The LIKEaBIKE is a unique toy vehicle for children between the ages of two and five. It’s a learning bike with no pedals — children can push themselves along with their feet. It allows them to gain the confidence and coordination to ride a real bike. It can be used indoors and out. With its inflated tires, it can be used for trips off the beaten track. A rear-wheel mudguard catches dirt.
The LIKEaBIKE is crafted from mostly natural materials: birch plywood, stainless steel, rubber and felt. It’s sturdy — designed to hold up under the often rough treatment of young children. The gap between the frame and the fork, moreover, is filled with felt, to prevent fingers getting pinched there. The felt also prevents the front wheel from making sharp turns, a common cause for mishaps with young riders of regular bikes. LIKEaBIKE has received the “Spiel Gut” Prize — a German award meaning “Good Toy”.
The LIKEaBIKE is manufactured and assembled in Germany. This toy was initially developed in 1997 by the product designer Rolf Mertens, from the town of Aachen, for his own children.
There are three models available the prices range from $263 to $295.
Available from Amazon.