If you’ve put long bike rides on hold because your kids are too young to bike alongside you or big trailers are too clunky to tote on a major ride, you’ll dig this cool bike trailer that makes family bike outings a cinch. Called a Weehoo, this trailer is great for kids of all ages and biking abilities and is easy to set-up and pull along. Now, go find those bike shorts and rediscover your inner weekend warrior.
What it Does
Weehoo is a bike trailer that lets kids pedal, sleep, eat, drink, enjoy the scenery and, most importantly, be with you, while you ride. While traditional bike trailers leave kids looking like ancient Pharoahs, being toted in an enclosed litter, the Weehoo is designed to look and act just like a real bike, so kids can get some exercise and be out in nature, all while safe and secure.
Why You’ll Love it
One of the things we really love about the Weehoo is its versatility. Its appropriate for any size, age and riding ability. For most biking families, baby quickly outgrows the child seat on your bike, then they graduated to the trailer, but soon outgrew that too. Then you’re stuck in no-mans land since they’re too big to tote and too small to bike alongside. With a sigh, you resign yourself to 10 minute bikes around the neighborhood for the next half dozen years. Or… attach the Weehoo to your own bike and you’ve got someone to share the load (they pedal) and the ride.
How it Works
So, how long can they ride along? The Weehoo has an adjustable seat that fit your 2 year-old and your 9 year-old (because big little legs get tired, too). And with a weight limit of 80 pounds, you just might find they fit even longer.
What makes the Weehoo different from other trailers that turn your mountain bike or beach cruiser into a bicycle built for two is that the seat isn’t a regular bicycle seat: it’s a bucket seat that your kids are strapped into, so just in case they nod off around mile 40, your riders strapped in and perfectly safe.
One last thing that really stood out to us with this bike trailer is that it’s a great tool for all types of kids. It teaches balance to your little one who still needs training wheels, but is raring to go. It’s a perfect segue into biking with the family for those big kids who you’re starting to worry may be stuck on their training wheels until college – they learn peddling and to enjoy (not fear) going fast. And since the Weehoo accommodates the bigger kids, it’s wonderful for kids with special needs who are too big for the tot trailers, but aren’t ready to bike solo.
Not that we’re ever advocating you ditch your beloved tricycle, but we do think this is a spectacular way to Ride On!
The Weehoo retails for $399 for the basic Weehoo iGo Pro.
What products help your family stay active together? We’d love to know in the comment section.
— Meghan Rose