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Kids Bike Sales are Rising

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According to an industry magazine, Bicycle Retailer, the biggest increase of imported bikes, from China, were kids’ that were up by 48% over last year.  This is a great step forward, and something that I see daily in the bike shop.   More families have been buying into the hobby of the cycling instead of the adults viewing it as a sport that needs to be competed in.  Sharing their love with their family and especially their children.  I wouldn’t be surprised going into the summer if we see that number increase to an even greater number as school lets out and family trips are planned.

An on going series we have had on Bike Shop Girl has been family bike riding.  As May comes to an end we hope to expand this series to help you get your family on their bikes this summer.

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Bike Commuting with Children

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Over at CommuteByBike.com I posted an article this morning about the various ways to carry your smaller child on a bike.   It is a good article to read for the basics of child bike seats, trailers and the Xtracycle.  Many commentors have added their own ways of carrying children which I hope to touch on soon.

How do you ride with your smaller children? Do you commute with them to places like school or the library, by bike?

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Welcome the Xtracycle Pea Pod LT

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There is no hiding how much I love my Xtracycle when I use it as much as possible.PeaPod LT side photo

PEAPOD LT
The fun way to carry your children.

Xtracycle is proud to release the PeaPod LT: a child’s bicycle seat that enables a parent to go anywhere they want, carry just about anything they need, and ride with their children in safety and comfort.  Continue reading →