Category Archives: Hauling Kids

What is the best option to attach a trail a bike to a Yuba Mundo or Boda Boda?

The quick answer is: IT’S COMPLICATED.

Parents love the trail-a-bike systems because they make a lot of sense as to help kids transition between riding on the rear rack of a Mundo or Boda Boda and riding their own bikes independently. They also are easy to lock up and leave at school when you drop off the child.

Unfortunately, these systems are not made equal, and each hitch attachment presents its own challenges to connect with the Mundo.



Child Bike Seat, Bike Trailer, or Cargo Bike? – Part Two

Bike Trailer or Kids Bike seat or Cargo Bike? In Part One of this series, we explored a general overview of traveling with children by bike, some general considerations that will help you select a suitable bike for the job, and the benefits and challenges of choosing the bike over the car. In this post (Part Two) of this series, we will examine some of the different types of bikes available to carry kids, such as a child bike seat, bike trailer, and cargo bikes.  We conclude this series in Part Three with some rider profiles and other resources to help you decide how to travel with children by bike.

(Note: While we are endeavoring to give a comprehensive overview, we can not possibly discuss all available options here. We hope to give you a good amount of information to make an informed decision, or a good starting point should you decide to do more research. Please send us feedback to info at yubabikes dot com.)

What are the options for traveling by bicycle with children? 

There are various types of bicycles and accessories that are suited to carrying your kids and gear by bike. The best solution for you will be a decision based on your individual riding needs, personal preference, and available budget (as discussed in Part One of this series). This post (Part Two) will give an overview of the various types of bikes available, some of the pros and cons of each style, and then explore some of the brands and products in each type.

The New Family Van

The New Family Van

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Child Bike Seat, Bike Trailer, or Cargo Bike? – Part One

There are many options for traveling by bicycle with your children.  Should you choose a child bike seat, bike trailer, or a cargo bike?  Making the best choice for your needs can be a bit confusing.  We have created this primer series to help you choose the best set-up for your needs when traveling with children by bicycle.  

(This part is intended as an overview of some general considerations that will help you to select a suitable bike for the job, and examines some of the benefits and challenges of choosing the bike over the car.  Part Two examines the various choices available for meeting your needs, including different bike styles and accessory options such as a child bike seat, bike trailer, cargo bikes, and gear carriers.  Your best choice will be influenced by your needs, which you will better understand by reading (this) Part One.)

A Child Bike Seat Alternative: Monkey Bars for the Yuba Mundo make it safe and fun to carry kids by bike!

Child Bike Seat Alternative: Yuba Mundo with Monkey Bars make it safe and fun to carry kids by bike!

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Report from Pedalfest


Here’s a video from KTVU showing all the shenanigans at Pedalfest 2013. Check out the Yuba segment around the 1:00 mark.

DSC04811We had a fantastic time at the East Bay Bike Coalition’s Pedalfest at beautiful Jack London Square this past weekend. This event was especially special, because we got to hang out with our friends in Cyclecide and Rock the Bike as well as connect with our many customers in the the East Bay.


photo 14DSC04912 This guy had the coolest Mundo we saw at Pedalfest with not one, but two drummers on a trailer on the back! They sure looked like they were having a lot of fun! Notice his stylish hat? Impress us at an event, and you could win one too!

photo 8 The kids loved the all-new Monkey Bars accessory. In many cases, they liked it so much, they didn’t want to get off the bike.

DSC04750The famed cargo-biking Marleau family stopped by the Yuba booth to say hi and show off the kids’ training-wheel-free bikes.

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Oakland’s Mayor Jean Quan stopped by to check out the elBoda. She was very excited to learn about the advances in ebike technology since she bought her first electric bike ten years ago (can we say ebike pioneer?) Maybe we’ll get her on one next year….


Matt the Intern takes a break after things slow down in the late afternoon.

All in all, it was a great event! Many thanks to East Bay Bike Coalition, Bay Area Bikes and Jack London Square for hosting us!

Many thanks to Allyson Rickard for letting us use here photos. Her artwork can be seen at

Safe Routes to Schools National Conference


The 4th SRTS National Conference Heads West
August 13-15, pill 2013

The 4th Safe Routes to School National Conference is making its way to California’s state capital this Summer. The first state to enact SRTS legislation in 1999, look California has played a key role in the birth of the Safe Routes to School movement and remains a national leader in SRTS strategies. The Sacramento region — home to many innovative SRTS programs and land use and transportation policies, dosage as well as its extensive trail system and many recreational opportunities — provides the perfect venue for this event.

Join us on the West Coast this summer for this not-to-be-missed national conference focused on providing safe, convenient and fun opportunities for children to bike and walk to school!

The fourth Safe Routes to School National Conference is hosted by the Local Government Commission. It is co-presented by the National Center for Safe Routes to School and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership.

The Safe Routes to School movement has come a long way in a very short time and is resulting in healthier schools and communities throughout the nation.  I see that growth reflected in the Safe Routes to School conference too, both in the number of participants and in the breadth of sectors and champions that are represented.  The Safe Routes to School conference is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to learn, network, get inspired and then go back home and strengthen their Safe Routes to School efforts.

– Deb Hubsmith, Director, Safe Routes to School National Partnership

To register for the conference, please click here.

Yuba Safety Check

Keep Kids Safe with the Yuba Safety Check

You wouldn’t take your kid for a ride without a helmet, would you? Of course not. Did you know that there’s more you can do to ensure your child’s safety on the bike? Please take a minute to review the Yuba safety specifications, and ensure that your bike is compliant with the safe intended use.

If you’re riding with children under 40 lbs:

  • Children should ride in a Peanut Shell Child Seat, which should be attached firmly to the back rack.
  • Foot support should be installed and utilized.

mundo_wheelskirts_email If you’re riding with children under 18 years old (but over 40 lbs):

  • Wheel Guards are required for all passengers under 18 years old to keep shoelaces, hands and feet out of the spinning rear wheel. Purchase Wheel Guards from your local dealer or online here.
  • Educate your passengers about the dangers of spinning wheels.
  • boda_wheelskirts_emailUse foot supports for shorter passengers, and ensure that they are properly installed by checking the bolts regularly.
  • Give your passengers something to hang on to, make sure that the Hold on Bar or Rumble Strap is tight and adjusted properly for your passengers.

At Yuba Bicycles, we take the safety of our riders and their passengers very seriously. If you have any questions about best practices for safe riding with passengers, please contact your local bike dealer.

Plans to make Wheelskirts for V2 Mundos can be found here.

Pipe Dreams: Bike Vacations with Kids

It’s a Truism: kids love bicycles. They love riding them. They love spinning the pedals backwards and watching the chain move. They love climbing up on a Soft Spot and hitting the saddle shouting “Go! Go! Go!” Like big people, they love the feeling of wind on their faces and the freedom of adventure.

The thing is, “grownups” love adventure too, and want to share the spirit of exploring with their families and friends. Unfortunately, many bike tour routes are geared toward groups of adult travelers. These routes are not appropriate for families traveling with children in trailers, on come-along bikes, or with kids who ride a few miles independently, and then climb onto Mommy’s cargo bike for the rest of the trip.

At Yuba, we love going on bicycle adventures with our little friends. We’ve compiled a list of kid-friendly bike touring routes, so that you, your family and friends can feel empowered to pack the tent and the diaper bag and hit the road. In general, these routes start and stop at a destination that does not require a car to get to. If you have suggestions for other routes, please add a comment to this post, so that other people can try your route.

Angel Island (CA)
Angel Island is a California State Historic Park located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay. Because it is relatively easy to access and offers amazing views of the San Francisco Bay Area, camping fills up fast (9 months in advance!), so book early.

Angel Island has a car-free, paved loop trail that enables visitors to explore West Coast history, from the Native American civil rights protests of the 1960’s to Civil War garrisons in the 1860’s. It also offers sweeping views of the entire San Francisco Bay. Please be aware that the trail, while paved, and car-free is by no means flat.

For more information, please check the Angel Island website.

Beal’s Point at Folsom Lake (CA)
A mere 32 miles from Old Sacramento, CA along the car-free American River Trail, this campground has many amenities to offer families: a lake for swimming, boat rentals, a snack bar and more.

For more information, please go to the Folsom Lake website.

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (DC, MD, WV)
The C&O Canal was built as a way to access Western wealth, and began operation in the early 19th century. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. The 184 mile canal path was converted to recreation land in the 1970’s, and functions as a bike path connecting Washington DC with Cumberland, MD.

The park features 30 free hiker-bike campgrounds every 6-8 miles along the canal route, so camping is easy; stay in these campgrounds is limited to one night per trip. It is possible to continue onto the Great Allegheny Passage to travel all the way to Pittsburgh by bike.

For more information, please visit the C&O Canal website.

George S. Mickelson Trail (SD)
The George S. Mickelson Trail allows access to South Dakota’s famed Black Hills, and National Forests. The trail is 109 miles long, with over 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 rock-hewn tunnels. The trail surface is graveled with limestone. Although the grade never exceeds 4%, some parts of the trail could be considered strenuous for younger/out of shape riders.

For more information, please see the George S. Mickelson Trail website.

Great Allegheny Passage (PA, MD)
The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail-trail offers 141 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, MD, and Homestead, PA, near Pittsburgh. In Cumberland, the GAP joins the C&O Canal Towpath, creating a continuous trail experience, 325 miles long, to Washington, DC.

There are several campgrounds near the GAP, please see the the GAP website for more information.

Natchez Trace (MS, TN, AL)
The Natchez Trace is a 444 mile parkway and bike path that follows an ancient bison migratory path from Natchez, MS to Nashville, TN. There are historical sites covering 10,000 years of history, B&B’s, trees, bike camping and cutesy towns all along the route.

Because the parkway is extremely safe, and cars only drive  50 mph for its entire length, it is considered to be a great route for families seeking to do a bike tour with kids. The route is also relatively flat and smooth, so riders encumbered with passengers, camping gear and other cargo won’t have to kill themselves to have a good time.

For more information, please see the Natchez Trace website.

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes (ID, WY)
Spanning 171 miles between Mullen, WY and Plummer, ID, in the northern Idaho panhandle, the Coeur d’Alenes trails offer paved and gravel trails for cyclists of all abilities, following old railroad lines.

For more information, please see the Friends of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes website.

Yellowstone National Park (Fall and Spring Biking Seasons) (ID, MT, WY)
In the seasons between when the snow begins to fall, or before it has completely melted and the summer tourist season, there are a few weeks a year when the roads in Yellowstone are open to self-propelled travelers only. Every spring and fall, cyclists enjoy this special time of year to give them private access to the mysteries of Yellowstone.

Weather can be inclement, so please plan carefully. There is camping available at Mammoth Hot Springs.

For more information, please go to the Yellowstone National Park Website.

Hum of the City: We tried it: Yuba Boda Boda

Here’s a exerpt from a review from Hum of the City, a fantastic blog about being car-free with children in a hilly city (San Francisco).

“…This is an extremely easy bike to ride, both with and without kids aboard. The Boda Boda looks and feels like a beach cruiser, with wide handlebars and a relaxed and upright ride, but has massively increased carrying capacity. We had some friends who were only occasional riders try it, and even when it was loaded they took off without a wobble. This is common to some extent with all midtails, but our loaner Boda Boda had an advantage over the MinUte: a step-through frame. Even shorter riders could get on and off with contorting over the top tube or round-housing a kid sitting on the back deck.
The Boda Boda is a slender bike that can move easily through traffic. It has the same kind of rear supports as the Mundo, which are handy because they can hold up the bags or be used as footrests for older riders, but they are much narrower than the ones on the Mundo (as are the bags themselves). A Mundo with the Go Getter bags packed is three feet across, wider than many bike trailers, and it can be nerve-wracking to ride one in San Francisco’s narrow bike lanes and heavy traffic—as a result, I sometimes see Mundos riding on the sidewalk, even though this is illegal in San Francisco. The Boda Boda’s Baguettes, even fully packed, still lie pretty flat and make it possible to weave the bike through pinch points without a second thought (Baguettes can apparently be used on a Mundo as well, by the way)…”

Read the full review here…

New Go-Getter Bag Review

This is an excerpt from the full review on Ding Ding Let’s Ride, an awesome website about urban bike commuting and city bikes. This review is of the new Go-Getter Bags, which we just released this month.


Reviewing the 2012 Yuba Go-Getter Bags
by on October 11, 2012

2010 Go-Getter bag on the left and the 2012 edition on the right side of our own Yuba Mundo cargo bike.

Yuba upgraded their already awesome Go-Getter cargo bags this year, and we’ve been waiting to get our hands on one to check out. We love these bags – they’re big, sturdy, easy to use,  and easy to clean, but there are a few things about them we thought could be improved.  I think Yuba Mundo read our minds.  They did a run-down of the new features on their own blog  earlier this year, and in their photos the bags appeared to be a grayish-white in color. Ours ours arrived fully orange, with reflective stripes – all fine by us.

The biggest difference between the 2012 Go-Getter bags and the 2010 edition are the hooks that affix the panniers to the bike.  This is the biggest improvement too.  On the 2010 version,  each bag had 4 very very short straps with plastic buckles that you had to thread through the bike rack and click together.

The buckles on the 2010 Go-Getter bags


The 2012 version of the bags solves the hassle of this set up by replacing the buckles with 4 hooks that easily and quickly clip on to the frame of the bike.  Each hook also has it’s own ‘pulley’ which is helpful for loading or adjusting when the bag is full of gear.

2 of the 4 hooks on a 2012 version of the Go-Getter bag .


A close-up of the hooks on the 2012 Go-Getter bags.

It’s amazing how much faster you can get the bags on and off the bike with these new hooks.  Andrew is completely sold on the new set-up.

Some of the other upgrades are less dramatic but equally appreciated.  They added rings for the shoulder straps to hook onto so that the straps are attached to each end of the bag. Obviously you can’t carry the bag over your shoulder when it’s packed full of groceries, but you can carry it into the store or with lighter loads.  They’ve made the sides of the bags stiffer, to stand up better, added an strap inside the bag to help hold down or divide cargo, and the cargo divider is sewn in now as opposed to simply being a velcro pocket.  Also, the inside of the bag is now an even more-rubberized (aka ‘waterproof’) bright, gloss white.  This makes it much easier to find things as opposed to the black lining of the old bags.  Oh yes, there’s also now a drain-hole in the bottom of the bag too.

The black inside lining of the old version of the Go-Getter bag.


The bright white lining on the new 2012 Go-Getter bags.

We love our Yuba Mundo, loved our old Go-Getter bags, and love the new version even more!   It really seems obvious that Yuba spent time talking to people who were actively using these bags and asked them what would make them even better.   Thumbs up for practical improvements!


More of Samantha’s writing can be found at Ding Ding Let’s Ride. Their website is a gold mine of information about the details of urban riding.

One Family’s Path to Car-Freedom

We met Elle B. of the Tiny Helmets Big Bikes blog a few months back, when she purchased a Yuba Mundo from our dealer in Sacramento. Since that time, she and her family have made some major changes to their lives – they sold their car and ride or take transit almost everywhere they go, inspired by her experience, Elle now works at Practical Cycle to help others transition to a more bike-centric lifestyle.

She recently made a blog post reflecting on her family’s journey to being car-free. In the beginning of 2012, she hadn’t considered that it would be possible for a family with young children to give up their car, and is surprised, looking forward to 2013 how easy the transition was.

Here’s her article from her blog:

Jose and I have always loved biking. We bonded over bike rides, long and short. He used his bike as transportation and I used mine for most of my transportation when we lived in Northern California. We liked to challenge ourselves and each other to see what we could accomplish by bike. We would go on a few overnight rides every once in a while. Our car was an old third- or fourth-hand Toyota Tercel, almost as old as we were. We made conscious choices to ride our bikes instead of drive. It kept us sane and happy. We always say that our couples therapy is done by bike.

Biking dates.
By the time I got pregnant, we had a different car, my parents’ passed-down Toyota Camry. We were living in Sacramento, chosen because of its proximity to my parents and its comfortable biking system. We dreamed about raising our kid to ride bikes and forgo driving but we hung onto the car because we still had to get around with a baby.

As the little guy got bigger, I was dying to get back onto my bike regularly. I hated driving, the stress and guilt it brought me. I took to the internet and researched for days. My conclusion was that a trailer was the best option. The main concerns for riding with a baby on a bike, besides the inherent danger of biking (and living), was the amount of vibration a baby would experience and the ability to wear a helmet. At six months, the little guy was holding his head up and sitting perfectly. We talked with our pediatrician who gave us the go ahead to give riding a chance, starting out slowly and riding to his comfort level.

I chose a Chariot trailer because of the great reviews and suspension, which minimized the vibrations. We found a teeny weeny helmet and started out taking slow, short trips around the neighborhood and American River Parkway. He loved it! Biking became an option again and we’d use the bike-trailer setup to do some errands and fun trips. We even managed to do a 600-mile bike tour around Oregon when our little one was 11 months old. We felt pretty good about our transportation even though we were still using the car for most of our trips. Many of our destinations didn’t feel bikeable, especially with a baby, and the trailer setup took time and effort to use.


Our initial set up.
Then we had another little guy. Biking became even more difficult because I was home with two kids and we didn’t have an option to take the wee one for the first six months. At the same time, our Camry conked out and we made the decision to lease a Toyota Prius for three years. In three years, we decided, we’d have more options to get around and wouldn’t need a car. The car payments and insurance became a huge chunk of our monthly bills, over $450. It was rough but we thought that was what we “needed.” Again, I felt horrible about driving but justified it by saying “I have kids, what else can I do?”

When Little Brother turned six months old, we found a double Chariot on Craigslist and began riding again. It got easier and easier the more we rode. Our car began to go longer and longer without being moved. We were slowly replacing more and more trips by bike, even with the babies. The idea of going car-free started to look more doable. Jose and I often discussed what it would be like to live without a car and how fantastic we would feel without that burden parked out front.


Happy brothers.
I started doing more research and began looking at cargo bikes. The one that really caught my eye was the Xtracycle. It seemed reasonably priced, easy enough to put together on a regular bike, and could haul two kids. Jose and I had seen them a lot up in Northern California. One day we were all out riding along the parkway when an Xtracycle breezed by us. Once again, we started drooling. Jose (who was pulling the trailer) said “go catch him and ask where he got it.” Off I went, pedaling and pedaling, not able to catch up. I was confused (and very competitive) so I kept going. This guy was barely working and I was dying! Finally, I was within a few feet, still not able to catch up, but yelled out “where’d you get your bike?” Kindly, this guy turned off his pedal assist(!) and said he’d built it himself, he owns a bike shop in Old Town and we should come by to check it out, Practical Cycle. That was Tim.

A few hours later, we did. He showed us the parts needed to build an Xtracycle, discussed our options with the bikes we already used; it was a lot more complicated than I had thought. I tested out his amazing rig, complete with BionX. To my surprise, I didn’t really like it. There was a lot of flex and give, I couldn’t imagine feeling comfortable putting my babies on it. Tim then sent me out on the Mundo. I was hooked! It felt like riding a regular bike, smooth, comfortable, stable, tank-like. That was it, I had made my decision.

The price was difficult to swallow but I saw the Mundo as an investment for our future and our ability to go car-free. I made the commitment to use the bike over the car every chance I could. My thinking went from “I’ll ride if I can” to “if I can ride, I will.” It was a subtle change but exactly what I needed. We were back within the week to claim our bike.

I still worried about putting my kids ON the bike as opposed to in a trailer, especially after having been very anti-bike seat, pro-trailer. However, I realized I hadn’t dropped my bike more than twice in all my years of riding (and even those were because of pretty stupid reasons), so what was the true likelihood of my doing it now. I was back online doing more and more research and reading about amazing families who had gone car-free with the help of these (and other) incredible cargo bikes.


They know they’re cool.
Little Brother was about 10 months old by then. We decided that a front seat was the best option for him and chose the iBert because of the price. Big Brother got a Peanut Shell in the back. We added the Stand-Alone Kickstand, Deflopilator, deck, and disc brakes. For fun and added comfort, I bought an Acouztic light/mp3 player. The only thing I would have changed from that would have been the disc brakes. They took an incredibly long time to break-in, squealed like a banshee, and didn’t really feel like they were worth the cost.

Other than that, I was very impressed with the components of the Mundo. The gear ratio is perfect for long distances, heavy loads, and hills. The standard pedals were exactly what I would have chosen anyway. I swapped out the stock seat for my favorite Nashbar seat, not because it wasn’t comfortable but because I liked my orange one. I used my standard panniers and sometimes added a milk crate for larger loads.

We did change the iBert pretty quickly. I didn’t like the attachment skewer, it was difficult to remove the seat, and interfered with my cables. The Mini Yepp ended up being a 1000 times better, especially after I added the windshield for protection since Little Brother was ending up wind-blown and exhausted from our rides.

It was so much easier to choose riding the Mundo over the bike-trailer combo. The weight distribution on the Mundo allowed me to ride faster, about 12-14 mph, whereas the trailer slowed me down by about 2-4 mph. The trailer’s weight hurt my back when I rode, which was not a problem with the Mundo. I could carry more on the Mundo. It was so much easier to just have one bike to worry about getting out of the shed and locking up.

As we increased our riding and since summer was coming up, sun (and, to a less extent in Sacramento, rain) protection was needed for both. I put together a great system using Kelty Sun Hoods, a few zip-ties, and holes. Keeping the little ones comfortable meant that we could keep riding happily and regularly.


Frivolous trips without the guilt of driving.
After six months of bike riding almost exclusively, and over 2000 miles put on the Mundo, it was still our vehicle of choice. The boys would run to the backdoor without a second thought, asking to ride the bike instead of the car. We gained confidence in roads and destinations that I hadn’t thought were “bikeable.” We were still caught up in our lease with another year to pay and it was torture. We really didn’t need a car at this point. It was easy to get lazy and drive while having the car sitting out front.

During that time, while we were paying for the car, the insurance, the maintenance, gas, registration, bumper repair, etc (easily $3000), the Mundo had (and still has) only needed a new inner tube and liner, the initial 30-day tune up, the brake cables tightened, and the chain lubed. *UPDATE: We’ve also gone through the factory grips (they got sticky and I hate sticky grips), moved to blinker light grips which broke when the bike tipped over, so we’ll probably be going on our third set in the near future.


Big Brother graduating to the big boy seat.
The only real changes we’ve made to the bike have been the seating arrangements. I felt like we were wasting the space behind the Peanut Shell, missing out on the Mundo’s ability to carry a larger human (like myself on the rare occasions that I get to be cargo!). At about 3.5 years old, Big Brother took to the Soft Spot and Stoker Bars quicker than we had thought. He felt right at ease holding on, especially once I swapped out the standard handlebars for longer ones. Little Brother now likes to sit in the Peanut Shell and bug his brother but we still have the option to rotate around and buckle in the big guy if he gets tired.

Having the Peanut Shell in the very back does prevent the Mundo from hauling bikes (something I LOVE about the bike) but I can remove the seat pretty quickly with a socket wrench, it just requires some planning now. With both of the boys on the back, I’m also more limited in my carrying capacity so a Bread Basket might be in my near future, especially since Little Brother has basically chosen to stay in the back and isn’t using the Yepp Mini much.


Public meltdowns do happen.
So finally, we ended up deciding that it was worth taking a hit and getting rid of the Prius early. We settled on selling the car to Carmax and paying the remaining $1000. We mainly ride our bikes but have the option of using my parents’ Prius, if necessary, since they also rarely drive. We’ve found other car-sharing options like Zipcar and private car share programs like Relay Rides. There are so many local resources out there and it’s fantastic to have a wonderful community of car-free and car-lite families to support us and lead the way.

At the beginning of this year, I would have never imagined going car-free so quickly and effortlessly. The community network we’ve found and the Mundo have made it all possible. I hope that we are able to show others that using cars less often is much easier than they think. We still have conflicts and challenges every so often, like today when the boys are having a difficult day and we had wanted to meet a biking blog friend, Hum Of The City, in Davis. It’s close enough to feel annoyed that it’s too far to get to conveniently without a car. Even with a car, I still would have had un-napped children, traffic, parking, and driving to deal with–just as frustrating, if not more so. It’s not always easier or safer with a car, we’re just trained to think it is.

It’s going to take a bit more planning to get around sometimes, we’ll be more exposed to the weather, and many people are going to think we’re nuts. However, the boys are happier and I like that they are being raised with values that are important to us. I don’t want them to think that everyone should have a car and that driving is something to be taken lightly. I want them to understand that they won’t melt or get sick in cold weather. I want them to see biking as a valid form of transportation and to know that physical activity should be an everyday part of life.

It is the right choice for our family to be car-free and I am thrilled to be here. And, with the money we’re saving, I finally get to have someone come in and clean my house once a month. Life is grand!