A cargo bike custom made for your dog.
Yep, you read right. But hey, it’s 2019. The fact that this is a thing should come as no surprise.
In all seriousness though, our precious pooches have a special set of needs which make a cargo bike tailor made for them, totally necessary.
Enter the Babboe Dog. A cargo bike for designed for dogs, but suitable for a whole lot more. This bike features and quality of the famous Babboe brand, but tailored for our best mates.
So why exactly should you get a cargo bike for your dog? Let’s go through some of the reasons below:
For starters, smaller pups and older dogs need help getting into and out of a raised cargo space. A lot of this is due to physical limitations like being small or having limited mobility as they age. But some dogs could simply be scared of getting into a box with wheels.
That’s why the cargo dog bike has a drop down ramp that lets dogs of all sizes and shapes get into the cargo space really easily. The ramp is large and forms one of the sides of the cargo space, and is designed so that you can quickly open and close the ramp. It also keeps the minimalist look and feel of the bike while being very functional.
Secondly just like any good cargo passenger, your dogs will want to be able to look out and smell the fresh air and and smell/lick/bark at everyone they encounter. So they’ll need enough space to be stable, but not too much that they can’t see out.
The cargo space in the hold is big enough for something like German Shepard. Or a smaller dog and some cargo. But the sides of the cargo space are low enough that your dog can experience the world as you ride.
Despite their extra legs, our best friends aren’t always the most stable of animals. In fact, kids can sometimes be steadier on their feet! So if they’re going to be travelling along by bicycle, they will either need be a safe space where they can get a decent grip. Or be restrained with belts etc.
The floor and some of the walls of the cargo bay are covered and non slip grip tape. Similar to skateboard grip tape. This not only keeps your dog safe, but gives them more confidence when they are in the bike.
The floor and ramp of the cargo area is covered in a non slip, decking grid. A lot like what you find on skateboards and the like. This helps our four legged friends stay stable and comfortable during commutes.
Another part of safety is visibility. If you were using a bicycle trailer to carry your dogs,they would sit behind you, making it difficult to keep an eye on them. With a cargo bike, your dogs sit in a high box directly in front of you. Meaning that you can easily see what they’re doing.
Finally, most dogs shed. And drool. And do other gross things where they shouldn’t. So they need a space that is easily cleaned (often with a hose).
The cargo compartment of the dog can be easily hosed out. And that’s not useful for dog related messes either. An easy to clean cargo bike is pretty useful if you’re carrying groceries and kids for any distance.
Even though it’s made for dogs, it’s easy to see that the Babboe Dog can be used for a lot of things. It can carry a lot of shopping (sometimes with a dog inside) and odd sized objects. And it can even carry a couple of toddlers thanks to it fold out bench. Many families with pets opt for the cargo bike, as it allows them to carry pets and kids.
This versatility is a huge advantage of the bike. You get it for the dog and use for everything else.
The cargo bike comes in human and electric powered versions. Check them out in our store today!