balance bike

I looked out the window about a week ago and saw my just-turned-five year old barreling down the grassy hill behind our house on the two-wheeler. Her friend was on the other, larger two-wheeler. Once she got down the hill, she put her feet to the pedals and rode. Thank you, balance bike. Do you […]


We saw this child seat/bike system the other day and were very intrigued. While our kids are both seasoned two-wheelers by now, we were pretty jealous when we saw this. Yepp is a Dutch company (natch) that makes the mini kid bike seat (starts at $139) that sits in front as well, which is genius, […]

amish scooter

Call me crazy, but I have a really hard time with the adult riding scooter phenomenon. But this scooter disguised as a bike is pretty cool looking. And it has a basket. They come in 3 sizes (from kid to adult) and are made on an Amish farm.


I’ve long admired those kid-carrying Dutch bikes, but most of them seem incredibly large and unwieldy. The other day I saw a dad squiring his two adorable kids around in this much more compact version from Nihola. It seems that you can track them down through Clever Cycles in Portland. Otherwise you have to friend […]

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