Enjoy the ride

Great options for your next family biking adventure

With our country’s beautiful scenery, cultural history and unique flora, biking holidays and exploring the great outdoors on two wheels is fast becoming a popular choice amongst families. You’ve done the research and found the perfect destination for your next family bike vacay, now it’s time to line up your family’s gear and get ready to hit the road.

Exploring new places with the family means lots of pedaling, especially for the little ones. Sometimes just coming along for the ride can be enough for them … all they (and you) want is to be safe, cosy and not miss a moment while riding around in a new place.

A multisport bike trailer is the perfect addition to any young family’s adventure and is the best way to ensure you see all the sights with the kids on board. They will be happy and comfortable in their spacious cockpit with plenty of windows, pockets for the snacks, and a five-point harness to keep them safe.

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The Thule Coaster XT Bike Trailer is a robust, basic bike trailer that offers a safe, comfortable ride and easily transforms into a stroller once you reach your destination. It comfortably seats two kids, folds flat for simple storage and transport and has extra storage space for carrying bags and extra cargo.

Another option is the Thule Chariot Cross 1 Multifunctional Child Carrier, which gives you the freedom to enjoy almost any outdoor adventure with your child. Designed for active families who want a versatile, tough and stylish bike trailer, and who love being outdoors all year round, the all-round trailer and stroller offers comfort and flexibility for families with an active lifestyle, and the optional Jogging Kit makes it a great training partner. An extra large cargo bag provides additional space for what you need to bring. With one or more of the packages, this chariot transforms to let you stroll, bike or run.

An alternative is to invest in a good child bike seat that will allow you and the kids enjoy the everyday bike rides, safely, easily and in style. A bike seat is a great choice for letting your child see the world from your bike and allow them to share in your passion for cycling. When it comes to choosing between a front or rear child bike seat, it all comes down to personal preference.

Rear child bike seats have a higher weight capacity and larger footprint to accommodate children up to 22 kg. The Thule RideAlong Lite Rear Child Bike Seat is a strong and reliable rear-mounted seat designed for daily commutes and adventures.  The easy-to-use recline feature is also ideal for those longer rides that overlap with nap time.

On the other hand, front child bike seats offer the best view for you and your child. While they have a front-row seat for every two-wheel adventure, you can also keep an eye on them while taking in your surroundings. The Thule Yepp Nexxt Mini is one of the lightest seats on the market with a smart design for rides around town.

Every parent, child, and bicycle is unique, so it’s important to consider all of your options to ensure the best fit for your family that will give you and your precious passenger a safe, easy, and enjoyable ride. Details: thulestore.co.za

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