Biking is sometimes so much fun it simply cannot be contained one person. Reader Emily wanted to transport her boys via bike and with some BikeHacks.com inspiration came up with her own passenger hack. All pictures and text credited to Emily.
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This hack was set into motion after I came across a picture of a Yuba cargo bike and instantly fell in love. I really liked the idea of the seat on the cargo rack and thought it would be perfect solution for taking my youngest son to and from preschool, which is less than a mile away. Unfortunately, the price of the Yuba was a bit too much, so I went to work on a cheap alternative. After digging through through the Bike Hacks archives I had a pretty good idea of how I wanted our junior bike seat to look.
I ordered a bike rack rated for 100lbs+ and once my husband made sure it fit (sadly, it didn't fit my bike, but luckily it fit his), I set to work on the cushion. The cushion was made entirely of items found around the house: a cutting board from the boat we no longer own, foam padding from an old life jacket, straps & buckles from an old sleeping bag (which secure the seat to the rack and create a handle), and a scrap of vinyl from my sewing stash.