Archive for June, 2010
Tikes Bikes is excited to add another great product to our growing and unique collection of mobility toys for children ages 1 -6. We now sell a great Italian scooter for your 3 – 5 year old. The Italtrike Outside Scooter is a great introduction to scooting, with a scooter that looks a big kid’s but with little kid features including:
- Foot brake
- Wide non-slip foot place
- Kick stand
- Rubber tires
- Lightweight, only 11 pounds
- Designed and manufactured in Italy
- 1 year warranty
- Meets all ASTM, CPSC and CE standards
- Weight capacity: 50 pounds
- 28″ high by 37.5″ long by 16.5″ wide
The Italtrike is currently on sale for $50.00 and FREE SHIPPING - a great savings from the regular price of $69.99!
We’ve had many parents asking us for infant helmets this summer and with an infant of our own in the family, we know how hard it is to find one for those little guys!
The good news/bad news is this:
GOOD NEWS! The smallest helmet we have found for infants and toddlers is for heads starting at 18 inches in circumference. Tikes Bikes sells Little Nutty Helmets that adjust for head sizes from 18 inches to 20.5 inches or 46 – 52 centimeters. This allows you to use the helmet for several years as your child grows. Additionally, Oregonians will be happy to know that Little Nutty Helmets are made by Nutcase Helmets, a Portland company.
BAD NEWS… Many infant heads are smaller than 18 inches! Our little peanut’s head is a mere 41 centimeters making it impossible for him to wear a helmet safely. In fact, the reason manufacturers may not make helmets that small might be because injury prevention specialists and doctors do not recommend that children under 1 ride in a trailer, child seat or sidecar.
We know people all over the world take their infants and toddlers on two-wheeled transportation so we’ll keep looking for peanut sized helmets but until then, if you have a child that fits into a Little Nutty Helmet – we highly recommend them!
For another view on infants and bikes, check out BikePortland.org.
If you haven’t been to a Sunday Parkways event in Portland, put one on your calendar this summer! They occur once per month, in a different neighborhood, all over Portland. Neighborhood streets are closed to vehicle traffic and OPEN to BIKE TRAFFIC ONLY! It’s a great way to take your entire family for a bike ride on the streets of Portland, safely. At neighborhood parks, there are food vendors, playgrounds, and many different activities for adults and children to enjoy.
We attended our first Sunday Parkways in May along with several Strider PREBikes, a Skuut, Little Nutty Helmets and WheelyBugs. Many parents put their kid on a balance bike for the first time and we loved seeing all the brave kids ride up and down the bike ramps!
We’ll be at Sunday Parkways all summer so make sure to bring your friends and family along and come by to say hi!