Family Biking

Below are stories about biking with your family. Click on a headline to read the full article.

Family Biking: Madi Carlson, signing off

Posted on November 19th, 2019 at 10:54 am.

(Photo: Rijder Carlson)

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Family Biking: Gladys Bikes’ Saddle Library is the place to go for mom butts

Posted on November 5th, 2019 at 7:42 am.

The Gladys Bikes Saddle Library.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

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Family Biking: How to fit two tweens on a family bike (the end)

Posted on October 29th, 2019 at 11:13 am.

The Urban Arrow was comfy for a 30-mile day.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

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Family Biking: Thoughts on carrying tweens and biking less

Posted on October 22nd, 2019 at 10:03 am.

Our big, once-a-year trip to the pumpkin farm. And yes those are tweens. Deal with it.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

It’s been eye-opening and fun playing at being an electric cargo biking mom these last few weeks. Except for the “aren’t they old enough to be on their own bikes?” comments (here, not in person). And yes, they (my two boys) often ride their own bikes, but I’m borrowing an electric cargo bike so I’m putting them in the front box. We all think it’s fun.[Read more…]

Family Biking: Two tweens on a family bike (part two)

Posted on October 15th, 2019 at 9:18 am.

They fit! I’m borrowing a two-tween family bike.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

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Family Biking: Intersections are scary, until you wiggle around them

Posted on October 8th, 2019 at 10:04 am.

If my kids (sharrow, bike lane, bike box) still let me make them bike infrastructure costumes, they’d be intersections for Halloween.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

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Family Biking: Join us for the Kidical Mass Pumpkin Farm Ride

Posted on October 1st, 2019 at 10:59 am.

Pumpkin farms are a fall tradition ’round these parts. Join us!
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

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Family Biking: Frog Bikes are a quality, lightweight option for young riders

Posted on September 24th, 2019 at 8:24 am.

Putting the Frog through its paces at Clever Cycles.
(Photo: Eva Frazier)

I recently visited Clever Cycles to see what they recommend for kid bikes and I really liked what I saw in Frog Bikes[Read more…]

Meet Skip Spitzer; a carfree, climate-change-fighting, single dad

Posted on July 2nd, 2019 at 11:48 am.

Skip Spitzer tows his son’s balance bike behind their trailer.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

This week we’re happy to share a profile of reader Skip Spitzer.

I met Skip on my Bike to School Day bike ride to the ‘Red for Ed’ rally, though I’d noticed his trailer in photos of various bike events around town before. As luck would have it, he was at the Woodstock Elementary play structure a couple weeks later while I was running a bike rodeo and he was nice enough to stick around for a conversation and a few photos…[Read more…]

Family Biking: Oxbow Regional Park is a great bike camping destination

Posted on June 25th, 2019 at 11:27 am.

Kidical Mass PDX at Gresham Main City Park en route to Oxbow Regional Park.
(Photos: Madi Carlson)

We just returned from a weekend at Oxbow Regional Park with the annual Kidical Mass PDX bike camping trip and my kids declared it their favorite bike camping site in the area.[Read more…]