Please bike only during the coolest parts of the day and for shorter distances. Bring plenty of water, & check surface temperatures. Your dog should ALWAYS set the pace. Biking is only recommended for healthy dogs, 30 pounds or more, that are at least 1 year of age. Please purchase the products we carry only after reading safety information. Discussion with your dog's vet or licensed specialist is also recommended. Safety Info
The Bike Tow Leash is hand-made in the USA and signed by the creator himself!
5 Star Approved By The American Pet Association
Description The 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash® let's you safely take your dog on bike rides with a design that takes into account both the laws of physics and dog behavior. Your dog's ability to pull to the side is greatly reduced and the tipping forces are virtually eliminated with the Bike Tow Leash. This goes for even the most powerful pullers. Rest assured that you will maintain control even when coming across the occasional cat or squirrel. As you can see in the Bike Tow Leash videos on this page, this bicycle leash has outstanding shock absorption and most owners comment that they barely even feel their dog pulling. Check me out biking a 180 lb Great Dane in the video below. The Bike Tow Leash can truly handle even the most powerful of dogs while allowing you to maintain control.
American Pet Association Product Review of the Bike Tow Leash!
Approval Status - APA 5 out of 5 Star Approval
Testing Results - As advertised, a strong and useful product.
Recommendation - Very well thought out and innovative product. Obviously a lot of effort has gone into designing this product. Very safe, the safest bike leash we have seen. Testers all thought it worked even better than expected. Received the highest tester reviews. Absolutely fantastic for mobility devices (wheelchairs and scooters).
APA Advice - Riding with your dog, when handled responsibly, can be a great activity for you and your dog. This product is the only such device we have considered approving and it exceeded our expectations. We will say it again, most of the time we all breeze over or ignore instructions. With this product, take time to read every word and adhere to the warnings. Your dog deserves it!
Approval ID# - 32919 http://www.apaapproved.com/ See more Bike Tow Leash reviews by clicking the "Reviews" tab at the top of the page
The 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash® is patented and has patents pending
Why Buy From Us?
The 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash dog bicycle attachment was invented by entrepreneur, Mike Leon who is well versed in both dog behavior and engineering. Leon - a former airline equipment engineer - put 6 years into developing the perfect dog bike leash. The flexible yet resilient materials on the Bike Tow Leash are unlike any other dog bike leash on the market. The patented flexible mast of the Bike Tow Leash encourages the dog to stay away from the pedals, while allowing them to pull you along or fall back when navigating through tight spaces. It really takes seeing the Bike Tow Leash in action to understand how it works. Check out the videos tab above. Mike has become a good friend of ours since we began selling the Bike Tow Leash. He and his family are just all around good people. Mike has always had a soft spot in his heart for dogs and he clearly engineered this dog bike leash system with their utmost safety in mind as well as that of the rider. Read more of Mike's story below.
Mike's Story (as told by Mike): My name is Mike Leon, mechanical engineer, avid bike rider, service dog trainer and inventor of the 1-Running-Dog Bike Tow Leash. After the 9-11 terrorist attacks, my family and I started raising service dog puppies for individuals with disabilities as a way of giving back to our community and country. In honor of those lost, we named our first puppy Tribute. Raising service dog puppies is a wonderful volunteer opportunity, which ultimately provides companion animals to individuals who suffer from seizures, or who have mobility, vision or hearing impairments. As trainers, we raise, rain and socialize puppies until they are ready for graduate school. For socialization, we take the puppies, in a service cape, to stores, restaurants, schools, theme parks, etc., to expose them to a variety of situations. This ensures that there will be no unpleasant surprises once they have been assigned to a client who is depending on them to remain calm and alert at all times. At about 6 months of age, Tribute, now a tall long-legged black Labrador, had more energy than I did when we went out walking or running. With all her puppy energy, we needed to make sure Tribute exercised strenuously before we went out to eat. Since bad behavior is often a result of a lack of exercise and dogs in training are supposed to lie down and sleep under the table, not stand and upset dinner. As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention. As a result of Tribute's need for speed, and my more limited energy levels, I got the idea to combine the fun of biking (for me) with the fun of running (for Tribute). Given my understanding of both physics and dog behavior, and for both my safety and the dog's safety, I knew better than to attempt riding Tribute with a regular leash. (Much later I did attempt riding with a regular leash, made it less than a mile, and still have the scars!) I set out to make a device which would make biking with a dog pleasurable and fun while eliminating these safety concerns for both rider and dog. The very first prototype worked, and Tribute and other dogs loved it! So did I. For once I could keep up with her! While riding, I said to Tribute, Your are one Running Dog!; The name stuck. But, more importantly, the 1-Running-Dog:
- prevented the dog from tipping the bike
- satisfied each of my safety concerns
- could be installed quickly without tools
- and fit my bicycle
- Gently guides and trains dog into HEEL POSITION"
- Communicates Bike direction changes"
- Provides a barrier between dog & bike"
- Allows dog to efficiently propel the bike as a Paw + Pedal Hybrid Bicycle"
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Suspension and Disc Brake Installation
If Adjustment is Needed Or For Right Side Install:
**In most cases adjustment is not necessary