During our evening walk last night, a guy approached me with his 3yr old twins and asked "How old is your son and how did you get him biking like that?" It actually caught me off-guard. I've been asked the question several times before in passing but never really discussed it. But this time was different. … Continue reading Balance Bikes – Tips to get your kid started
Terrain type: Dirt, Rocks, Bumps Difficulty: 4/5 [Directions] The Winsport Skills Centre offers lots of fun for toddlers and kids who are comfortable on their bikes and don’t mind a little speed. The area consists of multiple single tracks with features such as rocks, logs, berms, bridges, ramps, and rollers. The area is NOT flat … Continue reading Winsport Canada Skills Centre
When my son reached 8 months old, summer was just around the corner and I was desperate to get back on the bike. Living so close to beautiful pathways, I wanted nothing more than to throw my baby in the Chariot and go for a rip—here's why I didn't. First and foremost, I acknowledge that … Continue reading When Can I Bike With My Baby?
Even with piles of snow on the ground, my son still asks to ride his bike outside EVERY SINGLE DAY. Since it's only mid January and we've got at least another 3 months of the white stuff, I've decided that my stance on biking needs to change. After searching local outdoor forums for ideas, I … Continue reading Strider Skis for Balance Bikes
It may look like overkill when my toddler rolls into the bike park wearing a full face helmet but I'm definitely a believer in the protection it offers. Despite the bobble head appearance, I've lost track of the amount of times it's saved my son's chin, face, and lips from the constant falls he takes … Continue reading Why We Opt for Full Face Protection (Biking)
Terrain type: Indoor wood based / foam pit Difficulty: All levels [Directions] This bike park is truly a saving grace for my kid during the winter months! It lets him keep biking all year round (he LOVES his bike) and also gives me a place to go on a cold day so we aren't stuck … Continue reading B-Line Indoor Bike Park