I have a situation next week where I’d really like to haul my hockey bag with my bike. I’ll be taking the Pens adult skills camp at Consol on 9/17 and 9/18 and I need to figure out how to get my hockey gear down there sans car.
Option 1. Bus. Unfortunately with all the bus route cutbacks there isn’t a route near my house, and the nearest is a bit of a walk. Carrying a hockey bag and 2 sticks to the bus, then sitting on it through Oakland at rush hour isn’t my idea of a good time.
Option 2. Bike. Somehow get a trailer to carry the bag on and bike it. The sticks aren’t a problem, you just strap those along the top tube. I don’t, however, have a trailer nor have I ever used one.
So will a trailer securely haul a 25 lb loaded hockey bag (probably) and also where I can get/rent a trailer for a reasonable price?
I’ve read that this is done in Calgary and Toronto (and London; UK, not Ontario) but I haven’t seen pics.
sarapgh2 wrote:The trailer worked great (felt a little squirrely at first but then figured it out) and successfully transported the bag to Consol. Thanks so much Jon!
That’s awesome. It has been a goal of mine to ride my bike to a hockey game. I live in Cranberry and usually play on Neville Island. The biggest obstacle for me so far has been all of the games are at like 11:30 at night and I really didn’t want to ride there and back in the dark.
Thanks Bill, we should really all be living in Montreal or Toronto and go to rinks in the city:) The only one other than Consol I could ever really bike to again is Schenley, but that’s also at night. We’ll see. You could play at Warrendale just to be able to bike it:)
2.5 miles, that’s perfect for a bike trip! Flip it and look at it this way, why fire up the car for a 2.5 mile trip, the engine probably doesn’t even warm up fully in that distance. Show people it can easily be done.