We received a sample MyKick Adjustable Metal Push Bike to review and found that Zoe’s legs are much longer than I expected. So we had another girl in mind that reviewed it for us. MyKick Push Bike, you can search for your very own local dealer. The suggested retail price is $129.99! I loved the rubber wheels and the adjustable seat and handle bars. It grows with the child.
For many children who’ve enjoyed Burley’s industry-leading bicycle trailers, the MyKick push bike, also known as a balance bike, is the perfect option for those who, as young as 1.5 yrs, aren’t ready to pedal but want to ride a bike. A push bike has no pedals, no crankset and chain, and no training wheels. Both of my children had push bikes and they called them motorcycles. They loved them so much that everyone in the neighborhood ended up with one form of it or another and they formed the Motorcycle gang. They were adorable pedalingng up and down the street in our cul-de-sac.
The MyKick, the natural step in between a bicycle trailer and a bicycle, allows a child to power along just by kicking. Riders quickly learn how to coast and balance on two wheels. With an adjustable seat post and handlebars, the MyKick grows with the child. That’s one thing our push bikes didn’t have. They were plastic and just one size. The MyKick is available in kid-friendly colors Firetruck Red, Cotton Candy Pink and Summer Green, it also offers rubber, flat-free tires and spoked wheels. I was very happy to see the rubber tires because they will last twice as long as the plastic ones my kids had.
“The MyKick is not only fun, it teaches future bicycle riders the fundamentals of balance and control,” said Burley President Frank Roome. “It is an excellent middle step from bike trailer to an actual bicycle.”
The introduction of a push bike coincides with Burley’s overall growth and updated child trailer line for 2013. It also provides a glimpse of what’s to come in the evolution of the company known as the wordwide leader in bicycle trailer design.
“We’re continually exploring new sales channels, understanding and meeting our customers’ demands. The MyKick reflects those efforts. We’ll continue to grow our product line with new announcements later this year. It’s very exciting!” said CEO Mike Coughlin.
In 2012 Burley introduced the Plus, an attachment that turns its Piccolo or Kazoo trailercycle into a full-size children’s bicycle. With the MyKick joining the mix, Burley’s line now offers a range of choices for families with children of all ages and sizes.