Spring is in full bloom which means it’s time to get out with your best buddy and enjoy the longer, sunnier days ahead! And there’s no better way to enjoy the great outdoors than to head out on a bicycle ride with your furry friend on the Buddyrider!
The Buddyrider is the pawfect pet seat that’s a center mounted dog seat which safely, comfortably and effortlessly straps your dog in on your adult bicycle, delivering a pawsomely-pleasant experience for both you and your doggo.
What’s good Gab got to test out the Buddyrider and we have two words for you to describe it: PAWSITIVELY-PAWFECT!
Scroll down below to find out why the Buddyrider is a must-have for hoomans, bicycling and your best friend.
The Buddyrider comes with installation instructions that are supaw easy to follow (if your dog could read they could do it). It also comes with all the tools needed and the screws are conveniently color-coded.
The Buddyrider took us less than 30-minutes to set up thanks to the step-by-step instructions paired with pictures. Overall, setting up the Buddyrider and installing it between the seat post and the handlebar stem was a breeze so there was no need to bark up the wrong tree!
The Buddyrider is designed with your dog’s safety and comfort in mind. It has a solid construction that feels pawfectly stable and a genius harness system that keeps your dog safely strapped in. The smartly-designed clips in front and behind the neck lock in and are connected to the Buddyrider via straps on the sides so that your doggo stays in a safe position while limiting unsafe and unnecessary movement.
Unlike more conventional dog bicycling gear that’s mounted on the handlebars—creating a ruff-ride for your doggo as you steer and turn—or those mounted behind the bicycle seat where you can’t see your dog throughout the ride, the Buddyrider is skillfully designed so that your dog is comfortably the center of attention.
Ulti-muttly, the Buddyrider lets your dog sit in a comfortable facing-forward position while being safely strapped in—and the extra bone-us is that you will be able to see your furry friend right in front of you!
Testing was a true treat
We at What’s good Gab give the Buddyrider four-paws up! Testing the Buddyrider was a true treat for us and our miniature schnauzer named Lucy. We started off by placing the Buddyrider seat on the ground to let Lucy sniff around and become familiar with the Buddyrider. We enticed her with a treat to “touch” the Buddyrider, and once she did we sat her in. We repeated these steps to let Lucy test out the Buddyrider on the ground and make her feel comfortable while seated in the Buddyrider.
Once our mini schnauzer felt comfortable in the seat first while on the ground, we decided to test the Buddyrider attached to our adult bicycle. We chose our backyard to place Lucy in the Buddyrider seat, which provided a quiet, distraction-free zone for her.
Lucy took quick, short rides on the Buddyrider in our neighborhood which provided a flat and smooth surface for her to ride around in without too many sensory distractions. With time, we increased the duration of the rides and cycled to more busy streets to make her feel comfortable in the Buddyrider while on the move. Lucy looked on, enjoying the wind through her fur, watching cars and passersby, and we could tell she was engaged and enjoying the smooth and pleasant ride. Once we felt that Lucy was completely comfortable sitting in the Buddyrider, we took her to the beach!
Buddyrider at the beach
The Buddyrider was dog-gone fun at the beach, and Lucy really enjoyed the sights on the strand, the breeze through her beard, and sitting up to people watch. Our miniature schnauzer was safely strapped in and secure. For hoomans, the Buddyrider is pawsome—and because the seat is positioned over the center of the bicycle, we felt balanced with the extra weight distributed in a “sweet spot” that gives hoomans full control and a smoothness with no ruff-riding. Best of all, being able to see Lucy at all times rovided the perfect op-paw-tunity to keep a close eye on her and make sure she was enjoying the experience.
Buddyrider: a dog’s best friend
The Buddyrider is the ulti-mutt pet seat and cycling companion that’s sure to bring the fun-factor to bicycle rides while also giving hoomans and their goodest girl or boy a safe, comfortable and enjoyable experience for the spring and summer.
We, at What’s good Gab have surely made the Buddyrider our go-to gear to enjoy the great outdoors and explore with our miniature schnauzer. The Buddyrider is the dog-friendly seat designed to bring your best friend along for the smoothest, most comfortable rides. What’s more, with the longer, sunnier days ahead the Buddyrider is a must-have for all dog-lovers who want to be active and take their best buddies out for some sun chasing and weekend wandering!
There’s no better joy than to see our mini schnauzer Lucy wag her tail with excitement when she sees the Buddyrider. She’s ready for the ride and pawstively enjoys sitting up on her Buddyrider as the wind blows through her beard—she really has a barkin’ good time on the Buddyrider!
The Buddyrider Bicycle Pet Seat retails for $179.99, and is available at www.buddyrider.com.
Please note: Buddyrider is a bicycle pet carrier, that’s designed for dogs (or cats) up to 25 pounds and bicycles with at least 48 cm (19″) between the seat post and the handlebar stem. Includes all brackets and hardware to mount to bicycle. Cannot be mounted to Carbon Fiber or Titanium Seat Post. If you have a carbon fiber/titanium seat post you must replace it with an aluminum or steel seat post. Be sure to follow the safety tips provided on the Buddyrider website, and follow all of your local city and government safety laws and cycling rules.
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