Like-a-Bike: Push Bikes for Little Ones

Like-a-Bike: Push Bikes for Little Ones

Sarah Coffey
Jun 23, 2010

Designed especially for children between the ages of 2 and 5, Like-a-Bikes are wooden toy vehicles that are safe and suitable for smaller children, before they're ready for a big kid bike. It has no pedals, and it's operated by a child pushing off the ground with their feet. They're all curves — no sharp edges — and they look cool (which is the real reason we like them so much) .

The bikes weigh around 8 pounds, and they're made in Germany from birch plywood, stainless steel, rubber, and felt. Designer Rolf Mertens created the original prototype for his own children in 1997, then began manufacturing them for sale.

As a child grows, the seat can be adjusted in height from 13 to 17 inches. (There's also a seat pole extension you can buy for taller children.) They don't come cheap — prices start around $250 and top out around $250 and top out around $300.

Like-a-Bikes are sold through their site online, or through a network of retailers including Maukilo, Modern Child, FAO Schwarz, Giggle, and others. See the full list of network stores here.

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Mountain Bike, $315
Spoky Bike, $299
Forest Bike, $329
Race Bike, $289
Jumper Bike, $269

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