Biking and joring are both popular winter sports. Joring involves riding on a skijoring or snowmobile and using your own, smaller jockey to accelerate, brake and turn. When you combine two great sports, you can get an even better sport.
But if you’re new to this combination of activities, figuring out what equipment you need can be tricky. Here’s everything you need to know about the various pieces of equipment used when biking and joring.
What Is Bikejoring?
Bikejoring is a winter sport that involves biking while being pulled on a short, skijoring, or snowmobile-style pole. In traditional joring, riders use their weight to steer and brake the poles, but in bikejoring, you’re using your own bike’s pedal power for those tasks.
In general, there are two ways to bikejor: with a bicycle in front of the skijorer (a bike with no pedals) or on a tandem bicycle with the skijorer positioned behind the seat. You can also use a sled by attaching it to the rear of your bike.
In addition to a bike, you need the right equipment to properly jore. The first piece of Bikejoring equipment is your harness. Harnesses are made for a variety of riders, from children to adults. There are also different types of harnesses on the market. One option is a waist harness that goes around the waist and fastens with buckles or snaps.
Another type is a chest harness that goes around the torso and clasps with buckles or snaps. Harnesses should be snug against the body to provide stability but not too tight as this could restrict circulation or breathing. The second item needed for biking and joring is poles or a handlebar attachment to which poles can be attached.
Poles can help propel you forward when on hills, break for turns, and provide stability when going downhill. Poles can also attach to your bike’s handlebars so you don’t need to hold them while biking if they are too long or heavy. In this case, they will just detach from one side when you need them and reattach on the other side when you want them back again after braking or turning.
Third, you’ll need skis if it’s an outdoor activity (though many people use snowboards instead). Ski poles are used only with skis; they allow you to make turns and brake while on the slopes without having to lift your feet off the ground like what would happen if you were just skiing without poles
Skijoring equipment is used when you’re biking and joring. It includes a harness for you to wear over your clothing, as well as a towline that connects you to the jockey on the dog or skijoring rig. The towline typically attaches to the waistband of your pants with a metal clip, but it can also attach to your belt loops if necessary.
The main type of skijoring equipment is called a “jocky line”. There are two types of jockies: one type is a nylon loop and the other type is a metal clip. If you have nylon loops, the clips connect them to the waistband of your pants or your belt loops. Metal clips can be more difficult because they tend to come undone with movement, making them more bothersome than nylon loops.