As always I plan on riding through he winter I thought this would be a good time to show off the some of the American bicycle company's that have taken the lead in family cycling urban mobility.
I've seen some child carriers on the road mostly from the Netherlands.The American machines are much cheaper and are built really well.
I've gone riding with the family in Winter ,the cold is just not a big deal to kids. The rider always stays warm all you need for the kids are sleeping bags or blankets to wrap themselves in. I started out with a Burley trailer,then Topeak child seat then the world famous Burley Picolo trail a bike next was a Organic Engines Recumbent Pedicab and Longbikes Recumbent Tandem then on to The Zigo Leader.
We went to a kids birthday yesterday in Soho .I was going to use the pedicab but just as we got out it started to rain so we came back upstairs and got the Zigo Leader.We rode through the rain ,no problem.As we arrived all the other family's were getting off the bus,we felt really sorry for them.
I dropped my son off and went for a two hour ride through lower Manhattan. When I picked him up it was pouring.Jackson was very happy playing with his party favors on the way home.
The weather protection worked well and kept him completely dry!
In spite of the rain and all the prepping to ride, it was well worth the effort to bicycle to the party!
Taking the lead from the Netherlands these American cargo bike company's have sprung up around the states over the past few years.