Family Bike Gear: Six Essentials

Four children under the age of 10, a grown woman, and eight wheels spinning down the bike path… the choo-choo train that was my wife and kids on bikes this week was an entertaining sight.

We’ve been testing gear this spring from companies that cater to moms, dads, and families. Here’s a look at six stand-out items.

Bike To Replace Your Minivan — Yuba Bicycles’ Boda Boda — Click for review

yuba cargo bike

Up-Front Kid Bike Seat — iBert Safe-T-Seat — Click for review

ibert safe bike seat

Kid Trailer — Thule Coaster — Click for review

thule coaster

Townie Bike For Moms — Schwinn Cream 2 — Click for review

schwinn cream 2

Bike-Tow With Pedals — Weehoo iGo PRO — Click for review

weehoo go

Balance Bike For Little Ones — Strider 12-Inch Bike — Click for review

strider bike
More in-depth reviews of each product on the following pages.


Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.