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Old 06-08-14, 03:55 PM
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Anyone transport their canoe with a bike?

We have moved to a place only a few minutes from the North Saskatchewan River ... near Edmonton. I'd like to be able to pull a canoe with our bikes, then store the bikes / canoe cart on the canoe while paddling, then pull the canoe back home on bike.

I'm curious to see other people's setup to do this. Do you use folders instead of regular bikes? What type of cart do you use? etc???
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Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
We have moved to a place only a few minutes from the North Saskatchewan River ... near Edmonton. I'd like to be able to pull a canoe with our bikes, then store the bikes / canoe cart on the canoe while paddling, then pull the canoe back home on bike.

I'm curious to see other people's setup to do this. Do you use folders instead of regular bikes? What type of cart do you use? etc???
I'm of no help since that's why I use inflatable kayaks/float tubes atm when I take a bike fishing (they fit easily in my trailer) I just lock up where ever I'm going to launch from since they're high traffic spots for fishing. So I'm curious to see you get an answer since I'd like to transport a rigid boat or two as well.. >.> I doubt there's a way to take my aluminum bass boat though.
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There was someone on the forums some years ago who had done exactly what you want to do. Try a search.
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Here is a web site for The Dumb Stick
www.dumb-stick.com bicycle tow bar for towing your kayak,canoe,grocery cart or golf clubs behind your bicycle.
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Old 06-08-14, 05:55 PM
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Canoe and Kayak Bicycle Trailer | Wike Bicycle Trailers - The Walk and Bike Company

Canoe Bike Trailer DIY Utility Cycling - YouTube

I don't care for the ones with the smaller trailer wheels. Larger trailer wheels are usually superior.


I think I like the one below the best. Keep the boat low, hitch to rear axle instead of seat post. In my cargo and trailer hauling experience, the lower you keep your load and the lower your hitch point, the better. Fairly large wheel size.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZXKEyTxDVI


A bunch of videos on youtube of how people have hauled boats with bikes, FYI.

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Thanks for the links syncro87. Actually the Wike canoe cart is likely the one I'm going to purchase, since I already own a Wike dog trailer and love it. I'm more interested in the equipment people use and how it fits in the canoe once you're on the water. In our case, the canoe has to be able to fit both bikes and the cart ... along with two people. If I can manage a bit more space in the canoe, I'd like to also bring along the dog trailer with our two jack russells.

Btw, we lived only about 10 minutes away from the Wike factory in Guelph, ON before moving to the Edmonton area. Now I have to pay the shipping costs
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See Bikerafting.
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Bicycle Times had a little product review of a canoe-towing system a few months ago, but I gave the magazine away and can't remember which brand it was. I have it in mind that it was an axle attaching system. Before I get too excited about it, I need to see how well my bike fits in my 13 foot boat, an Easy Rider brand Scout 13. If the bike fits in the boat with room for me, I'll find a way to pull it, because the best places for me to boat are rivers. The normal two car method for canoeing or kayaking rivers makes me crazy, so much wasted time and gas.

Edit: I found the article, and it's the Wike trailer that Synchro linked to above. So it is a seat post attachment after all.

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