Recreational & Family - commuting with kid
Bikeforums.net is a forum about nothing but bikes. Our community can help you find information about hard-to-find and localized information like bicycle tours, specialties like where in your area to have your recumbent bike serviced, or what are the best bicycle tires and seats for the activities you use your bike for.
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.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.12 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.