Family Cycling Blog:

More and more parents and kids are discovering the recreational, transportation and health benefits of cycling together.

Family Cycling is fun.

And the fun can start young. We discuss the family adventures, the gear that families use, and how to use it safely.

Turn kids from passive, parent-powered passengers into active cyclists themselves as they grow.

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Cycling together as a family can be more fun and meaningful than the most epic tour. And the photos you take make irresistible blog fodder -- and we mean that in a really good way.

We love to collect photos of the products that make bikes part of the family. Send us anything from that photo of your child first learning to ride, to that photo of the whole family out on a cycling. Submit your family cycling photos here and we'll let you know when we publish them.



Monthly Archives: June 2012

Jack’s Ortileb Panniers for Sculptures and Fun in the Park

As we continue on with our Summer Ortlieb, Tubus, Racktime sale for another week, we will be posting user contributed photos that show various uses of these products.  Here is a good example of a set of Ortleib Back Rollers  Classics being put to some good use.  The bike child seat looks to be a Bobike front child seat, a model which we plan on carrying soon at BikeKidShop.com.

First picture (2nd on post) of just the bike, there is a 35 lb figurative steel sculpture in the panniers. You can see the hand sticking out.
Second pic it is full of snacks and diapers!


10% off Ortlieb, Tubus, and Racktime. Honestly. Seriously.

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Honestly? Ortlieb.

When customers call us and want an honest, expert opinion about bike bags, what do we recommend the most often? From the bottom of our hearts? Ortlieb.

For shopping, touring, commuting — carrying stuff — Ortlieb bags will last you many years, and every single product is useful, tough, and waterproof.

So it’s big deal when we have an Ortlieb sale.

Rick’s NorCal Bike Tour

Here is some bike touring inspiration in photo journal form from one of our customers Rick who purchased a full setup of Ortlieb bags and Tubus Racks from us for his Northern California bike tour that he took this April.

David’s Extrawheel Advert for Beach Ride Advertising

Our sales of the Extrawheel Advert have been picking up pace as it is discovered as an easy to use bike trailer for advertising. David sent in this photo of his setup for advertising on his ride to the beach in Southern California. “I ride frequently to the beach from my house so why not earn some extra cash during the summer.”

Using the Advert is a clever way to gain marketing exposure especially if you frequently ride through high population areas with valuable potential customers.  We’ve even seen the Extrawheel Advert added to a portfolio of green advertising options for clients as done here by Green Wheel Marketing.

Josh’s Oversize Package Moving on a Wike Cargo Trailer

Sometimes, it’s just as easy to move a large package short distances on a bike cargo trailer as it is trying to stuff them in the back of a car. It looks like Josh here would agree by the looks of this photo contribution.

44lbs on a Wike economy trailer - what better way to mover big packages?

Summer of Revelate Love

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Summer of Revelate Love

They guys in the shop are smitten by our new bags from Revelate Designs.

It’s embarrassing.

But customers seem to agree. These bags sell fast.

These bags are designed in Alaska — as if front racks and rear racks are unnecessary. And it’s convincing. All the little unused niches on your bike begin to look like wasted space.


Revelate Designs Viscacha Seat Bag

Revelate Designs Viscacha Seat Bag A seat bag with a 854-cubic-inch capacity, a roll-down opening, and a removable internal compression strap. $130.00