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Teaching your child to ride a bike is one of life’s special moments for both parents and their children. It’s a right of passage that most of us experience very young and in it’s own way, an experience that creates a bond of trust and lifelong confidence. Now that I’m in the process of teaching my own children to ride their bikes, I’m finding out it’s a challenging yet rewarding experience.
Through all the falls and frustrated moments, there’s nothing like running behind them only to let go of that bike seat and watch them soar off on their own. Established in 1895, Schwinn, has become one of the most trusted names in bicycles and the go-to resource for recreational bike rider. Not sure were to start when it comes to teaching your child to ride? Take a look at Schwinn’s wonderful info-graphic below and check out their video tutorial on how to teach a child to ride.
Schwinn wants to accompany your family on their journeys in bike riding, from training wheels to backwoods trails. That’s why Schwinn’s SmartStart bicycles are the perfect choice for a bike that will grow with your child. When a SmartStart seat is raised to fit a growing child, the distance from the seat to the handle bars increases. This increases the reach distance and will allow the bike to grow with them, giving the bike a longer use period. Other wonderful features of the Schwinn SmartStart bikes are that they start at the classic 16” inch wheel size, are safer because they wobble less, they are light-weight for stability, the seat is shaped and sized to fit a child, and the grips are smaller for smaller hands.
Another note worthy feature is that the bike’s geometry matches the pedal width to a child’s hip width making it easier to pedal, plus like all Schwinn bikes, SmartStart bikes have a limited lifetime warranty for as long as you own the bike! Take a closer look at the new Schwinn SmartStart series of bikes through their video!
Schwinn’s SmartStart bikes are available in two different styles:
Boys 16 Inch Schwinn Burnout SmartStart Bike
The Schwinn Burnout 16 Inch bike is a great choice to get a new rider started on their cycling journey. Not only does it come with colors and graphics that will win them over, but it has hidden benefits that will make it easier for little bodies to pedal and ride. Each Schwinn SmartStart bike is built with a child’s proportions in mind. The grips are smaller, the pedals are closer together, and the seat is angled in such a way that the body is positioned to make pedaling less stressful. If your child is more comfortable, then they will want to ride, and learning will be less frustrating for everyone involved. Plus, you can’t loose with the Schwinn name, since it is backed with a limited lifetime warranty for as long as you own the bike, and Schwinn has been building great kids bikes since 1895.
Girls’ 16 inch Schwinn Jamboree Bike
Built around the proportions of a child, the Schwinn Jamboree Girls’ 16″ Bike offers SmartStart to ensure your little one rides in comfort. The single-speed bicycle features a coaster brake for simplicity as your little rider bikes up and down your driveway. Coordinating fenders, streamers and classic Schwinn styling provide a cute look, and the handlebar basket lets your youngster bring her favorite toys along for the ride. 6″ tires for speeding along in your driveway, Single-speed for ease of use, Coaster brake for sure stopping power, Handlebar basket lets your little one bring toys or a drink while she rides, Classic Schwinn styling, Coordinated fenders and handlebar streamers for a fun design, SmartStart is built around the proportions of a child for easy on and off, Recommended height: 38″ – 48″ tall.