Another amazing tot’s first day on Strider Prebike

March 30, 2012

This cute tike – only 1 1/2 yrs old, came to tryout a Strider Prebike today at our balance bike demo at Cafe Au Play in Portland, OR. After just a few tries, he was off on his own,  and even managed to learn how to turn and stay on his feet – no help!    […]

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Do you have a 5 – 9 year old not riding a bike yet?

March 15, 2012

It’s not uncommon these days to find grade school kids who are not yet riding a pedal bike without training wheels. Why?  One reason  may be there are more families where both parents are working and kids have less free time playing outdoors during daylight hours. More of our free time is spent in scheduled […]

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Persistence pays off for 12 month old Strider rider

March 9, 2012

This adorable little girl, just turned one, happen to be at Kids Balance Bikes demo ride at Cafe Au Play yesterday.   She was instantly attracted to the bikes and kept toddling over to them and tried to climb on.   Being only 12 months old , she is still too small to be an “independent” Strider […]

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Are all 12″ Balance Bikes the same size?

January 27, 2012

The answer is no!  Most people don’t realize the vast difference between 12″ balance bike sizing.    The biggest variation is the starting seat height.  The next is the handlebar range.  These things make a big difference at the starting point of your child’s balance bike experience!   I hear  parents disgard this advise because they have […]

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What’s new from Strider Sports

November 2, 2011

The Strider Prebike, one of the most popular balance bikes on the market, has just expanded to offer super  fun options including choosing your own colored wheels,  grips, and seat!   Create a bike exactly to your liking!  Choose your favorite sport team colors, or your child’s 2 or 3 favorite colors.  Mix and match and […]

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Biking is not just for summer time!

October 18, 2011

Are you thinking you’ve lost the chance for your child to learn on a balance bike now that summer is over and winter is looming?    Not so!   Many children – including my own have used their balance bikes year round, even in the rain and snow!   Kids need to get out and burn energy and […]

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Wishbone Trike and Balance Bike

November 1, 2010

This balance bike and trike from Wishbone is the newest addition to Kids Balance Bikes and we want to write to brag about it!   This is probably the most versatile wooden balance bike on the market and great quality with a great price.  Your child can start at any age – from the time they […]

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What’s the Scoop with Skuut!

August 19, 2010

The metal skuut has been discontinued by the company Diggin Active in mid 2011.   You can find a similar model through PotteryBarn kids online store – though they may also be discontinuing after this year.   A few metal Skuuts can still be found on or ebay.    Similar sized bike coming in April 2012 will […]

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4 yr old boy graduates from Balance Bike to Pedal bike with barely a blink of an eye…

June 29, 2010

Simon is finally getting REALLY crazy about his pedal bike!  He is now 4 1/2 yrs old.     He could ride this pedal bike at 3 1/2 yrs old, but being very small for his age, he could hardly touch the ground with his tippy toes to start and stop so we put it away […]

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Summer has begun!

June 1, 2010

Best friends Simon and Stella on their Strider and Mini Glider balance bikes for a special trip These two preschoolers, both age 4, went for a 15 block  ride (each way!) to the ice cream shop yesterday for a yummy treat!   Lots of shoppers were out on the sidewalks, people eating at cafes,  window shopping […]

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