Ditching the car for a cargo bike

I recently purchased a Tern GSD (the S10 gen 2 model, for anyone interested) as a car replacement. I got the itch to ditch the car during the fall, as I noticed my car just sitting in the driveway for weeks on end. My wife and I actually shared a car for three years, but ended up with two again in 2019 as we had our second kid and needed the flexibility.

Fast-forward to 2021, we're in a new neighborhood where everything we need is within a couple mile radius. So I started researching bike options for toting kids 'n stuff, and after much deliberation (i.e. Reddit-ing, Youtube-ing) I landed on the Tern. It's been amazing ✨


The Clubhouse Fort (source: ternbicycles.com)

I held out for the 2nd generation model to be able to use the Clubhouse Fort, a combination of accessories that gives me year-round, weather-proof child toting capabilities. This generation also comes with other goodies, like a better kickstand (for safely loading the little ones), a built-in Abus frame lock, and front suspension.

I've only had the bike for a couple of weeks, but I've been riding it daily. If you're in the market for a cargo bike, and especially if you're looking for a car replacement, I can't recommend the GSD enough.

Next up: time to sell the car 👋