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Bike for the Heart in Washington, D.C. and See the Sites Along the Way

I’m all about getting sporty on my trips. When I was training for the NYC marathon, I had to visit Washington, D.C. at a crucial point of my training. Instead of halting training or spending hours running on the hotel treadmill, I hired a running guide through City Running Tours who took me on a sightseeing run through our nation’s capital.

So when I heard about a physical fitness event  — again, in Washington, DC — coming up on October 11, I thought I would share it with you. Bike for the Heart is a day-long event put on by the Sister to Sister organization, a group dedicated to educating women about heart health and risk prevention and providing free heart health checkups.

The day consists of four events:

 - a family-friendly five-mile bike ride around our nation’s capital (this would be my choice)

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I have a 3-year-old son and we are going to be flying in October. Does he need his car seat when we fly

Hi Katrina! I hope you’re headed somewhere great on your October trip.

The short answer to your question is no, your son does not need his car seat, but it is probably a good idea. Since your son is three, you will be required to purchase a separate ticket for him. You may choose to use his car seat as a restraint for him but if you do, make sure it is FAA approved. Most car seats will meet these guidelines.

If you choose not to use your child’s car seat in flight, you do have the option of purchasing a CARES harness. It is the only FAA-approved child restraint harness. Read more about it here.

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