We debated whether to bring them or not.
It meant extra luggage and weight, and a lot of hassle. Every time we need to get access to the car boot, Craig has to take them off – it’s a 10-minute job at least.
So we have to make sure all essential belongings we need in an instant are either packed in the front of the car, or in the Yakima cargo box on our roof racks.
I thought we’d use our bikes every now and then for special bike trails and explorations. I thought it would be better that we bring them instead of the hassle and expense of hiring a bike.
It turns out we are using them almost every day.
It’s opening up a wonderful avenue of exploration, especially with two small children. A lovely walk used to satisfy our exploratory curiosities, but now it’s too hard with the kids; we don’t get very far and it’s a slow walk.
The girls love the bikes.
Kalyra rides hers around town, around the campsite or property grounds every day. She loves her little moments of ME time freedom zipping around.
Savannah walks around with her helmet on and adores being on the back of the bike with Daddy. She pats his back and shouts out “cracker Daddy” when she needs a little munch and crunch. And even falls to sleep.
Because of our bikes we’ve experienced beautiful scenery and had enjoyable moments like these ones.
It’s been precious family bonding time for us.
The bikes have been the best decision we made about what to bring with us on our road trip. If you can, find room to include yours on your next adventure. We carry ours on our Yakima bike rack.
Besides, biking is free and good for you!
Watch this short video for some live biking action: