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What to Pack for a Bike Tour with Your Dog

After more than a year of cycle touring with our dog, we’ve come to rely on several essential items that we use regularly for Sora. The infographic below should help as you put together your packing list the next time you head out on a bike tour with your dog.

What to Pack for a Bike Tour with Your Dog

What is Bike with Your Dog Day?

Bike with Your Dog Day, July 10th every year aims to highlight the possibility of taking dogs along on your two-wheeled adventures. No need to plan an international jaunt, stay local and head out for an excursion together to test the waters. Take them to the park, to a friend’s house, or out for a weekend adventure. We just want to see you bike with your dog.

Bike with Your Dog Day

What:  Leave no dog behind on your biking adventures. Take your dog along on your next bike ride.

When: Sunday, July 10,

Where: Everywhere!

How: Easy. Bike with your dog. Take your pup on your next two-wheeled outing.

Julie Gouin

Thursday 7th of July 2016

Jack and I will go to Montmorency falls, but with a stop at the beach first at Baie de Beauport in Quebec City.


Thursday 7th of July 2016

Tell me more! What kind of dog is Jack? What is so special about Montmorency Falls and the beach? Why does Jack want to take you to these places?


Thursday 7th of July 2016

My kids & I, along with our faithful shaggy chocolate Doodleman Pinscher (doberman & poodle mix) Drover enjoyed many biking & camping adventures around the Turks & Caicos Islands while my husband worked at our fishing charter business. On back dirt roads, Drover loved running alongside our bikes, chasing donkeys & kicking up dust. On the paved roads, he'd ride in an old child's trailer behind our bikes & hide from the sweltering heat. We lost Drover to cancer 2 weeks after being diagnosed with cancer last November. Grief just about killed us too.

But 2 new standard poodle puppies, one red & one cafe au lait, have recently joined our family & we are beginning the process of training them to love bicycling & outdoor adventures as much as Drover. We would be so honored to win a Burley Tail Wagon & any of yalls other amazing gear to continue the adventuring tradition with our new furry loved ones in the wilds of Florida and the Turks & Caicos! How epic to be able to watch from the vantage point of a GoPro Fetch mount as they run after feral donkeys & chase fish along clear blue shorelines! Thanks for this awesome opportunity! Happy pedaling to all!


Thursday 7th of July 2016

Thank you so much for sharing your story of Drover. It sounds like he had an incredible life with you guys in the Turks & Caicos. I'm so sorry you guys lost him so suddenly. Losing a pet is one of the most difficult things we go through.

I'm sure your new pups will have an equally adventurous life with you guys! Best of luck with the contest and just so you know the GoPro giveaway is available on Facebook later this weekend. Sorry if I made it a bit confusing in the explanation!

Suzanne Pflaum

Monday 4th of July 2016

We've been biking with Mango either in my pannier (he's 12lbs) or running on leash next to me. However, I would love one of those kurgo running leashes so he could be handsfree next to me.

Also, for longer rides, the pannier won't cut it and will get hot this summer. He's comfortable for the 2.4miles to work with me but we'd like to do some longer tours and the trailer will be required to keep him comfortable.

And just 2 days ago a work mate rode home with me and witnessed the cuteness of Mango in the pannier or running along side. He's a film maker and would love to take some video from the dog's eye view, or close. The go-pro would do just that!

So excited by this contest and all the possible goodies - we have a big summer ahead to hit the road with Mango. No dog left behind!


Tuesday 5th of July 2016

Mango rides in your pannier??! Um, adorable. I love that he is able to go to work with you each day. Yay dog-friendly Portland. I have no doubt you guys would make great use of all the goodies and that Mango would take you on some epic adventures. Best of luck in the contest!

Alli Sayre

Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Scout and I would use the gear to bikecamp in the Columbia River Gorge! Scout loves the busy trails because she likes saying hi to everyone she encounters. I have taken her to all of the popular trails and it would be a lot more fun to get there by bike instead of car.


Thursday 30th of June 2016

Yes! That's what we're talking about. We love cycling the Columbia River Gorge and that sounds like a fantastic Bike with Your Dog Day adventure.

Jamie Martin

Tuesday 28th of June 2016

Of course, I was just like THE BEACH! Sorry, I didn't see the story part, until I went back to double check the end date.

So, Julio [two year old Chiweenie], Ariel [my best friend], and I have been swimming at TOGETHER at a beach I recently learned about called Seville. Ariel is teaching us both to swim, but Julio whomps me everytime. Swimming helps my pain level go down, and Julio gets to a cool, new way to work out, too.


Wednesday 29th of June 2016

Haha. Sounds like a fun way to spend a day with your pup! And would you use the giveaway gear to bike to the beach?