- Jason, Aside from a short ride in bike trailer at 10mos, our daughter had just turned 1 when we started letting her ride in the back of our Madsen bucketMessage 1 of 2 , Oct 21, 2010View SourceJason,Aside from a short ride in bike trailer at 10mos, our daughter had just turned 1 when we started letting her ride in the back of our Madsen bucket bike. She's always been in the upper percentiles for weight and height. At about one her little helmet actually fit her, so we just went for it and it worked great for us (BTW - It took me awhile to find a tiny little helmet for her, but the one I found worked GREAT. It's kind of like this http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3618685 It provides more coverage and is smaller than most "toddler-sized" helmets I found.).She's two now and rides in a Yepp Maxi on the back of my bike almost every day, which she LOVES.I also just recently snagged a great-condition Burley trailer at a garage sale for $100, so keep your eye out. The trailer is really awesome because our kids totally sack out in there! :-)Good luck!~AmyS Bay
From: jay_dagar <bike.education@...>
Sent: Thu, October 21, 2010 6:16:23 PM
Subject: [sfbikingfamilies] Age to start biking?
I'm a new Dad and my wife and I are wanting to bike with our child when he's ready. I'm wondering what age that was for some of you on this list.
The main issues we know about are waiting for him to be able to hold his head up and also not exposing him to jarring/bouncing in a trailer. Seems like the standard industry response is not biking until about a year old.
When he can hold up his head well enough we'll use a front mount bicycle seat and later a seat on the back of my xtracycle. In the interim, we might go with a bike trailer, but avoid jarring from the ride in a trailer.