Bikejor is the other of the more modern sled dog sports classes and is also a “mono-sport”. In Bikejor a single dog is harnessed and attached via a bungee leash (2.5-3m) to a rider on a Mountain bike (to the bike frame or to a Canicross belt on the rider). An antenna is a great addition to help guide your bungee line away from the wheel, but not essential. Bikejor is great for confident dogs with a high drive that love to run FAST! Your dog should run out front of your mountain bike and pull you along as you pedal to achieve the greatest speeds.
As with all sled dog sports, it is critical that you train your dog to understand your commands well but especially in Bikejor as it is easier for your dog to pull you off balance. Training commands should begin before you step foot on a bike. Because you are better able to assist your dog in Bikejor via pedalling, it can suit a wide range of dog breeds. Bikejor is split into Men’s and Women’s classes at Sled Dog Racing Queensland. In bikejor Human and Dog run 2 heats of around 3.5-5 km per event and is a pretty intense work out if done correctly.