When I looked at the forecast for New Year’s weekend and saw temperatures in the 60s, I knew it was time for Gabriel’s inaugural bicycle [trailer] ride. My parents gave us the baby supporter accessory for Christmas, so we were ready for action.
Friday morning, after his first nap, we strapped The Dude into the trailer and rode our bikes to Tower Grove Park.
I’d debated using the trip to run an errand but ultimately decided to keep it all pleasure, so we biked the outer loop road in the park, and then headed back home. Apparently The Dude was pretty comfortable — he looked around for a bit at first, and, shortly after we entered the park, he fell asleep for the rest of the ride.
Suffice it to say that after a year of research and planning on how we would include a baby in our preferred form of transportation, actually taking a bike ride with him was wonderful! That, combined with the fresh air, sunshine, and physical activity really lifted my spirits 🙂
Previous “Biking with Baby” posts:
- Biking with babies
- Biking with Baby — Part 2
- The Dude’s new ride
- When baby’s away, Mama plays
- Bike void