John and his sons, Graham, Reid, and Jack, ride to school every morning on his Xtracycle Edgerunner. Growing up on a hog farm in Indiana, biking in the city wasn't always part of John's life. After moving to DC he started using Capital Bikeshare. He quickly discovered how traveling on two-wheels can be one of the best ways to get around town.
Later John moved to a part of town without CABI station, so he got an old Raleigh 3-speed to keep riding. When it was time to start doing family errands by bike the Edgerunner seemed like a perfect solution.
"The Edgerunner is great for its low center of gravity. It's really great to be connected to your surroundings-- like being able to enjoy the flowering trees in spring, stuff like that. It is in fact possible to make a weekly grocery run for a family by cargo bike. "
Riding to school is great way to be active everyday. John remarks, that like many parents, he doesn't have the time or inclination to go to the gym, but riding is good exercise and just plain fun.
Another successful trip to school. John says goodbye to the boys. There's ample bike parking around the school, meaning neighborhood children can ride to class. John says he's enjoyed watching the amount of bikes at school grow and grow. For those like John, who live a little further away from the school, the cargo bike is great way to get the whole family there together. He's now one of the many cargo-bike parents who ride school each morning.