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DIY Xtracycle Sun/Rain Cover

Posted by on May 15th, 2011 37 Comments

As many of you know, xtracycles are awesome, child-transporting machines. They really come into their own on missions around town with the kids, making things possible with a bike that used to only work well with a car. Out on the open road, things are a little different. The longer rides through rain, heat, and cold that we’ll encounter on our journey call for a little more protection from the elements – even with the multiple seating options that we have planned for.

Big Dummy 548x364 DIY Xtracycle Sun/Rain Cover

We're pretty happy with our DIY seats, but they left the kids a little exposed.

Our answer to this problem was to construct a sun and rain cover to shelter both kids. Inspired by those who have gone before us, we set out to find a solution that worked really well, was lightweight, portable and easy to take on/off the bike.

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