These days, I run trails more than I ride them, but I also drive less than I used to. Instead, my husband and I go by bike, whether we’re taking the kids to preschool, hitting the farmer’s market, or even going out for dinner on those rare nights when we find someone to watch the kids.
Riding as a family forces us all to slow down. It melts tensions, tames tantrums, and blows off steam. You don’t have to prowl around for parking spots, feed the meter, or stop for gas. It’s almost impossible not to be happy when you’re spinning around under your own steam.
--Katie Arnold, Outside Magazine