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Monday, October 21, 2013

Whatever Goes Giveaway Hop: Glide Bikes Go Glider Balance Bike, Teach your kiddo to ride their bike without training wheels

Welcome to the "Whatever Goes" Giveaway Hop hosted by Mommy's Favorite Things and Mama's Baby Cupcakes.

This hop is an open theme so whatever the blogger wants to showcase goes!! After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other bloggers and see what they have to offer! Each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner.

Our giveaway item is one AMAZING Balance Bike from Glide Bikes!

Glide Bikes makes multiple balance bikes for children of ALL ages: the Ezee Glider for ages 2-4.5, the Mini Glider for kids ages 2-5, the Go Glider for ages 5-10, and the Super Glider for ages 10-adult. Not sure which one to get for your kiddo? Check out their sizing chart. The major thing I noticed between the Ezee Glider and the Mini Glider is that the Ezee Glider is just a little shorter for petite, little tots that are just smaller than the average kiddo.

When other neighborhood kids are riding their bikes to each other's houses and parks, etc, this exclusion of not being able to participate with their peers causes some sadness, some embarrassment and quite a bit of frustration with your kiddos. I know how it can be when it seems like you're the only kid on the block that can't ride their bike, and rather than tell your friends you can't do it, you just say you don't WANT to. This then just perpetuates the preference for more sedentary play options, and oftentimes is part of the gateway to obesity. 

Guess what? I have a simple and beautiful answer to this issue.  Glide Bikes enables your child to learn how to ride their bicycle without training wheels, safely, effectively, without fear, and at their own pace. The Go Glider bike includes brakes to get children acquainted to a hand braking system long before their first ride on a traditional bike. This helps with safety as well as peace if mind for your child. This creates less stress, and allows learning a bike to be the fun experience it should be!
 
As you all know, I'm a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, and I see children between 0-21 years of age. A lot of the children I see have poor core strength, decreased confidence with their feet off the ground and perform intensive sensory integration treatment.

I selected the Go Glider for review; because, I was interested in using it at the clinic I currently work for to help the kiddos be able to learn to ride a bicycle. When it comes to occupational therapy, it's not just handwriting, fine motor skills, dressing- it's also other areas (occupations) in the child's life which affect by their ability to perform and function independently and safely. The inability to ride a bicycle becomes an actual functional deficit with play and leisure activity around 5-7 years of age.

This Go Glider bike can hold a child up to 125lbs; however, I won't lie, I tried it myself! I have to demonstrate for a lot of my patients; because, verbal instructions can be difficult to process for a LOT of kiddos.  Having no pedals allows kids to conquer the first daunting task in becoming an independent biker- balance. Made with quality materials, with proper care this bike will last through multiple children, and then be passed on to friends. Or, even, hey, why not donate to your local pediatric therapy clinic after your kiddo is finished with learning on it!?! We receive little reimbursement and it's quite expensive to make sure we have all of the equipment in order to help our patients meet their goals. 

I see children that have difficulty riding bikes for a plethora of reasons; some of the reasons are due to poor core strength and postural control, decreased balance, low endurance,  or ability to perform the reciprocal foot patterning for pedaling. Truly, there are SO many reasons that result in a childs' inability to learn the skill of bicycle riding. For more indepth information, as to the probable deficits and possible ways to help, as well as more detail regarding Balance Bikes, check out my post OT: Teach Bicycle Riding without Training Wheels.

So, you mamas and daddies out there, if you have an older child still isn't riding a two wheeler bike, but you are worried about the frustration, stress and decreased self-esteem that comes with learning, the Go Glider is the perfect way to teach them to balance independently, safely, effectively, without fear, and at their own pace! This will make an EXCELLENT Holiday gift for Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, Winter Solstice, you know, whatever you celebrate. :)

Glide Bikes has agreed to give one lucky winner a
Glide Bikes Balance Bike in the size and color of their choice with an ARV $160!

Can't wait or happen not to be the winner of the giveaway? 
The AMAZINGLY GENEROUS people over from Glide Bikes, has provided a 
Coupon Code for 10% off their total purchase at Glide Bikes: NMBCC
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151 comments:

  1. I am crazy in love with that blue bike! Would be an awesome toy to have for the nephews!

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  2. The GoGlider dimensions sounds perfect and I like that the handle bars adjust

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  3. my son would love the green bike!

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  4. My daughter loves the red bike. I like it has the bar to rest the feet.

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  5. I would like the Red Go Glider with Air Tires as I have a 5 year old granddaughter that would love it.

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  6. My grandson would love to have the Green bike because that is his favorite color! I love that it holds up to a weight of 125 lbs!

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  7. my grandson loves the green bike, my granddaughter likes the red one becase red is her and grandma's favorite color

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  8. I learned there's a handbrake, which I think is unique for a balance bike.

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  9. I learned the seat is easy to adjust, that's a huge plus!

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  10. id love the blue bike for my son.babyphatqueen420@aol.com

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  11. I love that it's an indoor/outdoor bike.

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  12. I learned that Glide Bikes include patented slow speed geometry, which allows the balance bike to achieve balance at 2mph.

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  13. This bike sounds awesome to teach a child balance..I like the hand brake system and it holds a child up to 125 lbs.

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  14. I learned that the mini can hold a child up to 125lbs

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  15. I learned that the mini can hold a child up to 125lbs

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  16. it is very lightweight and will fit a child up to 125 pounds. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  17. I like that there is a handbrake!

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  18. I learned that it has a footrest and a hand brake!

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  19. I like that they say its built to hold up and to last through use by multiple children!

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  20. Our boys would LOVE this!

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  21. I can't believe it holds up to 125 pounds!

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  22. I learned that they also carry the Super Glider that is for ages 10 and up. It is good for good for older kids that have not learned at a younger age to ride, for adults who never learned, children with disabilities, stc.

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  23. I learned that handlebars adjust for proper arm alignment

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  24. Visited and learned A bike that fits your child properly is critical to the learning process.

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  25. They are covered by a lifetime warranty! Nice!

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  26. I love that it holds up to a weight of 125 lbs! My son would love the green bike! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

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  27. We would love the red bike. We had a similar bike that was made of wood and after one season of sitting out on our porch it deteriorated to being completely unusable.

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  28. I learned that there is a handbrake.

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  30. It is supposed to ease the frustration and help prevent some of the injuries associated with learning to ride a bike. They learn to balance without learning to depend on the training wheels.

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  31. I love that it has a good strong weight limit on it, 125 lbs! thats great for when one of my older kids trys to get on my youngest bike!

    ssgsweeps @ hotmail.com

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  32. I learned that there's a hand break which is really great!

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

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  33. I like the Hand brakes

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  34. Love this bike :) I learned this bike is a larger version of the Mini and can hold a child up to 125lbs!

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  35. it can hold up to 125 which means mommy can show how without it breaking in half :)

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  36. The mini can hold a child up to 125lbs which is great it will last a long time before having to buy one for when their bigger

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  37. I like that it is indoor or outdoor and that it has a handbrake.

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  38. I learned that it is capable of holding a child up to 125 lbs. I also appreciate that t has a handbrake and can be used indoors or outside.

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  39. I like that it teaches children how to use a handbrake and can also be used indoors

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  40. I learned it has a quick release seat.

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  41. I like that it has a hand break. We've had other balance bikes in the past but neither of them had brakes, which was really hard on the kids shoes since they had to drag their feet to stop.

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  42. i learned that there are 4 different sized bikes. it can work from toddlers to teens.

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  43. Eliminating the need to pedal allows your child to focus on how to balance without worrying about the footwork required to power a traditional bicycle.

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  44. I learned that they have different sizes and the Sizing Chart is so neat to help us make sure we get the right size!

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  45. Balance bikes are awesome! I think that it is neat that it has the handbrake! My step-daughter races in bmx races and i would love to start getting my son ready to try! He just can't get the balance down! And his bike without training wheels still has the pedals in the way! He loves watching his sister race and says he wants to!

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  46. I learned that by eliminating the need to pedal it allows a child to focus on how to balance without worrying about the footwork required to power a traditional bicycle.

    shebebes@yahoo.com

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  47. I love that kids as young as 18 months can use it.
    Jennelle J

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  48. My son has Severe autism and this would be great in helping him learn how to ride a bike

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  49. I learned that the reason for the glide bike is to Eliminate the need to pedal which allows your child to focus on how to balance.

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  50. The 2013 mini glider model is designed for the youngest learners, from age 2 to 5 years. Perfect for my daughter.

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  51. I've been looking into balance bikes for an upcoming birthday and I like that the Glider bikes have foot pegs to rest on when gliding. I haven't found that with most bikes. Cool feature!

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  52. I love that they are designed for younger kids.

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  53. Glide Bikes Inc. warrants each new Glide Bikes frame, rigid fork, or original component part of the Glide Bike against defects in workmanship and materials, for the lifetime of the original owner

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  54. I learned that kids as young as 18 months can use these bikes. I love this idea - it makes sense!

    maggie at literary winner dot com

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  55. I love that they have so many different models and colors available so that kids as young as 18 months and as old as 10 can pick out their perfect bike!

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  56. learned there's a handbrake, which I think is unique for a balance bike.

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  57. How awesome! I llove how adjustable the handlebars and seat are. I also LOVE that children as young as 18 months can use it and it has a maximum weight of 125 lbs. That is great for being able to grow with the child

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  58. I learned that they do not need training wheels.

    longshaw4735@hotmail.com

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  59. I like the fact that a two year is able to easily ride the bike. There are so many bikes that say 2 year old friendly, but in actuality they are better suited for older toddlers. Thanks.

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  60. i like that no training wheels are needed.

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  61. I learned that it comes with a lifetime warranty and can be used even after learning to use a pedal bike.

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  62. Ashley Chassereau ParksWednesday, October 30, 2013

    I learned that the bikes weigh between 8-10 pounds! That would definitely we easy to put in the back of the car to go to the park!

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  63. I love that the bike is lightweight and it can be ridden indoors and outdoors. My son would love this!

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  64. Kids as young as 18 months can use the glide bike.

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  65. I learned it doesn't have pedals, chains, or gears

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  66. I learned that they have patented low speed downhill geometry of just 2 mph.

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  67. I learned that Glide Bikes makes charitable donations that have helped to supply kids with the tools to enjoy a lifetime of biking, or went to helping other causes that benefit the community.

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  68. i learned that their bikes weigh between 8-10 pounds.

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  69. I like that it can hold up to 125lbs. and my daughter would love it!

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  70. Riders as young as eighteen months can begin their bike riding adventures easily and safely with glide bikes.

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  71. Love that all of the grandchildren could use it as it is for kids up to 125 pounds and is adjustable

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  72. I learned that on the website you can submit your story about Glide Bikes

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  73. These are a much better way to teach kids to ride bikes.

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  74. I learned that these bikes are are built low to the ground and without pedals, chains, or gears.

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  75. i love how they have these bikes for children, it shows them balance and how to ride without fear. i wish they had these bikes back in the day when i was a kid
    my bike didn't have a hand brake. this one does. I LOVE IT

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  76. I love that they're low to the ground

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  77. I like that they are so simple and that there isn't extra stuff to get in the way of the child's feet

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  78. What's fantastic is that they are able to skip the step of training wheels!!

    Jenny Stanek
    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  79. melissaandkeith millerSunday, November 03, 2013

    that these bikes are are built low to the ground

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  80. I learned that their bikes include patented slow speed geometry, which allows the balance bike to achieve balance at 2mph.

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  81. I like that it is a indoor as well as outdoor bike

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  82. I learned that Glide Bikes are light and safe, weighing in at just 8-10 pounds... I'm intrigued by their statement that Glide Bikes are perfect for special needs children, since my little brother has Down syndrome. Thank you for hosting this great giveaway!

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  83. I like the fact that children as young as 18 months can use this. This is perfect for my 3 youngest grandchildren.

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  84. I love that there are different sizes, a hand brake and a kick stand!

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  85. I like that they teach balance without the using training wheels.

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  86. I love that they fit children up to 125 pounds! my 8 year old needs this, she is terrified to learn how to ride her bike

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  87. I like that they are built low to the ground.

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  88. I learned that they have several different models!

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  89. I learned that they have bikes that help children with special needs learn to ride bike.

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  90. Glide Bikes are wonderful because they help teach a new bike rider how to balance before they have to worry about pedaling and builds confidence in riding.

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  91. It's nice that you can use the bikes indoor or outdoor!

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  92. I like that the seats are easy to adjust

    Thank you for the chance to win

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  93. I like that kids as young as 18 months can learn to ride them

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  94. I love that there is a pretty wide range of ages that can ride them. I have a 1, 2, and 4 year old, and they would all love it!

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  95. mini glider in pink, I love that it teaches basics!

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  96. It's nice that riders as young as eighteen months can begin their bike riding adventures easily and safely with glide bikes.

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  97. kids as young as 18 mos can use these fab bikes. So cool!!!

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  98. I really like they included a handbrake.

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  99. I like that they are built close to the ground so kids can put their feet down at any time. This makes kids feel more secure. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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  100. I like the fact that my child can practice steering and balancing without the distractions of using pedals and braking.

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  101. I love that it holds up to 125 pounds! And I really love the blue bike!!!!

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  102. The handlebars are adjustable, which seems like a great idea.

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  103. I learned that Glide bikes are small balance bikes that are built low to the ground and without pedals, chains, or gears.

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  104. I learned- Riders as young as eighteen months can begin their bike riding adventures easily and safely with glide bikes.

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  105. I love that Glide Bikes teach balance, coordination and confidence before my child learns to ride a regular bike.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  106. I like the Glide Bikes are built low to the ground and without pedals, chains, or gears

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  107. they are made out of a durable steel allot to be more econimical!

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  108. i love that my little guy could learn to ride without training wheels and that it is close to the ground

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  109. I learned that they are small balance bikes that are built low to the ground and without pedals, chains, or gears.

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  110. Riders as young as 18 mos. can use the bikes.
    Thanks :)

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  111. i learned these are made without pedals chains and gears and is perfect for training

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  112. I'm so impressed with these bikes. I love how they start off at a young age. My 4 year old daughter is currently getting Occupational Therapy. I wish they could teach her how to pedal, but sadly they will not do that in the school setting. I have worked with her since she was 2, and she just can't figure this out. This bike would be the perfect solution. I love how they designed it with all kids in mind. This really looks like a great product.

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  113. I would like the Red Go Glider with Air Tires

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  114. i like
    Glide bikes are small balance bikes that are built low to the ground and without pedals, chains, or gears. This eliminates the risk of crashes and injuries caused by chains and gears while giving your children less to think about while learning a new skill

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  115. it helps them learn to balance and there is less risk of injury due to them not having gears and chains

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  116. I like the fact that it has an adjustable seat and a bar to rest their feet.

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  117. It can hold me.... and I am 9 months pregnant with number 2! Love the 125lb weight limit.

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  118. learned that as young as 18 months can start riding them!
    Richard Hicks

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  119. I learned that it can hold a child up to 125 pounds.

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  120. I learned that the Super Glider bike caters to older youth and adults with special needs to help them learn quickly and fit in with others because the bike is designed as a fully functioning bike but still has the low center of gravity! How awesome, thanks!

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  121. I like that the glide Bikes are light and safe, weighing in at just 8-10 pounds and designed with our patented low speed downhill geometry of just 2 mph.

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  122. I love that they are made for children 18 months and up to start practicing and feeling confident with riding. I also love that they are so lightweight so if the child did fall over, they could easily get the bike off of them and up.
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  123. I love it has an easy adjustable seat.

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  124. I think it is really neat that there are four different steps of this bike. From beginner to almost adult. And I noticed that they were doing fund raisers for Cancer. Really neat company! Thanks for the chance to win one of their products!

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  125. The lower center of gravity and the different steps to being able to be independent is awesome. My daughter is special needs and VERY scared about riding her bike, I think this would be amazing her for her... she is 6 and doesn't feel comfortable riding and sometimes the other kids tease her, I think this would be great for her self confidence!

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  126. I enjoy the versatility of different bikes for different age ranges. My daughter is 11 and has Asperger's. She has been unable to learn to ride a bike for years. This would probably be perfect for her!

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  127. The size/age range for this is amazing. Phenomenal, really.

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  128. I learned the have a bike for older kids and adults.

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  129. I had no idea about these! Wish I would've had one! I love that they're light - and the colors are great!

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  130. I learned that Downhill Mountain Bike Geometry (65° seat and head tube angles) is designed to give the bike the slowest balancing speed possible

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  131. there are no training wheels either; kids won't need them with our specially designed bikes which are perfect for young children or special needs children

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  132. I learned that they only weigh 8-10 pounds. This would be great for my grandchildren

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  133. Love the easy adjustable seat

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  134. They have bikes for kids from 18 months old all the way up

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  135. I learned that the seat is easy to adjust! Which is perfect since my little guys would have to share :)

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  136. I learned that kids as young as 18 months can use these bikes!

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  137. I love they have different sizes for different ages

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  138. I learned that there are no training wheels on their bikes

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  139. I love that Glide Bikes are light and safe, weighing in at just 8-10 pounds. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  140. I learned that Glide Bikes are built low to the ground in order to easily allow children to place both feet on the road at any time

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  141. Later on at work I walked around outside to save my ears a bit of pain. I do this because hearing loss is an occupational hazard in a karaoke bar, and taking breaks helps save your ears. electric bikes

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