Dreaming about bikes with The Conscious Shopper
As Envirambo wrote about yesterday, it's Bike to Work Week. I haven't been on a bike in years, but still I dream about being able to bike around town instead of driving, hauling my three kids and our groceries in our bicycle "minivan." Does such a thing really exist? As a matter of fact, yes. Bike designers around the world have taken away that age old excuse "but I've got kids!"
With three kids under six, I've had my eye on the ingenius Madsen - the only bike I've seen that can fit more than two kids. In fact, the Madsen can carry four kids, or two adults, or two kids and lots of groceries.
If you have fewer than three kids, you might enjoy the Xtracycle, an extra long cargo bike that can fit up to two kids plus a whole lot more.
the Bakfiet, a Dutch-designed bike because of course the Europeans figured out the whole biking thing ages ago.
Of course, you could also consider the classic routes: a bike trailer, a child's bike seat, or a tandem bike.
If you are planning on participating in Bike to Work Week, be sure to share your photo or story on Reusit.com's Facebook page for the Bike to Work Facebook Throwdown!
Do any of you take your children on your bike rides? How do you do it?