My and my two DD's ages 8 and almost 5 (birthday next week) will begin bike commuting in about two weeks when I finish my current job and school starts. 8yo will be riding her own bike, but the 5 yo will be on a Trek trailer bike. I have a Trek WSD bike and am fairly short, so the seat has to be somewhat low. It is fine with the trailer bike, but no room for a back rack or panniers on my bike. Am debating between getting a front rack and panniers for my bike, or maybe instead a cheaper back rack and bags to go on the trailer bike itself. Anyone ever tried this?!
Also, I have the option of folding the trailer bike and putting it in the daycare, locking it outside the daycare or just leaving it attached to my bike and bringing it along to work (very short distance) and bringing them both inside my office. Anyone have any suggestions about which might be better for this?
Really appreciate any ideas or suggestions, as we're new to this.