A Summer Ride

A Summer Ride May 15, 2014

I has been over 10 years since I owned a bike.  We are about to make a serious upgrade.

 

I don’t enjoy spending time in the car, but that is tricky with four kids to transport.  We are fortunate to have many of our destinations within close proximity in our neighborhood.  Still, little legs can still only walk so far and even if I have the energy to walk, I can only fit so many kids in our double stroller.  Enter the Yuba Mundo bike.  This cargo bike is awesome.

 

I met the Mundo through my husband and our local bike shop.  I was inspired and convinced by this family of six.

As you can see from the picture, we are about to put me and FOUR kids on ONE BIKE!  I can’t wait.  I will probably look crazy and be the subject of much ridicule.  But, it will be worth it to enjoy a summer mostly sans carseats.  I’ll give the update once we’ve tried it ourselves next week!

 

I am always up for hearing the ways that other, larger families get around the town without a car.  If you have a favorite method, feel free to lay it on me.

"Thank you for all your years of blogging. It has been such fun and a ..."

A Final Post
"Just for anyone researching this subject, I teach elementary music and most pop songs, lyrically ..."

Pop Music and Kids
"MA, it took me forever to comment on this post, but wanted to thank you ..."

Christmas to-do list
"Way to go, MA! That's the spirit, just one step at a time. I started ..."

Christmas to-do list

Browse Our Archives



TRENDING AT PATHEOS Family
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • Emily

    A friend wrote this last year about his experience with a family bike in Washington, DC. Enjoy!

    http://pham.loosli.us/2013/08/our-new-madsen-bike.html

  • Annie

    That’s fantastic! I hope you’ll post updates as to how it goes. I’m curious how having the child up front influences the stability on your handlebars? Do you have good bike lanes on your routes or are you planning to ride on the sidewalks? I would like to expand our biking range here in our town, but I am nervous about riding w/ our bike trailer where the bike lane is adjacent to the roadway and not separate from it. Have fun, love summer biking!

  • I throw 2 small kiddos in the jogger, and the older 3 ride their bikes. This works but the 6 year old (on bike) is a bit dangerous and needs supervision. If the trip is w/in a mile, it is doable with some shouting from mom 🙂

  • Bethany

    Wow, I love this!! Good exercise for mom too!! Way to think outside the box!!!

  • Katrina

    Wow , I can’t wait to hear how this goes, Queen B! Will you have one up front and three in back? Should be an adventure!

  • AWOL_Mommy

    update time, Queen B!

  • J’

    Update, update! I’d love to hear about this. This made me giggle and stand in awe all at the same time!