Jake Mello - Fixie with Thule Cadence Trailer
Jake and his family get out without a lot of gear: Jake rides his fixie and tows a Thule Cadence trailer with his two sons. Listen to the episode here!
(1) Radio Flyer Balance Bike - wooden red type, used.
(2) Ferrari Helmet - From TJ Maxx (or Marshalls, Ross, or similar)
(3) Thule Cadence trailer
About Jake: Hi, I'm Jake Mello. I'm a father of two (husband of one) and use my bike to get to and from the Metro for a regular commute. I'm in charge of morning drop-offs at daycare and school, and since I've got to be on my bike anyway, I've been incorporating it into the drop-off routines. Last year both of my boys rode in the trailer most days, and we made a two-stop loop around our neighborhood. This year I walk round-trip with the little one, and ride (or occasionally run) behind my 4-year-old as he pushes his balance bike to school. Ours is a basic, low budget setup, but it allows both kids exposure to the joy of bicycling, and it's become part of our daily lives.