About – Buddy Ventures USA

About Buddyrider®

Colin Catton, Buddyrider Designer

Our Story

The Buddyrider story starts, like many other invention stories, with someone searching for a better way— in this case— a better way to safely carry children on a bike. Unhappy with the rear mounted child seat that he had previously purchased and used for transporting his  children,  Colin Catton, from Vancouver Island , Canada, took a standard bicycle seat and attached it to the cross bar of his  bicycle as an experiment. The central positioning proved to be a much safer option due to the better weight distribution and ease of handling and provided a more satisfying riding experience for both child and adult. The children eventually moved on to riding their own bikes, but the experience of carrying a passenger directly in front of the rider convinced him that he was on to something. 

I leave the final words to Colin, the man who started it all, “ If you decide to purchase a Buddyrider®, I'm sure you will have many hours of healthy outdoor enjoyment with your best friend, the way we have with ours.” 

Colin remains on Vancouver Island today with his wife Diane spending as much time as possible on his boat and in his shop tinkering with his next invention.  Buddyrider® continues, with General Manager Shelley MacDonald, and her excellent crew of Buddyrider® enthusiasts.

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