We put our heart and soul into everything we build. From child, cargo & pet carriers to jogging strollers and cycles, when you buy a Burley you're getting the absolute best in quality, durability, and safety.
At Burley, safety isn’t an afterthought—it’s our first thought. Unlike many other products on the market today, ours are tested in-house during the earliest design phases to ensure that safety and reliability are built in from the beginning.
Founder Alan Scholz started a small company called Burley Bike Bags and relocated from Fargo, North Dakota to Eugene, Oregon in search of a cycling-friendly community. The Burley name was inspired by his wife Beverly, a bicycle racer known as “Burley Bev.” The couple sold their handmade bags at Eugene’s Saturday Market, a 30 mile commute from their rural home.
Determined to live a car-free life, Alan needed a way to carry his bags and young daughter to the market by bike. Using parts from an old swing set, he built the first Burley trailer. Local cyclists and bike shops began to notice Alan’s trailer around town, and it wasn’t long before orders started pouring in.
In 1978 Burley became a worker-owned cooperative. The co-op built a reputation for safe, durable products and the name “Burley” became synonymous with “bicycle trailer”. In 2006 members sold the company to Michael Coughlin, a local community leader, outdoors enthusiast and Oregon native.
Today, Burley is known around the world for building recreational transport gear that sets the standard for safety, durability and thoughtful design. While we continue to perfect the bicycle trailer that put us on the map, the Burley product portfolio has grown over time to meet the changing needs of our customers. From multi-functional child carriers to jogging strollers and balance bikes, we put our heart and soul into everything we build. The Burley brand stands for unmatched quality today, just as it did in 1978.
Burley’s mission is to enable adventure. From bicycle tours to weekend strolls, we move people to pursue and share their passion for the outdoors.
Our vision is to build the next generation of riders, adventurers and explorers. This is our legacy, and we build it one day at a time by investing in our products, our people and our community.
Safety does not depend on price point or model. All Burley child trailers feature:
We select only the finest, non-toxic materials for our products. Our materials are third party tested and conform to the following chemical testing standards:
For us, safety isn’t an afterthought, it’s our first thought. Unlike many other child trailers on the market today, ours are tested in-house during the earliest design phases to ensure that safety and reliability are built in from the beginning. We’ve developed testing protocols that are the toughest out there. We think your children are worth it.
Every Burley child trailer also receives third party testing to ensure the safe travel of your most precious cargo. All Burley child trailers meet or exceed the ASTM F1975-09 standard for bicycle child trailers. In fact, Burley was one of the first to advocate for these minimum safety standards for our industry. Today, we work continuously to improve and exceed them.
Our products also receive external testing, and all child trailers meet or exceed the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) standards. ASTM standards address such safety criteria as structural integrity, rollover resistance, visibility, restraint system strength, and much more. Burley was one of the first to advocate for these minimum safety standards for our industry, and today we work continuously to improve and exceed them.
Simulates going over a bump 25,000 times to ensure durability of wheels, frame and hitch assembly.
Simulates a stop and go motion for more than 500,000 cycles to make sure the hitch and frame will last.
Simulates force applied to trailer in a rollover to ensure strength and integrity of frame.
Fully loaded trailer is raised several feet off the ground and dropped on its nose to test the restraint system under extreme stress.
Ensures a low center of gravity to withstand hard cornering or hitting large obstacles with one wheel.
Front forks are tested to withstand curb impact.