Families on Bikes

Preparing for the Winter Cycling Congress

Kathleen Wilker on how she prepared to present on winter cycling with children at the second international Winter Cycling Congress. more »

Feb 10, 2014 7:19 AM Families on Bikes

Anna Sierra enjoying the bike lanes.

Kathleen Wilker

Bike-Friendly, Kid-Friendly Montréal

My nine-year-old daughter and I escaped to Montréal for a Mama-Daughter mini biking vacation. We loved the glorious bike lanes, great eats and visits with good friends. more »

Nov 19, 2012 8:03 PM Families on Bikes 2 Comments

Making walking to school kid-friendly.

Kathleen Wilker

Kickstand Session on the Way to School

Day two of the Kickstand Sessions started with a walk to school and finished with presenting great cycling ideas to city councillors. more »

Nov 11, 2012 4:20 PM Families on Bikes

Working on routes kids need to bike to school.

Kathleen Wilker

Kickstand Sessions Arrive in Ottawa

Dutch and Danish mobility consultants team up to deliver workshops on building fabulous cycling cities across North America. Local planners, engineers, elected officials and advocates work together to design innovative solutions for cyclists. more »

Nov 8, 2012 10:41 PM Families on Bikes 1 Comments

Getting ready to ride

Kathleen Wilker

Ottawa Plaid Parade

150 plaid clad bike paraders came out for a 9 kilometre parade this morning. Ottawa's bike community is thriving! more »

Nov 3, 2012 1:23 PM Families on Bikes 4 Comments

Biking together is about being there for the boost.

Kathleen Wilker

Take a Kid Biking Day

October 6 is international Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. I think we should also celebrate Take a Kid Biking Day. Because behind those glorious family rides are lots of warm-up days that included whining, encouragement, perseverance and vision. more »

Sep 25, 2012 11:12 AM Families on Bikes

Young Anna Sierra and young Jasper on the inagural Great Waterfront Trail Adventure.

Kathleen Wilker

Riding to Great Destinations

Encouraging young riders to bike longer distances is easy with great destinations and interesting stops along the route. more »

Sep 18, 2012 6:25 AM Families on Bikes 1 Comments

These kids own the road and are ready to ride.

Dennis Van Staalduinen

Inspired By Our Bike Parade

A celebratory bike parade reminds us that the kids are confident, capable and ready to ride. more »

Sep 16, 2012 6:40 PM Families on Bikes

No cars means more freedom.

Kathleen Wilker

Kids Learn to Ride Well By Playing on Their Bikes

Mountain biking and biking on trails offer kids a chance to play on their bikes away from traffic. Jumps, hills, banked turns and small obstacles offer imaginative kids fun biking thrills. Their skills can then be used for everyday cycling. more »

Sep 12, 2012 1:24 PM Families on Bikes

Some of the sculptures built each each from the stones the river leaves at Remic Rapids.

Kathleen Wilker

Great Kid-Friendly Bike Routes: Biking the Ottawa River to Remic Rapids

Summer is a great time for taking to the trails with the whole family. We'd like to share a few of our favourite routes that offer lots to see along the way and separated paths or trails to ride on. We'll start close to home with the Ottawa River. more »

Aug 1, 2012 2:00 PM Families on Bikes 2 Comments

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Tips, tricks and stories for families who ride or would like to. Learn how to spend more time together, stay fit and share experiences behind the handlebars.

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