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Balance Bikes Help Kids Develop Early Skills

Forget the training wheels, teach your kids balance the European way. Credit: Smart Gear
Though they've been used for decades in Europe to help teach kids how to ride a bicycle, balance bikes are just starting to catch on in the United States....
These Smart Balance Bikes from Smart Gear are pedal-free and help develop a child's balance and coordination as they sit and walk or run with the bike by pushing with their feet. If the bike starts to fall, kids instinctively use their feet to regain their balance.

This is How We Roll: Taga Stroller Bicycle

The coolest bicycle built for two. Credit: Taga The Dutch are really quite clever. Not only did they give the world clogs, tulips and the incandescent Audrey Hepburn, now they've come up with an ingenious mode of parental transportation. Called...

Delivering Birthday Party Invitations: An Unexpected Workout

At Cabin Fever we aim to make room for everyone in the family to participate, however small or tall the activity. In our last post, our almost-seven-year-old made her own birthday invitations. Thus, our Saturday afternoon plan: to deliver...

Bicycle-riding mom catches pervert

Motherhood is definitely a challenge. It's a lot of hard work and moms are, in their own special way, true superheroes. One Boulder, Colorado mother, however, took that concept literally and chased down a pervert, on her bicycle, while carrying her...

A bike seat that puts your child first

San Francisco is a city of many contradictions. Despite its reputation for traffic congestion, well-known lack of parking, and famous bridges and highways, a lot of people get by just fine without owning a car. Many simply walk or use public transit...

'Hurricane girl' tries to ride bike to Ohio

I remember getting mad at my parents when I was young and threatening to run away on my bike to California. I knew biking it from Texas to California would be a tough trip, but I totally thought it was doable. Somehow, I never worked up the nerve to...

Speaking of cool strollers...

...check out this awesomeness from the Danes! The TrioBike is a bike, a stroller and a... stroller bike? It's designed with the highest of safety standards, good for the waistline, eco-friendly, and if you can't afford the $3K price tag, the Danish...

Towing a bike

For quite a while, I've been lusting after one of those half bikes. You know, it's basically the back half of a bicycle that you attach to your bike so you can drag your kid around with you. The problem is, Sara's really still too young for one and...

Product Recall: Vertical PK7 & Triax PK7 Bicycles

Dynacraft BSC Inc., of American Canyon, California, in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Triax PK7 and Vertical PK7 Bicycles. The frame of these bicycles may crack while being ridden, resulting in...

Hurt boy charged for ice

It's bad enough being hit by a car whilst out riding your bike. You get all scraped up, damage your bike, hurt your ankle -- basically, it can totally ruin your day. That's what happened to sixteen-year-old John Michael Jasset of Newton,...

Gyrobike: the end of the training wheel?

Check this out from our buddy site, Engadget:  There is, apparently, a start-up company that has used technology developed at Dartmouth University to develop a gyroscopic flywheel.  Why, you ask, is this important to me?  Well, I...

Charlene Prince Birkeland's Favorite Blogging Baby Stories of 2005

This is actually one of the easiest assignments I've ever been asked to complete - I joined the Blogging Baby team in mid-December so I have a narrow selection from which to pick my best stories! But I do have favorites, and they start with my boys....

Child's bike recalled

The Novara Dirt Rider 20-inch bike is being recalled because the alloy frame can be prone to failure. Failure of the frame results in the separation of the fork which makes the rider lose control and crash. The bikes were sold at REI stores from...

Root beer wishes and bicycle dreams: Nolan turns four

At exactly 6:15pm tonight, Nolan will be four year's old. We've been celebrating his birthday since he woke up at 8am - a late start for the earlybird who normally rises by 6am. He's opened presents, had a special  breakfast of chocolate chip...

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