Trailer, rear rack attachments and more. Plus helmets and locks always included for free.

1: Child Bike Seat

Child bike seat

Toddlers must be able to easily sit up and fully support their head before they can join you for a ride. Many areas have laws requiring children to be at least 1 year old and to wear a helmet while riding in a bike seat.

Most carriers attach to the back of the bike and are suitable for children weighing up to 40 pounds. Their high backs support a child’s shoulders and head. Though lightweight, carriers do make your bike a bit harder to manuever. Remember, should you fall, your child falls, too.

Tip: A bike seat is directly over your rear axle, so your child will feel bumps more than you do. To increase cushioning, inflate your tires to slighly below their maximum setting.

2: Bike Trailer

Bike trailer

This is a popular option for toddlers and children up to 6 years old. You get to cycle; the kids get to sit and see the sights. Trailers are stable and easy to steer. Even if you fall, your child won’t. Trailer hitched to an e-bike makes easy work of pulling your kid(s) around. They love it!

3: Trailer Bike

Trailer bike

A trailer bike (sometimes referred to by the brand name Trail-a-bike) allows your child to pedal and feel independent, though he or she is still relying on you for balance and control. This single-wheel bike attaches either to your seatpost or on a rear rack so it can pivot for turning. A trailer bike is good for 4- to 7-year-olds. It also allows you to cycle farther than your child’s stamina might otherwise allow.

4: Helmets and locks

Helmets and locks included for free with every bicycle rental. (Optional hygienic helmet inserts are available.)