Instructables user 5VOLTSGC shares with us his project for a bicycle dog walker. It keeps the dog at a distance from the wheels and pedals, and has a breakaway pin to prevent doggie-induced falls, should your pup decide to stop when you’re riding down a hill.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • ehrichweiss

    I can safely(or unsafely) verify that larger dogs will simply kill you in the process of chasing that squirrel or whatever. I tried something like this years ago and found that my dog(a Shar-pei) was much stronger than the grip on my tires. I can only imagine that anything larger won’t be remotely hindered.

    • Matt Mets

      The instructions include using a cotter pin as a breakaway, presumably to prevent this. Think that might help?

      • ehrichweiss

        It might. The problem to watch out for then would be to make sure that the leash is plenty short enough not to get caught under your tires if the dog makes a dash in front of you(which is what happened to me) but otherwise I can’t think of any issues one might face except for something causing the cotter pin to fail and that’d just require some tweaking to be certain.

  • zsdf

    I am very out of shape and i can walk my pet pug dog into exhaustion easily sometimes without trying, and my pug is thin and young.

    This is a great invention for many dogs but not needed for pugs.

  • chrissy

    i’ve been running my gsp lab mix with a bicycle dog walker (that i bought online – a spring type thing) and it’s been nothing but awesome. yes, your dog needs to obey and has to be taught how to behave, but what a time saver and great exercise for both of us! my boy would be crazy without his bike rides!!!