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 […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Little Rippers

Even Little Rippers can appreciate quality gear, for zooming around on their run bikes, or cozying up in the trailer or box bike for some chilly rides. Check out these four wicked ideas, ranging from handmade to purchased, and including two giveaways (November 13-19th, 2017): Blanket Cozy natural fibres or a thick fleece blanket to bundle […]

Holiday Gift Guide & Giveaways: 2017 Family Biking Edition

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Holiday gift guides abound at this time of year and it is tricky finding the good ones. Since you are reading OHAW, chances are you are fairly active and like to get outside, so I’ll help you out a bit by sharing my ideas on great gear for families that like to be out on […]

Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: Strider Run Bike

Enter for a chance to win a Strider run bike (local pick-up)! We looooove our local family bike shop, BikeBike, and they are who we purchased our blue Strider run bike from back in 2012. Enter this giveaway for a chance to win for your little ripper, or head on down to their store to […]

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 […]

At the Margins – Incremental Changes towards a Goal: Health, Habits, & Infrastructure

Most people think that biking with kids is nuts.  Perhaps it’s acceptable if you are out for a nice Sunday family ride, but it is otherwise seen as an extreme form of transportation. In North America, that is.  Or, at least wherever I have lived in BC, Alberta, and Québec. The North American internet presence […]