There are a lot of different gear and equipment options for people who want to start biking joring. While you can get started just with the gear that you have, there are several pieces of equipment you will want to add sooner rather than later. In this article, we look at some of the main pieces of equipment you’ll need as well as some helpful tips on picking the right gear for your needs.
What Is Bikejoring?
Bikejoring is a combination of biking and dogsledding. It’s a great way to get your dog some exercise and you can meet other people who bikejor with their dogs. You’ll need some special gear to bikejor, so it’s best to start with the basics and then see what you need as you go along.
Harness And Lead Line
For those who are new to biking joring or those who plan to use their bike to bikejor, you will need a Bikejoring equipment. The harness should be fitted tightly around your waist so that the dog can’t back out of it. Make sure the harness is free of any knots and is not too loose on your body. The lead line should be three feet long or longer so that you have some slack in the line to steer with.
The first thing you need is a bike. You’ll want to make sure that it fits you properly. The best way to do this is to go into a store and test out the bikes themselves. If you can’t get into a bike store, then take measurements for your inseam, arm span, and height so you know what size bike to buy. You also want to think about the type of biking that you’re going to be doing.
If you are going to bike joring with a dog and not riding the bike at all, then there are bikes made specifically for that purpose. On the other hand, if your goal is just biking without the dog or if you plan on having a dog but cycling more than 30 miles per day, then your regular bike will work well enough.
Muzzle And Headgear
When you’re biking with your dog, it’s important to have a muzzle and headgear. This is to protect your dog from getting tangled in the bike chain or becoming injured by a passing car. The space between the bike and the dog should be large enough for the dog to walk freely.
The muzzle can help keep your pet safe while biking. Muzzles are available in several different styles and sizes, so there is one out there that will work for your needs. There are also plenty of options for headgear, so you’re sure to find something that can suit both you and your pup!
Collar Or Harness For Your Dog(s)
To bikejor, you will need a collar or harness for your dog(s). You can buy pre-made collars or harnesses from several suppliers. Or, if you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own.