Family Riding: The Ultimate Bakfiets

Cross-posted: Originally posted on This Mom Bikes. December 3, 2017. Since we have n+1 cargo bikes, I often get asked this question: Which one is your favourite? And, well, it is a really hard question to answer. I think that there are three variables which influence my answer: Do you ride year round? Do you […]

Winter Ride: Special Equipment

There are five bits of specialized winter equipment that help keep this cargo biking mom rolling year-round. While I have several years of experience commuting daily in damp and wet Vancouver winters, this is my first season of (multiple) daily commutes in snowy winter – the past few winters I have gained my confidence and […]

Winter Ride: But Why?

Winter is subjective in Calgary. Snow can fall from the sky any month of the year (seriously). And, there is always at least one real snowfall before Hallowe’en, without fail. Mother Nature usually waits until October, but sometimes it even happens in September! One such storm was so epic it was dubbed “Snowtember”. Never fear, […]

10 Family Friendly Bikepacking Trips in the Canadian Rockies

camping with kids

This is my list of pipe dreams and missions accomplished! I will link to any posts that I have written up about specific rides or trips, which usually include notes on elevation profiles, camping option(s), and our experiences as a family (including the ages of the kids and what they were riding). After pining over […]

Bike Touring: Cascade Valley in Banff National Park

cascade bikepack

I had this awesome trip planned out for the Gulf Islands but it wasn’t in the cards: still have a toddler who isn’t awesome at road tripping (plus, she was coming down with a snotty cold), the three families that we had hoped to connect with we were barely going to see, and, ugh, two […]

Biking with Babies: Part 2

child seat

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 […]

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 […]