How long has your family had the Mac Ride child's bike seat? How old was Jack when he first started using the seat?
Where’s your favourite place to go biking with kids?
What’s one of your favourite stories from a ride out with the family using the Mac Ride seat?
My favourite ride with just Jack and not the rest of the family has to be this:
How has the seat positively impacted your family’s adventures together on the trails?
What advice would you give to other parents who may be nervous about getting their child on the Mac Ride bike seat?
How would your child/children describe their experience with the Mac Ride seat?
What to ALWAYS pack
Extra water - you can never have enough hydration. We have even heard of some people packing purification tablets or some form of water purification methods. Purifying river water on the trail can be an entertaining activity with your children as well.
Emergency Kit - a cut or scrape is as magnetic to a child as a bee to a flower. There's no real way to avoid those little accidents that happen on the trail. We always have a First Aid Kit and plenty of lights for after dark should we need them.
Snacks - We all pack snacks as parents to avoid the hangry child. What once was sweet and innocent is suddenly akin to the Hulk searching for a city to destroy. Snacks — you can never have too many we’ve found.
Waterproof Case - As much as we hate it, our phones are a massive part of our life and can provide a feeling of security and safety. I don't even want to think about running into trouble on the trail and not having a charged and working phone.
Basic Repairs Kit - This can be as intense or as basic as you like. We tend only to bring the tools along we think are necessary (a spare spoke, zip ties, multi-tool, a master link for the chain, spare tubes, and a pump). The longer the trip, the more we would bring. We also don't bother bringing things along for repairs that we ourselves don't even know how to do.
Clothing for the conditions - We don’t even want to think about being stuck on the trail with our kids against our will after dark. These unexpected situations are the ones we plan for though. We always make sure to pack for any kind of weather for the season. If it's a longer trip and walking back home or calling for help may become an issue, we bring even more, just in case.
We’ve known Martin since before the first Mac Ride child bike seat became public. We were still in the early stages of the invention when Martin reached out to support us through our Kickstarter program. When the Mac Ride bike seat finally came on the market, Martin was quick to get one. Martin moved back to Canada in September 2017 with his wife and children and immediately started getting out on the trail with his own Mac Ride seat. Clearly, the best things are worth waiting for as Martin raves about the Mac Ride seat so much that we have a permanent blush on our faces.
Want to learn more about Martin’s fascinating experience with the Mac Ride child bike seat? Read on to see how he’s passed on his love of the outdoors and tree-hugging to his little ones.
Where’s your favourite place to go biking with your kids? Describe why & the trail itself.
What’s one of your favourite stories from a ride with the little shredder using the Mac Ride child’s bike seat?
How has the kid's bike seat positively impacted your families adventures together on the trails?
What are a few other items that are on your 'must-have' list for an adventurous biking family?
What was your experience like first with using the seat, and then helping your child to get comfortable on the bike with you?
What advice do you have to other parents who are considering getting their kids biking with them?
In your opinion, why do you think that it’s important to get children outside in this way?