Build a Bike Trailer Workshop

Make a versatile wooden-framed bike trailer (or kayak trailer), complete with aluminium tow-bar and quick-release ball joint hitch.

A bike trailer is a superb way to extend your carrying capacity on a bike and lower your carbon footprint for all your load-carrying journeys.  This workshop will focus on a wooden frame design which is very low cost and results in a light weight and strong trailer.

Bring your own wheels and bins, or they can be supplied for an extra charge.  Plans will be available to build a frame to suit either a 100 or 120 litre bin, or two 85 litre bins.  The plans can also be adapted to any size you wish.  Bins cost $30-$50 each from Mitre 10 or Bunnings.

Thanks to Ground Effect and Placemakers for their sponsorship to make the event more affordable.

Register for the workshop by emailing your contact details to or text to 021-0619296.

Event run by A Rocha Aotearoa NZ & Cycle Trailers NZ.

Event Details
  • Start Date
    October 31, 2020 1:00 pm
  • End Date
    October 31, 2020 5:00 pm
  • Address
    Oxford Terrace Baptist Church, 286 Oxford Terrace
  • Suitability


  • Cost

    $50+ (depending on your build options)

  • What To Bring

    You, your bike and wood-working tools (if you have some)

  • Cancellations

    All weather event