Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash
Bike Tow Leash

Bike Tow Leash

$219.99 CAD Sale Save
Color Red
Mount Orientation Left Side

Ride Your Bike & Walk Your Dog At The Same Time

Only Bike Leash That Keeps Dog & Rider Safe

Other products risk bike tipping, dog impaling, entrapment, tangling and release!

Dogs learn safe dog biking with the 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash® in just a few strides.

Bike Tow Leash® can be used with most all Bicycles, Trikes, and even wheelchairs. 

<li>1 x Pre-Assembled Bike Tow Leash select colour and mount orientation.</li>
<li>1 x Universal Mounting Clamp</li>
<li>1 x Installation Instructions</li>
<li>1 x Unique Conversation Starter!</li>
<li>Years of Enjoyment!</li>

<p>Dog Cycling has never been so easy! Save time and go farther using less effort with the 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash!</p>
<p><strong>The BikeTowLeash actually trains the heel position!</strong></p>
<p>Imagine, exploring more places; bike trails, camping, parks and store with your dog an enthusiastic exercise partner right where he belongs, beside you</p>
<p>Unlike other unstable products and dangerous designs, only the patented 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash® <a href="">keeps you and your dog safe no matter what.</a></p>

<p>To complete a <strong>Right</strong> side dog bike leash installation with the Bike Tow Leash pre-adjusted for <strong>right side</strong>. On right side, on multi rear sprocket bikes, clamp can hit the chain so you will require one of the below listed adaptor. Not sure which adapter you may need or want to be ready for any Bike, rental or upgrade we suggest purchasing both the <a href="" title="chain stay clamp">Chain Stay Clamp</a> and <a href="" title="Quick mount">Quick Mount</a> adapters. For bikes with and without disc brakes, steel, aluminum and carbon frames. </p>
<li><a href="" title="Chain stay clamp"> <strong>Chain Stay Clamp</strong></a> used primarily on lighter design aluminum and carbon fiber bike frames. The bike's chain stay (frame between pedals and rear wheel) must have flat or taller sides to prevent clamp rotation. Absolutely recommended for carbon fiber frame bikes as their axles won't work with the Quick Mount and for added frame protection. </li>
<li><a href="" title="Quick mount"><strong>Quick Mount</strong></a> used for heavier, older bike frames made of steel or aluminum having a minimum of 5/8 inch [16mm] flat area surrounding the rear axle. Can be used with quick release axles and older designs having just a hex nut on a 3/8 inch [10mm] diameter solid rear axle. </li>

<p><strong><a href="" target="_blank" title="Bike Tow Leash Fit Chart" rel="noopener noreferrer">Click Here For The BTL Installation Chart</a></strong></p>
<p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Dog tow leash installation instructions" rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Bike Tow Leash Instructions</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Bike tow leash trike installation instructions " rel="noopener noreferrer"><strong>Trike Adapter Instructions</strong></a></p>
<p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Quick mount instructions" rel="noopener noreferrer"> <strong>Quick Mount Instructions</strong></a><br><strong></strong></p>
<p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Dog coupler instructions" rel="noopener noreferrer"><b>Dog Coupler Instructions</b></a></p>
<p><a href="" target="_blank" title="Chain Stay Instructions" rel="noopener noreferrer"><b>Chain Stay Instructions</b></a></p>
<p><strong>Q: Does setting up the Bike Tow Leash require tools?</strong></p>
<p>A: Setting up the Bike Tow Leash on your bicycle requires NO TOOLS! Set up the Bike Tow Leash in just minutes.<br /><br /><strong>Q: Where can I ride my bike with my dog using the BTL?</strong><br />A: Start in a familiar area and your dog will spend less time trying to stop and sniff. The Bike Tow Leash is for off road use.<br /><br />You should limit the amount of pavement your dog runs on and drivers pay too little attention to both bicycles and dogs. Sidewalks, rail trails, dirt roads, bike trails, beaches and parks are great fun and you are obeying leash laws!<br /><br /><strong>Q: Where do I apply the alcohol to adjust mast height?</strong><br />A: Pour 1/2 ounce of 70% rubbing alcohol into the coupling where it meets the outer clamp. Rotate the BTL all around to completely soak the inside of the black coupling. Let it sit for 7 minutes. Then twist the metal outer clamp hard while holding the black coupling. A garage door roller track, vice or plumber's strap wrench will help for leverage. Once dry, the mast will stick back in the new position. So make sure the black coupling is pushed fully to the clamp bend and positioned where you want it before it dries.<br /><br /><strong>Q: Are there things I should avoid when using the BTL?</strong><br />A: Hot pavement, slippery surfaces, grates, glass, sandspurs, erratic turns and traffic.<br /><br /><strong>Q: Is it possible for the dog, when startled, to move inward toward the bike?</strong><br />A: Yes, the mast is a resilient barrier that gently nudges the dog away from you. When the dog is startled in too close, you have these options:</p>
<li>It is best to keep moving. If there is room, steer and pedal away from her and the threat.</li>
<li>Stop pedaling and nudge the dog away with the side of your leg. Resume pedaling away from the threat and tell her to "settle, leave it, let's go or watch me," which ever she responds best to.</li>
<li>If you know where she may become spooked, try and ride in the direction that places the bike between her and the threat. She will then pull away from you.</li>
<li>Of course if you do stop and she manages to get her head behind the front wheel, have her back out before proceeding.</li>
<li>Riding will make your dog more accustomed to the other dogs barking, etc.</li>
<p><b>The Following Numbered Photos Provide Installation Guidance on Left Side of Bike</b><br /><br /><strong>1. </strong>Hybrid cruiser bike is shown with BTL installed, left side, close the rear axle. The outer clamp is close to vertical with the flexible coupling on the bottom. Note the mast is directed up and forward. Rotate the clamp on the bike frame so the clip end of the mast is at the dog's shoulder height with the bike vertical.</p>
<p><b>2.</b> Shown is the most common placement of inner clamp clamping across 2 rounded frame members. Note; the inner clamp bolts are above and below the 2 frame members. If these members are too far apart, put the long bent end of the inner clamp up to capture the upper frame member. <br /><br /><b>3.</b> Clamping across the axle mount with bolts above and below is the second most common mounting arrangement. Note: On thin frames the bolt ends must not protrude beyond the end of either knob. Add washers under the knobs to cover all the bolt threads. Also, the inner and outer clamps are covered to preventing slipping and to protect the bike's finish.</p>
<p><b>4.</b> Thick frame member mounting shown with the supplied washers (black) on both bolts between the inner and outer clamps This is done for the bolts to reach across the thick red frame into the knobs.</p>
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<p><strong>5. Disc Brake Bike Installation:</strong> The simple trick with disc brakes is to first slip one bolt out of the inner clamp. Then slip inner clamp up between the disc and frame just ahead of the axle. with this bike frame type, the inner clamp is slipped with long end up to clamp the seat stay part of the frame. Note; during tightening, lift the clamping unit for securely clamping the upper cross member.</p>
<p><b>6.</b> BTL fully installed on rear disc brake bike. Note: once clamped, make sure there is clearance between the inner clamp and the disc brake.</p>
<p><b>7.</b> The BTL comes set for left side use with medium size dogs with the outer clamp vertical. The outer clamp can be rotated before tightening to adjust height. If the outer clamp cannot be rotated far enough, release the coupling by adding regular 70% rubbing alcohol all the way around inside the coupling as shown. Let stand at least 6 minutes, grip the clamp in one hand and coupling in the other, then twist hard, with knobs removed, to release the outer clamp from the coupling. Adjust so mast meets the dog's shoulder height with the bike standing vertical. Allow the alcohol to evaporate before use to lock coupling in place. See video instruction.</p>
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<p>8. The BTL comes defaulted to left side. For right side installation see the Accessories tab for pre-adjustment and right side mounts.</p>
<p>9. The BTL, primarily for bicycles, also will attach and work great on mobility scooters, chairs and other personal mobility devices. For these special needs applications, please contact us prior to purchase for specific instructions for your device. Emailing photos and links to the equipment is a great help and saves time. Go to the photos tab to view some of these special needs application and installations.</p>
<p><strong>Collar Recommendations:</strong></p>
<p>We recommend using a Martingale type collar, having the secondary tightening loop and 3 rings. Use the center ring for walking on a regular leash and biking in high distraction and risk areas as the dog cannot back out of this type collar. Use one of the outer rings for normal riding so that you differentiate between loose leash walking and allowing your dog to propel the bike. The outer rings provide a looser collar and since the BTL pulls from the side the force goes to the side of the neck and shoulder not up against the dog's throat.</p>
<p><strong>Bicycle Recommendations:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Q: I am going out to buy a bike to use with my BTL, what type of bicycle is best?</span></strong></p>
<p>A: The BTL is recommended with mountain and beach bicycles with fat knobby rear tires. This type bicycle, along with your dog, can readily negotiate trails, side walks and curbs. The wide wheels of these bicycles hold up to well to 1000's of safe miles of this type of riding. BTLs mount directly on tadpole type recumbent tricycles, two front wheels one rear, and electric mobility scooters. With an adapter, BTLs are also used on wheel chairs, Segways and electric shopping carts for the disabled. If you have a special needs application please contact us with equipment photos, make and model.</p>
<p><strong>Q: What type of bike brakes are best for using with the BTL?</span></strong></p>
<p>A: Regular, well functioning caliper, hand brakes are best for controlling bike and dog's speed regardless of pedal or foot positions. Rear disc brakes also work for mounting the BTL. The only trick is to push out the upper bolt from the inner clamp. Then simply pass it thru an opening in the disc to capture the frame.</p>
<p><strong>Q: What do I do if I have a bike with rear disc brakes?</span></strong></p>
<p>A: Disc brakes can offer challenges to available mounting space, but I've not found a bike we can't fit. There are several ways to orient the clamp for secure mounting. To slip the inner clamp between the frame and the disc, you may remove the upper bolt and pass it through disc a opening back through the inner clamp. The inner clamp can also be oriented with the long end up or down to accomplish clamping. The flexible coupling is then rotated on the outer clamp bracket<strong> </strong>to adjust to dogs shoulder height.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: I see the Bike Tow Leash can attach to the right side of bikes. How do determine what I need for my bike? </strong></p>
<p>A: There are 3 ways;</p>
<p>1) If you aren't sure which bike you will use, want to upgrade soon or rent. Simply order the Right Side Bike Tow Leash Package. This will provide all you need to install on any bike. Yes, left side as well.</p>
<p>2) If you do know which bike or other mobility devices you want to use, Click on this <a href="" title="Fit chart link">Fit Chart link</a>. Scroll down alphabetically to find your bike, trike, chair or mobility scooter listing in that order alphabetically., then right to see photos. The chart will indicate what is needed for attachment for left then right sides.</p>
<p>3) If you don't find your bike etc. on the chart, you can still easily determine what to order with these simple steps;</p>
<p>a) If your bike has a single rear sprocket, the standard clamp will have plenty of room to clear the chain. Order only the Right Side Bike Tow Leash.</p>
<p>b) If your newer, lighter, bike frame is made of carbon fiber and/or has flat sided chain strays order the Chain Stay Clamp with your Right Hand Bike Tow Leash.</p>
<p>c) For older style bikes with steel or aluminum frames, order the Quick Mount. Just check there is 5/8 inch [16mm] flat or open area around the rear axle.</p>
<p>d) If for any reason you are still not sure what you need to order, special needs etc., email make, model and photos to: We will gladly help with you with your order</p>
<p><strong>Q: How does riding with a Bike Tow Leash Compare to riding with other types of attachments: </strong></p>
<p>A: Safety, stability and comfort are a night and day difference. The BTL provides amazing stability and comfortable ride compared to all others that will tip toward your pulling dog. The BTL will let your dog propel you without destabilizing the bike as others do. You will feel secure and your dog will be learning the heel command comfortably in your view. Others place the dog farther back so your dog is not visible as you look forward. When the trail narrows your dog will automatically and safely be moved fully behind you to avoid obstacles. Other products don’t provide for dog positioning behind when necessary so will allow or cause impact with the obstacles causing injury or inadvertently releasing your dog. For more comparisons see <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">this chart</a>….</p>
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<p><strong>Q: Will the Bike Tow Leash work with my large dog with a strong prey drive?</strong></p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal">A: Yes, the BTL is rated for dogs 10 to 185 pounds [4.5 to 84 Kg]. The BTL height adjusts from medium to short and tall dogs as well.</p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal">To counteract lunges away from the bike, the dog forces are applied to the bike below the bike’s center of gravity. This means the BTL’s low mounting point prevents bike tipping when the dog lunges away.</p>
<p class="x_MsoNormal">A great example of how stable the BTL is illustrated in this video; <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-auth="NotApplicable"></a></p>
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<p><strong>Q: Does the BTL require more or less training than other dog biking devices?</strong></p>
<p>A: The BTL requires less or no training for both dog and rider. Since dogs naturally pull and other devices are much less stable, prior leash training and larger accomplished bike riders are necessary before biking is attempted with <u>other</u> devices. The word “attempted” is used because a startled, distracted or prey driven dog will tip or knock you off your bike <u>using other devices</u>. The BTL can be used with dogs of all training levels, especially extreme pullers. The BikeTow Leash is a true training tool. You can go for a ride then confidently attend an obedience class with improved behavior and attention span.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: How does the dog’s pulling on the BTL affect his neck compared to other products?</strong></p>
<p>A: Concern about trachea damage with collars are warranted with other, higher mounted, products which pull up against throat and trachea when the dog pulls. When the dog pulls on the BTL the force is placed to the side, on the tougher outside shoulder and side of neck areas. Additionally, the BTL has built into it a couple feet of shock absorption to further protect you and your dog. Other products have just inches of shock absorption if any.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: How does the Bike Tow Leash warranty compare with others?</strong></p>
<p>A: The Bike Tow Leash high quality materials and design are guaranteed for 2 years against manufacturing defects. Some others are covered up to a single year.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: How does using the BTL compare to using a seat post mounted type bike attachments?</strong></p>
<p>A: The Bike Tow Leash is much more stable and does not add anything to the bike that can injure rider or tip the bike onto the dog that can cause injury. The BTL is mounted down below the bike’s center of gravity the so tipping is eliminated. In fact, if let go, the bike will fall away from your pulling dog. BTL parts are all smooth and resilient with no pinch points or sharp edges. Seat post mounted type bike attachments mount high so when the dog pulls sideways the bike falls over toward dog. Typical seat post mounted type bike attachments have ridged metal parts that can cause injury when the bike is pulled over onto your dog. While riding, the BTL will place the dog comfortably forward in heel position rather than back out of riders view. When you get to an obstacle, the ridged seat post mounted type bike attachments will not let the dog get fully behind the bike as the BTL does to avoid the obstacle. Additionally, the seat post mounted type bike attachments will inadvertently release the dog from a hard pull on the cord. The BTL will only release if there is an actual hard impact between leash and a sign post, fire plug or similar obstacle.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: How does using a Bike Tow Leash compare with Bikejoring or having dog out front attached to the front of the bike up above the front wheel? </strong></p>
<p>A: The dog out front, can tangle, be run over by your bike and will hide from your view trail obstacles, an additional fall hazard. Using the Bike Tow Leash is much safer and easier to use as you have complete control of your bike and dog(s) travel direction and no possibility of running over your dogs. You also are not near as limited in where you can ride using the Bike Tow Leash.</p>
<p>An additional difference between using the BTL and bikejoring is you are closer with your dog(s) so you can experience their reactions to what they see and smell seeing their faces and bonding on your rides.</p>
<p><strong>Q: Why is the Bike Tow Leash mast height adjustable?</strong></p>
<p>A: The BTL mast has several functions that work optimally when at the correct mast height. The communication to the dog for position, turns and speed is by touching in the rib area. The mast also acts as a resilient barrier to keep dog off the bike pedals and wheels so it should not slide over the dog’s back or get under dog’s belly with the bike vertical.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: How do I know if my Bike Tow Leash mast height is correct?</strong></p>
<p>A: A quick rule of thumb is the forward end of the mast should touch your dog at shoulder height is the rib area. With the bike vertical, the mast is too low if he steps over it and too high if his back slices under it.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: Where do I adjust the BTL height?</strong></p>
<p>A: The adjustment or twist location is between the metal “L” shaped outer clamp and the black coupling. Loosening this area before adjustment requires alcohol or heat. Refer to the instructions provided with your BTL or view the Alcohol Adjustment Video.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: Can the bike tow leash be adjusted with rubbing alcohol more than once or will that cause the coupling to become weak?</strong></p>
<p>A: Yes, you can readjust the BTL more than once without making it become weak. It will actually loosen for adjust easier each time.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: Can I easily move my Bike Tow Leash from one bike to another?</strong></p>
<p>A: Yes, the Bike Tow Leash quickly and easily removes and installs with two thumb screw knobs.</p>
<p><strong>Q: What kind of bikes do you recommend for biking with dogs?</strong></p>
<p>A: For strong energetic dogs I always recommend mountain bikes with good hand brakes to both wide wheels. Beach, recumbent, comfort and cross roads type bikes work great as well. However, for best control, especially with multiple dogs, the bike should have a wide, aggressive knobby off road rear tire.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: Will BTL mount on Mountain Bikes</strong></p>
<p>A: Yes, The Bike Tow leash works with disc brakes. This link; will show you installation options for bikes, trikes, mobility scooters and wheelchairs. It is an alphabetic listing for left and right side installation listed alphabetically by make and model number. We have not found a bike we couldn’t fit so contact us. Follow this link for mounting templates and some of our installation instructions:</p>
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<p><strong>Q: I would like to use your product on a Diggler Dirt Dawg scooter? Please let me know if that is possible. Thanks!</strong></p>
<p>A: Yes, the BTL works on a Diggler and other kick bikes. It clamps against the forward edge of the rear axle on either side of the scooter. As with bicycles, be sure to keep weight on the scooter with dog attached.</p>
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<p><strong>Typical kick type bikes</strong></p>
<p><strong>Q: Can you ride more than one dog at a time with the Bike Tow Leash?</strong></p>
<p>A: Yes, you have a couple options for riding multiple dogs. 1) You can install a second BTL on the other side of you bike. Or 2) You can use our Dog Coupler to attach the second dog’s collar to the faster pulling dog’s collar. The faster dog will be attached directly to the BTL so you slip your brakes to slow the pace to keep from dragging the slower dog. Our patented, Dog Coupler prevents tripping and tangling while taking advantage of the many safety features of the BTL. The Dog Coupler is available on our accessories tab.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: Our trails are very busy, can I use the Bike Tow Leash on the right side of my bike?</strong></p>
<p>A: Yes, the BTL can be mounted on either side of your bike. Just install it, and adjust the mast height so it is pointing forward. There are many mounting options detailed with photos in the instructions. We’ve not found a bike we couldn’t fit, so contact us if you have any questions or difficulty. Also, if you'd like you can add the Right Hand Side Attachment FREE of charge in the accessories with your BTL order.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: What makes the Dog Coupler work so well compared to a simple rope or bungee cord?</strong></p>
<p>A: Extensive and continuing testing reveals several reasons our patented Dog Coupler works best: The DC provides a multiple spring constant spacer between the dogs that comfortably reaches around the dogs head. The first inch of “pull and push” length change requires less than a pound of force. The second inch and beyond requires much more. This, as in proper leash training, rewards the dogs for proper positioning the correct distance apart, beside each other and the bike. A simple rope will droop and tangle when loose same with a bungee cord. Dog nature is to resist against a tight leash so the tendency is to stretch a bungee cord out fully and continue to pull against it. Sideways pulling against one another dramatically increases paw pad wear and tearing. Once torn your dogs will have to stop riding for awhile and/or wear booties for awhile. So best fo avoid doubling up the dogs without our Dog Coupler.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: Is there a way to walk all three of my dogs at once.</strong></p>
<p>A: Yes, to walk 3 dogs at once, you would mount a BTL on both sides of your bike, trike, scooter or chair and use (1) Dog Coupler from our Accessories page.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: What type of bike frame do you recommend for riding with your Bike Tow Leash (carbon, aluminum, hybrid etc.? </strong></p>
<p>A: All frame materials will work. I enjoy riding our dogs with carbon, steel and aluminum bikes. However, for strong pulling dogs, the less expensive heavier steel and aluminum frames provides a smoother ride and better workout for both you and your dog(s). Don’t worry about your bike’s finish. The plastic coated BTL clamp protects your bike’s paint.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: I have dog that is a strong puller. Do I need a trike to ride him?</strong></p>
<p>A: The BTL will provide all the stability you need for the dogs pulling on a regular bicycle. However, if you are not stable riding a bike, then a trike is a great way to go.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: What type and makes of Adult Trikes do the Adult Trike Adapter work on?</strong></p>
<p>A: The Adult Trike adapter works on trikes with two rear wheels. Makes and models include; Schwinn Meridian, Sun SX, Torker Tristar HD, Belize Bicycle Tri-Rider Comfort Trike, Kentex and Worksman. Trikes having a single rear wheel, tadpole type, <u>do not</u> require the Adult Trike Adapter. Some tadpole makes are: TerraTrike, ICE, Ti-Trikes, Green Speed, Trident and Catrike,</p>
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<p><strong>Q: What makes of recumbent, Tadpole type, two wheels in front, trikes do BTLs attach to?</strong></p>
<p>A: On tadpole type trikes, two front wheels, the BTL attaches like on a bicycle just ahead of the rear axle without an Adult Trike Adapter. So far we haven’t found a recumbent trike that the BTL won’t fit. The BTL has easily installed on; Cattrike Road, ICE Sprint RS, TerraTrike Rover, Ti-Trikes, Trident Stowaway II, Green Speed and more…CLICK on the FIT Chart link at the top of this page and scroll down to TRIKES for more trike fitting information.</p>
<p><strong>Q: Hi, I am interested in buying the bike tow leash for my adult tricycle, but I don’t know how it would attach to the trike.</strong></p>
<p>A: The BTL is attached to trikes having two rear wheels using the Adult Trike Adapter. Find it on our accessories page. Measure your axle tube here. Tube sizes from . 1 ½ in. dia. or [3.8 cm] to 1 5/8 or [41 mm] fit our standard trike adapter. If your trike has a larger tube when you order email us the diameter.</p>
<p><strong> Q: What size axle tubes does the Adult Trike Adapter fit and how do I measure it?</strong></p>
<p>A: We can make several sizes. The most common and our standard size is 1 ½ inches diameter or 4 ¾ inch Circumference. Measure circumference by wrapping a measuring tape around the axle tube.</p>
<p>If you have a different size axle tube contact us with size make and model of your adult trike.</p>
<p>We can make other sizes to fit your trike.</p>
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<p><strong>Mobility Scooters:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Q: Where does the Bike Tow Leash mount on Mobility Scooters?</strong></p>
<p>A: Each BTL comes with mobility scooter mounting instructions. The BTL usually clamps on to the arm rest support or the seat back hinge. The standard clamp usually works. It can clamp up to 1inch thickness with a bolt spacing of 2.6 inches. Other clamps are available to accommodate any special needs. Check out our accessories page. If you don’t see what you need, just contact us.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: Do I use the standard bike length Bike Tow Leash with my mobility scooter or the shorter wheelchair version?</strong></p>
<p>A: If you plan to only walk your dog out doors, use the standard length BTL. If for indoor use, use the shorter wheelchair version.</p>
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<p><strong>Wheelchairs: </strong></p>
<p><strong>Q: Where does the BTL attach on a manual wheelchair?</strong></p>
<p>A: Typically the BTL mounts on the round tubes near the front caster on either side with a special clamp for round tubes. Contact us with chair make and tube sizes, photos help, prior to ordering.</p>
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<p><strong>Q: Why is there a special Bike Tow Leash shortened for Wheelchairs?</strong></p>
<p>A: When indoors, the dog needs to be closer and because chairs are shorter than bikes, we keep the dog farther back to avoid being pinched by front caster wheels.</p>
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<p><strong>Power Chairs: </strong></p>
<p><strong>Q: Where does the Bike Tow Leash attach to power chairs? </strong></p>
<p>A: The BTL usually attaches toward the rear of power chairs to allow your dog to get fully behind you through narrow doorways. It can clamp on any surfaces such as armrest supports, lift or tie down anchors, seat rails etc.</p>
<p><strong>Q: What size and shape can the standard BTL clamp attach to?</strong></p>
<p>A: The standard clamp will clamp up to 1” thick objects as tall as 2.1 inches with the bolts above and below the part. With a bolt in between two tubes, the standard clamp will clamp up to 3 ¾ inches tall. For single round clamping, see the clamps on our accessories tab.</p>
<p><strong>Bike Tow Leash Use:</strong></p>
<p><strong>Q: What kind of collar should I use with the BTL?</strong></p>
<p>A: We recommend using a Martingale style collar for most dogs and usually attach to one of the two non-tightening rings. This way we again don't tighten onto the trachea area and it differentiates between biking as we use the center tightening ring on regular walks to prevent walk pulling. As far as control and stability the BTL design provides more control and stability than a walking human. The BTL is fully 5 star safety approved by the American Pet Association for bikes, trikes, mobility scooters and wheelchairs. We do considerable work with special needs dog owners since training, raising and now needing a service dog is how we got started to begin with .</p>
<p><strong>Q: Can I use a harness with the Bike Tow Leash?</strong></p>
<p>A: You can use dog control harnesses with the BTL especially with breeds susceptible to trachea damage. A harness that has an attachment point on the side and close to the neck area are best. Clipping too far aft on your dog will place your dog too far forward near the front wheel and beyond the communication and protection provided by the BTL mast. Clipping to a point on the back between the dogs shoulders allows the BTL mast to slip over top of the dog rather than the desired touch to the side for communication.</p>
<p><strong>Q: How do I know if I am going too fast down hill for my dog?</strong></p>
<p>A: When riding with a dog always apply or slip your brakes down hills. The normal position for your dog is right beside you in the heel position. When he drops back from that position, slow down. One of the unique safety features of the BTL is placing your dog visibly beside you. Remember, your dog’s only way of communicating too fast is by dropping back.</p>
<p><strong>Q: How far do I ride with my dog?</strong></p>
<p>A: Always check with your vet before taking on a new vigorous exercise routine. Remember, your dog will be working at least 4 times harder than you when biking. All that being said, when starting a new dog I never go more than a mile, while it is cool out, at first to let them build up endurance and their pads. Then evaluate how they recover and inspect their feet. Build up slow to keep it fun and avoid overdoing it.</p>
<p>Giving your dog a good rub down massaging legs, feet etc. after a ride will help you see if your dog has become sore and make the rides even more special for your dog.</p>
<p><strong>Q: Do I need to remove the Bike Tow Leash between rides or when riding without dog(s)?</strong></p>
<p>A: No, you can simply clip your BTL behind your seat out of the way. If you desire to remove the BTL, it will come off in just seconds with no tools.</p>
<p><strong>Q: Can I ride with two dogs on a single Bike Tow Leash?</strong></p>
<p>A: Yes, you can use our Dog Coupler to safely attach the second dog. You can purchase the Dog Coupler on our Accessories Tab. The Dog Coupler will take advantage of the communications between bike and dogs and help maintain proper dog positioning beside each other. Additionally, the unique DC design provides loose-leash-reward for proper positioning. Loose leash rewarding is how to train proper leash walking and will also help reduce paw pad wear and tears.</p>
<p><strong>Q: What can I do about loose dogs when I ride? </strong></p>
<p>A: Loose dogs at any time can be problematic if they are aggressive to your dog or want to chase you. If there are aggressive loose dogs, the best thing is to avoid them. However, you can go prepared for the worst with an air horn and pepper spray. I have out run chasing dogs but never had the occasion to use either and would have to be very sure before using pepper spray on any animal. You should probably test the air horn with your dog(s) to see what the reaction will be before using one on a ride.</p>
<p>I have had leashed dogs appear aggressive toward us biking but once convincing the owner to loosen the leash found them quite nice. This occurs since dogs feel stress transferred from their handler, through the leash.</p>
<p><strong>Q: I prefer to use a harness with my tow leash but my dog seems to get too close to my front wheel. What can I do to keep him/her further from my bike?</strong></p>
<p>A: It appears the BTL is adjusted a little too high. Lowering the ridged end so it touches your dog's ribs will space her away from the front wheel. Also, clip to the side of the harness to keep the BTL at their side. Clip to the harness at a point further forward so the BTL mast is beside their ribs to space them from the bike as well.</p>

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Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Both our dog and I live and recommend the BTL

Had it for a year or so, use it in summer and winter, all year round. We live in northern Ontario Canada. BTL performs very well.

Nancy R.
Awesome Find!

I did a lot of research to find the safest bike dog leash for both my dog and myself. The Bike Tow Leash was consistently on the top of all reviews. The second thing I needed was a Canadian distributer. Fencefast was a really lucky find for me! I had a few questions and emailed Fencefast and they got back to me almost immediately. Their pricing was great, and within 15 minutes of placing the order I got an email saying that my shipment was on its way, and it really was! I have now had my border collie out on the leash 4 times and she is so excited to go that she can hardly hold it together until we start riding! She has taken a leap at a rabbit and a dog while we were riding and because of how the leash attaches to the bike I stayed firmly in control. I am pleased with both the product and with Fencefast and I am telling everyone about it!

Thank you so much for the review! We are thrilled you and your border collie are enjoying it. We would love to see a picture of you enjoying the bike tow leash! Ride on!

Quality product

The BTL shipped quickly. It installed very easily without tools. The flex is perfect for the dog and can easily be stowed when I ride solo without removing the BTL. I barely notice the dog jerking on it. Now that she's used to it, she is happy just to trot or run along beside me.

Thank you for your review.

Mary C.
works beautifully

i’ve tried every tow leash on the market. this is the only one that lets me ride safely with my big dog

Thank you for your review.

Happy husky, happy customer!

Amazing apparatus! One of my best purchases in a long time. I bought the right sided bike tow leash and the quick mount to accommodate my Raleigh Alysa 1 bike. I was able to install it myself by watching the YouTube video over and over (the video could be much improved), and then I spent a few days just bringing the dog alongside the right side of the bike on his regular leash and walking down the street after we had already gone for our walk to burn off energy. After 4 or 5 days, I clipped him on to the bike tow leash on a quiet street and went! We managed to bike a couple blocks the first day before needing to take a break (my dog will try to go behind the bike to get on my left side where he usually walks). But with this tow leash I just need to keep an eye on him and if he starts to slow/stop, I stop and put a regular leash on him for few minutes to let him sniff around and pee on stuff. This product is perfect because it’s flexible enough to bend backwards if your dog suddenly slows, but is designed to not be able to get in the way of your wheel, and you really don’t feel if/when they try to go after a squirrel... After a few days I am very happy to say that my dog no longer tries to go after squirrels when we’re cruising with this, he just keeps on with the momentum of the bike because he loves it, and we’re going longer distances every day.

Happy to hear it is working well for you and that you have a happy husky! Thank you for your review.