Upping your carrying capacity with a storage tote

One thing we love about long tail cargo bikes is how darn versatile they are! You can be riding your kiddos to school one minute and hauling lumber and plants home from the hardware store the next. One thing we find super handy is plopping a laundry basket in the Hooptie and using it for hauling cargo, like tons of library books or thrift store donations. A customer recently sent in this precious pic and aside from the adorable pup, we immediately noticed the perfect fit and height of that storage cargo box!

This customer was kind enough to share the details and let us know the higher sides made for a safer ride for their furry passenger. Another bonus is this box already has holes cut to weave a securing strap through.

This specific cargo box is a HDX 27 gallon Storage Tote and the dimensions are 28.25″ long X 19.25″ wide X 15.25″ high. This customer purchased it at their local Home Depot. Removing the inner padded black rail is required to get this box to fit but that’s super easy – just undo the hex bolts on the end of each rail.

So there ya go. In just a few seconds, your Hooptie can go from hand rail to dog hauler!

Looking for other ways to carry your furry best friend by bike? Check out our “Hauling Your Dog on a Longtail Cargo Bike” post!