Thank you to Burley for providing me with a MyKick to review.
Learning to ride a bike when I was a kid, was like a right of passage. Getting that first “big kid” bike was an honor and you were considered one of the coolest kids on the block once you were able to partake in the daily bike rides with the neighborhood kids. Unfortunately for me, I was a late bloomer when it came to learning to ride a bike. I wasn’t good at balancing myself and I felt awkward and scared of falling. If only I had a Burley MyKick, my bike riding life would have taken off so much faster! The MyKick is the latest in child riding from Burley, one of the largest names in biking. The MyKick is a balance bike that helps to teach children to master the fundamentals of balancing on a bike and gain confidence before setting them onto the real thing.
When it comes to balance bikes, the MyKick is the Cadillac in my opinion. It’s made from a steel frame, giving it the sense and feel of a real bike. It has rubber gripping handles, an adjustable seat and handle bars, aluminum rims, spoked wheels, Durable ball bearing headseat and wheel hubs for reduced friction and extended life, PLUS it has rubber, flat free tires, so there’s no worry of one popping! The MyKick comes completely assembled,( a BIG plus in my book) all the parent needs to do is adjust the handlebars and seat to the child’s height and it’s smooth cruise’n! The MyKick is recommended for ages 3+ (up to 55lbs) and comes in 3 different colors. It also only weighs 11.3 lbs so it’s super easy to transport.
We took the MyKick out for a test ride and my 3.5 year old daughter absolutely loves it! She was easily able to move the handlebars and propel herself by kicking. Although she doesn’t always go in a straight line, I can tell she is learning as she’s riding how to adjust her body to be more comfortable on the MyKick as she picks her feet up. This is exactly what the MyKick is meant to teach kids, to balance and learn how to maneuver their bodies in a way that will keep them stable on a bicycle. The only thing I wish the MyKick had was a kick stand. Without one, you are left having to either lay the bike on the ground or stand it up against something. It would be nice to not have to worry about that and just be able to put a kickstand down.
With so many balance bike choices out today, I can see how it could be hard to make a decision. However, when it comes to quality, kid proofing, design and safety, Burley has them all covered. For me, there is no question as to which brand offers the best in the biking community and Burley has spared no expense when creating the MyKick. If you are looking to help get your kiddo ready for that “big kid” bike, I highly suggest making the first step, grabbing a Burley MyKick!
The Burley MyKick retails for $129.00 on Amazon.com and can be purchased HERE!