[TheThinkTank] Trailers

R Points poster at richpoints.com
Fri Feb 13 07:42:24 PST 2009


Here are some shots of how we use trailers at Community Cycles

http://communitycycles.org/images/bike_trailer/

Bruce Lien wrote:
> I am not sure what type of trailer you are writing of. I have a 5x8 
> utility trailer that I tow behind my truck when I need to move 30+ 
> bikes at a time. This is extremely useful not only to our program, but 
> also a cooperative in Denver where last year I delivered 240 bikes 
> that were surplus to me and of greater use to them. As for the 
> trailers that you tow behind a bike we have had a handful donated to 
> our program and pass these on to parents who wish to tow their kids 
> when they ride. (Important and little known fact of towing kids:Tthe 
> infants MUST be at least 1 year old to ride in these trailers to 
> prevent brain injury from the jostling around as they ride.)
>
> "Keep the rubber side down at all times when riding."
>
> --- On *Thu, 2/12/09, Rigel Christian /<rigelc at gmail.com>/* wrote:
>
>
>     From: Rigel Christian <rigelc at gmail.com>
>     Subject: [TheThinkTank] Trailers
>     To: "The Think Tank" <thethinktank at bikecollectives.org>
>     Date: Thursday, February 12, 2009, 11:58 PM
>
>     Hi,
>
>     I'm curious how many shops loan out trailers in some form or another.
>
>     how many trailer share/rental program are there through advocacy
>     organization? if you have one in your area, please describe it.
>
>     If you have general ideas of how often trailers get borrowed in your
>     area, i'd love to hear about that too.
>
>     My impression is that a nuimber of these programs exist, but they are
>     under-utilized. I need more data points. help me out.
>
>     Cheers.
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