- Easy, quick, tool-free assembly
- Quick Hitch for tool-free attachment/detach to seat post
- 12.5” wheels roll smoothly, almost like you’re not pulling anything
- Rolls over curbs, gravel, grass and potholes with ease
- Designed to carry a variety of items including groceries or laptop
- Trailer detaches and easily rolls through a grocery store on into an office
- Hauls up to 60 pounds (20 pounds upper shelf, 40 pounds lower shelf)
- Extendable tow arm provides clearance for racks or larger tires
- Transit bags for the commuter and market bags for shopping
- Optional rain-resistant rain cover protects items from spray
- Wheel guards keep items from shifting or getting caught in the wheels
- Folds down and stores easily, ideal for apartment dwellers
- Taillight attachment for added safety
- Storage bag and tie down straps included
- Ideal for ride share, eBikes or swapping from one bike to another
- Can not use with carbon seat post
- Bags sold separately making complete setup pricey
Price: $299.99 MSRP
Color: Black with yellow accents, People for Bikes version in Blue (limited edition)
Weight: 11.7 lbs (includes trailer, wheels, Quick hitch, tie-down straps and Travoy storage bag
Hauling Capacity: 20 lbs upper shelf; 40 lbs lower shelf; total 60 lbs
Dimensions: 11.5 x 15.5 x 37”
Folded Size: 21 x 18 x 8”
Wheel Size: 12.5“
Quick Hitch: Fits seat post diameters 25-35mm
Seat Post Caution: Do NOT use on carbon fiber seat posts
Availability: Company web site or retailer
RBR Advertiser: No
Obtained by: Company Sample
Improving Commuting and Shopping by Bike
As more and more people are turning to bicycling to run errands and commute, there’s a greater demand to be able to carry items like groceries, a laptop or clothing. Burley’s newly designed Travoy is an easy way to get around town and haul up to 60 pounds behind your bike with not much additional effort. The Travoy is also great for e-bikes, ride share bikes or even your commuter bike. Just note that it cannot be used with a carbon seat post.
The other day I attached the Travoy to an old cross bike of mine and threw all sorts of odds and ends I found in my garage into the two bags. Then off I went, riding the neighborhood running up on curbs, hitting potholes, riding on the grass and a short stretch of gravel road. I wanted to check to see if its 12.5 wheels would catch on a curb or pothole edge. It rolled so smoothly, I honestly had to turn around a couple of times to make sure it was still attached. The Travoy rolled so quietly and easily over anything I threw at it, all without jarring the bike. This is partly due to the Flex Connector. It lets the bike move in different positions while the trailer stays upright behind the bike.
I also took the Travoy out on a very windy day to see if the Tavoy would act as a sail. But in headwinds, tailwinds and crosswinds of about 13-15 mph, I found no bike handling issues. Burley has made a really nice cargo trailer.
Well Thought Out Features
Burley has really spent time thinking of every little detail when they built this model of the Travoy. From the initial unpacking and no-tool assembly to the Quick Hitch and more, everything is thoughtfully considered.
When I received the Travoy, it was quick to unpack and required no tools to assemble. I should have timed myself, but it took less than 5 minutes from start to finish. Attaching it to my seat post was fast — hence the name Quick Hitch. The Travoy attached to the Quick Hitch with just a slide of a button. To accommodate racks or larger tires on the bike, the tow arm expands to provide additional room.
Once at your destination, the Travoy detaches from the Quick Hitch so you can roll it into a grocery store or office building. The wide kickstand unfolds to provide a stable platform when freestanding.
Safety and Visibility
The Travoy comes with two reflectors on the bottom of the trailer that are visible when being pulled. At the end of the tow arm, there’s a built-in loop where a taillight can be attached. Combine these two features and you’ll have lots of added visibility to drivers.
Reflectors and taillight mounting loop for added visibility.
To prevent anything from getting caught in the wheels or cargo from shifting around, Burley has designed integrated wheel guards into the Travoy.
Compact and Easy to Store
The Travoy weighs under 12 pounds and folds down to about the size of a carry-on bag (21″ x 18″ x 8”). This makes it ideal for apartment dwellers where storage is at a premium. Expanded, the dimensions are 11.5″ x 15.5″ x 37” and could be tucked away in a corner or closet.
Bags and Accessories
Optional bags and a rain cover are available to fully customize the Travoy. The transit bags are designed for commuters, while the market bags are for shopping. The upper shelf can carry up to 20 lbs and the lower shelf 40 lbs, for a total of 60 lbs of gear. A rain resistant cover pulls over the top and lower bags and secures to the frame. This will keep water from splashing onto the bags themselves.
For the same price, Burley offers a limited addition PeopleForBikes version of the Travoy with a blue frame. Burley and PeopleForBikes are working together with the aim to get more people out riding and commuting safely. Burley will donate $30 to the PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program for every PeopleForBikes Travoy sold.
The Burley Travoy is a well-thought-out and constructed trailer with all the features you could want for hauling groceries or commuting to the office. Strap on your own bags or purchase the optional ones from Burley. For city dwellers who use ride share bikes, the Quick Hitch is easy to attach/detach. It also works well for families with multiple bikes. For a quick overview of all the features, watch this video.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women's cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri's full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.