From the mom you see toting her four kids around town on wheels to new trails and bike lanes popping around the country, it’s clear that biking is not just a mode of transportation for families, but a way of life. In honor of National Biking Month, we took a look around, and found cool parents who make the daily trek on their wheels in sunshine, rain, and yes, even snow. Flip through the album below for 10 inspiring, adventurous and fun stories.
Lindsay Nash – Gyeongsan, South Korea
If you can imagine jetting off with your partner-in-crime to a country halfway across the world, and then raising two kids as avid bikers while exploring a foreign culture halfway across the world, then you've got a good idea of how Lindsay Nash spends her days. As the marketing coordinator for Bike Tours.com, she helps spread the good word about the bike-travel company offering over 450 tours in 70 countries (check out the family-friendly tours here!). As a mom, she can be found exploring the over 1,000 miles of brand-new, dedicated bike paths with her two little ones (Finn, age five; Poppy, 18 months), and can now say she’s ridden along pristine coastlines, up mountains past hidden Buddhist temples, through verdant rice paddies, along fruit orchards, and through tiny towns; all on a bike, which in her opinion, is the best way to experience South Korea.
Even though stopping a lot is part of the package with kids, Lindsay believes it just adds to the pleasure of travel by bike: enjoying the little things. It’s been so successful, the Nash crew is planning a bike tour in another Asian country for the upcoming winter: in either Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, or Cambodia!
Coolest Biking Experience? Biking around Korea because there, it’s still considered very much an adult activity. Lindsay and her crew are often offered food, drinks and well wishes by locals who are inspired by Finn and Poppy’s love of the activity.
Find out more: biketours.com
photo: courtesy Lindsay Nash
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