Family biking is gaining popularity around the country, and these days it’s not unusual to see entire families taking to the road together. It’s a great activity for people of all ages- especially kids.
Bicycling is beneficial to the body and mind as a form of exercise and stress relief. It’s also great for the environment- leaving virtually no carbon footprint whatsoever. Have you considered, though, that it’s a wonderful way to strengthen your family and enjoy spending time together?
When it comes to family biking there are so many great resources available, from community events like Kidical Mass to safety tips. And lest you think bicycling is only for the training-wheeled set and above, there’s no reason that toddlers can’t join in the fun as well.
My 3 and 4 year olds each have their own bikes but for family rides my husband pulls them in the bike trailer. This typically works well for us, but I’ll admit that they occasionally complain that it’s difficult to see from their perch in the back. I’ve been considering some other options for family riding.
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Thanks to all of our contributors, and happy bike month!
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Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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