In 2014, I started cycling cycling at the age of 35. A year into cycling, I got into an accident and took a break for a few years. In 2020, I restarted cycling during the COVID-19 pandemic was a big challenge, especially when balancing it with family and three kids.
When I first started cycling, my kids were young, and it was difficult to find time to ride while also taking care of them. I had to be creative and often had to squeeze in rides in the early morning on weekends. I also started commuting by bike to the local train station to go to work. But as they grew older, it became easier to coordinate rides with their schedules and find a group of other dads who understand making time for yourself and riding together a s group.
As a parent, finding the time and energy to stay active can be tough, especially with three kids. But I have learned that cycling is not just a hobby for me, it’s an important part of maintaining my physical and mental well-being, and I make sure to prioritize it.
I always wanted to incorporate cycling into my family time is a great way to bond with my kids and spend quality time together. This fall, we went on a family bike ride in Whistler through the amazing paved trails near the village.
Balancing family, kids and cycling is not always easy, but it is definitely worth it. Cycling has brought so much joy and benefits to my life, and I am grateful that I didn’t give up on it, even after my accident. It’s also a great way to model a healthy and active lifestyle to my kids, and I hope they will continue to enjoy cycling as they grow older.
In conclusion, cycling is a great way to stay active and healthy, and it can be a fun and rewarding activity. With a little bit of creativity and planning, it’s possible to balance cycling with family and kids, and make the most of the time you have together.
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