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

  • Ron
    May 29, 2009 - 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Howdy–Chariot trailers already has a patnet on this idea; they've been making one for years: http://www.chariotcarriers.com/english/html/sidecarrier.phpHappy Trails,Ron Georg

  • Ron
    May 29, 2009 - 11:16 am | Permalink

    Howdy–

    Chariot trailers already has a patnet on this idea; they've been making one for years:

    http://www.chariotcarriers.com/english/html/sidecarrier.php

    Happy Trails,
    Ron Georg

  • flashy
    May 29, 2009 - 11:51 pm | Permalink

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

  • flashy
    May 29, 2009 - 4:51 pm | Permalink

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

  • GhostRider
    May 30, 2009 - 12:19 am | Permalink

    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?

  • GhostRider
    May 29, 2009 - 5:19 pm | Permalink

    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?

  • del
    June 1, 2009 - 5:06 am | Permalink
  • del
    May 31, 2009 - 10:06 pm | Permalink
  • Benjamin
    June 1, 2009 - 5:28 am | Permalink

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

  • Benjamin
    May 31, 2009 - 10:28 pm | Permalink

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

  • Yokota Fritz
    June 1, 2009 - 5:44 am | Permalink

    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.

  • Yokota Fritz
    May 31, 2009 - 10:44 pm | Permalink

    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.

  • Ron
    June 2, 2009 - 3:23 am | Permalink

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

  • Ron
    June 1, 2009 - 8:23 pm | Permalink

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

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