bike with kids

Biking with baby

Hello! Are you here because you’re looking for information on biking with your kids? Welcome!

I’m a relative newbie myself. I biked until my 38th week of pregnancy (as did many of these other women), and then I took my time getting back on a bike. Once my daughter turned ten months old, we got an iBert bike seat (pictured above) and started riding together on a regular basis. Most of my daily commutes with her are by bike. Once temperatures dropped (we live in Iowa, our winters are serious business), I acquired a Burley trailer to continue our bike commutes with added wind, rain, and snow protection.

I’m still figuring things out as I go but one thing I know is that we both love our time spent on a bike.

Below are some of my reference and how-to posts on biking with kids that you might find helpful as well as guest posts by other (often far more experienced) biking parents. For the more general, everyday posts chronicling our bike commutes together, see the Biking with Kids archives.

I hope the conversation started here will inspire you to bike with your kids or to offer your insights into biking with kids based on your experiences!

Leave a comment on any of the posts below or contact me if you’d like to add your voice to the discussion!


Daily Commutes With My Daughter:

Baby’s first bike ride!

Biking with baby: my daily haul

Finding a well-fitting bike helmet for babies and toddlers

Bike helmet problem (and solution!) for travel with a bike trailer

Biking with kids: two systems, one review (bike seat & trailer)

Biking with the iBert bike seat vs. the Burley trailer (Pros & Cons)

How to organize a Kidical Mass ride in your community

Tips for Making Biking With Kids Part of Your Family’s Routine

Bike Commuting Into the Colder Months

Carrying groceries by bike with the help of a kid trailer

Our Kidical Mass Rides: September & October 2012

MarchAprilJune 2013

All Kidical Mass Related Posts Here


Biking With Kids On Vacation:

Biking with baby on the High Trestle Trail in Central Iowa

Biking with baby in Portland, Oregon


Guest Posts By Other Cycling Mamas And Papas:

Interview with biking mama Elle Bustamante of Tiny Helmets Big Bikes

A family bike ride to jazz in the park (by Sara of Life’s a Bear)

A breakfast bike date (by Stacy of A Simple Six)

Two on Tuesdays: A series of posts on biking with her son by Miss Sarah of Girls and Bicycles


Parents Reviewing Their Child-Carrying Bike Systems:

The iBert child seat vs. the Burley trailer (by me)

The iBert child seat vs the InStep trailer (by me and Bobbie of RunBobbieRun)

The Madsen bucket bike (by Miss Sarah of Girls and Bicycles)

The Chariot bike trailer (by Miss Sarah of Girls and Bicycles)

The Christiana Trike (by Juliet of Twisting Vines)


High Trestle Trail Ride in Iowa

{Ride on!}


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