Make Your Own 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.

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 23, 2021 12:00 pm
  • End Date
    October 23, 2021 4:00 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) and bins to fit into the trailer

  • Cancellations

    All weather event