Here’s an awesome Father’s Day present for a lucky dad (no, not the woman in the red shoes):
It’s called a Taga bicycle stroller. It’s a three-wheel bike that converts into a stroller. I guess that makes it a super cool tricycle.
I like it.
I must have it.
I can’t live without one.
Unfortunately, the Taga bike stroller costs about $1495. Ouch. We can’t afford it, but I would get it if we could. We have a child bike seat that goes over the rear wheel. It’s a lot cheaper than a Taga, but it’s far from ideal. First, it’s a pain trying to put a toddler in (the Taga’s three wheels should make it easy to strap your child in). Second, I can’t see the little one when I’m riding (unlike the Taga). Finally, there’s the danger of dangling feet. There’s a foot rest for the kid’s feet, but he doesn’t always keep his feet there. One of these days, his feet might get stuck between the wheel spokes. That would be very painful for both of us if we’re moving at the time his feet get caught in the spokes. With the Taga, the kid’s feet are a safe distance in front of the wheels.
The Taga bicycle stroller isn’t available in our area (yet?) so I wasn’t able to test it. From the photos on their web site, it looks like the Taga can fold to fit inside a car trunk. Nice. In riding mode, the Taga is almost 5 1/2 feet long and can support a 220-pound rider and a 55-pound kid (the double-seat version can support 44 pounds in the second child seat). In strolling mode, the Taga is almost 4 feet long and can support a child up to 33 pounds. The Taga is suppose to be able to toggle from bike mode to stroller mode in about 20 seconds. You can see a demonstration of the conversion in their YouTube video below:
Options for the Taga include a double child seat, car seat adapter, wooden double seat (future option), shopping basket (future option), rain cover, and sun hood.
[Disclosure: I did not receive a Taga bike or other compensation for writing this post on my dad blog. I just think the Taga bicycle stroller is super cool.]