Comment transporter des enfants à vélo ?

How to transport children by bike?

Sharing a bike ride with your children is an enriching and fun experience. However, ensuring their safety and comfort during the journey is essential. In this article, we explore the rules, solutions and practical tips for transporting your children by bike safely.

Rules and solutions for transporting children by bike:

Know the legal obligations : before going on a bike ride with your children, make sure you respect the legal obligations which can be consulted here .

Wearing a helmet : although the helmet is not obligatory, it is nevertheless recommended. Make sure each child wears an approved and properly fitted helmet to ensure their safety in the event of an accident. See the BPA article.

The age and weight of the child : children under 9 months should not be transported by bicycle. For children aged 9 months to 5 years, use a suitable seat with a three-point belt. For children over 5 years old, a seat with a clip is sufficient.

Maximum weight : check the maximum weight supported by the child seat to ensure its safety and comfort during the journey.

Solutions for transporting children by bike:

Child seats : child seats can be installed at the front or rear of the bike. Make sure you choose a seat appropriate for your child's age and weight, with footrests and a seat belt.

Trailers : Bicycle trailers are ideal for transporting one or more children over long distances. Make sure they provide adequate ventilation and protection from the elements.

Pull-up bar : A pull-up bar allows an older child to keep up with the adult's bike while pedaling their own bike. It is a practical solution for children aged 5 to 8 years old.

Longtail Bikes : Longtail bikes are designed to carry multiple children and are ideal for everyday use or family trips.

Tips for choosing suitable equipment:

  1. Consider the number of children to be transported.
  2. Take into account the age and weight of each child.
  3. Evaluate the frequency and distance of planned trips.
  4. Opt for scalable and comfortable equipment.

Transporting your children by bike can be a pleasant and safe experience if you follow the rules and choose the right solutions and equipment. At Libbri, we offer a longtail cargo bike designed to provide comfort and safety for the whole family during your bike rides.

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