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Wike History

Wike Bicycle Trailers have been in production for over 20 years.

With the exception of a few hundred units which were sold to bike shops in the mid 1990’s, Wike has remained a direct to customer brand. Here is a bit of a history of how our company evolved over the last dozen years.

1993

Our first Wike weighed in at 15 lbs and had a unique and subsequently patented flip-over tow-bar which doubled as a handlebar.

First Wike
First Wike

1994

First “Wike Sales Event” at Guelph Farmers Market. We sold almost all of the 17 trailers pulled with a bicycle to the Guelph Farmers Market.

Trailer Train
Trailer Train

1995

Because of the unique towing feature which could convert the trailer instantly into a push cart we filed for some patents but that didn’t stop a really big company from making thousands of illegal copies of our product and selling them to a big mass merchant.We filed suit for patent infringement against the mass merchant and the really big company and won.

Bicycle Stroller Patent
Bicycle Stroller Patent

1996

With the cash settlement from the patent infringement suit we built our first electric car…...

Yike Electric Car, 78 Lbs
Yike Electric Car, 78 Lbs

1997

We developed a new folding frame which allowed the trailer to fold flat and shorten at the same time. We filed for another patent and expanded into the garage.

Folding Frame Patent
Folding Frame Patent

1998

Then we moved into a 200 sq. ft. industrial unit on Regal Road in Guelph and started making the Wike Moonlite. The internet brought people from around the world to our web site and eventually (2002) the world’s largest cycling publication “ Bicycling Magazine” reviewed all the leading trailers and ranked us equal to the industry leader, “Burley”. We were very busy making more Wike Trailers.

2004

We improved our Wike and filed more Worldwide patents to make our Wike the best. Our Stainless Towbar could now be re-positioned under the trailer to hold the jogging wheel

Tow-Bar Patent
Tow-Bar Patent

2006

Wike is the “roomiest, most aerodynamic, fastest to fold and assemble, easiest to convert, lightest and most stable”. Adventure Cycling Magazine reviewed our Wike along with 9 other trailers and agreed with us. They also said that it was probably the best value.

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2010

In Co-operation with “True North Cycles” a patent on a new “BoxBike” filed

First BoxBike 2010
First BoxBike 2010

2011

Expanded the factory space and added a showroom, We began development work on the Stroller Bike. We also celebrated ten consective years exhibiting at the “Toronto International Bicycle Show”

Toronto International Bike Show
Toronto International Bike Show

2012

Finalize Concept for “World’s First Stroller Bicycle”

Stroller Bike
Stroller Bike

2013

Launch Line of “Box Bikes” and “Cargo Trikes”

Wike Box Bike
Wike Box Bike
2015 Launch Made in Canada Box Bikes
Wike Box Bike
Wike Box Bike