Make Your Own Bike Trailer Workshop 2019

On Saturday 5th October 2019, around 20 people gathered at the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church to construct 14 wooden-framed bike trailer for $50 each. Steven Muir supplied the aluminium towbars, quick release ball-joint hitch, wheel attachments, and a variety of 2nd hand wheels. A big thanks to Placemakers who supplied the 75x25mm wood, glue and screws, and Ground Effect who provided some funds to subsidise the cost of the aluminium.

The weather was cold & rainy so the new Church at Oxford Terrace was an excellent venue with generous space with an easy clean concrete floor. The church is endeavouring to encourage sustainable living where it can, so this was a great opportunity to assist. Everyone had an enjoyable time making their trailers, including a couple of longer ones for carrying kayaks. If you didn’t get the chance to come along, you can always order the wooden trailer kitset or aluminium frame trailers from steve@cycletrailers.co.nz and make one anytime, but the cost will be a little more.

2 thoughts on “Make Your Own Bike Trailer Workshop 2019”

    1. Oh yeah – its easy to forget how wide your bike gets. I clipped the tyre of a parked car once (Bealey ave, where there was no bike lane) and once I caught a bollard, leading to a rapid and immediate stop. Fortunately I was going super slow anyway.

      I often put red lights on the rear during daytime usage too – drivers need all the help they can get.

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