Well, I enjoyed watching the Tour de France this year - Lance didn't win but his team DID!! But throughout the Tour, the commentators were always talking about non-competitive cycling, i.e. US/WE and our cycling and giving out great tips, ideas and generally encouraging everyone to get out there on the road, it's a great pastime! And contrary to what you might think, it's for kids (and adults) of ALL ages with the advents of many styles of banks and kid-seats, not to mention family bike tours, and even organized cycling events all around the country for families to get involved in.
I decided to go on a search and found an interesting website that by itself had loads of interesting information, but also had a long list of blogs down the left side of the site dedicated to family cycling and cycling adventures. I searched through some of the blogs, found many of them to be quite informative and fun, and tied into the main page which will load when you click on the link.
With some time left in summer and the weekends of autumn upon the horizon, it might be possible to get in some great weekend cycling with your family on an organized ride, or even take a trip if your kids aren't yet in school. You won't believe how do-able it is!!
It's healthy, it's fun, it's safe and it's outdoors - how can you not love it?
I've been cycling since I was about 5, with my Dad and did my first 20 mile bike-a-thon at 10. Biked in Virginia on vacation, rented bikes many times overseas and now, having watched the TdF so many times it's renewed my passion for cycling and how much family fun it is. It was for me!! Great times indeed