Bicycles Make Better Dads

Would it be safe to assume that dads that take their kids bike riding are better dads than the ones that don’t?

Here’s my biased theory, you know I’m biased based on the fact that I take my own kids bike riding all the time. In fact Priscilla drops them off at school by bike and I pick them up by bike when school’s out. Ok so here’s what I think.

I think that dads that take their kids biking genuinely care about their kids in a deeper level. I say this because when a dad takes their kids bike riding, it takes time to prepare. We have to make sure the tires are inflated, the trailer is properly connected and typically when I ride with the girls, when ever we approach a street, I go first making sure that there are no cars that could hit them. Then of course, there’s the gentle coaching of teaching your kids how to ride safely while you’re out in the streets.


Don’t get me wrong, the dads that play catch, go to baseball games and do other activities are also spending quality time with their kids. But when you’re out riding bikes with your youngin’ it’s just different. Sure some may argue that you can spend better time with your kids in other activities. But look at the lessons you’re teaching the children by bike riding:

  • Traffic Laws
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Take Time to Enjoy the Scenery
  • Excercise
  • Independence
  • Confidence
  • Discipline

I’m sure there are more to be listed, but for the most part, biking is great for the whole family. Not only does it tire out your kids, but it also gives the family to enjoy an activity that has been around for over a hundred years.

RL and Alyssa
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