Family and Carrier Bicycles

A new bike store is set to open in our neighborhood soon specializing in Dutch family bikes. So far we've only been able to peer through the windows, but it has us fantasizing about breezy summer rides with child in tow. In this spirit we thought we'd round up some options in the family and carrier bike market for anyone else who'd like to either fantasize or make it a reality.

In general these bikes are quite expensive, but the fact that they're now available in the States is a positive sign that perhaps times are a'changing and prices may come down (and selection go up) in the near future. We're especially hoping that public parks and vacation venues will offer these bikes for rent as a way to introduce the concept to more people and let everyone try them out.

The Zigo Leader X2 ($1400)
Madsen Precious Cargo Bikes ($1300)
The Taga (now available in the U.S., $1500)
Bakfiets Cargobike 2.0 ($2,950)

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As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.