Contest Closed: Win a Yepp Mini Front Child Bicycle Seat with Windshield and "Miffy" Sleeproll Momentum Mag is giving away a Yepp Mini Front Child Bicycle Seat with Windshield and "Miffy" Sleeproll. Enter by Sunday, May 19, 2013 for your chance to win! en-us <function copyright at 0x564ef50> Sun, 19 May 2013 19:24:00 GMT Singing on the bike 5533606e-c0f4-11e2-ab00-1231394043be Sun, 19 May 2013 19:24:00 GMT Looking forward to family biking 05c8882a-c0ee-11e2-bd28-1231394043be Sun, 19 May 2013 18:38:50 GMT Yippee...Park!!! 84c323ac-c0d4-11e2-b595-1231394043be Sun, 19 May 2013 15:36:16 GMT Small Kamal, Big Adventures
But I am thrilled to be able to share my love of cycling with him, and looking forward to long, happy rides together along bike trails and around town. It's important to me that he grow up not thinking of a car as a necessary, primary method of transportation. I want him to feel as empowered as I picking up a flat of strawberries or meeting a friend or getting to a doctor's appointment, entirely propelled by my legs and totally unconcerned about gas prices; I want him to be in touch with the change of seasons and the nuances of weather in a way it's hard to be from inside a car. Riding along with mama in a bike seat is an important first step to what I hope is a lifetime of everyday adventuring on a bike of his own. ]]> 2e75f13c-c0cf-11e2-afeb-1231394043be Sun, 19 May 2013 14:58:04 GMT
Kid in Spaaaace! She learned to speak on a bike ride, waving her hand at her Mama's bike and shouting sounds that eventually formed themselves into, "wawa-watah, water bottle!" At three, she knows the faces of newspaper vendors and barristas, she knows the alley shortcuts and the unavoidable hills. She knows her way around the city. She has a level of comfort in shared urban space that I do not believe she could learn from the backseat of a car.
Kid number two should appear any day now. He'd have at least as good a shot at becoming a Junior Jane Jacobs if he got a seat, too.]]> d84e05f6-c0c4-11e2-9f52-1231394043be Sun, 19 May 2013 13:44:04 GMT
Hot chocolate, biiike and time together 54b8a6e2-c097-11e2-8708-1231394043be Sun, 19 May 2013 08:18:16 GMT The Giggles! 8cc7a5ce-c01a-11e2-bd0c-1231394043be Sat, 18 May 2013 17:25:03 GMT my old pink schwinn with the cool banana seat 540f480a-c019-11e2-b8eb-1231394043be Sat, 18 May 2013 17:16:18 GMT Miffy on a bike! 5655b9bc-bff3-11e2-b7c5-1231394043be Sat, 18 May 2013 12:44:22 GMT king of the world d360c618-bfc6-11e2-91aa-1231394043be Sat, 18 May 2013 07:25:44 GMT Teaching Outdoor Adventures 7d409a18-bfbe-11e2-b17f-1231394043be Sat, 18 May 2013 06:26:03 GMT The Look on Her Face 7d530ede-bf7b-11e2-9354-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 22:26:27 GMT Riding with my kids 40e954f4-bf75-11e2-a059-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 21:41:49 GMT Cheering Section feb8598c-bf73-11e2-acb5-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 21:32:48 GMT win a Yepp Mini Front Child Bicycle Seat b527eb9a-bf6c-11e2-9103-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 20:40:39 GMT Let's ride e369ec06-bf53-11e2-ae7d-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 17:42:59 GMT for my grandkid 9581822e-bf53-11e2-b00c-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 17:40:48 GMT fun! 5c78e026-bf53-11e2-8e49-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 17:39:12 GMT Wheeeeeee! 06cc7bba-bf53-11e2-a322-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 17:36:49 GMT Niece febb8d9e-bf4d-11e2-94ab-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 17:00:48 GMT toddler 8446b66a-bf4d-11e2-bf12-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 16:57:22 GMT Love To Bike! f62178d2-bf3a-11e2-b242-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 14:44:33 GMT grandson turns 1 year old on the 19th. 82ee039e-bf3a-11e2-8329-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 14:41:19 GMT Yepp Please YEPP!]]> 2ad2faac-bf3a-11e2-b3ce-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 14:38:52 GMT "When can we ride bikes?" 15bcc7b8-bf37-11e2-8b87-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 14:16:48 GMT Yepp Mini 53dfb174-bf35-11e2-a116-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 14:04:13 GMT The perfect gift 3e9a1300-bf2f-11e2-a783-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 13:20:40 GMT Riding with grandma b905ceaa-bf0b-11e2-bccc-1231394043be Fri, 17 May 2013 09:06:24 GMT "I can ride with Daddy"? Yepp, that's right son. 93d381aa-bda2-11e2-8788-1231394043be Wed, 15 May 2013 14:01:13 GMT Yepp Mini... b5c83fea-bd92-11e2-b3e8-1231394043be Wed, 15 May 2013 12:07:38 GMT Power to choose 99f74110-bd7b-11e2-8b91-1231394043be Wed, 15 May 2013 09:22:13 GMT Contest Poppa Jim's. recumbent .I am sure her smiles and laughter will bring out the neighborhood to join us!]]> 3ea12dd6-bd11-11e2-8a39-1231394043be Tue, 14 May 2013 20:40:53 GMT Front Seat Views! Biker girl (wanabe)
Sophie]]> a1607e68-bd07-11e2-b420-1231394043be Tue, 14 May 2013 19:32:04 GMT
Freedom! 67dc94d6-bcff-11e2-9f34-1231394043be Tue, 14 May 2013 18:33:11 GMT after supper bike ride 7f195590-bcfe-11e2-8b27-1231394043be Tue, 14 May 2013 18:26:41 GMT Keeping Magic fresh 9d341bb8-bcfa-11e2-946c-1231394043be Tue, 14 May 2013 17:58:53 GMT sharing, learning &amp; laughter 23ac024a-bcbb-11e2-9d11-1231394043be Tue, 14 May 2013 10:24:31 GMT Share the ride! 7721e292-bc9c-11e2-a0b9-1231394043be Tue, 14 May 2013 06:44:57 GMT Ride baby, ride 2fe3b7da-bc46-11e2-bce3-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 20:27:21 GMT So happy together! d29ecf02-bc3a-11e2-8dd5-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 19:06:00 GMT For Ada 95fa05fa-bc38-11e2-a169-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 18:49:59 GMT perfect ride e82caf4a-bc37-11e2-b917-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 18:45:07 GMT bike to the future 35b2f5d0-bc2e-11e2-8327-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 17:35:42 GMT Fun family adventures 43b68734-bc27-11e2-85f6-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 16:45:59 GMT Twins! 12924876-bc15-11e2-9fdd-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 14:35:46 GMT Comfort for my little one
I have been waiting for the day my family can once again cycle together to parks, school, bakeries, ice cream joints, you get the idea? Since having my second child, walking has been my main transportation. Let's ditch the car, I am longing to get on my bike with my baby, oh no, soon to be toddler! He is ready to get in that hot seat and take the reigns!

Viva la baby seat a bicicleta!

and thank you for such awesome contests!]]> ad52e322-bc13-11e2-a4c0-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 14:25:47 GMT
Fun times a9f67ede-bc11-11e2-a1a1-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 14:11:22 GMT Healthy ways 4e16468a-bc11-11e2-ad06-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 14:08:48 GMT On va! c9537300-bc10-11e2-9244-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 14:05:05 GMT What could be better than nap time on a bike? 83bc4d90-bc0f-11e2-8607-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 13:55:59 GMT we one rides with us!
a lesson I've learned in this real life education regarding child rearing is this: amor solamente.

it took a while, it took effort, and continues every breathing moment. with this love, this unrequited protection, mutual nurturing, and open honoring we breathe life into our progeny. the way we approach these‡ daily and countless moments is how we shape their, and by extension our, futures.

with that being said, I see the act of sharing cycling as an act of empowerment, trust, and shear, unadulterated (lull that word around for a moment… ) joy.

my own father, a true Papa Bear, allowed me to rise, and fall, on many a bicycle-related occasion (and later followed by motorcycles, but that's for another blog). he pushed me around on my trike, Big Wheel, training wheels, freedom wheels. we flew up hills with much needed and appreciated 'uppies!', and descended scary open expanses of asphalt giggling and smiling sky wide.

my father taught me the art of bicycle maintenance. or is it frustration? either way, he taught me how to true a bicycle wheel. or untrue a bicycle wheel as my first foray into wrenching went. he bought be all the protective gear my consequence unaware body could use. while I didn't always appreciate it all (sorry, dad, for hiding my helmet under the bush at the end of our street on my excursions throughout Klamath Falls), I did appreciate his love, his passion, and the freedom he instilled and shared with me.

now, myself a proud father, am entrusted, or at least offered, the chance to share this passion of two wheels gracing Earth. I can choose to crash this inherited and bestowed gift, or I can choose to stabilize, support, and see it live on in our son and his future sibling(s).

this is what it will mean to me to ride with our child. this is what we're crafting to share and continue. the love of human powered possibility.

cheers and keep the rubber side down (mostly).

- Rick Pickett

* my wife's biological son is now our son

‡ I actually just had to leave the computer to find out what our son was rifling for in the fridge which almost led to an experience akin to the blog Reasons My Son is Crying (, but was quickly avoided by leading with love (and some order since he already had two filled sippy cups, and "no mo' coco [water]" was my ruling). We ended up snuggling in the Escondido heat on the couch, numbing the torment of denial.]]> 7dcaa36c-bc0c-11e2-803b-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 13:34:20 GMT
Freedom! We try and use our bikes as much as possible. This Yepp seat will allow me to still have the freedom of a vehicle, by allowing me to transport our 11 month old town.]]> 335b5f52-bc0b-11e2-af2e-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 13:25:06 GMT Makes People Smile. 7e248a96-bc0a-11e2-9f39-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 13:20:02 GMT Freedom! a8da1446-bc09-11e2-9ef0-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 13:14:04 GMT Cultivating Curiousity
She enjoys a bike ride in her trailer, but her view of the world passing her by is limited. She has a great view of mom or dad's backside, and a decent view of things to her right and left. I can't wait to have her up front with me so we can explore the world together. She will have a greater view of the world around her, she'll be able to ask questions and I'll be able to point things out. Added bonus it sets us up for excellent games of iSpy.

Thanks for this excellent giveaway.]]> d330fb48-bc08-11e2-a991-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 13:08:06 GMT
It's fun! c1475ecc-bc08-11e2-b92a-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 13:07:36 GMT My kids won't be Car Heads! e6d1f2c8-bbff-11e2-ae61-1231394043be Mon, 13 May 2013 12:04:13 GMT