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Giveaway: Hot Wheels and Barbie Bikes

Credit: Mattel From April 17-23, Toys R' Us is offering exclusive deals on ALL Barbie and Hot Wheels Bikes. Prices are down and temperatures are up, so now is the time to surprise your kid with a new set of wheels. And, so your li...So your little one can be the coolest cruiser on the sidewalk, we are giving away one Barbie Bike and one Hot Wheels Bike.

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.

Bicycle Safety Starts With Mom and Dad

Helmets are a must. Credit: Corbis
From training wheels to 10-speeds, make sure your kids know the rules of the road when it comes to bicycle safety. Here's some advice every family should heed before hitting the streets. When to start: ...

Elle MacPherson lets son ride on handlebars

(Think that's bad? See which celebs should never have kids) Supermodel Elle MacPherson is in trouble with the Royal Prevention of Accidents for letting her son ride on the handlebars of her bike. The model was spotted in London with son Aurelius Cy ...

Teen mauled by bear in Alaskan bike race

This chilling incident luckily had a (mostly) happy ending. A fourteen-year-old girl was attacked by a bear during a bike race in Alaska but was saved by her 911 phone call. The teenager, who remains unnamed as of press-time, was participating in a...

Don't park your bike in a Goodwill store

I love to shop at Goodwill and other thrift stores. You just never know what kind of great bargain you are going to find. For example, a shopper at the Goodwill store in Salem, Oregon got a BMX bike that originally sold for over $200 for just $6.99! ...

Product Recall: REI Children's Trailer Bicycles

This past weekend, my husband and I were out front doing yard work when we observed one of these trailer bikes riding by. He had never seen one before and thought it was the coolest thing ever. They are cool, but according to The U.S. Consumer Produc...

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 J...

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...

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 ans...

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 Octo...

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