Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36picking up, groceries, multiple children, parents of different heights, electric assist – that’s a lot to navigate. Luckily, Seattle is home to a community of people and resources that can help. In addition to some excellent fam- ily-friendly bike shops, Family- bike Seattle, a local non-profit, helps increase access to bicycling for families of all income levels. While biking with our kids can seem intimidating, it can be done. Perhaps tune up an old mountain bike and add a child seat on the back. Then start small, perhaps riding to the library once a week, or school, or join a Kidical Mass ride. And then, over time and with the support of Seattle’s fabulous bik- ing community, more families will join in, bringing hope to the world and creating a happier, healthier future. Five ways FamilyBike helps get you started: Family Bike Expos: Free “bike tasting” events where people can look, ask questions, and try different kinds of family biking setups, from trailers and bike seats to electric longtails and bucket bikes. Kidical Mass Rides: Free — and fun — monthly rides that build community. Getting Started Workshops: Parents can learn the fundamen- tals of equipment choices, route planning and safety, and discuss their hopes and concerns. Bike Rentals: A fleet of family bikes is available for rent on an affordable, sliding-scale fee. Advocacy: Familybike partners with other groups such as Seat- tle Neighborhood Greenways to advocate for safe, high-quality infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians. FamilyBikeShops: ➤ G&O Family Cyclery, Greenwood ➤ Electric Lady, Central District ➤ Alki Bike & Board, West Seattle ➤ Bike Works, Columbia City ➤ Lion Tail Cycles, mobile UrbanStreets Seattle | 15 Family Biking SEATTLE S2016 SWFIN.indd 3 7/28/16 2:40 PM