Biking with the family {giveaway for a WordLock bike lock}


I received products for review and giveaway

Great news:  I'm excited to be joining the WordLock Parenting Council!  For the next three months I'll be joining other bloggers in sharing our thoughts about various family-friendly topics, and giving away some great WordLock goodies.   Since May is Bike Safety Month, I'm talking about biking as a family and the rules we follow to make sure everyone has a safe and happy ride.  


One of the best things about living in California is getting to ride bikes any time of the year.  The Pea rides her bike to school every day, and Alfie rides a motorcycle to work every day!  Our neighborhood has wide, safe streets and the inclines are next to nothing, so biking takes hardly any effort at all.

We started biking with The Pea before she could walk, thanks to our handy-dandy bike seat.  When the twins came along, we bought a 2-seater trailer and kept on biking.  As they grew older, we graduated to trail-a-bikes and bikes with training wheels.



3Po and Jammy outgrew their training wheels very early, at age 3, so their little legs weren't really long or strong enough to bike big distances by themselves, so for a while our bike outings were limited to the around-the-neighborhood variety.  That didn't make them any less enjoyable, especially when we found some gigantic puddles in the park!




Nowadays, The Pea is on a full-sized bike and the boys are on 16" wheels, so we can bike much farther.  We can bike to the park, the library, the community pool, the farmer's market, to friends' houses and on longer bike rides at nature parks.


With the fun of riding bikes comes a few responsibilities.  Here are some rules we follow:

* Everyone in the family wears bike helmets, whether they're a biker or a passenger in a bike seat or trailer.
* We stick to bike paths whenever possible.
* We stop at stop signs and signal when we turn.
* We watch for pedestrians, parked cars, cars backing out of driveways and cars on the road.
* We lock our bikes securely to bike racks at our destination.

Such a small price to pay to keep us safe and happy on our bikes.  May is Bike Safety Month and May 9 is Ride Your Bike to Work Day -- so what are you waiting for?  Strap on your helmet, hop on your bike and have a great ride!

Win a pair of WordLock Bike Locks
One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a pair of WordLock bike locks!  These are great locks with sturdy cables and word-based combinations instead of number combinations.  My kids love the WordLock bike locks that I reviewed last year, and they never have a problem using them because it's so easy to remember their passwords, even when they haven't used their bikes in a long time.  You'll love them too!




Required Entry
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The Rules
This giveaway ends at 11:59PM PST on May 17, 2013; I will draw a winner at random on May 18 and post their name after they confirm acceptance. Continental US residents only. For additional giveaway rules, click here.


Disclosure:As a member of the WordLock Parenting Council, I received product samples to review and give away. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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62 Comments, Leave yours here:

Tracy on May 7, 2013 at 9:24 PM said...

We have beautiful nature trails through the trees called the Greenbelt in our community to ride bikes.

Tracy on May 7, 2013 at 9:25 PM said...

I follow Bonggamom on Blogger.

Tracy on May 7, 2013 at 9:26 PM said...

I pinned this giveaway on Pinterest.

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justicecw on May 8, 2013 at 8:12 PM said...

We love to ride around our favorite state park. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

justicecw on May 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM said...

I am a blog follower
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justicecw on May 8, 2013 at 8:13 PM said...

I follow you on pinterest = justicecw
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justicecw on May 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM said...

Tweeted at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/332332509419413504
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Angela on May 9, 2013 at 5:47 AM said...

We have a bike trail that connects with the end of our street so we use that and bike to other parks in the city.
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Angela on May 9, 2013 at 5:47 AM said...

I follow you on pinterest
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Angela on May 9, 2013 at 5:47 AM said...

I follow you via blogger

Angela on May 9, 2013 at 5:48 AM said...

I follow you on instagram @childrensnook

justicecw on May 9, 2013 at 6:23 AM said...

5/9 tweet at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/332485829878509569
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No Limit Cooking on May 9, 2013 at 1:42 PM said...

In San Jose at Lake Cunningham and Hellyer Park!

Mum Luvs Contests on May 9, 2013 at 4:40 PM said...

We bike to the farmers market!

Mum Luvs Contests on May 9, 2013 at 4:41 PM said...

Blog follower

Mum Luvs Contests on May 9, 2013 at 4:41 PM said...

Pinterest follower

Mum Luvs Contests on May 9, 2013 at 4:41 PM said...

Instagram follower

Mum Luvs Contests on May 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM said...

Joined Cap That giveaway

Mum Luvs Contests on May 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM said...

Joined Zappos giveaway

justicecw on May 10, 2013 at 9:05 AM said...

5/10 tweet at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/332889159901523968
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justicecw on May 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM said...

5/11 tweet at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/333253061252362241
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justicecw on May 12, 2013 at 8:42 AM said...

5/12 tweet at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/333607984221540353
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justicecw on May 13, 2013 at 6:42 AM said...

5/13 tweet at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/333940112444510208
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moushka on May 13, 2013 at 5:38 PM said...

We have this amazing 10 foot wide paved, 11 mile loop trail along the Columbia River. We really enjoy biking it.

moushka on May 13, 2013 at 5:38 PM said...

Blog Follower!

moushka on May 13, 2013 at 5:38 PM said...

Pinterest Folower!

justicecw on May 14, 2013 at 6:54 AM said...

5/14 tweet at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/334305564601511936
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justicecw on May 14, 2013 at 6:58 AM said...

Entered the Tiny Prints giveaway
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Angela on May 14, 2013 at 11:49 AM said...

I like to ride bike when I am running errands.

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Angela on May 14, 2013 at 11:50 AM said...

I follow with Blogger (Angela)

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Angela on May 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM said...

I follow on instagram (aalorenz)

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Angela on May 14, 2013 at 11:51 AM said...

I follow on pinterest (aalorenz) (don't follow back, please :))

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Angela on May 14, 2013 at 11:52 AM said...

Pinned. http://pinterest.com/pin/270145677620645277/

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Angela on May 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM said...

Tweeted 5/14

https://twitter.com/aaaaaaaangela/status/334381274573725696

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Angela on May 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM said...

Entered the tiny prints giveaway.

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Angela on May 14, 2013 at 11:56 AM said...

Entered the zappos giveaway.

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Angela on May 14, 2013 at 11:58 AM said...

Entered the cap that! giveaway.

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Angela on May 15, 2013 at 5:43 AM said...

5/15

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Heidi on May 15, 2013 at 8:51 AM said...

We love to ride bikes on the path around our local lake!

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Heidi on May 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM said...

Following you on blogger!

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Heidi on May 15, 2013 at 8:53 AM said...

Following you on pinterest!

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Heidi on May 15, 2013 at 8:54 AM said...

Pinned it!
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Heidi on May 15, 2013 at 8:54 AM said...

Liked and commented on facebook!

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Heidi on May 15, 2013 at 8:55 AM said...

Tweeted!
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Heidi on May 15, 2013 at 8:55 AM said...

Entered the tiny prints giveaway!

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Heidi on May 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM said...

Entered the Cap That giveaway!

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Heidi on May 15, 2013 at 8:56 AM said...

Entered the Zappos giveaway!

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justicecw on May 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM said...

5/15 tweet at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/334725782918275072
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Mum Luvs Contests on May 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM said...

entered tiny prints contest

Heidi on May 16, 2013 at 7:19 AM said...

Tweeted!
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justicecw on May 16, 2013 at 8:49 AM said...

5/16 tweet at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/335059405747920898
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Angela on May 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM said...
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Angela on May 16, 2013 at 9:00 AM said...

5/16

https://twitter.com/aaaaaaaangela/status/335062022985240577

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Angela on May 16, 2013 at 9:03 AM said...

I entered the personalized story book giveaway.

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Mum Luvs Contests on May 16, 2013 at 10:29 AM said...

Joined logitech giveway

justicecw on May 17, 2013 at 6:55 AM said...

5/17 tweet at https://twitter.com/justicecw/status/335393029965889536
justicecw@hotmail.com

Heidi on May 17, 2013 at 7:05 AM said...

Tweeted!
https://twitter.com/colorvibrant/status/335395533071990784

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Heidi on May 17, 2013 at 7:10 AM said...

Entered the personalized children's book giveaway!

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Heidi on May 17, 2013 at 7:11 AM said...

Entered the Logitech giveaway!

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Angela on May 17, 2013 at 8:36 AM said...

5/17 https://twitter.com/aaaaaaaangela/status/335418529551613952

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Angela on May 17, 2013 at 8:38 AM said...

Entered the logitech giveaway

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Bongga Mom on May 21, 2013 at 11:11 AM said...

Congratulations to the winner: #34, Angela!

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