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Tern releases new line of modular family bike accessories

Published September 1, 2021

(BRAIN) —Tern has launched a line of modular accessories for its family bikes, for use with kids and pet parents.

"If we want car trips to be replaced by bike trips, we have to make the bicycle more convenient, safer, and more comfortable for all passengers," said Josh Hon, Tern Team Captain. "So we've created a range of accessories that make it a whole lot easier to ride with company, whether that's your child or your dog."

The line includes the Clubhouse Fort system, a collection of three accessories — the Clubhouse Mini, Storm Box Mini, and Storm Shield Mini — that can carry one child in a weather-protected compartment for comfortable all-year riding.

The components of the Clubhouse Fort Mini are modular and allow riders to mix and match the setup according to their needs. For example, the Storm Shield Mini can be quickly removed when not needed, leaving the bike with the Storm Box Mini, a large weather-resistant bucket that carries up to 100 liters of cargo. Parents in warmer climates can just use the Storm Shield Mini for sun protection.

The Doghouse Mini is comprised of three different accessories — Clubhouse Mini, Soft Crate Mini, and Dog Roof Mini — that create a safe, protected space for a small or mid-sized dog. The Doghouse Mini includes large mesh panels for ventilation, and a single-layer fabric designed for easy cleaning. To secure and protect the dog during the ride, the base of the Doghouse includes a pair of safety tethers that can be attached to the dog's harness.

The Dog Roof Mini can be easily removed, allowing the Soft Crate Mini to be used as a grocery hauler. When not in use, the Soft Crate Mini folds flat and can be quickly stored in a bag or the bike panniers.

Tern is also launching a waterproof bag designed for the Transporteur Rack and the Hauler Rack, boosting the bike's front capacity. The bag holds up to 45 liters and features recycled waterproof fabric and sonically welded seams.

"We're proud that the WeatherTop marks the first time we've been able to use recycled fabric for a bag," said Hon. "We're always in search of responsibly-made or recycled fabrics, and it's not always easy to find a fabric that also has the right functional and aesthetic attributes. But it's important to make this effort to minimize our impact on the planet, and the more we and other brands ask for fabrics like this, the more our partners will work to provide it."

The new accessories will begin arriving in bike shops in the fourth quarter.


  • Clubhouse Mini ($165)
  • Storm Shield Mini ($220)
  • Storm Box Mini ($220)
  • Clubhouse MadPad ($50)
  • WeatherTop Bag ($125)
  • Dog Roof Mini ($85)
  • Soft Crate Mini ($75)

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