Planning on hitting the trails with your bike trailer? Then you’ll want to get the hang of bike trailer parking! It's important to know how to park, lock, and fold up your bike trailer to make sure it's safe while you walk away.
In this article, we'll show you how to park a bike trailer when it isn't in use, whether you're at home or out and about.
Many bike trailer users are suburban dwellers with easy access garages that can make trailer storage pretty effortless. Simply ride in or out of the garage! Still, here are some tips to help you keep your bike trailer safe and secure at home.
Converting your trailer to a hand cart or stroller at your destination can be helpful as you will only need to park your bicycle.
The first thing you need to do is find a place, ideally close to your destination, where you can park your bike. If there’s no bike-specific parking available (like a bike rack), then take steps to make sure your bike does not leave a mark or scratch on any other property.
Any area where locking your bike would be a good idea, you should also lock your bike trailer. There are a few different ways that you can lock up your bike trailer, but the easiest way is to use a cable lock or chain. Either lock the bike trailer to your bike and then lock the bike itself, or lock both the bike and trailer separately.
If you are dropping kids off at school, it is sometimes easier just to park the trailer there and continue with just your bicycle.
Questions about parking your bike trailer? Get in touch! We are committed to supporting active transportation both at home and abroad, so we’re happy to help.
Whether you're making a trip to work, the grocery store or around the neighborhood with the kids, there’s a bike trailer to suit your lifestyle! Browse our selection to learn more about our bike trailers for kids, cargo, and more.
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