Check out Jen, our Manager at TBL Springfield. This is a post from her blog “Training with your jogging stroller“. Yes, she is pretty bad ass but she is also a great example of how to be creative in getting your training in and getting the kids out on bikes.
I still run quite a lot, but with the popularity of “multi sport” (triathlons, etc) plus the draw of being able to go farther and bring more, we have borrowed the concept of the road train! Certainly I am not the first parent to string together several wheeled devices, but we love it. We sometimes go to the grocery store or to cub scouts with all in tow. Even with several young children at home, you could train for a cycling event! Probably not a century ride, but these kids would be cool with 10 miles. Revisit Destination Running to break up the distance. You may be able to tell that I have all this fun stuff hooked up to my single speed bicycle. That means that there are no gears. If you wanted to try a trailer bike, a trailer, or both, I would recommend a geared bike and more specifically a mountain bike or hybrid bike because those types of bikes have an easier gear ratio than a road bike. Or do what I do if you just like things crazy hard 🙂
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EMILY OUR CHALLENGE WINNER!
Remember A few months back when we were accepting applications for the give up your bike for a year challenge? Well it’s time to introduce you to our winner Emily. Emily drives her car about 100 miles every week. Her commute to work is about 14 miles each way and most of her car trips are within 4 miles of less of her home. She is an environmentalist and wants to use her car less often. As with most people who want to commute more by bike, Emily said her biggest challenges are; the time it takes to go by bike, inclement weather, and the inability to carry lots of stuff. Other factors that make it difficult are the lack of safe bike routes to go to wherever she wants to go and lack of easy to use bike facilities at work.
She has been going by bike for a little over a week now, and she is sharing her whole adventure with us on her blog. Check it out and see how she is doing, she has definetly inspired us!!! Let us know what you think, if you have any commuter tips or advice leave a comment on her blog.
Check out her blog here —-> http://gobybikechallenge.wordpress.com/
The Bike Lane is excited to announce our go by bike for a year challenge. The Bike Lane is giving one lucky rider a Trek+ ride Commuter bike and all the gear he or she will need to commute for a year.
Apply Here Today!!! http://thebikelane.com/about/give-up-your-car-for-a-year-challenge-application-pg594.htm
For more information about the challenge click below: