I saw the cutest thing this morning and wish I had my camera with me: a mom in Menlo Park towing her little four year old tyke in a Weehoo i-Go child trailer.
It uses a seatpost hitch so it probably can’t be used with many recumbent bikes without some finagling, but the trailer itself is low to the ground with a more enclosed, recumbent-style slung saddle. The chain is enclosed so the child can pedal (or not) without fear of grease stains or getting caught in the chain. The child “stoker” can grab bull horn grips, or he can ride hands free. The i-Go comes with a set of panniers that mount around the wheel.
The i-Go seems to have a secret magic that boosts a child’s natural cuteness by about 300%. The kid I saw this morning was unbelievably adorable, coyly telling me that he loves his Weehoo. Below is the son of the Weehoo designer riding his Weehoo trailer.
In the SF Bay Area, Weehoo i-Go can be bought from Walts in Sunnyvale, Bike Connection in Palo Alto, Talbots in San Mateo, Alameda Bicycle, Hayward Bicycles, Livermore Cyclery in Dublin, 3 Ring in San Anselmo, and Old Town Sports Novato. The mom I saw this morning ordered hers through REI.