This post describes 7 easy steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
This post and video provide a complete guide for choosing the best child bike seat or trailer for your baby, toddler, or small child. A quality child bike seat makes it easy and safe for you to take your child with you on bike rides. But the choices can be overwhelming. This post lays out the choices simply and clearly. We explain the differences between, and the pros and cons of, the following: rear-mounted child bike seats; front-mounted child bike seats; and bike trailers.
In this post, we showcase 10 family-friendly rides across the USA that are perfect for family bike rides. As far as family activities go, nothing gets everyone involved quite like cycling. Whether it’s a day trip, short outing, or a multi-day adventure, cycling gives families a safe and fun opportunity to share wonderful experiences together.
7 of the Best and Safest Baby and Child Bike Seats, with Reviews and Videos. Includes a quick comparison chart to help you to choose the best option for your family’s needs.
In this post, we offer 5 useful tips for parents to help keep their kids safe when they are riding their bikes. The best part is that most of our tips involve spending time with your kids, whether it be cycling, or fixing bikes. These activities could end up being some of your child’s most cherished memories of their childhood.
The first New Westminster Grand Prix was a huge success. This was the first time the BC Superweek included an event on the hills of New Westminster! The biggest winner was the city and the people in it. Founded in 1858, the City of New Westminster is the oldest city in Western Canada, but it has never looked like it did today, with its streets full of colorful cyclists and enthusiastic spectators and volunteers.
In 1897 an 8-year-old girl, Virginia O’Hanlon, wrote to a New York City newspaper, The Sun, to ask whether there really was a Santa Claus. They assured her that there was. And not only did Santa Claus exist for Virginia, but he was a very smart Santa Claus, with the good sense to give Virginia the priceless gift of a bicycle.
Donate a toy – maybe even a bike – to help to make a child very happy this Christmas. The Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast is the place to do it! Happening this year on 13 December.
This post shows how to transport kids on bikes – you can choose between mounted bike seats for kids; bike trailers for kids; tag-along bikes for kids; tow bars for kids’ bikes; longtail cargo bikes for transporting kids; bucket-style cargo bikes; and electric bucket-style cargo bikes.
An easy way to reduce the costs of keeping your family fit is to incorporate exercise into your daily parenting routine this summer. Invest in family bikes, find a free swimming pool, or check out the thousands of free parks available. It’s easy to get exercise for your whole family while saving money this summer.
Keeping your child active can be one of the most difficult parts of parenting. From walking and cycling to more niche activities, getting your little ones moving is crucial to development. Here are tips for getting your children active from a young age, as well as advice on how to incorporate exercise into their everyday routines. You’re (almost) never too young for your first bike!
The easiest way to make sure your kids get enough exercise is to help your kids to walk or bike to school. This post provides advice and tips on how to help your kids start to bike to school safely.
Cars caused millions of traffic fatalities. In fact, cars have killed more people than anything else – terrorists and wars kill far less people. Yet when a little boy on a bike gets run down by a cab on a sidewalk outside his own home, the knee jerk response of many people is to blame the boy! Why are we so addicted to cars that we would blame an injured child, rather than a cab driver who was driving half on the sidewalk, knocked down a small boy, and then fled the scene?
Dominion Lending Centres and CAPS Westwood Cycle got together to donate hundreds of bikes to needy children, via the Christmas Bureau, at the 2014 Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast.
Kids on Wheels is helping to promote cycling education in preschools and daycares in Vancouver.
See Our Updated Post for December 2020, The 70 Best Gifts for Cyclists. This post includes lots of cheap cycling gifts that are perfect for stuffing stockers or Secret Santas. The Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast will take place at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver on December 11, 2014, from 6 a.m. to 9 […]
Tips about how to encourage your kids to ride bikes! Learning to love riding bikes will set your kids up for a lifetime of healthy activity. And biking with your kids will make you fitter too!
I’ve commented before that no matter what happens, as far as some motorists are concerned, cyclists are always in the wrong – even when they are children. I’ve just read a case that really takes the cake in this regard. Matthew Kenney was a popular seventh grader who loved sports. He was killed before he […]