Bike Trailer Rentals

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EBC has two 8’ cargo trailers and two 5’ cargo trailers. Members can rent any of them for $20/day or $5/hour.

The 5 and 8 foot cargo trailers are rated to 300 lbs. so they can carry most things. Car-free moves or moving oversized objects that won’t fit in a car: lumber, mattresses, or couches. EBC sourced these trailers from Bikes At Work, and so can you. We no longer rent out BOB trailers.


What do I need if I want to rent a trailer?

EBC Membership

Trailer rentals are one of the benefits of EBC membership. You’ll need to show your membership card to sign out the trailer. Don’t have a membership? They’re only $20/year.

Credit Card

To ensure the trailers remain in good shape for everyone to use, we require a $500 deposit paid by cash or credit card.

Photo ID

To verify your credit card.

Rental Fee

Trailers can be rented for $20/day or $5/hour. Maximum rental period is 7 days.

Your Bicycle

Most bikes will work with our trailers but we recommend hard-tail mountain bikes for heavy loads. If you’re unsure whether your bike is suitable, ask one of EBC’s friendly volunteers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I rent a trailer indefinitely?

A: No, bikes and trailers must be rented for a specific period of time.

Q: Can I reserve a bike or trailer?

A: Bikes and trailers are rented on a first-come, first-served basis. You can, however, call ahead to see if we are likely to have bikes/trailers available when you need them.

Q: What if my rental bike or trailer breaks down?

A: You are responsible for returning the trailer in clean and good condition. Costs for repairs stemming from anything but regular wear and tear may be deducted from your deposit. Also, the renter is responsible for transporting the trailer back to BikeWorks should repairs be required.

Q: Can I pay for a rental trailer when I return it?

A: Payment must be made in full at the time of rental.

Q: Will your trailers fit with my bike?

A: Our Bikes at Work cargo trailers can be attached to any diamond-frame style bike though we recommend against using them with very lightweight bikes, carbon frames, or bikes with weak brakes. Please inquire if you are unsure.

Q: Do you rent trailers to transport children?

A: No. None of our trailers are suitable for transporting people.

Q: Are there any other organizations or businesses that rent bike trailers to the public?

A: EBC does not know of any other organization or business that offers this service in Edmonton at the time. If you know of one, please let us know!

 

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