Congrats to our winner Pamela!

Let’s face it….watching kids learn to ride a bike without training wheels for the first time is kind of painful and even – a little cringe-inducing. Little feet need to hit just the right combination of balance, but the first few dozen times almost always leads to some scraped knees or worse, not to mention bashed self-confidence.

As parents we have always accepted this process as a necessary evil in order to get a child from one stage to the next; training wheels to sans training wheels. Well, thanks to Ralf Coerschulte, a German cyclist and product designer of the FirstBIKE, scraped knees and bruised ego can be left in the dust.

FirstBIKE is designed for ages 22 months to 5 years.

**How does it work:**

**Age and Height requirements:** Its minimum seat height of 12 inches (with Lowkit accessory) enables even 2-year-olds to master the sensation of keeping their balance within hours. Weighing only 8.6 lbs., FirstBIKE is almost three times lighter than a traditional pedal bike with training wheels.

**What it’s made of:** Instead of using training wheels or inflexible materials like wood or metal, FirstBIKE was designed without pedals and with a flexible and durable high-tech frame. Every FirstBIKEâ„¢, includes a high-tech injection-molded composite frame that doesn’t scratch, splinter, swell or rust thanks to its frame and fork made from 30% glass fiber reinforced nylon composite.

**The best way to get your TOT on the bike:** Lay it on its side and jump up and down on the frame to show how flexible it is! All of this affords tots who train on FirstBIKE safety, balance and pride from the start. This allows them to smoothly transition to pedal bikes without ever needing training wheels!

**What about SAFETY:** The FirstBIKE frame material gives it flex for comfort and posture support, strength for durability and lightness for great maneuverability. FirstBIKE features a grippy, cushioned “horse saddle” seat preventing children from slipping off while riding downhill and which absorbs shock from bumps in the road. Most importantly, the unique rear-drum braking system makes FirstBIKE the safest balance bike ever (most balance bikes lack a braking system at all, or have a V-brake that can pinch little fingers!) There are no pokey, sharp parts for a child to get hurt with, either.

As its American website, www.FirstBIKE.us proclaims, this two-wheeler is all about a first sense of balance, first sense of fun and first sense of adventure. Parents will be impressed with the first impression of the pure design. Online consumers can choose playful accessories to match the personality of the child.

Color options, tire options, a LowKitâ„¢ lowering kit, baskets, bells, a MonoSkiâ„¢ ski attachment and more make FirstBIKE a work of art, function and safety. To get revved up about how cool and fun the bikes are, check out the videos at www.firstbike.us

And guess what? We are giving one of these www.firstbike.us away to one lucky Thestatenislandfamily.com reader! For a chance to nab one for the lil TYKE in your life leave a comment here with who taught you to ride YOUR FIRST BIKE? For a second entry you can Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway! For a Third entry you can Like The Staten island family on facebook! For a fourth entry you can Like The First bike Company on Facebook . Good luck! Giveaway ends April 16th!

My daddy!! 🙂

My Dad taught me! This is amazing. I would absolutely love to win it for my daughter. We drug out her tricycle from last year & realized she is too tall for it, so this would be perfect for her.

I guess it was my mom–it was a long time ago 😉

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I was so lucky when I was a kid both my mom and dad taught me to ride a bike when I was little.

My dad… after lots of knee scrapes I finally did. Now I am trying to teach my 2 and 3 year olds how to ride! can’t wait.

My mom and dad both taught me! I remember my first bike too! It was green and old but my dad fixed it up and I remember it had an awful squeak when I pedaled! They never fixed the squeak so they could hear where I was going at all times!

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my older sister taught me how to ride a bike

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My dad taught me how to ride my first bike; I think I was 7. It’s one of a few distinct memories I have from when I was that young!

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My dad did! Great memories!

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My family taught me, it was a group effort 🙂

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My dad taught me to ride my first bike.

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my brothers did

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My daddy! He encouraged me to get right back up even after falling- a valuable lesson for life!

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My Dad Taught Me How To Ride A Bike!:)

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My mom taught me to ride my bike, though Dad helped put the training wheels on.

Both of my parents helped. Though I was such a wimp I was way older than “normal” when I finally got my training wheels off!:P

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My best friend in 3rd grade taught me to ride!

My Dad taught me to ride my first bike.

My dad taught me how to ride my first bike.

I really dont remember!

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My dad taught me how to ride my first bike.

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My mom and dad taught me how to ride…..we lived on a horrible hill while I was growing up, so I had lots of scars from learning! LOL

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My dad taught me how to ride a bike.

My neighbor, who was 6, taught me. I wanted to ride her banana seat bike with the tassles so badly, I learned very fast

mom and dad both plus I’m sure my sister encouraged

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my granddaddy taught me 🙂

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My dad taught me!

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My dad. Back when I was learning how to drive a bike we used to rent them by the hour. And I remember my dad telling me its better you fall a couple of times and lose the fear of falling right in the beginning. I learnt to drive a bike without training wheels. Good memories and wish to make similar memories with my 2yo.

My dad taught me.

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My Dad was it! He was the 1st person to show me how to ride a bike 🙂 Thanks

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Forgot to mention my twitter name…

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My 2 older sisters actually taught me in yard one day..lol

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My mom taught me 🙂 Cant wait to teach my 3 yr old

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My dad and brothers (by watching them)

My dad taught me to ride a bike.

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I think I taught myself

My older brother taught me to ride a bike the first time! I had a super cool sparkly purple bike with a big ol’ banana seat!

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My dad taught me how to ride a bike.

somehow my parents bribed my brother to teach me to ride a bike. my reward for learning was a much coveted glow worm!

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It’s been so long ago, I don’t really know. I can’t remember anyone helping me, but I’m sure someone did. Probably my brother and/or sister.

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my brother taught me to ride a bike.one of my favorite memories. 🙂

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My grandfather taught me.

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My Dad taught me how to ride a bike.

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My stepdad taught me how to ride my first bike…and it must have taken so much patience on his part, because I was soooo timid and scared of learning! But I’m so glad he did because even in high school, my stepdad & I would go on long bike rides together!

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It was my dad ,what a great giveaway thank you,good luck everyone !

My Daddy taught me how to ride a bike.

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my dad taught me how to ride it is a very good memory for my

No one taught me to ride a bike. I taught myself. We lived on a farm, I was the youngest of 5 and everyone else rode bikes, so I taught myself so I could ride too.

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My dad taught me. I can still remember the thrill when he let go the first time.

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