Monday, April 25, 2011

Grace's New Ride - Adams Trail-A-Bike

We really wanted to get Grace a bike for the spring as she has outgrown the Kangaroo seat that we have been using for the past couple years.  We debated getting her a bike of her own but decided to look into trailer bike so we can take longer family rides together.

We found the Adams Trail-a-Bike while researching bikes online and it  was really well reviewed so we gave it a shot.  It came while we were on vacation so we were really excited to give it a try when we got home this past weekend.

Adams sells a couple options on these bikes, we chose the compact folding model which is recommended for ages three to five.  I am pretty sure Grace will be able to use it past 5 though.  They have a tandem model as well as larger bikes for kids up to 10 years old.  The bike also has an optional seat back with a seat belt that I thought we were going to need to get but based on Grace's comfort level on our first quick test ride I don't think we will need it.

The one drawback is that the bike is pretty heavy.  It weights 23 pounds, add to that a 30 pound kid an that is a lot of extra weight to drag around.   So I don't think we will be taking many 25 mile trips.  I also got a little nervous on our first ride as I can't see her back there while I am riding so I picked up a mirror so I can keep an eye on her. 

Looking forward to getting out on the bike trails next weekend for a longer ride of the weather cooperates.  A quick video below of Grace's first ride.


Yukiko said...

this is so adorable! i love your blog~ keep up the good job :)

China Dreams said...

Looks great. I've been looking for a tandem bike because our new daughter has club feet and when she comes home she'll be in casts for a while, but we love to bike. Thanks for sharing.