On another cross-country trip, we rented a Kindershuttle and hated it- it was uncomfortable for my child (he kept sliding all over), and it tugged and pulled on me, I think because of its sled bottom instead of ski bottom. We made it barely out and back and don't want to use it again.
They, unfortunately, don't make a kit for the Bee, so we would have to either make something or get another bike trailer to convert. At this late stage in the child-riding-along-instead-of-participating game (ages 2.5 and 5.5), we thought it best to make something instead of shell out at least in the $300-range.
For inspiration, we looked to ye olde internet, and formed our plan. Here was our inspiration:
- We! Ski Kit by Burly
- Ski Pulk Chariot using Snowboard Bindings and EMF
- Ski Trailer Conversion Using PVC on Wheels
- Another DIY Ski Pulk
- Ski Buggy Conversion/ Conversion Kit (already partially or totally assembled for the Bob or a bike trailer)
|The kids had to spend a few days towing each other around.|
|My husband used a jigsaw to cut a 2x4 into the shape of the wheel, with the idea to mount it onto a ski and mount the wheel on and off the skis using a quick release of some sort.|
|These are 4' lengths of EMF, bent slightly upwards so as not to tip the passenger back too much while being towed at waist height.|
|My husband had to test it out by walking.|
|The kids had to make their own version of a ski sled. His PVC pieces are poles, and his skis got left behind on the lawn in the back of the photo.|
Stay tuned for the continuation of this project!!!