Our top 3 tips to make biking with kids easy

Bicycle culture here in Charlotte is growing every day, but one of the concerns we often hear from residents is about safety. Especially if you have children with you, biking in Charlotte can be intimidating. But we’re here to help.

Biketoberfest 2017 baby

Last year we debuted our Charlotte Family Biking Guide, the first-ever compiled guidebook with pretty much anything you need to know about biking with kids in Charlotte. From recommendations on where to bike, to advice on how to safely ride while pregnant, you can find an answer here.

Here are 3 of our top tips included in the guide to make your ride easier and safer:

Sustain Charlotte's Biketoberfest 2019 Family Photo

Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest 2019

1. Helmets only work if they’re worn correctly. Read through our tips for ensuring proper fit, and when to replace a helmet, whether for a kid or an adult.


Sustain Charlotte's Biketoberfest 2019 friends photo

Sustain Charlotte’s Biketoberfest 2019

2. There are multiple seating options for biking with a baby. Choose the one you’re comfortable with and that is appropriate for your child’s age. Test your seating setup without a child in it first to make sure everything is securely attached to your bike.

Biketoberfest 2017 dad and daughter

3. Start with small rides until you and your child are comfortable. Even riding once a week will start to build confidence, and you can build up from there.

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