Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there! This week, we’ve been thinking about the way biking fits in with families. Bikes are mostly a solo activity, even when you’re riding with others. One person, one bike, unless your partner doesn’t ride. Once you have kids, they tend to get left out of your [...] Read more »

How To Truly Honor Your Dad

We don’t usually post links to fashion blogs, but this post over at SmartBargains is one of the best things I’ve read about Father’s Day in a while. Instead of buying your dad some crappy card, a tie and a steak, like you do every year, do something special for him. How about buying him [...] Read more »

We Salute The Flag

Today, June 14, is Flag Day, where we commemorate the adoption of the US flag in 1777. Did you know that until the Civil War, individuals rarely flew the flag? In the 1860s, it became a symbol of the North, and since then, it’s been common for patriots to fly the flag at home, on [...] Read more »

Sidecars – Family Biking

One option if you want to take your kids out with you is a sidecar. They used to be really popular in the 50s, mainly because they were so much cheaper than cars. You can still get them – here’s Liberty Sidecars, who do some fantastic chairs in a classic style. Sidecars are perfect for [...] Read more »

Should Kids Ride Pillion?

Yesterday we talked about how people got their start in biking. Many started young, riding on the back of their dads’ bikes. But is it safe for youngsters to be passengers on bikes? How old should they be before you take them out with you? It’s a controversial topic.  Some think that the earlier you [...] Read more »

Revving Up For Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day this Sunday, but you remembered that, didn’t you? This week, we’re going to look at families and bikes.  Most of the five million bikes in the US are owned by middle-aged men, many of whom are family men with wives and kids. So are the rest of the family involved with biking, [...] Read more »