Cycling with Kids

Group for anyone who cycles with kids and the issues involved with lugging them around.

Location: Adelaide
Members: 53
Latest Activity: May 11, 2016

Discussion Forum

Pedestrian crossings with kids on board

Started by Nara. Last reply by Not an electronic mouse Sep 26, 2013. 8 Replies

Hello all,I was looking for opinions on what do at a pedestrian crossing. I think I'm pretty good with following the road rules, and consider myself a conscientious cyclist.However, one rule I break…Continue

Weekend rides with the kids?

Started by Sarah. Last reply by Nara Sep 26, 2013. 3 Replies

Hi,Where do you ride with your kids for fun? We have a 7 year old (rides his own bike) and a 4 year old (holds on for dear life on the back of my Yuba Boda cargo bike shouting 'faster mummy!' most of…Continue

Cargo cycling with kids and hills?

Started by Roslyn Sim. Last reply by Don (Who's lost?) Nairn Jun 10, 2013. 5 Replies

HelloI'm brand new to this forum, and pleased to meet you all :-).Our family will soon be moving to Christie Downs, and should be within riding distance of school (Southern Montessori). I am…Continue

kids road safety courses?

Started by Sharon Eves. Last reply by Lee-Anne Oct 8, 2012. 3 Replies

I'm an ex pat and something all kids in the UK have to do is a 1/2 day training session with the police called a cycling proficiency test before they are allowed to ride on the road.  Now I realise…Continue

Brompton ( bike !) with Wee Rider kid seat

Started by Bicycle Fish Jul 30, 2012. 0 Replies

nice pic here : …Continue

Commuting for an 8 Y.O. (where to next).

Started by Tom Adams. Last reply by Tom Adams Jul 19, 2012. 13 Replies

Poppy's about to turn 8 and is getting a little big for her bike.  At the moment I tow her bike to my work in the early morning. Then in the afternoon I tow it to her school to pick her up.  She can…Continue

Mum & Six kids - in one set up....

Started by Bicycle Fish. Last reply by Michelle Jun 29, 2012. 1 Reply

see : …Continue

Balance Bikes ( for toddlers) for pre-schools..?

Started by Bicycle Fish. Last reply by Jadie Williamson Dec 1, 2011. 10 Replies

I have been surprised to see no mention of "balance bikes" for very little kids here at AC. I have to say, I don't have much first hand experience, as I don't have little kid in my life just now.…Continue

Para trails on mtb's

Started by Paul main Aug 24, 2011. 0 Replies

Went for a family mtb ride through the para trails from Pt wakefield rd to main north rd,was a sunny morning,trails were quiet with a couple of walkers with dogs and wildlife in the trees everywhere…Continue

Looking for home for two rear child seats

Started by Joseph. Last reply by Joseph Aug 22, 2011. 1 Reply

The kids have grown and my shed is cluttered. We've got two rear bike seats to sell at a modest price or exchange for pannier racks to replace the ones they came with (and will be supplied with). …Continue

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Comment by Tom Adams on May 11, 2016 at 13:36

New bike for a 12 year old.

I'm looking at getting a bike for my fairly tall daughter, when she turns 12, which is soon.  We borrowed a friends Avanti Metro 1, which she liked.  But they seem a bit pricey and heavy and the Altus derailleur is apparently low quality.  Perhaps I'm expecting too much for $500 to $600.  Any thoughts?  I think the pull-back handlebars might be a big part of the attraction / ease of riding.

Comment by Gus on August 26, 2013 at 21:17

Hi Liz, welcome.

Have you seen DPTI's Cycle Instead journey planner? It works by offering you low traffic or flat or max shared path routes from A to B.

See how you go with it but off the top of my head I would ride towards Maylands, down to the river near the old DPTI building at Walkerville, up towards the ABC, cross there and up Galway taking a left towards Prospect. Just one suggestion.

Comment by Liz S. on August 26, 2013 at 20:56

Hi.  So glad to have found this group!  Just wondering if anybody commutes through the parklands and knows a good route to take from the Norwood area to Prospect. I'll be commuting with my daughter in a trailer.  Thanks

Comment by Tom Adams on January 29, 2013 at 11:38

Does anyone want to borrow our old kid's trailer to try? It's a Croozer single seater (with stroller conversion).  Now that it's available again, I thought someone might like to try the idea before buying a new one for themselves. See previous comment on wall with photo by Paul Anderson in 2010.  I'm having trouble finding the bottom half of the flag pole and the jogger conversion is no longer available.

Comment by Tom Adams on November 20, 2012 at 19:32

Adam, we've got a trail gator kit and we've also got one extra tower attachment (for the other adults seat post) and some trail gator trainer wheels - which can be easily turned up when towing.  $40.00 for the lot.  See my friend request if interested.

Comment by Adam Williss on November 19, 2012 at 13:46

Hi everyone.

I'm on the lookout for a second hand trail gator to purchase.  If you or anyone you know wants to sell, please let me know.


Comment by Michelle on April 2, 2012 at 16:30

Hi is anyone up for a ride during the week Southern area. Thinking of making it a weekly fortnightly ride if anyone is up for it, I posted in my group but not had many takers yet -  Southern ride with kids

Comment by Gus on August 11, 2011 at 23:03

Hi Paul.. Avanti Lil Rippers are the best! My son loves his. I don't think he's ever going to give it up for pedals and chain.

As see here chasing down the SASI junior rider at CX last month

Comment by Paul main on August 11, 2011 at 22:46

Hi all new member here,have a daughter called Amy she is 2yrs old she has a kiddcarrier trailer and a avanti lil ripper balance bike,we have ridden the para trails,linear trail and the outer harbour trail,hoping to do the reisling trail as a day trip and have a picnic day with her.

Comment by Jon H on November 11, 2010 at 9:24
Hey guys just borrowed a mates burly kid trailer, took it for a test ride today on the school and kindy drop off, i preperation for the pageant this weekend worked great i did have to swap my rear disk brake for the old v pull that used to be on there but that was easy so no dramas, when i ride to work today on the carbon roadie it will feel like peddaling air after draggin the kids up hill to school this morning

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