Category Archives: Biking with kids

Two-kid longbike advice, as requested

Our last post on child bike seats takes the cake for fabulous input from readers.  You guys are great, and all the feedback on different set-ups in one place is fabulous.  Keep it coming.  We recently got a comment there … Continue reading

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Getting off the ground with a child bike seat

We frequently get questions from parents seeking basic guidance on choosing a bicycle seat (and possibly a bike) for riding with a small child.  This seems like it should be an easy task, but it can be surprisingly difficult to … Continue reading

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Cambridge Kidical Mass Report

The first ever Cambridge Kidical Mass ride was a big success!  We had about 24 bikes and 40 participants, young and old.  The Cambridge Bike Police provided fabulous support for the ride, and really helped things run smoothly.  It felt … Continue reading

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Walker and biker ed

There’s been a lot of learning going on at our house.  Our kids are working hard on two of the most important ways we transport ourselves in this family: It sure beats waiting until they’re 16! Related posts: How to … Continue reading

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Kidical Mass North Cambridge

We’re leading a Kidical Mass ride in North Cambridge this summer! The will be on July 18th at 10am, starting and ending in Rev. Williams park (corner of Cedar and Dudley). This will be a 3-mile ride on roads and … Continue reading

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One thing I’m glad I got wrong when bike shopping

Way back when we were trying to figure out what family bike to get, we thought that we were looking for a good way to bike with kids. We eventually found it, and love our current set up with an … Continue reading

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Advice for the carfree plunge, Part 1: Gear

We got a comment last week from Lauren asking for advice in taking the step from car-light family to car-free family. She writes: “My family (two grown-ups one 3.5 year old) have been day dreaming about being car free for … Continue reading

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Biking with Kids in the Rain

Earlier this week, I was nearing the end of the day, which is the time when I pick up my daughter from daycare on the bike and madly rush home.But it was raining. And the kid and I were completely … Continue reading

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Surviving carfree babyhood

We recently got an interesting comment from Charlotte of Chic Cyclist, on the thread about how we gave up our car. Charlotte writes: “some vestigial teenager in me clings to the ‘option’ of having a car somewhere, just in case. … Continue reading

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