Cycle Safely With Your Dog Thanks To The Bike Tow Leash

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic
Now that the nice weather is here, take your dog for a bike ride with this innovative leash

We’re always on the lookout for products that make life with your dog much more enjoyable. And we think that the 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash fits the bill. Perfect for cyclists who want to take their dogs on a safe bike ride, the Bike Tow Leash lets you explore the great outdoors and stay within leash laws.

If you’ve ever tried riding a bike with a running dog beside you on a leash, you know how dangerous and awkward it can be. Stable and safe, the Bike Tow Leash cycling attachment ensures that your dog stays a safe distance away from moving wheels – even in the event that he’s distracted or makes a side pull or lunge. Instead of tipping in these events, the leash propels you in a forward motion, so there’s no danger of running over your dog or falling over. Plus, you save your hands and shoulders from the pain that harsh pulls and jerking brings.

Basically, the Bike Tow Leash works as an extra arm that helps to guide, guard and communicate where you want to go to your dog. It works with bikes, wheelchairs, scooters, trikes and Segways and installs in about a minute with no tools. For safety purposes, it keeps your dog on the left side of the bicycle (the right hand side of the bike is exposed to the chain and front sprocket).

The Bike Tow Leash is for off-road use. You can use it on the pavement, but because of the dangers of cars, you should limit the amount of time you spend on the road. Feel free to use it on sidewalks, rail trails, dirt roads, bike trails, beaches and parks. The Bike Tow Leash is flexible as well. For narrow paths, you dog can easily move behind the bike while you still keep moving forward. And it trains your dog visibly to the heel position beside you.

The Bike Tow Leash is made for dogs between 20 and 185 pounds. You should consult your vet first to see if this kind of exercise is suited for you pooch. Order one for $146 at the 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash website.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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