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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Yepp Child Seats 101

If you’re shopping for a Yepp child seat to add to your bike, or thinking about upgrading to a cargo bike, you may be a bit confused by the various options. They are all wonderful, highest quality seats. But you, of course, want to end up with the right one for your family! Vie Bikes

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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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Talking Bike Fit: Taller Rider

This is the second in a series of posts about bike fit. Check out our post about shorter riders here. Whether you’re closer to the ground or sky as you walk this world, you deserve a bike that really fits you. So we’ve asked two people to share their perspectives on how the bikes Vie

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Talking Bike Fit: Shorter Rider

Bike fit is just as important as shoe or pants fit. It may look good on the rack, but if it doesn’t fit our bodies, it’s unfortunately not going to be very fun to use. Most bikes are designed with folks in the 5’6-6’2″ range in mind. But the average height of women in the

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3 Steps to Cargo Bike Riding Success

We’ve had the pleasure of doing a lot of bike test ride appointments over the last month. And during those sessions, we’ve seen that most people’s biking confidence dramatically increases after doing our learn-to-ride drills. These simple drills are designed to help you quickly master handling the bike with ease. In fact, we’ve heard so

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Convincing Your Skeptical Partner

You’re ready to start rolling on a Family Bike, but your partner is skeptical. Perhaps s/he doesn’t bike at all, or does but isn’t feeling ready to also use a Family Bike. Disagreeing with your spouse/partner is probably nothing new (!), but we all want to try to find a way to be on the

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Electric Assists 101

When you ride around on an electric assist bike, you get a lot of questions from people. Not surprisingly, for many people the crux of the question is, “what am I looking at?” Is that thing it a motor? a battery? both? something else? How does it make the bike go? Do you pedal? Is

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