kona bike

My kids go to a public school in Brooklyn that is a bit out of our neighborhood. It is roughly a twenty minute walk depending on the focus and energy level of my six year old boys. The other options are the public bus (slow) or driving (parking nightmare). A few years ago my husband bought a bike trailer on Craig’s list which worked great until my kids grew out of it.  Our new solution is a Kona bicycle. We bought a Commuter Ute model which is basically a bicycle with an extended back. It is longer than most bikes but it carries my boys easily and has panniers that can carry backpacks etc. The bikes are a bit pricey but we got our used and it’s cheaper and faster than the public bus. We figure we have a good five years before they will be too embarrassed to be biked to school by their mom and dad!


You Might Also Like

Some Back to School Fashion Ideas (Girl Edition)
Volunteering Guilt/Judgement
Vinyl Records and Holiday Self Care

Comments (4)


  1. what a great idea! you guys are awesome:)

  2. Posted by: eli

    love this ! it looks fun for everyone !!

    … but as an elementary school teacher, i’m not sure i believe that your boys will want to be biked around much past 8 years old. 😉 enjoy it while it lasts :-)

  3. Posted by: jennifer

    excellent idea!

  4. Posted by: Leann

    I found a Madsen bucket bike on Craigslist last spring. It’s made our lives so much happier this year with a toddler in preschool and kindergartener in public school a bit less than a mile apart. It’s excellent for grocery shopping, too… and we’ve had memorable date nights with my husband biking me in the bucket!

    A Dutch friend of mine suggested kids in Holland may be ranked the happiest in the world primarily because everyone gets enough exercise biking everywhere;)

Leave a Reply

Yor email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

Sign Up

Email Sign Up
We promise not to bug you -
it'll only be good stuff, pinky swear.