Florida bicycle sidecar

Jean Ulrey in Florida has a bicycle trailer to tote her granddaughter around, but the little girl kept getting dirt, grime and water in her face.

Besides the flap that comes with every bike trailer I’ve seen, an obvious solution is a fender. So Ms Ulrey, who owns a welding business, built a bicycle sidecar to carry her granddaughter.

According to this news article, Ulrey hopes to sell her sidecars and even patented the idea of attaching a sidecar to a bicycle.

More. Props to Warren, who now publishes a “Bicycle News” daily podcast.

14 Comments

  1. Quite old idea, but more necessary now perhaps. Everything "new" is usually "old". Great to see things 'tried and true; but renamed "new'' '!

  2. Quite old idea, but more necessary now perhaps. Everything "new" is usually "old". Great to see things 'tried and true; but renamed "new'' '!

  3. This is a popular transport technique in the Phillipines and has been done elsewhere for years, too — it will be interesting to see if this lady's patent gets approved.Anyone remember BMX sidecar racing?

  4. This is a popular transport technique in the Phillipines and has been done elsewhere for years, too — it will be interesting to see if this lady's patent gets approved.

    Anyone remember BMX sidecar racing?

  5. No one notices that she doesn't have a helmet on her grand daughter or her self.

  6. No one notices that she doesn't have a helmet on her grand daughter or her self.

  7. We all noticed; the story is on grandma the welder. Given the inherent instability of sidecar equipped bikes, though, a helmet may not be a bad idea.

  8. We all noticed; the story is on grandma the welder. Given the inherent instability of sidecar equipped bikes, though, a helmet may not be a bad idea.

  9. flip flops and no helmet? who cares, grandma probably goes no farther than the corner Dairy Queen.

  10. flip flops and no helmet? who cares, grandma probably goes no farther than the corner Dairy Queen.

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