Yes, the Premiere Edition Bluejay is suitable for carrying child passengers. Its rear rack is equipped with a mounting window for the Thule Yepp Maxi child carrier accessory, which is required for carrying children. DO NOT operate the bicycle with children or other passengers simply seated on the rear rack.
For child carrier installation instructions, safety notices, general information, and tips on safe operation, please visit the manufacturer’s website online at www.thule.com or contact Bluejay Electric Bicycles.
Carrying children involves additional risks, which require special attention and care to mitigate and manage. Braking, acceleration, and balancing are all significantly affected by the addition of children. Users must become accustomed to the braking, steering, and operational adjustments required to safely operate the bicycle with passengers. Users should practice riding on a flat and open area with light cargo before attempting to carry children.
The following list provides important information for the safe operation of the Premiere Edition Bluejay when carrying children:
- The use of certified and approved child seating and equipment is required whenever carrying children.
- Increased weight from passengers will increase the time it takes to slow the bike when braking. Please plan stops accordingly.
- Ensure that both front and rear brakes are properly adjusted and maintained.
- It is strongly recommended that the rider and the child passenger wear properly fitted and approved bicycle helmets.
- Check all regulations in the area where you operate your Premiere Edition Bluejay to ensure that carrying passengers, children, and/or cargo is allowed.
- Follow the stated weight limits in the section above and do not overload the bike.
- Children should not be passengers on the bicycle unless they are seated in a properly fitted and approved child safety seat.
- Ensure that all passengers’ hands and feet are always kept away from the wheels when the bike is in motion.
- Be aware of added distractions when carrying children and remain vigilantly focused on controlling the bike and watching the surroundings
Please observe the payload capacity or total maximum weight limit, which is 275 lb (125 kg). This includes the weight of the rider and clothing, riding gear, accessories, passenger/s, or anything else that adds to the weight of the bike.
The total maximum payload for the rear rack is 55 lbs (25 kg), which includes the weight of the child carrier and passenger.
Never leave the bike unattended with children on it. Ensure that children are removed from the bike before you look away or walk away from the bike, otherwise the bike could tip over and cause serious injury to them.
The kickstand is not suitable for stabilizing the bike when loading a child or cargo. Someone MUST hold onto the bike whenever loading a child or cargo. Do not assume the bike is stable and balanced when using the kickstand. Always hold onto the bike when a child or cargo is being loaded or in place.