I want to get some kind of pedal-powered vehicle to transport my kids (ages 3 and 5) to school and around town (slightly hilly suburban area; most trips would be under 3 miles). Only, I'm not a very confident bike rider, and worry about my ability to safely manage them on a regular bike with trailer.
So, I've been looking at various European kid carriers (Bakfiets, Christianias, Kangaroo, Nihola) but the prices ($2500 and up) are more than I want to pay. There are basically none to be found on eBay or my local Craigslist, so used would be hard to find. The convertible Zigo is an option, but it's pretty pricy as well. So far, my favorite model is the Trikidoo
, but there are no US dealers and they don't ship.
How hard would it be to mod an adult trike (like a Worksman
) with a back seat like on the Trikidoo? One nice thing about that model is the integrated seat belts -- I would certainly need something like that for safety. Would a local bike shop likely be willing/able to take on a job like this?
I'm north of Boston -- specific local recommendations are welcome.