Outfitting the Family Bike Setup On a Budget
We personally still often refer to Jonathan's post on bikeportland.org. He's got some great pictures of trail-a-bike/trailer combos, Xtracycle, tandems, etc. We've also talked about great lengths about bicycling on urbanMamas, and with the weather hopefully turning the corner, you will see more families biking around town. Shayne is looking to start her family down this path. Do have any advice for finding a good set up for the family on a budget? She emails:
So we know Portland is the most bike friendly city in the US but how does a family get started? We have a 2 year old and a 7 year old and are wanting to get the family bike setup on a budget. We were thinking of looking on Craigslist or at a used bike shop but we don't really know what to look for. Things we should be wary of? Also, is it worth it to try and take the bikes places on your car? Any tips for the best ways to do that? Great trails?