Tips for safe riding with your buddy
Use your harness
Like a seat belt on a child's car seat, the Buddyrider® harness limits unnecessary movement so your pet remains in a safe position throughout your ride.
Do a pre-check
Prior to riding, always check that the seat is secure by ensuring the screws are still tight and that no parts are loose or missing.
Transporting a pet on a bicycle adds weight to your bike frame. If your pet shifts its weight, corrective action may be required.
Take it slow
Keep your first few rides short and over smooth ground while you and your pet get used to the feel. Increase the length of your rides only when both rider and pet become accustomed and confident.
Never leave your buddy unattended in the seat
Due to its higher center of gravity, a bicycle may fall over if parked on its stand or without proper support.
Always keep your dog hydrated while cycling with them. Bring some water with you – especially on longer rides or hot days.
Yes, your pet is cute, but…
Do not allow your pet to become a distraction when riding. Always keep your focus on the safe operation of your bicycle, the rules of the road, the environment around you and other cyclists, pedestrians and vehicular traffic.
Read instructions carefully before placing a pet in this seat. Failure to follow these instructions could result in serious injury. By attaching the Buddyrider® pet seat to a bicycle you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the warnings and instructions. Please note that there are the inherent dangers that may be associated with transporting a pet on a bicycle just as there are to you when riding a bicycle and in no way is Buddy Ventures International Ltd. responsible if injury does occur. Only experienced adult cyclists, who are very confident in their abilities as a rider should transport a pet using this seat. The Buddyrider® is intended for pleasure riding only, if you decide to partake in extreme cycling with your buddy on board, you run a greater risk of injury.