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.


Biking with kids? Tether that sippy cup, and bring some snacks

by on July 3rd, 2008 at 1:57 pm

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

by on June 5th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

Family biking: Moving towards bike independence

by on May 21st, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Top tips for biking with babies (and toddlers too!)

by on April 24th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

Riding with kids: Which bike set-ups work best? [Updated]

by on April 15th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

Carfree Families — a new column on

by on April 3rd, 2008 at 9:47 am