This tool has been UNRECOMMENDED and is now in the DEAD TOOLS category. See the FAQ for more info.

Pathfinder Bike Trailer

I love bicycling, but it is tricky with kids 5-10: too old for bike seats, too young for tandems (which are also expensive). For $90 the Pathfinder Bike Trailer provides a way to bring the kids along, give them exercise, and be able to talk with them during the trip. Because I have three kids, we hook a Burley Trailer to the Pathfinder so someone can rest on long trips. Alternately the older one rides on a tandem with me or my wife. This device turns bicycling into a group activity and has instilled a lifetime love of bicycling in my kids.

-- James Tierney  

[This device is no longer being manufactured. Some used and "like new" models are available for ~$150 via Amazon. However, we recommend the more recently-reviewed Trail-Gator. -- SL]

InStep Pathfinder Bike Trailer
$80

Available from Amazon