Bike Touring: Myra Canyon on the KVR

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We just had an awesome trip to the Okanagan to do some day touring. On Day 1, we rode a section of the Kettle Valley Rail (KVR) Trail in Naramata. On Day 2, we thought we’d give the kids a bit of a rest with a longer drive and headed to the classic Myra-Bellevue Provincial […]

Bike Touring: Naramata to Little Tunnel on the KVR

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We just had an awesome trip to the Okanagan, BC, to do some day trip touring. This ride is the quintessential KVR wine region tour, for sure! Aside from the stunning views, I think its real charms lie in the fact that it is traffic free (aside from the odd road crossing) and you can […]

Bike Touring in the Okanagan

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We are finally piecing together how to go bike touring as a family and it feels soooooooo good! Earlier on in our relationship, my husband and I figured out that we love to travel by bike. There is something just right about the pace. Something to do with your day. A lovely speed to let […]

Biking with Babies: Part 2

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As with my first post Biking with Babies: Part 1, I’m just gonna put this general statement out there right off the bat: Biking with babies in North America is a contentious issue. It just is, I accept that. And, to each their own. It is even a bone of contention in my own extended […]

Civic Duty: Supporting the Calgary Cycle Tracks Pilot

Cycle Tracks Pilot I was busy with our littlest when the City of Calgary’s Cycle Tracks and Stephen Avenue Bicycle Pilot narrowly passed 8-7 at council and did not get to attend to express my support in person. Nor did I have my shit together enough to peck out a letter and email it. Don’t […]

Biking with Babies: Part 1

biking with babies

I’m just gonna put this general statement out there right off the bat: Biking with babies in North America is a contentious issue. It just is, I accept that. And, to each their own. It is even a bone of contention in my own extended family! We all have our reasons or justifications, experiences, and […]

Longtail vs. Bakfiets: What’s the best choice for your family?

We are supremely lucky to now be a two cargo bike family.  Just a sec, I need to go and count my lucky stars…  After having both bikes for a few months now, I thought that I would consider the pros and cons of each to help you figure out which bike you should get […]

Child Trailers: Chariot vs. Burley

When baby #2 was on the way, we bit the bullet and got a double trailer for our walking, jogging, biking, and xc skiing needs.  Yes, needs.  There is no way that I am going to stay stuck inside any time of year because my gear can’t hack it and in a wintery city like Calgary, […]

Getting Little Kids Riding

As my husband says, there are two non-negotiables in this family: biking and skiing.  Obviously, biking is at the core of our relationship so we are intentionally fostering a love for bikes in the heart of our family. Modelling Kids learn heaps from monkey-see-monkey-do, for better or worse.  For worse, when in a moment of […]

Transporting Kids by Bike: A journey

How we got to where we are today In a nutshell, we like to bike and I got pregnant.  We had a kid.  Then we had another three years later!  And, we kept on biking.  It is (mostly) pleasantly more complicated than that. Rewind almost twenty years and I met my (now) husband at high school […]