We made it back to the Bike for Pie this year! With the baby in the front seat (Yepp Mini) instead of in me, it was a lot easier! In fact, Mirit biked the first 2 miles out of 8 by herself on her own bicycle, then left the bike at grandma and Zayde’s house and rode with me the rest of the way. Biking 8 miles on the Xtracycle with the kids was almost too easy, I was not even tired at the end (but I ate pie anyway, and so did they). I may attempt to ride it on my own bike next year, on the challenge route, with no kids. But we’ll see. Lilah fell asleep in the seat for the second half, so I guess she was pretty comfortable. Mirit was riding pretty with her blanket and snacks. We got lots of cheers.
Over the past year, using the cargo bike has become our standard, and I think there may have been only one day in the whole year when it was absolutely out of the question–the full day of thunderstorms.
After Bike for Pie, I asked our local bike shops if they would sell the Xtracycle, and they said they didn’t see a big demand. I hope that changes. Meanwhile, more business for G and O Cyclery. =)