Recreational & Family - commuting with kid
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05-16-11, 08:06 PM
whats the general consensus on riding with a child in a trailer?
paved bike trails only?
take it on the road?
ride on the sidewalk?
i dont own a bike trailer, but have been thinking about getting one for my 6 year old. i ride on the road anytime i ride and feel safe enough. i dont know if i would feel safe taking my child on the road too. any input?
05-16-11, 08:18 PM
Never used a trailer, so I can't help you there. My son started out on a child seat, but has since graduated to a Trail-a-Bike (http://www.trail-a-bike.com/). We stick to surface streets and paved trails. When traveling on the streets I use two blinkies and the included safety flag. Motorists tend to give us a wide berth.
05-17-11, 09:18 AM
I'll go where ever it is safest. For that is typically on the road or on a trail and almost never on the sidewalk.
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