How to Carry Up to 6 Kids on an Xtracycle

For those with 3 or more kiddos, there are various ways to cart your little ones to and fro. In this article, we discuss how to carry 3, 4, 5 or 6 kids. These configurations utilize a longtail cargo bike, like an Xtracycle EdgeRunner Swoop or Stoker. Some of these configurations require additional gear.


The added gear used in these recommendations include:
Front seat – Thule Yepp Mini – Best for children 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear seat – Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi for all Shimano bikes or the Bosch RFA or the Thule Yepp Maxi for older bikes with an LT2 deck– Best for children 9 months – 6 years old, up to 40 lbs.
Bike trailer – A trailer like the Burley Bee – Best for no more than 2 children, with a combined weight under 100 lbs.

For added details on the appropriate ages for each set up, click on the “More details…” tab.

CONFIGURATION A
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear deck: Two passengers, 4 years old and up.

CONFIGURATION B
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear deck: One passenger, 4 years old and up.
Rear seat: One child 9 months – 6 years old, up to 40 lbs.

CONFIGURATION C
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear seats: Two children 9 months – 6 years old, up to 40 lbs.

CONFIGURATION D
Rear deck: One passenger, 4 years old and up
Bike trailer: Two children, combined weight of up to 100 lbs.

CONFIGURATION E
Rear deck: Three smaller children.

CONFIGURATION A
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear deck: Three smaller children.

CONFIGURATION B
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear seats: Two children 9 months – 6 years old, up to 40 lbs.
Bike trailer: One child, weight of up to 100 lbs.

CONFIGURATION C
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear deck: Two passengers, 4 years old and up.
Bike trailer: One child, weight of up to 100 lbs.

CONFIGURATION D
Rear deck: Two passengers, 4 years old and up.
Bike trailer: Two children, combined weight of up to 100 lbs.

CONFIGURATION E
Rear seats: Two children 9 months – 6 years old, up to 40 lbs.
Bike trailer: Two children, combined weight of up to 100 lbs.

CONFIGURATION F
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear deck: One passenger, 4 years old and up.
Bike trailer: Two children, combined weight of up to 100 lbs.

CONFIGURATION A
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear deck: Three smaller children.
Bike trailer: One child, weight of up to 100 lbs.

CONFIGURATION B
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear seats: Two children 9 months – 6 years old, up to 40 lbs.
Bike trailer: Two children, combined weight of up to 100 lbs.

CONFIGURATION C
Rear deck: Three smaller children.
Bike trailer: Two children, combined weight of up to 100 lbs.

CONFIGURATION D
Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear deck: Three smaller children.
Bike trailer: One child, weight of up to 100 lbs.

Front seat: One child 9 months – 3 years old, up to 33 lbs.
Rear deck: Three smaller children.
Bike trailer: Two children, combined weight of up to 100 lbs.