Freeform Katia

May 29, 2008

biking with kids

Filed under: family, out'n'about — Tags: , , — freeformkatia @ 10:03 am

After my initial incident with Maja on my bike a few months ago I was reluctant to put Madeleine on the bike. We bought a carrier for her about 6 weeks ago, but didn’t have a helmet until this past Sunday. Once we had the helmet there were no more excuses… so Richard spent some time on Monday afternoon putting the new carrier on his bike… and off they went! Madeleine LOVED it; Richard didn’t crash. All was good. Tell me if she isn’t the cutest thing EVER on the back of a bike?!?

maiden voyage

For our first bike outing as a family we headed off to the pool for our first dip of the season. The water was a little cold, but both girls thoroughly enjoyed it. And Mads fell asleep on the way home:

enjoyed the ride

It’s good that we now have our bikes set up for kid transportation. With the rising cost of gas we’re trying to limit our use of the car for little jaunts around the neighbourhood. Really, we’re all set for a variety of things: double stroller for longer walks; red wagon for trips to the farmer’s market and for picnics; bicycles for activities around the neighbourhood. It’s good for our health, it’s good for the environment, and it’s good for our wallets.

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3 Comments »

  1. During Christopher’s first two years we were in Japan and had no car. We biked, hiked, strollered, bused, trained, and once in awhile when we had too many packages plus a toddler we’d taxi but these taxis ran on LP gas. Poor little dude had a rude awakening when we returned to the States and he had to be in a car seat.

    Comment by Toby — May 29, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

  2. I agree.

    Cutest. Thing. Ever.

    Her cheeks look more pinch-able with every picture.

    Comment by Laura — May 29, 2008 @ 2:13 pm

  3. good for you for incorporating your daughter into your workout routine! she’s adorable. my son is 5, and we ride our bikes together on our local trail practically every night. it’s great family time and he goes to bed tired!

    Comment by Myra — May 29, 2008 @ 7:19 pm


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