April 15, 2016
Families on Bikes
Finally it is starting to feel like Spring is really here. The days are longer and the sun feels warmer. And I keep seeing parents getting their children to school on bikes. Some are with young children riding along the sidewalks, some venturing onto neighborhood streets with mom or dad “coaching” as they ride.
I think back to when I got my first cargo bike. I would get my younger son settled onto his seat on my bike and follow my older son on his bike as we headed to his school. This was 7 years ago and I rarely saw other parents riding with their children, coaching them as to safely navigating the streets. I marvel at the increase in families on bikes for regular commuting and practicality. And I am pleased and encouraged whenever parents stop in at the shop with questions about riding with their children or with stories about how their family rides.