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Jonathan Maus
01-25-2006, 10:44 PM
[UPDATE: I've started a Family Riding forum. Check it out. (http://bikeportland.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14)]

I just want to give a shout out to anyone with kids or who's interested in knowing more about riding with little ones. I think there's all sorts of issues that come up when you throw a family into the bikey mix...so,

I'm wondering if there's enough interest in this subject to start a separate forum topic on it so we can share photos, tips, joys, fears, and so on.

What do you think?

Here's a photo of me and my 3 yr old, Eleni. We're trying out the seat, but we usually use a Burley trailer.

http://static.flickr.com/38/99043302_4b66064fcf.jpg

Scott Mizee
02-10-2006, 07:54 PM
I'm definitely up for a family biking forum. Our family of 5 currently rides in a "train" configuration with a Burley Duet, Burley Picollo, and Burley d'Lite. I'd love to see how others do it.

Scott Mizee
02-13-2006, 07:05 PM
Wow.... guess its just you and me Jonathan... Surely there were some other families out at the ride yesterday. The kids and I tried to make it down that direction to our church in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, but only made it too the Fred Meyere on Interstate and Lombard to get a new tube to repair the flat tire on our trailer and some "kidd koffie" (hot chocolate) and a Latté. Maybe next year.

Jonathan Maus
02-13-2006, 07:15 PM
yep...there's definitely more families out there...they're just not chiming in. I'll get in touch with a few folks and see what the vibe is. Check back in a week or so.

Jonathan Maus
02-13-2006, 09:28 PM
On second thought...I'm just going to create the topic and start posting!

Go on over and check out the new Family Riding Forum (http://forums.bikeportland.org/viewforum.php?f=20)

Scott Mizee
01-06-2007, 11:11 AM
On second thought...I'm just going to create the topic and start posting!

Go on over and check out the new Family Riding Forum (http://forums.bikeportland.org/viewforum.php?f=20)

What happened to the "Family Riding Forum?"

I clicked on the link and nothing happened...

Scott

Greg Raisman
01-06-2007, 04:45 PM
I just listened to a Bikscape Podcast and heard about a really cool idea that might generate some family discussion. In San Francisco, there is a group that puts on a "Trainging Wheel Liberation Ride". Sounds like a bunch of parents and kids who are ready to loose the training wheels meet in a park, bring snacks, and learn to ride 2 wheels together. There was also a tip sheet in a recent Bicycling Magazine about tips for helping a kid ride 2 wheels.

Just an idea.
Greg

Jonathan Maus
01-06-2007, 08:15 PM
What happened to the "Family Riding Forum?"

I clicked on the link and nothing happened...

Scott

oops.. my mistake. That link goes to the old forums (before I switched to this new platform). I'll edit the link.

Here's is the link to the Family Riding section - http://bikeportland.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14

Scott Mizee
01-06-2007, 11:41 PM
oops.. my mistake. That link goes to the old forums (before I switched to this new platform). I'll edit the link.

Here's is the link to the Family Riding section - http://bikeportland.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14

Thanks Jonathan!

Scott Mizee
01-06-2007, 11:42 PM
I just listened to a Bikscape Podcast and heard about a really cool idea that might generate some family discussion. In San Francisco, there is a group that puts on a "Trainging Wheel Liberation Ride". Sounds like a bunch of parents and kids who are ready to loose the training wheels meet in a park, bring snacks, and learn to ride 2 wheels together. There was also a tip sheet in a recent Bicycling Magazine about tips for helping a kid ride 2 wheels.

Just an idea.
Greg


Yeah, that sounds like a great idea! I'd be willing to participate this spring or summer. My 5 year old son is ready "to be liberated!"

Greg Raisman
01-07-2007, 10:18 AM
Yeah, that sounds like a great idea! I'd be willing to participate this spring or summer. My 5 year old son is ready "to be liberated!"


Sounds good, Scott. I'd be happy to help a little bit. But, I don't have kids and am in for an outrageously busy calendar year. So, I could help with some brainstorming and such, but really can't take a leadership role. I'd give a little energy just because I think it's such a neat idea. If I'm not needed for it, though, that would be OK with me.

Greg