There are many different kinds of bicycle trailers available on the market today, they can be divided into two main categories determined by end use. These two are trailers to carry people and trailers to carry cargo.
Trailers to carry people can be divided into three categories: Single child trailers, double child trailers, and adult trailers.
Single bike trailers are typically 4 or 5 inches narrower than double trailers. They are easier to maneuver when used as strollers and do not present as large a presence on sidewalks compared to double strollers. They are slightly more prone to tipping over when riding to fast due to their narrower wheelbase. Many transit systems do not allow double strollers to ride on buses and this is usually not the case for single strollers. If you live in a tight urban space, only intend to carry one child, and use public transit then you should consider a single bike trailer. Upgrades might be available to convert you trailer to a stroller or jogger.
Double child trailers are much more popular than single child trailers. Most double trailers can position one child in the center if riding alone. Some brands fold faster than others, some models have suspension, and some have durable plastic floors.
Adult bicycle trailers accommodate taller people and are heavier built than regular child trailers. They require greater distance to stop and more care when riding your bicycle.
Trailers to carry cargo vary according to end use and capacity: Grocery getters, pet trailers, boat trailers, work trailers, golf trailers, and vending bike trailers.
Grocery trailers help households operate in a urban environment without a car. The capacity is usually about 75-100 lbs which is suitable for weekly trips to the supermarket or farmer market. Some cargo bike trailers easily convert to a shopping carts so you can take them into the supermarket. A typical grocery getter will carry the load of 4-6 panniers. They are usually easier to load than panniers
Pet trailers differ from child trailers in that their wheels are more in the center of the base platform. They do not have seats and the floor is usually padded. Some pet trailers simply accommodate a kennel on a base frame.
Boat trailers are single purpose bicycle trailers because of the unique shape of boats. Boat trailers are a great benefit to people who live close enough to the water to cycle but too far to walk with a boat. Parking a bicycle by the water is not an issue however parking a car can be difficult and expensive.
Work trailers are meant to carry tools for a specific trade. The most common are landscaping trailers to carry a mower and a few garden tools. In a dense urban environment the ability to park a pickup truck with a trailer is impossible on a narrow residential street and is also not appreciated by the neighbours. Work trailers are also used by painters, musicians, physiotherapists, dog groomers, and veterinarians to name a few.
Golf trailers are used when the course is too far away to walk to and moving the clubs in and out of the trunk of your car is a hassle.
Vending bike trailers are used for craft or food sellers. The trailers can be insulated and can have display cases for jewelry or crafts
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 Child Bike Trailer?
Which is Safer: a Child Bike Trailer or a Bike-Mounted Child Seat?
How To Build a Small 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]
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
Reckless Bikes in Vancouver sells Wike Cargo Bike
Cycle Light Solution for U of G Students
Bike Trailer helps Youth Employment
Electric Stroller Bike Test Report
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
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
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
What Makes a Good Bike Trailer?
St. James High School Visits the New Wike Bike Trailer and Box Bike Factory
Amphibian Series Product Launch
Will bicycle trailers evolve into the cars of the future?
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