Congrats to the winner – Jennifer R.!
12/16 Update: Since I have not had the time to promote the bike giveaway this week, I am extending the deadline to Monday at noon. Good luck!
Recently, a blogging friend (Danielle Friedland) introduced me to the YBIKE Balance Bike, a brand that she works with and is excited about. I had heard about balance bikes – the bikes without pedals – before, but I never really thought that they would appeal to my kids. (Besides, each of my sons already have bikes.) Danielle’s enthusiasm rubbed off on me though so I agreed to let Sean review one of the bikes. After he finished, I planned to give it to charity. That was the “plan”.
Now that Sean has had the balance bike for a couple of weeks, I can clearly see the appeal. For one thing, the bike was easy for my husband to put together. Reggie was finished assembling it in a few minutes and Sean has been riding it practically every day. Since the weather has been cold lately, Sean has been riding the bike indoors. It’s really quite cute the way he vrooms around the apartment on his little orange ride. (He acts as if it is his motorcycle. As I think about it, the YBIKE does look a lot like a motorcycle!) The bike is really stable but on the rare occasion when Sean tips it over, it doesn’t really matter because the bike isn’t too heavy. I really like that. From the start, I had told Sean that he was not going to get to keep the bike. He was fine with that before riding it. Now, he has declared “”This is the best bike EVER. I don’t want to give it away!”. He has decided to add the bike to his consistently growing “Christmas Wish List”. We will see…
In any event, the YBIKE balance bike makes a great holiday gift from mom and dad (or aunties, grandparents, etc.) for kids ages 2 to 4. (The manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $79.99.) Since Sean wouldn’t sit still long enough for me to get a good shot of him on the bike, you can look at this quick clip below to see more of the bike’s features:
Since it is the holiday season, I am excited to be hosting a special one week giveaway for the exact same orange YBIKE balance bike that my Sean now loves. To win, simply visit the YBikeusa.com site and answer the question “What is YBIKE’s School Program?” in the Comments section below by noon on Friday, December 17th. Good luck!
Disclosure: YBIKE provided the bikes for the review and the giveaway.