Thule Ride Along

Preparation before use

Just attach the two fasteners (twist lock fastener and buckle) to your bicycle and you are ready to use the rain cover. Buckle is included with the rain cover, twist lock is sold separately. This seat uses the Adhesive type of the fastener.

Prepare the buckle fitting

Prepare the buckle fitting that are included with the rain cover.

Attaching the buckle fitting

Wrap the buckle fitting around the seat post of the bicycle and fasten it. At this time, the buckle should be attached so that it faces the seat.

Prepare the optional twist lock fastener

This seat requires the adhesive type of twist lock fastener. (→buy here)

Confirm the attachment position of the adhesive fastener

Before attaching, remove dust/oil/dirt from the child seat with alcohol wet wipes, etc., and make sure it is completely dry.

The adhesive fastener will be attached to the position shown in the photo, on the white line - on the bottom line of the engraved information about Thule child seat.

Attach the adhesive fastener

Turn the handle of the adhesive fastener sideways, and press down firmly with both hands for 30 seconds to crimp it.
Do not apply when the seat is hot due to sunlight or outside temperature, and use the rain cover at least 3 hours after application (preferably the next day or later).
Please note that some glue may remain on the seat when you remove the fastener after long time use.

Installing the rain cover

Easily attach the rain cover with two fasteners (twist lock and buckle).

Hang the sash belt over the seat

Unfold the rain cover and put it over the seat, then hang the sash belt over the centre of the seat.

Turn the twist lock fastener to lock

Lock the rain cover by turning the twist lock fastener on the back of the cover.

Close the zipper

Close the zipper of the rain cover. Make sure the zipper flap is closed to prevent rain from entering.

Connect the buckle fitting

Connect the belt on the front of the rain cover to the buckle fastener attached to the seat post. Adjust the length of the belt and apply the appropriate tension.
If the belt does not reach the buckle clasp, please adjust the position of the child seat by moving it to the front.

Confirm the drainage flap

Install the drainage flap in the center of the corner so that rainwater from the ceiling will flow out of the rain cover.
If not installed correctly, rain will enter and cause the knee area to get wet.

Open the front window [Step 1]

Open the zipper first, then the velcro. This order is important!

Opening the front window [Step 2]

Fasten the Velcro to prevent the front window from flapping while driving at the end.

Close the front window [Step 1]

Remove the Velcro to prevent the front window from flapping. At this time, you can fold back the tip of the Velcro and fasten it for neat storage.

Closing the front window [Step 2]

Fasten the Velcro first, then the zipper. This order is important!

Folding the rain cover

Please fold the rain cover when it is completely dry. Be careful not to apply excessive force as it may damage the frame.
When not in use, only overlap the panels on the front, back, left and right sides, and do not fold them into small pieces or store them in a storage bag to avoid overloading the panel frame.

How to maintain

How to maintain the fabric

If the fabric becomes dirty, wash it gently by hand with water or lukewarm water without rubbing to prevent the water-repellent coating on the back of the fabric from peeling off. When using water repellent sprays, please check the "Precautions for Use" of the spray. However, it cannot be used on transparent vinyl (polyurethane resin).

How to maintain the transparent vinyl

If the transparent vinyl part becomes dirty or cloudy, wipe it with a cloth (without fluff) soaked in boiling water. Then, gently wipe off the water with a dry cloth, and perform the same operation on both sides. When handling boiling water, be sure to wear heat-resistant rubber gloves and be careful not to burn yourself.