Written by editor Nicole Bennett of Gidget Goes Home.
The days are getting longer and (hopefully) warmer– it’s that time of year when we start itching to be outside more and more!
I recently fell in love with the idea of riding a cargo bike. What is that exactly? Well, it’s a bike that can carry not just one rider, but also a gaggle of kids and stuff, for riding around town. I think it would be such a fun way to get around– saving money, no emissions, exercising, enjoying the fresh air in my beach town…
I can’t afford one right now, but I can sure dream. I’m going to blame the fact that my husband himself works for a company that makes a unique bike. And while I’ve been thinking about it, I thought it would be fun to take some further inspiration from my bike dream.
Photo by Xtracycle
Love the color of this new Xtracycle Edgerunner, wouldn’t I look styling, riding my kids around on this?!
Print by 1 canoe 2 on Etsy
Such a fun print! It definitely has the feel of the fun of riding bikes.
Photo by fifty five south
What kid wouldn’t look styling in this trike tee (designed and hand-printed by my brother!)?
Photo by Quilt Barn on Etsy
In my “works in progress” pile is a liner for my bike basket. How cute would this Cruzin fabric be for something like that?
Print by Sarah Jane Studios on Etsy
This has always been a favorite print of mine. When I ordered an embroidery pattern from Sarah Jane Studios, I received a thank you card with this bike print on it, and it’s been on my inspiration board ever since.
One of my favorite memories is my birthday a few years ago when my family (including some extended family) took our bikes down to Coronado (an island in San Diego) to ride around downtown. There’s just something about riding bikes by the beach…
For more inspiration, visit my latest Pinterest board about bikes.
Are you a fan of bikes– where’s your favorite place to ride? How do bikes inspire you artistically?