Biking As a Family: A Gift of Time




Mother Teresa said, “What can you do to promote world peace?  Go home and love your family.”

If you are anything like me, this time of year I’m thinking about what gifts I can give my children.  When I saw this quote by Mother Teresa is occured to me that, perhaps, the greatest gift I can give is TIME.

We have enjoyed more family time this year thanks to our bike riding adventures.  Whether it’s riding around the neighborhood, exploring new trails on vacation, or even visiting family and friends, we’ve had a great time on our bikes.

The majority of my children are at the age when they can ride by themselves.  Even the baby enjoys our rides, thanks to his baby seat.  Riding their bikes gives them confidence and its been a great form of exercise, too.

Rather than worry about what things I can give them, I think I’ll focus on finding ways to do more with what we already have.  I’m thinking a bike map and some scheduled riding time would be a great gift!