We own a ridiculous amount of bikes. Brad always says the number of bikes we need is N+1. It’s a joke that really only works for mathy-types, and in plain English, it means that we always need another bike.
Our collection of bikes stems from a car-free justification. Bikes are relatively cheap, easily bought secondhand and they last forever. Of our set of 8 bikes, only 2 were purchased brand new, and all of them are used on a weekly basis.
The focus of our collection is on bikes that can be used to haul kids, cats and other cargo. Hauling stuff on a bike becomes pretty important when you don’t have a car.
Hauling Kids and Cargo By Bike
Here’s an overview of options for hauling kids and cargo by bike from someone who literally owns: a box bike, longtail bike, kid trailer, flat trailer, tandem, trail-a-bike and trailergater. We use to own bike seats, so I’ve included those in the list too.
Hauling around town with kids on my bike for the past 11 years, I am frequently asked about what is the best way to bike with kids, do large grocery shops or take the cats to the vet.…