A weather canopy for your children can make a big difference in your child’s comfort on the bike during rainy, cold or windy conditions.
The most iconic canopy option is the weather canopy for a bakfiets:
However, if you have a longtail cargo bike like an XtraCycle or Yuba Mundo, there are some DIY options worth knowing about, with detailed instructions available online.
I love the look the Covered Bike Wagon canopy by co-blogger Larry Clarkberg:
You can read more about how he made the covered bike wagon canopy and he can answer questions about it in the comments. His variation with solar panels is also worth a look:
There’s more about this project at My Solar Bicycle. Most recently I spotted this solution for sun and rain production for a Yuba Mundo:
It’s not quite iconic but it gets the job done, and instructions are available online.
You can also read more about the differences between the bakfiets, Xtracycles and the Yuba Mundo.
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