The first thing anyone says to me when I ask them if they bike ride with their dog is, "Oh no! My dog will pull me over, or run ahead of me, or chase a squirrel, and over I’d go!"
pet sidecar | bike riding with small dog
Riding with your dog on roads with traffic is dangerous. While the shoulder of a road may safely accommodate you when riding alone, your width triples when you attach a dog to your bike. You are a much larger target around road curves and for careless drivers. Being honked at constantly by impatient motorists may also scare your dog, and it definitely takes some of the fun out of your ride!
Anyone have experience bike riding with their dog
If you live in a rural area with lightly traveled paved or dirt roads, you are in luck, as long as you are still cautious of passing vehicles. But even if you live in a densely populated area, there are safe options for biking with your dog, some closer than you may think. You may need to load your dog and bike into your car for a short drive, but for a safe, fun ride with your best buddy, it’s worth it.
So I had an idea a while back to start bike riding with my dog Abby
"I've been riding a bike since I was a kid!" you say. If we add a dog to the bike ride, this changes the entire picture. The first thing anyone says to me when I ask them if they bike ride with their dog is, "Oh no! My dog will pull me over, or run ahead of me, or chase a squirrel, and over I’d go!" Okay, that’s three things, but you get the idea.One friend told me that she couldn’t ride her bike with her long-haired dog as the fur would get caught in the spokes of the wheels. She continued to say that she needs plastic shields to put in the spokes to keep the long hair from getting caught in them.Well some might ask me, "Since you do it, how long did it take you to teach Toshi to run next to you on your bike?"I didn’t teach Toshi to run next to me when I ride my bike. I got on the bike and started riding. Yes, Toshi automatically moved next to me when we rode down the street. Well that was easy, Julia. Toshi is small and if he pulled you, you wouldn’t feel it anyway! With nicer weather approaching, I know some of you will want to take a bike ride with your dog. Here is a great article I came across that I wanted to share.