Bikejoring

Bikejor Set up on bikeBikejoring is a dog mushing activity related to skijoring, canicross, and dog scootering. It is a sport where a harnessed dog(s), who are attached to a towline have to pull and run ahead of a cyclist.

It is a dry land (non snow season) activity, like canicross & scooter, and thought to have derived from the mushers keeping their dogs fit out of season.

Although any breed of dog can be used Siberian Huskies, Samoyeds, Malamutes, Alaskan Huskies, Sled Hounds and Pointers are probably the most popular breeds for bikejoring.

Bikejoring and dog scootering are activities that can be beneficial to the health and fitness of dogs, it can be used to provide dogs with work and exercise, without letting them run off leash and endangering wild-life or livestock.

IMG_1153Bikejoring usually takes place cross country on soft trails, as the dogs should not be run far over paved surfaces due to potential damage to their paws or limbs.

Your dog must be at least 18 months old before being able to take part in a bikejor competition. The biker must also wear a helmet at all times, and ensure that their bike is in good working order.

{some of the extract taken from Wikipedia}