“Ruff” Riders: The Best Bicycle Accessories for Dogs

Posted by Lauren Barker

When you think of pet-friendly outdoor activities, bike riding probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, unless of course your pup is Norman the Scooter Dog. However, with the right gear, your furry friend can join you on your next ride. Whether you prefer a leisurely tour of the neighborhood, a daily exercise routine or extreme mountain biking, these dog-friendly bike accessories will help you cycle with your canine.

1. Bicycle Sidecar

“I can’t wait to feel the wind in my fur!” Photo by @Maddogscarmel

Put on his doggles and let Fido ride in style with a bicycle side car from Mad Dogs and Englishmen in Carmel, CA. These easily attachable accessories can hold up to 100 lbs and are ideal for kids or pets. They can attach to most bikes and ebikes, so even the laziest of dogs can “pawtake” in the adventure. Sidecars can be purchased online or in store, and are also available to rent while you vacation in Carmel, one of the best dog-friendly beach towns in America.

Bicycle Sidecars are available from Mad Dogs and Englishmen.

2. Snoozer Buddy Bike Basket

“Has anyone seen my helmet?” Photo by @Themindofmillie

Don’t be fooled by the name. Snoozer Pet Products might specialize in snuggly pet beds, but they also manufacture top-quality pet accessories for travel and recreation. The Snoozer Buddy Bike Basket has a removable inner pad, chin rest, harness clip and rain cover, allowing dogs up to 15 lbs to ride safely and comfortably in the front of your bicycle. Straps to attach the basket to the handlebars are included, and side pockets allow you to bring along a water bottle and treats for Fido. What’s even better than hanging your head out the car window? Bike riding!

Snoozer Buddy Bike Basket is available on Amazon.

3. Schwinn Rascal Bike Pet Trailer

“I love a convertible ride!” Photo by @Ohyeahem

Fido will be comfortable on long rides in the Schwinn Rascal Bike Pet Trailer. Not only is there plenty of room for him to stand and move, it also features mesh windows for ventilation and an adjustable front screen to allow an open top. A rear door makes for easy entrance and a safety flag and internal leash will help keep your pup safe. The original version can tow dogs up to 50 lbs, while larger pups up to 100 lbs can tag along in the Schwinn Rascal Plus Bike Pet Trailer.

The trailer’s quick-release wheels make for easy pack-up, storage and transportation, so you can bring it along on your pet-friendly vacation.

Check the most recent price for the Schwinn Rascal Bike Pet Trailer on Amazon here. The Schwinn Rascal Plus Bike Pet Trailer can be found at Petco.

4. PetSafe Happy Ride Wicker Bicycle Basket

“Raise your paw if you’re ready to cruise!” Photo by @Ourcharleebarlee

Furry fashionistas up to 12 lbs will love cruising the beach or the bike lane in the stylish PetSafe Happy Ride Wicker Bicycle Basket. A detachable sun shield will keep pups cool on sunny days and a soft fleece liner will keep them comfortable. Don’t worry about dirty or sandy paws. The liner easily detaches and is machine washable. The basket attaches safely to your bike’s handlebars using brackets and straps, and a safety tether inside the basket clips to your dog’s harness to keep him secure.

PetSafe Happy Ride Wicker Bicycle Basket is available on Amazon.

5. Walky Dog Plus

”I can smell adventure in the air.” Photo by @Bluetheredvizsla

Not all canines like to sit back and relax. Active pups who love to run while you ride can do so safely with the Walky Dog Plus. Designed specifically for high-energy medium to large dogs, this bicycle attachment is built for extreme durability. The high-carbon stainless steel and military-strength paracord leash attaches easily to most any bike, and is adjustable to keep Fido a safe distance away while also preventing him from getting in front of, or behind, the bike. The attachment’s quick release allows you to easily unhook your pooped pooch when the ride is over.

Walky Dog Plus is available on Amazon.

6. PetSafe Easy Sport Dog Harness

“Did someone say bike ride?” Photo by @Petsafe

Safety should be your top priority when biking with a pet. Whether your pooch is riding with you or running alongside you, a dependable, comfortable harness is a must-have. The PetSafe Easy Sport Dog Harness is an excellent choice to keep her secure. The leash hook is mounted on the back, and there are two quick-snap buckles for easy on and off. The harness is made of nylon and is adjustable. It comes in four sizes so you can find the best fit for your biking buddy.

PetSafe Easy Sport Dog Harness is $14.95 on Chewy.

7. LumoLeaf Water Bottle for Dogs

“My own personal water fountain.” Photo by @Cleogolden_lab

Your pooch will appreciate the occasional pitstop while you’re out exploring. The LumoLeaf Water Bottle for Dogs makes water breaks quick, easy and safe. Don’t worry about bringing a bowl, the one-piece molded design flips out, allowing water to fill the leaf-shaped silicone dish so your thirsty pup can easily hydrate. She’ll avoid bacteria that can linger in public water bowls, and she’ll have a full 20 oz of H2O all to herself. A removable aluminum buckle means you can attach it to your backpack or belt loop, making it easy to take everywhere you go.

LumoLeaf Water Bottle for Dogs is available on Amazon.

8. PEDOMUS Dog Sunglasses/Goggles

“They don’t call me Maverick for nothin’.” Photo by @Maverickslovinfeelin

PEDOMUS Dog Sunglasses/Goggles are both practical and fashionable for Fido. While filtering out harmful UV rays and keeping bugs, dust and other debris from your pup’s eyes, they’ll also bring plenty of attention while you’re out cycling. The lenses are anti-fog, windproof and resistant to breaking. The sponge padding makes them comfortable for your canine, and the adjustable strap will help them fit snugly on his face. There’s also a version for smaller pups, so he’ll be riding in style no matter his size.

PEDOMUS Dog Sunglasses/Goggles are available on Amazon.

9. Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Rechargeable Dog Safety Necklace

“They see me rollin’. They hatin’.” Photo by @Prestapup

It’s important to make sure your furry friend is always visible whether you’re cycling through town or biking in the wilderness. Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Rechargeable Dog Safety Necklace features 360 degrees of illumination and holds a charge for hours. It is adjustable and easily slides over your pup’s neck. Choose from one of three colors, or try out Disc-O mode or a flowing color pattern blend to make him stand out even more.

Nite Ize NiteHowl LED Rechargeable Dog Safety Necklace is $17.11 on Chewy.

10. OkyDoky Hands Free Dog Poop Bag Holder

Give yourself one less thing to worry about. Photo by @Coppersclubpetsitting

When he’s got to go, he’s got to go. But you can’t leave it on the trail or the bike path, or carry it while you ride. So, what do you do? The OkyDoky Hands Free Dog Poop Bag Holder attaches easily to your bike’s handlebar or pet basket. It allows used waste bags tied in a knot to hang from the rubber holder, so you can continue the journey without worrying about finding the closest trash receptacle.

Find the OkyDoky Hands Free Dog Poop Back Holder on Amazon.

What are some of your favorite bike accessories for Fido? Leave a comment or tweet us @BringFido!

Banner photo by @Maddogscarmel.