Photo disclaimer - riding on the sidewalk is strictly prohibited in New York City, and children should always wear a helmet.
"I took my daughter to school, had been looking forward to that so much. She had never ridden on the back of a bike. I realized that this morning. Very strange that I hadn't thought about that till this morning. I was practically taken home from the hospital when I was born on the back of my mom's bike! Jumping on the back of your friend's bike is something that you do regularly in Holland. And of course people jumping on the back of yours.
Riding with her hanging on to me this morning felt so right! I think she had a few nervous moments (morning traffic on 2nd & 1st Ave in Manhattan can be a little intimidating). She had no way of knowing how good of a bike rider I am. We got to school in less than 5 minutes.
I am so happy with my backseat!"
We received this note from one of our customers in New York City today and I just had to share it with the world:
Bike commuting in the US is not anywhere near where it is in other countries (particularly in Holland), and this proves that all it takes is a culture-change, and nothing more. We're already well on our way, but we still have a long way to go. Hopefully our bike seats make it that much easier to shift from cars to bikes!
Remember, ALWAYS wear a HELMET!