On our list. We've seen this German beauty online and in stores many a time and definitely admired its design. But this weekend after seeing it in action, the LIKEaBIKE jumped to our must-have list.
While heading into our local coffee bar for a cup Saturday morning, a helmeted three-year old darted out with LIKEaBIKE and Dad in tow. The toddler mounted the bike, leaned forward and took off like an Olympic speedskater. He looked like he was gliding over the concrete sidewalks, flying past parking meters.
It made us think of our own childhood. He looked so free. Notice that none of the several models of LIKEaBIKE have pedals. So a toddler as young as 2 can use his feet to propel it and learn balance. This supposedly should help him graduate more easily to a real bike.
So how much is this going to set you back? The original LIKEaBIKE sells for about $255, with the various models costing a bit more. And of course, there are accessories to trick it out. You can buy the matching trailer for about $205. A more reasonable option is to buy the front-mounted basket for about $41.
A saddlebag and kickstand also are available. We still have about a year before buying, but we'd like to hear from you...is LIKEaBIKE a winner with tots?