My mom (age 6), grandmother, and uncle (other uncle in utero)–in the Netherlands
Hi! I’m Madi Carlson and I bike all over Seattle, Washington with my two kids. I’m continually experimenting to find safe- and flat-enough routes as well as creative ways to carry all the snacks/toys/gear that come with small children.
This page will be more descriptive at some point, but in the meantime, please check out Family Ride in the Media for interviews that help get to the bottom of why we’ve chosen biking over other methods of transportation (spoiler alert: BECAUSE IT’S SO FUN!).
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I have yet to do a bus excursion. The bus in my area is not an efficient mode of transportation. I am blessed to have everything I need within 10 or so miles.
I don’t use the bus much–I find it a lot of work with both kids! The bike is also superior in not having to coordinate with a schedule. But despite my complaining, I’m glad we have so many bus routes nearby :)
A friend of mine saw a cool lady on a pink cargo bike, took a picture and sent it to me. I knew there couldn’t be many in Seattle, googled and found your site! Look forward to reading more!
Ha, great! Hello! I should make sure I have good search terms come to think of it: pink surly big dummy longtail cargo bike. Boom. :)
I just discovered your website. It is nice to see a family who loves biking as much as we do.tting
Welcome! Happy to have virtual company out there :)
Just discovered this site via chasingmailboxes.com and errandonnee shout outs. Pretty sure I live over the ridge from you in Wallingford. I used to see you and the kids on my walk or bike to UW. If not you, then another with two kids on a cargo bike. I’m on a little orange Brompton. If I see you out and about, I’ll give a shout (sounds like Dr. Suess, no?)
I’ll look for you biking by!
With both kids in school two blocks from home this year,
We don’t tool around so much during the day around here.
I will keep an eye out for your orange Brompton
So I can shout, “Meet me for green eggs and ham!”
Sorry, that started as a normal reply, but I rewrote it in Suess-anese.
These days there *are* a lot of moms with two kids on cargo bikes, but I hope I’m the one you’d been seeing!
We just embarked on a family adventure to replace driving with biking as much as we can. I am excited to follow your blog and learn new tricks ;-)
Yay! Welcome to the revolution :) Email me via the Contact page if you have any questions!
I just came across your blog in my search on how to tow my kids little bike to pick hr up at school so she could ride it home.
Then I got distracted and spent way too much time reading about your adventures.
I’ll have to come back later and read more.