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Anyone know of a bike trailer that is narrow (like a BOB Yak) for kids? We have a co-pilot trailer, but the width is pretty wide, often maxing out a sidewalk making it hard to pass or be passed.

We have twin 4 year old boys and need an easier way to get them to and from school. Its a bit too far for them to ride on their own yet.

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Aren't bicycles classified as vehicles in your area, and are, hence, obligated to use the road? If so, then a bike lane is a bit wider than a sidewalk. –  moshbear Sep 19 '12 at 17:48
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Yes. Legally. That doesnt mean my wife is willing to ride in the road pulling a trailer where motorists could care less about a bike lane. –  Matt Adams Sep 19 '12 at 21:30
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Riding on the sidewalk can bring a false sense of security. I hope she's being careful at driveways and intersections, the most dangerous locations for those who ride a bike on the sidewalk. If it's an option, perhaps she simply needs to find a safer route? –  Neil Fein Sep 19 '12 at 21:59
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agreed. She has a pretty low key route. Don't want to banter about routes or laws. Just wondering if there is a trailer that offers inline seating. –  Matt Adams Sep 20 '12 at 0:00
    
Fair enough, we're just chatting in the comments here. :) –  Neil Fein Sep 20 '12 at 23:47
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Depending on how comfortable your kids are on a bike, you could get something like the Trail-a-Bike Tandem It's as narrow as a regular bike. I don't have any experience with it, but it seems like it might work.

Xtracycle also have various bolt on longtail attachments for regular bikes. I'm not sure if two four year olds would be too heavy on a longtail, but it could be an option. this guy seems to do it. Wouldn't be something you'd want to take on and off all the time like a trailer, but if you aren't doing any serious tours you could ride around on it without the kids.

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while not a trailer, I love the tandem trail a bike. I have never seen one like that. Moving to the top of my list indeed. Great find! –  Matt Adams Sep 20 '12 at 19:30
    
I had a single trail a bike. When the kid throws his weight from side to side it can be quite unsettling. With two on the back, I imagine stability would become quite an issue. –  Mac Sep 21 '12 at 4:09
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