Our list of the top 10 best bike carriers for dogs is an ideal read if you are looking for a way to take your dog on your next bike ride. They solve the age-old problem of attempting to bike with a leash in tow and are a much safer option if you are tired of leaving your furry friend at home. The top bike carriers for dogs will be highly secure, comfortable, and easy to install on your bicycle. Small pets can ride up front attached to the handlebars or mounted on the rear in a basket made especially for them, while larger dogs will need a trailer setup. Read on for our favorite affordable bike carriers for your dog.
1. Solvit HoundAbout Pet Bicycle Trailer For Dogs by PetSafe
If you have a large breed dog that isn’t quite up to a whole lot of exercise, they can still enjoy a nice ride to the park with this bike trailer by PetSafe. Featuring an extra-wide wheelbase and a low center of gravity, your pet can ride in safety and comfort. It’s constructed of heavy-duty polyester and has a waterproof floorboard, mesh screen, rear door, and sunroof. It can support dogs up to 110 pounds, making this one of the best bike trailers for heavier dogs. Multiple pockets hold all your gear—from leashes to treats. The sunroof lets your pooch peek around while you are on the trail, and a washable and removable cushion will keep sore joints supported.
2. Rascal Pet Trailer by Schwinn
Schwinn’s rascal pet trailer is designed to hold dogs up to 50 pounds, making this one of the best bike trailers for medium-sized pups. The steel frame has quick-release wheels and folds up for easy storage so you can stow this away with ease. There is an internal leash to keep your dog from jumping out of the trailer, and a handy back door for easy boarding. Well ventilated, the liner is completely washable. The trailer also features a safety flag and is available in three bright colors.
3. Solvit Tagalong Wicker Bicycle Basket Dog Carrier by PetSafe
Designed especially for pooches under 13 pounds, this adorable bike basket dog carrier by PetSafe is as cute as it is durable. It is crafted from weather-resistant resin wicker and features a faux-sheepskin liner to keep your pup warm and cozy. The bracket adjusts three ways and will fit nearly any bike without pinching the brake cables. A removable sunshade allows you to keep your pet cooler during hot summer rides, and the adjustable safety leash will keep him from jumping ship. The basket itself weighs just four pounds and is 15x18x9.5 inches.
4. Pet-Pilot MAX Dog Bicycle Basket Carrier by Travelin K9
Transport average-sized small breeds in style with this safe and sturdy front basket carrier by Travelin K9. Available in nine bright colors, you are sure to find just the right one for your pooch. The set features a steel frame and steel handlebar mounts that keep it from swaying, reflective safety strips on the front and sides, and a two-point safety leash. A front mesh air vest provides enough air to keep your pet from overheating, and the basket has pockets and side-panel rings to safely store your keys, cell phone, treats, and other necessities.
5. Assateague Large Willow Bicycle Basket for Dogs by Beach & Dog Company
This quaint and sturdy dog basket can hold up to 28 pounds of pure cuteness and is a clear favorite among reviewers. It attaches easily to the handlebars with the enclosed handlebar base and is great for carrying other items when your dog is not tagging along. Handwoven from natural willow, it includes two leashes to keep your pet completely secure and inside the basket at all times during your ride.
6. Pet Rider Rear Bicycle Seat by Snoozer
Snoozer’s rear bicycle seat for small breeds is as comfortable as it is functional with its fleece lining and sturdy construction. With a 15- by 12-inch interior and plywood base, it is recommended for dogs weighing up to 24 pounds. The removable cover is machine washable, and a three-point safety strap keeps your favorite pup safely inside the carrier. There is a reflective safety strip on the back and Snoozer offers a one-year limited warranty. Well-reviewed, this inexpensive pet carrier is perfect for those who prefer rear models.
7. Elite II 2-in-1 Pet Dog Bike Trailer and Stroller by Aosom
Aosom’s carrier for dogs is designed to be used as a tow-being trailer or a stroller, which makes this an affordable option for those looking to fulfill both needs. The frame is exceptionally sturdy and steel constructed, while the oxford fabric provides water and sun protection from the elements. The until features 20-inch wide smooth-rolling wheels and a full suspension system. Zippered mesh screens, a sunroof, adjustable handle, safety flag, and many other extra features make this one of our top picks for the best bike carriers for dogs.
8. Cocoon Bicycle Basket by DoggyRide
Available in three sizes that can carry dogs from six to 24 pounds, this adorable cocoon bicycle basket is sure to keep your anxious pup enveloped in safety. It can be installed on either the front or the back of your bike with the included Dutch dog Britch bicycle rack/hitch. Unlike handlebar-mounted baskets, this model holds the basket flat and will not sway—a plus if your pup is easily nauseated. Available in grey, green, or red and can also be used as a car seat and even a cabin airline carrier.
9. Safety Dog Bike Basket for Small Pets By Petsfit
This affordable and safe dog bike basket by Petsfit can hold small breeds that weigh up to 13 pounds and is one of the cheaper options on our list. Compact and convenient, it attaches in seconds and has detachable shoulder straps so you can also use it as a carrier. Several mesh panels allow for adequate ventilation, and a removable mat (nylon for hot summers and a plush side for winter) will keep your pet comfortable year-round. It features side pockets for handy storage and can be returned within 30 days of you are not satisfied.
10. Cape May Large Rear Mount Willow Bicycle Basket for Dogs by Beach and Dog Company
Beach and Dog Company makes our list again with this rear-mounted willow bike basket. The unique thing about this particular model is the enclosed strap-down steel cage that helps keep your pet more secure. Handmade by skilled weavers from willow, it has a ½-inch solid wood bottom for stability. The basket is coated with a clear resin to protect it from wear from the elements, and the included mounting hardware is a breeze to install. It is designed to hold dogs up to 25 pounds.
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By BCR Staff