Soar into the New Year on Your Bike

January 02, 2018

Getting to your new cargo bike doesn't need to be a drag.

2018 is here and with it come a whole bunch of opportunities. Truth be told, we think any time of year is a good time to start something new and exciting but there’s not denying that January 1 has that fresh feel to it.

Hopefully one of your 2018 resolutions is to start using your bicycle for more than just pleasure. Don’t get us wrong. We think cycling is one of life’s great pleasures but we get a great deal of enjoyment knowing our bikes are tools as well as entertainment.

The best way to take your bike beyond entertainment (and fitness, of course!) is to increase its functionality. A bike is a great way to move you and you alone (unless you’re on a tandem) but takes a little bit of tweaking to move it into workhorse territory.

Of course, you know we’re going to recommend a bike trailer for exactly this. We are so predictable. But we’re also right. A bike trailer provides one of the fastest, easiest ways to extend the utility of your bike. And we have the most comprehensive line up of the very best bike trailers on the market. End of marketing-speak!

But let’s consider stretch goals. You know you’ve got your eye on that dreamy cargo bike that can do everything your second car can do. Groceries, drop the kids, pick up a cello. All that stuff you do in the course of your day (except maybe the cello part) is made easier with a cargo bike.

But the trailer is a fraction of the cost! And we agree. But for those looking for that big bike upgrade, we suggest you start putting some pennies away now. We aren’t going to do the math for you but we are certain that with a little bit of planning, you could be cruising in a new cargo bike sooner than you think.

One of the biggest barriers we can see regarding cargo bikes it the cost. So let’s look at ways to

Here are some suggestions to make your cargo bike a reality:

Talk about it

Our first instinct when it comes to larger goals is to keep quiet. Better to keep quiet now than to explain why you don’t have a cargo bike a few months from now. But telling others about our ambitions is one way to make those things come true. Those that you talk to about your goals can support you on the journey and get you back on track if you’re having issues.

Start small

Coming up with the full amount of most things is difficult. But putting a little something away every paycheque or every month takes the sting out it.

Keep your goal front and centre

Print off a picture of your goal (ahem, maybe the cargo bike below?) and put it somewhere you can see it. Stay focused on the goal!

With any luck, you’ll be on your new wheels well before 2019 rolls (ahem) around.


6 Reasons you Need a Child Bike Trailer and Stroller Combo In Your Life

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing the Best Kayak Trailer for your Bike

The 8 Best Ways to Get Your Groceries Done Without a Car

Can I Use My E-Bike With a Trailer?

Reclaim Your New Years’ Resolutions with your Bicycle

Can you bike on a trail with a bicycle trailer?

Nuclear fusion, green energy, and... bike trailers? Oh my!

Winter Bike Trailer Comfort: Keeping Your Kids Warm

What makes a bicycle trailer extra strong?

Should I get a Single Bike Trailer or Double Bike Trailer?

Child Bike Trailers Materials Guide, Part 1: Bike Trailer Flooring

Proper Bike and Trailer Lighting for Night Cycling

How to Choose the Right Special Needs Trailer For Your Family

At What Age Can My Baby Ride in a Bike Trailer for Kids?

Which is Safer: a Child Bike Trailer or a Bike-Mounted Child Seat?

How To Build a Cargo Bike Trailer Using an Easy DIY Kit

Anti-Theft Tips: How to Lock Your Bike Trailer to Prevent Theft

Bike Trailers / Cargo Bikes for Couriers and Other Businesses

7 Ways to Make Your Child's Bike Trailer More Comfortable

Bike Trailers & Wheelchair Bicycles for Older Kids with Disabilities

Complete Guide: How to Attach a Bike Trailer to Any Bike [With Photos & Videos]

WIKE Inertial Braking System

Bike Trailers For Kids: Everything You Need to Know About Child Bike Trailers

Can I Put a Bike Trailer on My Bike?

Bike Trailers For Kids - Everything You Need to Know

Most Beautiful Machine

Reckless Bikes in Vancouver sells Wike Cargo Bike

Cycle Light Solution for U of G Students

Types of Bike Trailers

Bike Trailer helps Youth Employment

Bicycle Trailer Capacity: What is the Weight Limit for a Bike Trailer?

Bike Trailer Parking: How to Park, Lock or Fold a Bike Trailer

Electric Stroller Bike Test Report

Electric Salamander

Keeping your Bike Trailer in Tip Top Shape!

Cost Effective Housing for Homeless - Tiny Town Pilot Project

WHAT’S NEW? .... The Wike Newt!

Going Green – Cargo Trailers Part 1

​Wike on CBS Innovation Nation

Multi-Brand Double Occupancy Bicycle Trailer Comparison

Cargo Bikes vs. Cargo Trikes: Features, Pros and Cons

The Benefits of Active Transportation

Guelph Company Awarded 2018 EUROBIKE Award for the Salamander Cycle Stroller

What happened to Taga? The crowdfunded stroller bike that left backers in the dust

Wike Enters The Dragon's Den!

Soar into the New Year on Your Bike

Unlock Independence - Kids, Bike Trailers, and Cargo Bikes

Bike Trailer Components You Need to Know

Three Reasons why Getting a Cargo Bike can Change your Life

The Best Cargo Hauling Solution for Your Bike

Breaking the Ice Around Cargo Bikes

Child Bike Trailers - Freedom for the Holidays

Cargo Bike or Cargo Bike Trailer?

Top 3 Reasons Cargo Bikes are Going to be Huge

Do You Know Your Awesome Cargo Bike Type?

Cargo Bikes - A Lifestyle Choice

How to Choose the Best Cargo Bike for You

Top 4 Reasons Why You’ll Love a Cargo Bike

Choosing a Cargo Bike Trailer

What Makes a Good Bike Trailer?

St. James High School Visits the New Wike Bike Trailer and Box Bike Factory

Guelph Magnolia Bike Ride

Amphibian Series Product Launch

Wike featured on the CTV News

Will bicycle trailers evolve into the cars of the future?

We’re Moving!

Wike featured in Pedal Magazine

Change Your World - Article by Guelph Mercury

Cargo Bike Showplace opens in Guelph

Wike Offers delivery to your door of Box Bikes and Cargo Trikes

Wike Featured in the “Financial Post”

Wike Bicycle Trailers Featured in the Globe and Mail

Wike opens new Distribution Facility in Europe

Wike appears on Dragon’s Den October 23, 2013

Pedal-Powered Family: A Trip Across North America

What’s up in Active Transportation