I can only admire love to bikes especially when it comes to family riding. However, what do you do, when the kids are not old enough to go on their own with your speed, but too big for bike carriers. When the kids are really small you can use bike seats, but once your kids are ready to help pull their weight it’s time to think of other options. And guess what the big box stores will tell you when you ask them for this kind of solution – it’s impossible!
Meet Boise Idaho’s Kristin Smith. She loves biking, but with three kids under 6 it seemed like an impossible task. It is hard to keep all kids inline when they ride their own bikes, so she decided to go custom route. Kristin bikes around town on a triple bicycle. It has three seats, three handlebars and three sets of pedals for her two daughters. And now that her son is 3 years old she has added a “plus one”- a tag along bike- to the back for a truly family bike.
The Smith’s bike was custom-made, but there are commercial dealers of triple bikes. Are you on a market for one of these?
California based Santana Tandems company specializes in triplet bikes (Starting at $6100), but can also do Quad, Quint & Hex (starting at $8990).
Co-Motion, a company in Oregon, hand crafts tandems, Triplets, Quads, Quints with tandems starting at $3700 and triplets starting at $6400.