Custom cargo bikes & trailers

Halifax, NS


Bikewrights is serious about making unique and amazing vehicles that will make you wonder why you ever owned a car in the first place. We take pride in the bike trailers and cargo bikes we produce, and are always ready to tackle unique design challenges (a.k.a. how do I carry two wine barrels on my bike?).

We have worked closely with several small startup businesses in Halifax, helping them figure out how to get their company off the ground without having to spend big money on a car. Take a look at some of our projects, below, to see some of what we can do.

Ready to ride a Bikewrights creation?

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what's he building in there?



One that constructs or repairs something. Often used in combination (a playwright; a shipwright, a millwright).


A bike constructor and repairer

We live and breathe bikes, whether we are building a new one or repairing an old one.

We offer a full range of services including bike repair, frame welding, and design services.

Pricing Tables

miscellaneous bike repairs

$20 / hr
+ parts

  • competitive pricing
  • shimano parts
  • vintage bikes welcome!

complete bike overhaul

and up

  • New cables
  • repacked bearings
  • complete cleaning

custom bike trailers

starting at

  • trailer hitch included
  • we collaborate on design
  • bikewrights builds it

cargo bike conversion

starting at

  • you provide a donor bike
  • we collaborate on design
  • bikewrights builds it


Say hey
H.G. Wells

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”
-h.g. welles


Bikewrights was born of a simple philosophy; "giving people alternatives to car culture". We strive to embody this philosophy by providing people with a means to use their own body power to meet their everyday transport needs through cargo cycling. This means offering folks a way to commute, run errands, or even run their business without needing a car. It means being able to sit down with someone and determine the best way to fulfill their cargo cycling dreams.

We trace our origins back to a series of bike trailer building workshops that we helped host in Halifax in 2011 and 2012. We worked with community organizers and cycling enthusiasts to produce 18 trailers over those two summers, and learned a thing or two about what makes a bike trailer tick. These amazing experiences opened our eyes to the fact that cargo cycling has the potential to be huge in Halifax.

We got very excited.

In the fall of 2012, Bikewrights was born. We cleared out some space in Alley Cat's Bike Shop in Halifax's North End, and began work on our first bike trailer.

The Team

Tom MacDonald Alley Cat Tremblay

Tom MacDonald is a mechanical engineer and human powered vehicle designer and builder. Tom coordinates the Halifax Bike Trailer Share project of the Ecology Action Centre.

Also known as DJ Critical Mash, Tom can be spotted riding around the streets of Halifax towing his bike trailer sound system blasting afro beats and hip hop.

Alex Tremblay is a professional bike mechanic and cargo cycling designer and builder. He runs Alley Cat's Bike Shop, specializing in sales, maintenance, and repair of used bikes.

Alex has been passionate about cycling culture throughout his entire life, and one day aspires to be the engineer and locomotive of a bike trailer train.

Give us a jingle?

do it
Einstein Riding a Bike

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. - Einstein


Contact Info

3676 Leaman St.
          Halifax, NS B3K 4A1