Summer is right around the corner and now is the time for you to break out the bikes and go for a ride. Cycling can be a great way to get outside and spend some time as a family. Simply put, it is a fun activity for everyone. That being said, riding with your family can be a tricky task because you have to juggle different skill levels and expectations. So in this article we hope to offer a few helpful tips on ways to cycle as a family.

Have Fun and Be Safe!

Having fun is the most important thing you can do as you ride together. Making this a priority will help you and your children to make safe choices and just enjoy the ride. So:

  • Be prepared
    • Staying hydrated is important, so make sure you have enough water for everyone.
      • Carry the water for your kids. That way you know they are drinking it.
    • Bring things your kids like to eat. For example, granola bars, trail mix and fruit snacks.
    • Bring along a first aid and repair kit just in case something goes wrong.
  • Pick a destination
    • This can be a new park, a snow cone stand or somewhere up the canyon.
    • You and your family will have something to look forward to and you will all know where you are going.
  • Keep it short
    • The distance is really up to you and your family. The key is making it manageable for everyone.
    • Start short and build your way up.
  • Wear helmets
    • Set a good example for your children and wear your helmet. If they see you doing it, they will want to also.
    • Make sure that each person has a helmet that fits them and that they like.
  • Be safe
    • Teach your kids to obey traffic laws as they ride.
    • Have your kids ride in front of you. Cars can see you better and you can keep an eye on your children.
    • Choose a safe route. There are many trails here in Utah that are set apart for bikers and walkers.

No matter how prepared you and your family are, accidents can still happen. If you or one of your family members was injured while you were riding your bikes, please contact us today. We want to help you, and give you the opportunity to receive the compensation for your loss.

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