A Bicycle Built For School

Onderwater Tandem Dutch Family Bicycle

What could be cooler than car­pool­ing to school every morn­ing on a bicy­cle? If you’ve got the guts to attempt it, these bikes from Rolling Orange Bikes in Brook­lyn have plenty of room for the whole family.

Onderwater Kids Tandem XL Dutch Family Bike

Onder­wa­ter Kids Tan­dem XL
avail­able for $3,900 at rolling orange bikes

The ulti­mate fam­ily bus! By adding a baby seat on the back rack and han­dle­bars, you can com­fort­ably carry up to four kids at a time. The smaller ped­als up front allow chil­dren to pedal as well–if they get too tired, they can use the footrest and let mom or dad pick up the slack.

De Fietsfabriek PackMax Duo dutch family bicycle

De Fiets­fab­riek Pack­Max Duo
avail­able for $2,100 at rolling orange bikes

This bike is a bit less extreme, but it can still carry up to three chil­dren by adding another seat just behind the han­dle­bars. The handy crate up front can be used for tot­ing school gear (you can add an elec­tric assist bat­tery pack if things get too heavy).

De Fietsfabriek Bakfiets Classic

De Fiets­fab­riek Bak­fi­ets Clas­sic
avail­able for $3,475 at rolling orange bikes

The front-mounted wooden crate on this cargo bike can be used to carry chil­dren, pets, gro­ceries, and just about any­thing else you could imag­ine. Like the last bike, an elec­tric option is avail­able to offer some relief if the hills get too steep (or you sim­ply get too tired).

Need room for even more? Check out this pedal-powered school bus!

(image pic­tured at top of post via hen­ry­i­nam­s­ter­dam on flickr)

  • http://www.melissakojima.com Melissa Kojima

    Fam­ily bike? Yes please! I love it. I’m an avid bike rider and some of my artic­u­lated paper dolls ride those old fash­ioned penny far­thing bikes. These are mar­velous. Also lovin’ the pedal pow­ered school bus. How fun!

  • Win­ter­hexe

    I have a Chi­nese ver­sion (they spec it up with Euro hubs & gears) of the trike with the box up front & love it. For any south­ern hemi­sphere folk I can highly rec­om­mend a Cargo Bike (Mel­bourne). I usu­ally rode to kinder­garten with my two girls but would end up with four on the way back home. And this first year of pri­mary school, even the big kids think its cool & want a ride — prac­ti­cal and what I need rather than time in a gym!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    So cool, thanks for sharing!

  • Seiran

    I am mar­ried to Win­ter­hexe above and I too would rec­om­mend these:
    http://www.cargobike.com.au/
    We even bought ours unassem­bled and I did the dirty work to save few dol­lars and to famil­iarise myself with it as I would be main­tain­ing it. Even see­ing it parked in the garage makes me smile!