Remember singing off-key with your brothers and sisters in the backseat of the family car? What about watching your own kids bounce off the walls whenever you’d pull up in front of their favorite ice cream shop?
Memories are made when families are on the go. Since the early '50s, getting around has meant spending time together in a car. But as responsible parents start to consider the ramifications of car culture and shift to micromobility, there comes an alternative -- a movement away from SUV life that helps your family cut back on their carbon footprint, clear up some space in the garage, and have a lot more fun getting from point A to point B.
Drum roll, please.
You guessed it -- it's an ebike! But it's not your ordinary ebike, mind you. The RadWagon 4 electric cargo bike has been redesigned from the ground up to be the ultimate family-moving machine, and it's shipping direct to doors nationwide in October.
Changes to our flagship cargo ebike include adding smaller, innovative tires with a lower center of gravity for added stability. Parents can ride more comfortably thanks to a patented new frame design with multiple points of tool-free adjustability. And with the addition of a torque-happy geared hub motor, this bike makes hauling kids or cargo a breeze -- even when you're going uphill.
Perhaps the best thing about this bike, though, is all the new accessory combos that make this a bike that can grow in parallel with your family.
Here’s what that may look like for your brood:
The Young Family
Between doctor's appointments, daycare drop-offs, and baby playdates, the first few years for any new parent are busy, to say the least. This set-up is great for checking off each day's to-do list -- or just getting out of the house.
- Thule Yepp Maxi Child Seat. It's designed for a child 9 months to 6 years old and up to 40 lb.
- Fremont Bags. Pack a blanket, snacks, and diapers. And don't forget that lovey.
Double the Fun!
Sibling time! When there's a new addition to your fam, the RadWagon will be ready. It can safely carry two kid seats (and up to 40 pounds per child) on any family outing.
- Two Thule Yepp Maxi Child Seats. Run with these solo, or add a Caboose for a little extra security and something for them to hang on to.
The Big-Little Kid Bike
Your kids may be outgrowing their clothes, but with a 350 pound cargo capacity, you won't have to worry about them outgrowing the bike anytime soon.
- Caboose. With a fixed outer rail and an adjustable inner rail, the Caboose can be expanded as your child grows.
- Two Deckpads. Add a little cushion to their ride with our new, plush rear rack seats.
- Running Boards. For when their legs are long enough to need a place to rest.
Lose the Training Wheels!
Your kids are big enough to ride shotgun! Time to ditch the Caboose, these buddies can hold their own.
- Retractable Foot Pegs. Aluminum foot pegs offer your passengers on-demand comfort and added stability on their ride and can support up to 30 pounds on each side.
- Deckhand. For a little more peace of mind for you and your passenger, this deckhand makes for a sturdy experience. As a bonus, it can also be mounted to the back of the rear rack as a backrest or to help contain cargo.
Growing up doesn't stop once your little ones aren't that little anymore. When they're 16 (check your local laws, of course), it's time for them to make the move from the backseat to the saddle.
You must be 16 or older to operate a Rad Power Bikes ebike. Children under the age of 16 may lack the necessary judgment and skill to safely operate the ebike. A parent or legal guardian should always decide whether a child should operate or ride on an electric bike or any other vehicle.
Some localities may require ebike riders to be older than 16, so know and obey local regulations regarding rider age and other qualification.
Join the Rad Family with the RadWagon 4 electric cargo bike, shipping in October.