We are a biking family. We love bikes…mountain bikes, cruiser bikes, strider bikes, Isla bikes (coming soon!), commuter bikes, cargo bikes…oh yes! Last year we reached a stage with Alice where the front bike seat and the bike trailer weren’t working for us. We found Xtracycle Cargo Bikes http://www.xtracycle.com. Alice promptly named it…the family bike, and we all love it.
Last week I went to the library book sale and didn’t think twice about riding the family bike. After that, I picked up Alice from her aunt and uncle’s and we all rode bike to a food summit event (food trucks!) at Boise High. Then we stopped by the grocery store and added a full bag to the library loot on board! It’s amazing how much you can bring along. Even an extra friend or two!
Alice had Jane come play recently and we rode bike to the park. As I pedaled up front, they faced each other and read a book. I wished I wasn’t the only one to hear them chattering on, it was hilarious. Jane has a family bike too, so she’s just as comfortable as Alice riding along.
Alice loves to face backward and I’d love to see people’s faces as they drive up on her. She usually waves and says hello to everyone along the way. It’s fun to show it off and even more fun seeing other Xtracycles on the road.
We love little bikes, we love big bikes. So whatever the bike…ride on!