If you prefer bikes to cars, having young kids doesn’t mean you can’t stick to two wheels. When the kids are really small you can use bike seats or even a baakfiets, but once your kids are ready to help pull their weight it’s time to think of other options.
Boise Idaho’s Kristin Smith (also of Ketchum, Idaho) wanted her 3 kids (all under 6 years old) to bike with her so to keep them in line she bikes around town on a triple, or triplet, bicycle. It has three seats, three handlebars and three sets of pedals for her two daughters. And now that her son is 3 years old she has added a “plus one”- a tag along bike- to the back for a truly family bike.
In this video, Kristin and her kids show us how they ride in a line and talk about singing while biking and how they can go for days without hopping in a car.