I think the other biking families we’ve met are sooooo cool. Roughly 90% of them have been doing this for way longer than us… with more kids, more gear, longer commutes. You get the picture- anyhow, I am so grateful to have found this group of people who were normalizing biking with kids before I’d ever even considered it.
I’ve met many of them through Kidical Mass. We started the South Loop ride a year ago in September, because we loved the rides but wanted to bring some closer to home. We followed another ride’s lead and took a “Wintermission” (term unashamedly stolen from the great Rebecca) starting in December, and I have no regrets, though some of the rides do go year round. We plan to start again in March with a ‘soft opening’ here, but I’m reading the weather blogs before making any commitments.In Chicago, we’re now up to 7-8 rides in different neighborhoods, and we like to ride hop and talk with the other organizers. So I was thinking it would be cool to show off these very cool families and their setups- and it’s resulted in a nice series of “Family Biking Profiles” on our Facebook page. Check it out!
I’m happy we’ve gotten such a great response! Hopefully this series will continue for awhile. So fun. So educational.
And some more good news- we are looking at temperatures close to 40 DEGREES starting on Friday!! We are super duper excited about nice weather returning. We did have the bike out today and it rode the green line, which I’ll be posting about tomorrow.
OH! AND I rode home a few blocks tonight with 3 children on the back of the Haul-a-Day… 3. With an average/median age of 5… so that was impressive!
Stay warm and well, everybody!