Hats off to all you SF bikey parents. We salute you.
When the borrowed child is attached to your bike via a borrowed tag-along, you know where they are. I assume that kids who’ve grown up in the City, have been a passenger on your bike, have been a tag-along kid, and then get their own bike have a sense of the streets and you feel more comfortable. Riding behind Rich and Jenny on Fell Street on the way to the park I admit I was a bit worried. All was fine, but I do wish our streets were more friendly to all cyclists.
The bike learning area on Waller at Stanyan is a great place to practice starts and stops and turning. I know why parents cycle with their kids – it’s fun and a great way to get around. And watching a child start to pedal on their own is an amazing feeling. The next generation of happy cyclists is here.