[The comments on this post are now closed. I’d like to congratulate Evelin on winning the bicycle, and thank Performance Bicycle for providing such a great prize.]
The other day my husband took the kids out for a long bike ride, and while Fiona is still clinging to her training wheels like a non-swimmer to a life jacket, Jake is quite the biker, even if he is getting too big for his current bike. The kid just grows too fast. I wasn’t able to convince him that his knees are supposed to be level with his chin when he pedals, like a clown in the circus. So, it’s time for a new bike.
I try to buy whatever I can online, where possible and practical, but buying a bike online is annoying because it means that we (uh, me, usually) have to put it together. And it’s not like bikes come in a thousand pieces, but getting the brakes right and other adjustments are hard. However, there’s a store, Performance Bicycle, that will put their private label bikes together for you and adjust the fit to the height of your child, and ship it right to your door for a great price. No staying up until three on Christmas morning getting the big surprise ready! The bike arrives in a very big box, all ready to go. Look for “Shipped 100% Built” in the item description, and all you’ll have to do is roll the bike out of the box, tighten the handlebars, and it’s ready to ride. No tools, no yelling (oh, is that just us when we assemble things?).
Performance Bicycle also has stores in sixteen states, so if you buy in-store look for bikes with the Kids’ Bike Growth Guarantee, which gives you discounts on future bike purchases (see the site for details).
Performance Bicycle is giving Jake a new bike from their own line, and I also get to give one away! The winner can choose either the Boys Burnout 20″ 7-speed, or the Girls Starling 20″ 7-speed, both shipped 100% built – these bikes retail for $249!
To enter, all you have to do is tell me something about your family and bikes – where you like to bike, a funny learning-to-ride story, anything you want. Just leave a comment on this post.
For a second entry, you may tweet about this contest with a link back to this page. Or, you can copy and tweet the following:
Enter to win a fully assembled $249 kids’ Performance Bicycle from @SelfishMom! http://bit.ly/can4DI
Make sure to leave a second comment with a link to your tweet, or it won’t count (instructions on how to find and post the url of your tweet can be found here).
So, that’s a maximum of two entries per household please! This contest will close at noon-ish on Friday, November 26th and the winner will be chosen by random.org. You must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Prizes may be shipped within the continental United States only. See my complete Giveaway Rules page for more information.
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