by Jason Moore
This spring the Craft Center is offering a bicycle trailer building workshop. Bicycle trailers are a very useful detachable cargo carrying device useful for all bike commuters. You can carry your groceries, laundry… anything really. Bikes at Work have great examples of hauling big load with bike trailers. Project Compost uses one of their trailers to transport loads of compost out to the student farm. One of the most popular uses of trailers is carrying your children around. What a much more eco-friendly solution than the mini-van! So if you’ve always wanted a bike trailer and have a desire to make a custom one for yourself, check out the Craft Center’s new class. Or if you’d like to build a trailer in your backyard with minimal specialty tools have a look Community Bike Cart Design. Aaron Wieler provides open source plans for various trailer designs.
BIKE TRAILER BUILDING CLASS
Thursdays, February 4 – March 11, 6 – 9 PM
In this class students who have previously taken Beginning Welding will be shown the steps for building a bike trailer. Basics of welding processes will not be covered; students are expected to have already taken Beginning Welding with the Craft Center, or have equivalent experience and complete a Shop Qualification to use the welding lab.