Trike Tamer

The Amazing “Trike Tamer”

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This 78 year young lady recently received her first new bicycle! Actually a three wheel bike.  These bikes are easy to ride and surprisingly light weight. But they are almost impossible to push.  The handlebars have are very wide, and when you try to push the trike while holding them, you either get tripped up by the pedal or run over by the back wheel. The steepness of her driveway made it even more difficult to push up to the garage. The answer is the Amazing Trike Tamer.  It’s almost unbelievable how easy it is to push and maneuver the three wheel bicycle using the Trike Tamer.

Total cost to make a Trike Tamer is about $2.50. All that is required are two 1x2x8’ pieces of lumber, an old broom handle, a cheap bungee cord (4 for $1 at the dollar store) and a few screws.

Cut a notch at the end of each 1×2 to fit over the handlebar.  Leave about 1.5” overhang in front of the handlebar. 

Cut each 1×2 to length, about 1’ beyond the rear basket while the notches are on the handlebar. 

Drill holes at the rear of the 1×2’s to slide the broom stick through.

Use the pieces cut off the 1×2’s to make two spacers to space the 1×2’s about 4 or 5 inches apart.

Assemble the 1×2’s, spacers, and broom stick using wood glue and screws.

Install two screws to attach the bungee cord to. On one end of the bungee cord you can use large staple to hold the end in place so the cord stays attached to the 1×2.

Now see how easy it is to push and maneuver that Trike!