I took the plunge today and biked to our co-op for a couple of grocery items. My nine- year- old happily accompanied me. It was cold, 34 degrees and windy, really windy. But it was exhilarating too!
Biking it was less then a mile from our house to the co-op. If we had driven it would have been exactly a mile there. But there is an apartment complex and gate to a sidewalk we can get through on bike.
I also got to teach my daughter about biking on roads since at the main intersection to get to the co-op you have to take the lane (is that even the right way to say it?) to go straight and not be in the automobile right turn lane. No space really for bikes. HMMM could I convince the town to put markings there?