The Finch Family

The Finch family in southeast Portland gets around by bike…All seven of them (mom Emily and six kids!).

  • Mark Stosberg 3y

  • nic hansen 3y

    :) Optimal biking.
  • Ryan Swapp 3y

    That is amazing.
  • giamilton 3y

    6 kids, wow talk about sustainability. At least it's not an SUV.
  • tedf2012 3y

    The mother is a really great! Her comment on the tandem arrangement was priceless, "And the follow-me tandem? I love it. It adds weight (both the follow-me and the bike on back), but a motivated/threatened child can significantly contribute to the overall push of my vehicle. On flat ground, a kid on the follow-me hitch can push the whole contraption with 5 siblings and mom while eating a banana and singing the Monty Python sperm song. The only handling issues I've faced involved taking only 2 children on my bike, and both want to be on the back seats. This makes the bakfiets behave like a runaway horse. I solve it by keeping giant, institutional sized cans of tomatoes by the front door, to weight the front of the bike. Plus, when we get home we can bring the cans in and make spaghetti."
  • Carole Astley 3y

    And to top it all off, she's riding a bike in a dress! I bow to her greatness.
  • pixlperv 3y

    Wonderful ! I ride with my dobidax in front basket and groceries on back and enjoy it. The Finch fam is awesome ! Betcha millions of people all over the third world would love to own a rig like this. Make a living from it.
  • mgbernier 2y

    Does anyone know where I may find the accessory she has attached to the back of her bike to piggy back the big kid's bike? I'm looking for one of these, but don't know what it is called, or where to find it!
  • Mark Stosberg 2y

    It used to be sold by Clever Cycles, but I can't find it on the website now, and can't remember the name, either. You could try contacting them for more information.
  • Carole Astley 2y

    I searched and searched for one of these accessories to attach the bikes together and found it at one of the Bike Gallery stores years ago. I'd try them!
  • Nic Hansen 1y

    :)) Very nice.
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Taken on June 22, 2012
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