I'd like to start biking to my yoga studio. I need to bring my own mat. Talk to me about what works. Difficulty: trail-a-bike hitch precludes a cargo rack. Is there another way to carry it on my bike? I'm also open to mat bags that play nicely with riding a bike.
In the mornings I drop my son off at his school, with him behind me on a trail-a-bike. Lately I have been going back home, getting in the car, and then driving to the yoga studio which is maybe a mile from my son's school. If I could carry my mat with me on my bike, I could just keep going on my bike straight to the studio.
I had to take my cargo rack off my bike to install the hitch for the trail-a-back, so I have no rack to strap it onto. The hitch also precludes something like this
. I've looked at some bags online, like this one
and this one
, but wanted to query the hive mind before dropping any money on this. Any bag would have to carry more than just the mat, since it would displace my current small messenger bag, so the simple strap thing won't work. I'd prefer to spend $50 or less, but if you can convince me that spending more is worth it in a meaningful way, I'm open to it.