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.

Submit Your Family Cycling Photos

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.



The Latest From Family Cycling Blog

Mark and Archie Head to Work

Mark and son Archie have an 8 mile commute by bike to work.  “He loves the top bar seat as he can constantly ask me questions along the way!”  Love the stylish helmet and boots Archie!

Summer Weehoo Sale! Weehoo Company Profile

Weehoo iGo Trailer-Cycles are now 15% off thru July 31st at Bike Kid Shop!  Want to learn more about Weehoo?  President Stephen Rodgers took some time to answer a few questions for us in order to paint a more well-rounded picture of Weehoo, its leaders, and its values.

 

BSH:  When was your company founded?

SR:  August 2008

 

BSH:  From your “About” page, I gather that your product was inspired by your twins, and wanting to experience the Colorado landscape together. How did your custom product design turn into a company with a global presence?

SR:  The product is contagious. The Weehoo iGo removes the limitations that other trailers impose on parents and children. The Weehoo iGo is liberating. The adventures truly begin again with the iGo.

Alex’s Handcrafted Trailer-Cycle – Hang on Kids!

Alex sent in this photo of his DIY solution to child transport in an attempt to make something like the FollowMe Tandem. Sort of like an Adams Trail-A-Bike, sort of like a Burley Trailer-Cycle, and according to Alex: “More or less successful.”  Let’s hope “more” for the kid’s sake!  Also quite the creative use of a car’s headrest as a backrest, if I’m seeing correctly.

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!


David’s Rolling Chariot

With our amazing deals on 2011 and 2012 Chariots going on through May 28th, I thought I would highlight this customer photo of David out enjoying his Chariot CX2. Not only our the Chariots great for cycling with your kids, they are great multi-use carriers for strolling, jogging, hiking, cross-country skiing and in this case roller blading.

Lisa’s Bike Trailer Train

The trailer-cycle/bike-child-trailer train, is a rare creature that reveals itself in parks with bike paths and suburbs with low traffic. This fun but awkward setup is scared of traffic, steep turns and rough roads. Though always lingering on the endangered species list, they tend to crop up when the kids are just the right age and mom wants to go cycling.

Josie’s Kona Ute Schoolbus

Some great photos of happy kids on bike to school commute with a Kona Ute.

“Rideshare home from school. The new village school in Sausalito”

Amy’s Trailer-Cycle and Her Son’s Big Smiles

With our Adam’s Trailer-Cycle Sale running through next Tuesday, I wanted to post this submission from a family who has been able to share the joys of cycling with their son who has Down syndrome

We were so grateful to find your “trail-a-bike!” Our little boy has Down syndrome and at age 9 still does not have the coordination to ride a bike by himself, but the trail-a-bike allows him to have the same experience as riding a typical bike. It’s so great to see him riding down the road with the wind blowing in his face, his feet pedaling and a smile that shines like the sun! Plus, we were so impressed by what a beautiful bike it is. (We got the red one.) Happy trails!

Adams Trail-A-Bike and a Bike Commuting Family

In the midst of our Black Friday thru Cyber Monday sales, we’ve also launched some sales on our trailer-cycles. We have both Adams and Weehoo Trailer Cycles on sale for 10% off through Dec. 13th.

This photo was snapped riding along side a bike commuting family that I kept seeing towards the end of the summer. Daughter is on board an Adams Folder 24 Trail-A-Bike. Whoops, keep that foot on the pedal there…

Richard’s Xtracycle Peapod – Stroller Ready

Richard sent us these photos of his son on an Xtracycle with PeaPod and a stroller attached on the PeaPod. It sounds like he is a real fan after a few months. He included this video of his adventures with the Xtracycle.

Speaking of the PeaPod, we are kicking off our Fall Inventory Reductions. We happen to have some overstock off the PeaPod at the moment. Click through to our PeaPod page for details.

Dear BikeShopHub People:
Earlier this year, when Xtracycle kits were no longer available in the shops here in Australia, my partner and I, after searching the Internet, found you! We ordered a Free Rad kit, a PeaPod, and a 2nd Snapdeck, and the rest has been history. We are now a 2 Xtracycle family, and I ride mine every day, for any reason!
Thanks, Richard Monfries (PS: I wear your BikeShopHub.com T-shirt when I’m out and about on the bike too)

'The Blobinnator' - that's what my 5 year old son Max has called my Xtracycle.