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04-17-2013, 01:53 PM
Here's a thread to post resources on family biking.

04-17-2013, 01:54 PM
Like this one: http://chicargobike.blogspot.com/p/about-cargobikes.html

And this one out of San Fransisco: http://www.sfbike.org/?familybiking

From Totcycle: http://totcycle.com/blog/family-biking-ages-stages.html
and they're update http://totcycle.com/blog/how-we-ride-now.html

One family's choice of family bike: http://humofthecity.com/category/reviews/

04-18-2013, 02:13 PM
From a review of the Madsen:

Davey Oil pointed out not long ago that cities have certain family-bike personalities and he was dead on. Seattle has Madsens and Surly Big Dummies (at least 5 of each at the Seattle Cargo Bike Roll Call). Portland has child trailers, trailer-bikes, and box bikes: Bakfiets and Bullitt and Metrofiets. San Francisco has commuter bikes with child seats, trailer-bikes, family tandems, Xtracycles (even an Xtracycled family tandem), and in the last year, a spate of Yuba Mundos and elMundos. But you almost never see child trailers here.

What family-bike personality does our area have? I see a fair number of front and back bike seats, and trailers out and about...

04-18-2013, 03:13 PM
DIY rain canopies for bike seats!

http://everydayadventurers.com/2011/04/dit-shade-and-rain-covers-for-the-peapod-lt/ (for rear-mounted seat. This post is specific to the PeaPod, but the technique is easily adaptable to other types of seat, especially the Yepp.)

http://www.tinyhelmetsbigbikes.com/1/post/2012/10/rain-day.html (shows the same concept on a PeaPod rear-mounted seat AND a Yepp front-mounted seat)