Pets on Bikes

According to the NSW Road rules, a bicycle rider must not lead an animal on a leash, including by tethering, while the bicycle is moving. Animals should be seated or housed in appropriate areas.

We would suggest that when transporting your pet by bike you either use a cargo bike or bike trailer for larger pets.

Baskets attached to the front or rear rack of the bike are suited for medium and small animals. If an animal is sitting in a basket, trailer or cargo bike, we would suggest that the seat is enhanced with a leash to keep the animal inside and prevent them jumping down or running off when you come to a stop.

Some animals are also trained to travel in backpacks, handbags and panniers. Ensure your pet is comfortable and secure.

Don’t forget to pack water for your pets.