Summer Travels

Since starting Vie Bikes in early 2015, I’ve taken one week and a couple weekends totally off work. Otherwise I’m on call 24/7. So I’ve confined any traveling to places in the same timezone and a short trip back home. I’m not at all complaining. But you can perhaps then understand why I decided to

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New bikes, old bikes

Last week was SFUSD Spring Break, so I used the opportunity to take my children up to Portland to visit family and, of course, look at cargo bikes. That’s my idea of fun 🙂   We had a great time visiting two iconic Portland cargo bike+ shops: Splendid Cycles and Clever Cycles. Both have a

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Q & A with Mike Moon

If you’ve already met Mike, our bike technician, you know that he’s quick with both a smile and a wrench. Mike has been working as a bike tech for many many years at leading San Francisco bike shops and companies, for the last year with Vie on cargo bikes and now is particularly excited to

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Finding the Right Bag for your Cargo Bike

Most people who purchase a cargo bike are excited about the promise of a much easier way to run errands that involve carrying lots of stuff and people. Easy grocery shopping, fast school commute, etc etc. And while some bikes have bags that are purpose-built for them, like the Haul a Day and various Yuba

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Helmet Club

We’ve met a various families who really struggled to get their baby to wear a helmet. To those families: you’re not alone! Chances are if your baby or toddler refuses to wear a hat, helmets won’t be much different. My first born was super anti-hat, so I remember the frustration. So what can you do

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Rain Canopies for Cargo Bikes

It’s raining! It’s wonderful, though it makes the logistics of parenting more complicated. I used to hate biking in the rain. But I’ve learned to love it — to a certain point. I’ve tried driving or taking my kids to school by MUNI in the rain, and it is always far more time consuming, frustrating —

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Why _these_ bikes?

If you’re just starting your cargo bike search, it’s exciting to discover the huge number of bikes that are available. It’s easy to get lost in hours of clicking around, taking in all the options. You’ll find all kinds of eye candy on Kickstarter and Craigslist, or popping up on your Ad feed. And gee is Google translate

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My Little Pony & Cargo Bikes: Match Up

My kids have gotten really into My Little Pony as of late. I’m actually pretty happy about this because I was super into these dolls when I was their age, and the rebooted series is surprisingly good. But given that I am a co-founder of a family biking business, which I think about nearly non-stop,

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