Carfree Families Column

Marion and her daughter Gleneden.

Welcome to Carfree Families, a column about biking with kids written by Marion Rice.

Marion is a mother of two (ages 5 and 2) and she’s full of ideas and tips about how to be a confident and capable carfree mom or dad.

If you’ve got kids and you want to drive less and ride more, stay tuned for articles on everything from exploring family bike options, to cycling with babies and toddlers.

For more inspiring examples of family riding, view’s Family Riding Photo Gallery or browse the Family Biking story archives.

Read the latest Carfree Families articles by clicking the headlines below.


Becky Jo’s Carfree Life: Strava Struggles and Stats

by on February 4th, 2020 at 9:59 am

Becky Jo’s Carfree Life: Ode to Zen Bike Guy

by on December 26th, 2019 at 9:59 am

Need a transportation bike for your kid? Good options are out there

by on December 8th, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Review: Bridging the independence gap with the FollowMe

by on October 1st, 2009 at 8:00 am

Carrying your infant by bike: How young is too young?

by on August 24th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

How to navigate through your child’s first bike purchase

by on May 27th, 2009 at 8:55 am

Biking with a bump (at 32 weeks)

by on April 27th, 2009 at 9:50 am

Biking with a bump: Should you ride while pregnant?

by on February 3rd, 2009 at 2:05 pm

What to do when kids don’t want to go by bike

by on December 5th, 2008 at 10:53 am

Keeping kids warm and dry on the bike

by on October 30th, 2008 at 11:32 am