My mom (age 6), grandmother, and uncle (other uncle in utero)--in the Netherlands

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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  1. Pingback: Long Distance Cycling With Kids | 511 Contra Costa

    • 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 :)

  2. 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!

  3. 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?)

    • Laura, hi!
      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!

  4. 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.

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