easily once it is placed on the bike. Rear mounted bike baskets are made to work with a rear bike rack. So, first things first – do you have a rear rack installed on your bike? If not, they are inexpensive and easy to install. They usually bolt on to the seat stays and to braze-on mounts, providing a stable framework to attach things to your bicycle. They are typically rated to carry loads between 20 and 50 lbs which is more than enough to handle medium sized dogs. Once you have the rack in place, you have a few baskets to chose from. As I’ve said in earlier posts, just about any rear basket will work if it’s large enough to hold your dog. But, these baskets have added features to make your dog’s ride safer and more comfortable.Large pet bicycle basket mounts on the rear and holds larger dogs than front-mounted baskets. This is the original Snoozer Pet Rider Bicycle Basket for pets up to about 15 pounds (please refer to dimeOne of my favourite images is the canine-friendly cyclist. Because well, it’s not only children that are hauled on the back (or front) of bikes; it’s rather common to witness pets join along for the ride. While it appears that dogs are more accustomed to the bicycle, I’ve also seen the occasional cycling cat. In pet stores (and I imagine bicycle shops as well) you can even buy a miniature pet carrier basket to attach to your bicycle. However, these are talented animals; even without the special carrier basket, I’ve seen dogs balance nicely on top of children’s bike seats, on handlebars, in grocery baskets, in saddle bags on the back of a bike, or comfortably relax in the carrier of a bakfiets alone or together with children – one happy wholesome family outing, Dutch style. Of course, some pet owners prefer to have their furry companions pacing alongside their bicycles, providing a whole new meaning of take the dog out for a walk.