Today is a big one, folks! Biking is near and dear to our hearts and we couldn’t be more excited about hooking up some kids with wheels today! Really, really excited!
First of all, check out the following posts about bikes. Book mark them or pin them or whatever so you can go back and read them later!
- Our full line-up of bike reviews – There’s a LOT!!
- Just say NO! to Training Wheels
- 5 Myths about Kids Bikes Every Parent Should Know
- Get Those Wheels Rolling
- Ride the Hiawatha Trail
- Fat Biking for Kids
- Helmets are NOT Optional
- Biking Scavenger Hunt Birthday Party
- Balance Bikes Aren’t Just for Toddlers
We LOVE this book and think it’s so great for biking kids! You can buy it here (affiliate link).
The Croozer Kid for 1 is an all-in-one model child carrier system that includes attachments for use as a bike trailer, jogger and stroller with the base model. All attachments use their new “Click and Crooz” system for super easy switching between modes and for storage.
While the Croozer Kid PLUS for 2 (see our full review here) is a little wide for getting through standard doorways, the Croozer 1 fits perfectly.
Here’s what we love about Croozer:
- Super wide cab and tons of cargo space
- Ability to use an infant sling (sold separately) so you can put a baby in right away (for strolling)
- Comes with all the attachments (except the ski attachment) so you can bike, stroll or run
- Very easy to use and switch attachments
- Quality, durable construction
Oh Woom…they’ve completely stolen our biking hearts and, if you can drop the money for them, they’re downright fantastic. With kids bikes, you totally get what you pay for and these do not disappoint. A perfect combination of lightweight + kid-friendly geometry + easy hand grips = successful riding for kids!
We’re especially excited to have WOOM on board because the WOOM2 is what we absolutely recommend for kids making the transition from balance bike to pedals. While the WOOM2 does come with a coaster brake (required legally in the U.S. by the Consumer Safety Product Commission), it can be easily switched out with a free wheel for just $19. And yes, that is what we recommend.
Please head over and read our full review of the WOOM2 – covers in much more detail than we will go in here about why it’s such great bike.
Just this year TykesBykes made a name/brand switch to Stampede Bikes and we love what they’re doing. Their bikes are much more affordable but still maintain a really great quality.
Their bikes are lightweight (MUCH more than anything you could get at a box store), have great geometry, quality components and make riding fun.
Stampede also sells three different sizes of balance bikes – 12″, 16″ and 16″ XL (which fits a kid up to 9 years old!) Because not ALL kids learn how to ride as toddlers! Here’s a bunch of reasons why balance bikes aren’t just for toddlers. This also includes a review of the 16″ TykesBykes (again, which is now Stampede Bikes).
L (age 2.5) has been riding the Charger 12″ for the past month and loving it. The photo below is her wearing the Kali Protectives helmet too (because we don’t want to give a bike away without a helmet too!) You can read our full review here!
Win from Croozer, Woom Bikes and Stampede Bikes
We will have 3 winners today:
- Croozer Kid for 1 **Open to US and Canada**
- WOOM 2 Bike + Melon Helmet (choice of blue or purple for bike and choice of helmet, based on availability) **Open to US and Canada**
- Stampede Charger balance bike + Kali Protectives Helmet (winner chooses Charger and helmet size/color, based on availability) **Sorry, open to US only**
Please enter to win using the widgets below.
As usual, the winners will be emailed and announced on this post in the widget once it’s closed. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help!
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