north portland bike ride

Becky Jo’s Carfree Life: Strava Struggles and Stats

A couple summers ago, our family would go on big bike outings down and around the Smith & Bybee Wetlands area (it’s fun, you should try it!). My tweens and husbeast would go speeding up ahead of me, while I struggled behind, pulling the hard-bottom Burley trailer, our picnic stuff, and our kindergartner. It was … Read more

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How to navigate through your child’s first bike purchase

Marion Rice and daughter Gleneden [Publisher’s note: This article is by our Family Biking columnist Marion Rice. Marion’s last two columns have been about biking while pregnant. Today she talks about negotiating a first bike purchase with your child.] Starting at about 10 years old, I can remember going everywhere on my bike with my … Read more

Biking with the flow: The challenges for women during that time of the month

Marion Rice and daughter Gleneden [This article was written by our Carfree Families columnist Marion Rice. For previous articles in this series, and for links to other articles and photos on family biking, check out the Carfree Families Page.] Some of you may wonder what this post has to do with family cycling, but I … Read more