I recently had the chance to interview Elle Bustamante of Sacramento based bike blog Tiny Helmets Big Bikes about cycling with her children. Her blog’s tagline of “Growing up on bikes” perfectly reflects the spirit of her writing: showing other parents just how easy and doable a biking lifestyle is. Not to mention how fun! Elle shared with me her motivation for going car-lite, the challenges encountered along the way, and why it is that she wants her children to “grow up on bikes.”
Simply Bike: How did you get started with cycling with your kids and what motivated you to do so?
Elle: We choose to cycle because it is the healthiest, cheapest, and most fun option we have. I have always loved cycling and when I had kids, I didn’t think I could ride the same way anymore. I was always inspired by the families who packed up their kids and rode off so finally I decided that I wanted to do the same.
… To follow Elle on her adventures, check out her blog, Tiny Helmets Big Bikes, or follow her as @tinyhelmets on twitter!