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Kathleen Wilker

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Generation Bike

Kathleen Wilker reflects on what it will take to help our kids grow up as Generation Bike. more »

May 13, 2014 8:39 AM Families

Creating a Neighborhood Network of Parent Cycling Champions

How a single school bike club spread to other schools in the neighborhood due to an energetic network of parent cycling champions. more »

Apr 1, 2014 7:57 AM Families

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

Complete Streets and Complete Paths

Exploring a spacious multi-use path in Lévis, QC. more »

Nov 6, 2013 5:27 AM Momentum Blog 1 Comments

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

Photo courtesy of Babboe Cargo Bikes

Cargo Bike Review - Babboe City

Momentum Mag reviews the Babboe City. more »

Jul 22, 2012 12:00 AM Bikes 2 Comments

Photo by Kathleen Wilker

Plan a Family Bike Picnic Adventure

There’s no sweeter way to spend a Saturday afternoon than a bike picnic. more »

Jul 1, 2012 12:00 AM Families

Kathleen Wilker

Riding Errands with Kids on Bikes

How to successfully juggle kids and errands while on a bicycle. more »

May 29, 2012 11:58 AM Families 1 Comments

"See you later," says Jasper Heffernan-Wilker.  "Daddy and I have places to go and people to see."

Kathleen Wilker

The Art of Loading Bikes with Kids

Lessons learned while running errands with kids on bikes and how to plan when it comes to loading and unloading both kids and groceries. more »

May 29, 2012 11:53 AM Families 1 Comments

Photo Courtesy of Abus

Hassle-free Bike Locks for Kids

Kid-friendly bicycle locks take out the hassle of keeping sweet rides safe. more »

May 16, 2012 6:01 AM Kids

Refurbished Bikes for Sale

Kathleen Wilker

Need a New Bike? Lots of Second-Hand Options

While there are all kinds of shiny new bikes for kids and adults at fine bike shops everywhere, there are also lots of well-loved bikes looking new homes. If you've got an old bike sitting in the garage, consider donating it to be refurbished. more »

Apr 15, 2012 9:59 PM Families on Bikes

Inner tube chair

Kathleen Wilker

Inner Tubes: Fabulous Off the Bike Uses

Inner tubes make great clotheslines for bike rags, seats for chairs...and all kinds of other off-the-bike creations. more »

Apr 14, 2012 8:43 PM Families on Bikes 3 Comments