Pop-up bike trailer

Jeremy sends us the Pop Up DIY Workshop Bicycle Trailer, "a venue that a bicycle can tow and fold down. Can host everything from workshops to gigs. The creators are crowdsourcing its production with rewards ranging from Homebrew beer to Gocco prints."

The original design created by Matias Chadwick and Nick Ovens, responds directly to my original concept. It needed to be lightweight, compact, demountable, easy to assemble, offer shade and seating and be changeable to suit different community needs. The bicycle and materials fit inside the box, and can be taken across country as checked baggage allowing for affordable national and worldwide project destinations.

The Pop Up Trailer is primarily designed to accommodate workshops in zine / independent publishing, bike maintenance, stencilling, gardening and any other kind of skill share workshops that we find passion for.

Pop Up DIY Workshop Bicycle Trailer


  1. This is a great idea! Now all they need is to find a carpenter who likes the idea enough to devote some spare time to it.

    I have no idea why they think that $8K would be needed to build this. It’s the sort of thing that a tinkerer would do in a couple months of weekends and evenings for free, just for the sense of accomplishment.

    Fifty years ago, you’d see plans for this sort of thing published in the back pages of Popular Mechanics magazine.

  2. This video is pretty much unwatchable..panning, zooming and sped up I couldn’t get through it. I scanned ahead and never did see any trailer, and I could hardly understand what anyone said.

    1. Executive summary: There are a lot of lovely computer drawings of what such a trailer might look like if it were manufactured with fancy welded aluminum box-channel frame. No trailer exists as yet.

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