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The Best Bike Trails for Kids in the Bay Area

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids. Read the full article here.

Strap on the helmets and get ready to go for a ride. Bike-riding is fun, free, and a great way to tally up exercise points while spending time outdoors surrounded by some of the Bay Area’s prettiest landscapes. Whether the kids are riding solo, enjoying the view via trailer, or buckled cozily into their bike seats, the following trails make for some carefree riding.

Burning Man With Kids: Guide to the Playa

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids. Below, they give us their tips for Burning Man with kids. Read the full article here. 

Labor Day weekend is creeping up on us, which can mean only one thing (besides the start of the school year): Burning Man! When we first put feelers out to our network of Moms and Dads about the idea of writing an Insider’s Guide to Burning Man with Kids we got a lot of, “no ways”, “are you crazy” and “not in this lifetime” responses. While it’s clear that the majority of Burners opt for a week of adult playtime, there are actually quite a few Burner parents who wouldn’t have it any other way.

The Bay Area's Coolest Carousels

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

If you rode a carousel when you were little, you’ll remember what a magical experience it was. The thrill of the sparkling lights to the music to picking out what animal you would ride never got old. Why not treat your family to the same great memories of good old-fashioned fun? We’ve found the Bay Area’s best spots for a fun-filled carousel ride that will make you and your little ones giggle in delight!

A Guide to Outside Lands With Kids

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Rock out with your kids! What better way is there to share your love of music than to take your children to a concert? But you better have your tickets because the concert billed as Coachella West is selling out fast. Here are some insider tips on how to get there and what to bring so you and your family can have the most fun!

Save on Sleepovers at the Cal Academy (The Ultimate Kid's Birthday Party)

The Cal Academy of Sciences has amassed quite a motley crew of lovable mascots — Pierre the wetsuit-wearing penguin, Claude the albino alligator and Lemondrop, the 15-foot long (also albino) python, who's been slithering around the museum as the star of its latest exhibit, Snakes and Lizards

Bodega Bay With Kids: What To Do, Where to Eat and Where to Stay

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

There’s so much to do in this mellow little town on the Pacific Coast that you’ll find yourself just having to stay one more day, even if it’s just to write all those “wish you were here” cards to friends and family!

When to go: May through October, when the weather is mildest.

The Best of Golden Gate Park for Kids

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

One of the largest urban parks in the country is right here in the Bay Area, and there’s lots to do in its 1,000-plus acres. It’s impossible to see everything that Golden Gate Park has to offer in one day, with the Koret Children’s Playground, California Academy of Sciences, Japanese Tea Garden, and Stow Lake among the attractions pulling the family in different directions. With some planning, you and the kids can hit up your favorite spots without a hitch and maybe even discover something new.

Amy Graff of 'The Mommy Files' on Her Bay Area Family Favorites

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

We’re big fans of the The Mommy Files, SFGate’s fun and always thought-provoking blog, written by Amy Graff. Amy also blogs at The SF K-Files, a lively forum for discussion of all educational topics in the Bay Area, and is a contributor blogger at Babycenter. Amy is one of the Bay Area’s favorite mom voices and here she shares her family favorites with us.

Bay Area’s Best Family-Friendly Dim Sum Restaurants

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Rolling carts, mysterious bamboo baskets, steamy or fried bites filled with tasteful meats or vegetables – dim sum are the epitome of fun food and kids just love to experiment with the seemingly endless possibilities coming out of dim sum restaurants’ kitchens. Because of the food’s inherent ethnic origin, dim sum navigating can be tricky – authentic hangouts trusted by the Bay Area Chinese community have menus in Cantonese, are real holes in the wall, or feature specials only the locals know about. Follow our guidance and trust your eyes and nose so you can discover what it’s all about.

SF Restaurants Where Kids Eat Free

This is our weekly guest-blog post from the moms behind Red Tricycle, a site that focuses on the "lighter side" of parenting. Every week, they'll be bringing us their picks of stuff to do around the Bay Area with kids.

Hey parents — ever notice how those kids meals jack the price up on your “going out to eat” budget? Check out our directory of restaurants in San Francisco where kids can eat for free with their parents. The pickings in San Francisco are slim, but perhaps we’re missing some hidden gems? It takes a village to feed a kid… for free! Let us know where you take the kids for a fun free meal. 

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