A special thanks to Glide Bikes for providing us with a free product for our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!
About Glide Bikes
Ezee Glider Mini Glider Go Glider
My fearless three year old was more than ready to start riding a bike this past summer. We tested out a few bikes with him, but none of them were to his liking. He is very short for his age so even when purchasing bikes designed for his age range, they were still too big for him. All summer long he would run outside, sit on his bike and extend those little legs to see if he was tall enough to reach the peddles. Well my poor little guy didn’t do much growing this summer and never was able to reach those peddles. This resulted in a whole lot of “scooting” around on his bike, just using his legs to bring the bike where he wanted to go. All his attention was so focused on trying to reach the peddles that he never really was able to actually learn how to ride it on his own. That is when we discovered the solution! Little Mr. Frugal recently had the opportunity to review the mini glider and he is absolutely in love with it! No longer must he worry about peddles and being able to reach them, all his attention can now be focused on balancing. The glide bike is also extremely light, allowing him to have a better handle of it and not having to worry about falling so hard. This bike is just the perfect size and weight to help him learn how to balance on the bike. We brought it outside in the driveway where there is a small little hill. My son proceeded to practice going down the hill with his legs out in the air. It was so fascinating to watch how he would lean or put a foot down when he felt he was going to fall over. His natural instinct to lean towards the proper side immediately took over as he no longer had so many other things to focus on. This is overall a fantastic bike to help children learn the basics of riding a bike without the worry of peddles and the heaviness of a full sized bike. I am looking forward to watching my son’s balancing ability increase and for him to have a stress free time learning to ride a bike!
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