Anyone have a trailer they can rent OR ideas on how to haul a hockey bag?

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sarapgh2
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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.

So…any suggestions??


jonawebb
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You can borrow my single-wheel trailer. It mounts through the rear quick-release hub. It would easily carry a 25 lb hockey bag. Email me if interested. I’m in Squirrel Hill.


sarapgh2
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Seriously? That would be awesome!


Benzo
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If you were looking to buy gear… a burly travoy trailer seems perfect for this.

http://www.burley.com/home/bur/page_12208/travoy.html


sarapgh2
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Benzo – I like the look of that. Would totally work if I had actual money to spend. I’ll have to keep that in mind for the future.


Pierce
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I forgot that’s on my never-ending bicycle want list too

If I ever actually make money…


sarapgh2
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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!


jonawebb
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You’re welcome, glad to help. I like the way you’re managing your hockey sticks.


Mick
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Benzo wrote:a burly travoy trailer seems perfect for this.

My sense is the tiny wheels would be an issue with every pothole you hit – as well as curbs and even imperfect curb cuts.

Even the wheels on my BOB are way too small and the BOB’s are much bigger than that travoy trailer’s.


billkamm
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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.


sarapgh2
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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:)


billkamm
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The 2.5 miles to the rink from my home doesn’t excite me very much though lol.


edmonds59
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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.


Mikhail
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billkamm wrote:The 2.5 miles to the rink from my home doesn’t excite me very much though lol.

You can use some interesting back-roads and make it 25. :)

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