Vancouver Bike Seat Designer Wants to Get Families Adventuring Outside Together

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Ride More Innovations Ltd launches Kickstarter campaign to fund initial production run of sleek new bike seat for kids.

Mac Ride kids bike seat in action, ridden by dad Glen Dobson and son Macinley

Mac Ride bike seat in action

As a mountain bike and general outdoor enthusiast, I wanted to share my love of off-road adventure with my kids.

Vancouver-based Ride More Innovations Ltd ( wants to get families outside, adventuring, and having fun with their kids. They have designed and developed a new bike seat for children called Mac Ride, which mounts onto an adult bike between the handlebars and the rider. The sleek, no-fuss design is unique in itself, but Mac Ride is also the only bike seat on the market designed for mountain bikes and built for riding with your kids on trails. Today, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the initial production run.

“As a mountain bike and general outdoor enthusiast, I wanted to share my love of off-road adventure with my kids,” said Ride More’s CEO Glen Dobson. “We do a lot of camping, skiing and hiking, but when it came to my true passion, mountain biking, I found the opportunities to share with my kids were lacking. There are several bike seats on the market, but I wanted one that was suitable for the trails. Since I couldn’t find what I was looking for, the solution was to build one.”

Mac Ride was designed by Dobson, an engineer who has designed a variety of products including gas-sensing quantum cascade lasers, industrial laundry machines and leak-sealing clamps. Mac Ride is constructed of aircraft grade aluminum and steel with an unobtrusive moulded plastic saddle and strong stirrups. It can carry children up to 60 lbs (the closest competitor carries a maximum of 45 lbs).

Importantly, Mac Ride is quick and easy to install, and requires no bulky mounting brackets; all that’s required is a specially designed 10 mm spacer which replaces an existing headset spacer. This task can be performed by most riders, but can also be quickly done in a bike shop. Once the spacer is mounted, it remains essentially undetectable on the bike, so riders can enjoy riding their mountain bikes as usual when the seat is not attached. Only 60 seconds are required to take the seat on or off a bike once the spacer is installed.

Mac Ride’s Kickstarter campaign launched today, with a target of $52,000, and will run until 8:00 pm PST, December 6, 2013. Every individual Mac Ride part requires a specially produced mould which needs to be tooled to precise specifications. This is where the majority of the funding will go, with remaining funds helping to offset costs to get the first Mac Rides produced and into the hands of backers. Once the Kickstarter production run is complete, Mac Rides will become available online and in select retail locations.

Mac Ride features and benefits:

*It is suitable for riding on trails;
*Mac Ride helps the child develop the necessary strength and skills for biking on their own;
*The seat is quick and easy to install;
*It uses a mounting bracket that is almost invisible when the seat is removed;
*It can carry children up to 60 lbs (the closest competitor carries a maximum of 45 lbs);
*It is as much fun for the parent as the child.

To view Mac Ride’s Kickstarter campaign, visit

About Mac Ride and Ride More Innovations Ltd.

Launched in 2013 in Vancouver, Canada, Ride More Innovations Ltd is a family-run business that wants to make the world a happier place by getting more families outside and adventuring together. Mac Ride, the first product designed and developed by Ride More, is a unique bike seat for kids that mounts on an adult mountain bike. The company launched its Kickstarter campaign November 7th to fund a first production run of its bike seat, Mac Ride.

For more information about Ride More Innovations and Mac Ride visit

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