Lovely City Bikes and Updated Adaptive Bike Resources

Civia Loring

My focus on this bike blog is not on racing bikes, touring bikes, or even mountain bikes – though I do love a good mountain bike. Instead,  I write about upright bikes – those bikes that a wide-range of cyclists with varying ability can take advantage of.  These types of bikes can serve many different purposes from basic transportation, to cargo hauling, to promoting independence for special needs riders.  Within the category of upright bikes falls my beloved Dutch bike. Dutch bikes though, are really just one type of city bike. So, along with the pages devoted to Dutch bikes and adaptive bikes, I’ve added a page for city bikes. There are so many great ones available these days,  that it seemed to make sense to create a spot to gather up all the posts on city bikes that I run into or review.

Freedom Concepts Explorer Series Adaptive Bike

Freedom Concepts Explorer Series Adaptive Bike

I’ve also made some updates to the adaptive bike landing page.  There are a few more links, and I’ve rewritten some of the copy as well as added  more information about the bikes in general. I’ve added new links to some of the bikes that I’ve taken test rides on the last few months,  as well as more information about the type of kid’s bike we had adapted for Little Ding.

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  • Traci

    Hi – happened upon your blog through a post of yours on another (Cecily’s). Just wanted to say I love your info and posts on adaptive bikes! I’m actually an occupational therapist currently working in a research environment, so have an interest in all things related to assistive technology. It’s great that bikes can be adapted so that practically anyone can ride them!

    • Samantha

      Thanks for the reply Traci – it’s great to hear from an occupational therapist! We love our OTs and PTs – they have been amazing and it’s because of people like you that Little Ding can go out and ride a bike these days. He was diagnosed with spastic diplegia and started physical, occupational, and cognitive therapy when he was around a year old.

      I haven’t been posting much on adaptive biking lately though I have been talking to some organizations and I hope to put together some sort of family/adaptive bike ride even in the spring. If you have any adaptive bike info, events, or stories to share, please do! If you know of any other families with adaptive riders or people who want to start riding, point them here or give them my email address ( It’s amazing how happy and empowered everyone feels on a bike – and for adaptive riders it can be such a normative experience too which is an even more powerful feeling.