Six Kids, One Bike

Like many people, Emily Finch gave up her big SUV for a bicycle. But what makes this story unusual is that she's a mother of six and yes, she bikes them around town in what can only be called a human-powered minivan.

Jonathan Maus of Bike Portland interviewed super-mom Emily:

Biking with kids is all the rage in Portland these days, but biking with six kids between the ages of 2 and 11? That's something I never would have thought possible before I met southeast Portland resident Emily Finch.

Finch, 34, is a powerhouse. Watching her pedal her bakfiets cargo bike with four kids in the front, another one in a child seat behind her, and another one on a bike attached to hers via the rear rack, is a sight that not only inspires — it forces you to re-think what's possible.

Link - via Metafilter

See more about baby and kids at NeatoBambino

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

If they can make it work, good for them. It wouldn't work for my family. The heat and the rain make a car necessary for us. We need to move gear as well as kids. And a car gives us more protection from accidents and criminals.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
This sort of set-up isn't that uncommon of a sight in holland or other places that use bikes as regular transportation. Although I think most people would have at least some of those kids on their own bikes.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
It looks rather dangerous, actually. In particular, the back bike looks like an accident waiting to happen. They do make the piggy back style for the back that are fairly safe.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
I am shocked, shocked, I tell you! that Neato would stoop to this obvious level of pander towards the bicycle-based bike-community. This site is clearly favouring things never mentioned in Mystical Sky-Friend Magazine, or any other biblical source. Shame on you.
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Login to comment.

Email This Post to a Friend
"Six Kids, One Bike"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.


Success! Your email has been sent!

close window

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using this website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

I agree
Learn More