I was very excited to learn that recently another family cargo bike has arrived in New Haven. During our two years here, I've seen a number of bikes with baby seats on the back, others with trailers been pulled behind, and even some of those trail-a-bike things so-- yes, there has been a family biking scene, albeit small, that's existed in this city.
However, when our bakfiets arrived in February, it seemed to be the first one around (although I heard from Henry in Amsterdam that the company may have shipped one to New Haven some years ago, but I haven't seen it or heard any other reference to it). I asked Martina from Clever Cycles to mail me some of her business cards because folks were stopping us on the street to ask about it, and I was hoping that some other Elm City families would join in on the fun. I enjoy talking with anyone who shows even a glimmer of interest about what a terrific experience we have had family bike commuting. And the more I am out there riding and the more I am meeting other cyclists, I have been heartened to discover that there are other local, like-minded families.
And here's one with the brand new Madsen. WOOO-HOOO!!! I am looking forward to a family ride meet-up with this crew and just maybe, I can convince them to contribute a guest post on their experience.