Family Biking with Madi Carlson
Each week Madi Carlson shares insights and adventures gleaned from raising two kids on two wheels.
This content is made possible by Clever Cycles, a family-oriented bike shop located on SE Hawthorne at 9th.
Family Biking: Kids + leaves = fun!
Our Family Biking column is sponsored by Clever Cycles. ➤ Read past entries here. Dry leaves, that is!
Family Biking: Thoughts on carrying tweens and biking less
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 … Read more
Family Biking: Frog Bikes are a quality, lightweight option for young riders
A brand that can fill the void left behind by Islabikes.
Family Biking: Volunteer for new middle-schooler community rides
Cycling education in local schools isn’t new — the City of Portland has been helping students learn bike safety skills since 2005. With partners like The Street Trust, the transportation bureau educates hundreds of elementary students through their Safe Routes to School program. This year they plan to graduate the program up to middle school.
Family Biking: Two tweens on a family bike (part one)
I just realized I can still carry both my kids on my bike! But just barely. The barely part is due both to my ability to carry them and the amount of space on my bike. The ability part isn’t about not having an e-assist (though that would certainly make it easier and more fun), … Read more