|Taking the NYC Bike Path: Students can take advantage of the early fall weather to bicycle to school.|
|Detour's Sodo Front Bag - Schwinn Solitaire|
Easy to work lock with key or combination
Cool bicycle helmet (let THEM pick it out)
LED Head & Tail Lights for the Bicycle
Detachable Front Bag and or Panniers for Books & Lunch
A Comfortable Bicycle (Schwinn Hybrids are hot now)
A Bell or Horn
Thermal Water Bottle (Polar Bottle comes in lots of designs)
Pants clip to cinch up the right leg if there's no chain guard
Ride in With Your Child
Depending on many factors: distance, bicycle lane accessibility, morning traffic and your child's age, you may choose to ride along with them to school. This is a great time to get in some early morning exercise for yourself while setting an example of fitness for your child. Trust me, they take note of this! If you get out there, they will too. Teach your young-un to do a brief check over of tires, brakes, etc. and hit the road.
|Basil Panniers are sturdy and hold a lot for school|
|Your child may like a neon colored lid like this Lazer Helium.|
Childhood obesity is on the rise and for the first time we are seeing even pre-teens with adult onset or Type II diabetes. You may not be able to change everyone else but you can change how you and your family live. Top off this healthy life style by packing them a super lunch. Bicycling burns serious calories and you may find your child to be very appreciative of nutritious menus without much whining. Cycling has that effect on picky eaters.
|Be sure to pack a healthy lunch & snacks...your child will need it!|