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Win a $249 Performance Bicycle Kid’s bike!

[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!

Boys Burnout

Girls Starling

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!

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  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.

Good luck!

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45 Responses to “Win a $249 Performance Bicycle Kid’s bike!”

  1. Anna on November 18th, 2010 8:28 pm

    i’d love to win a bike for my daughters, who are just getting to bike-riding ages (5 & 6). i am the only person in the world who (gasp!) can’t ride a bike.
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  2. OHmommy on November 18th, 2010 10:44 pm

    We went on a bike ride last weekend. My preschooler has a handmedown bike, we purchased a 20″ bike for my son off of local ebay – gently used, and the poor middle child is riding a bike too small for her that I purchased at a garage sale this summer for $20. Only thing is… it’s kinda of broken. She has to pedal faster for it too work. She’s super hard working so it wasn’t a problem but I felt SO bad for her.

    I would love the 20″ bike for her. We are avid bikers and there are a million trails in Cleveland.

  3. OHmommy on November 18th, 2010 10:45 pm

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  4. Donna on November 18th, 2010 10:47 pm

    Oh a new bike for my son would be wonderful – his old one, the one he used to bang his knees on the handlebars b/c he outgrew it pretty much overnight, crapped out a month ago…it’s a sad sight, chain hanging off, tire pancake flat, overly loved little bike sitting there! With a new bike for him, we could fix up the old one and donate it to charity! Family bike rides will be so much easier when everyone has their own bike, as it stands, he borrows mine thus leaving me at home to clean toilets while the family rides! Please help!!

  5. Donna on November 18th, 2010 10:51 pm

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  6. Melissa on November 18th, 2010 11:37 pm

    My husband has never had his own bike. His dad knew a child who got hit by a car and killed while riding a bike, so he never allowed his kids to have their own (my husband learned to ride by using friends’ bikes). So it’s a big deal to him that our sons will get their own bikes AND–most importantly–learn about safety!

  7. Melissa on November 19th, 2010 12:10 am

    My little man is going on 7 and has the smallest bike ever. He would be so excited to have a bigger bike!

  8. Ellen on November 19th, 2010 12:16 am

    I am older, and I am lucky enough to have a bike (although I dont ride as much as I like because the dog wants to walk) BUT I am entering to give a bike to Toys for Tots. I dont have alot to give but my time, so my time is to enter this contest and try to win. Guess a boys bike is best because so many donations are for girls! This would be an awesome thing to light up a childs face this Christmas!

  9. Denise Traynor on November 19th, 2010 12:58 am

    i always wear a bike helmet even though i’m an old lady. Amy (daughter) told me i had to. I feel dorky in it but i probably look only a little less dorky without it.

  10. ellen on November 19th, 2010 6:15 am
  11. Amy Rouse on November 19th, 2010 11:21 am

    Amy dropastitch

    Enter to win a fully assembled $249 kids’ Performance Bicycle from @SelfishMom!

    but the link in your blog on how to copy and post a link to my tweet takes you to an error page, so I don’t know how to do that!!!! *yikes***

    Amy Reply:

    @Amy Rouse: Thanks so much for letting me know – the link is now fixed. :-)

  12. Amy Rouse on November 19th, 2010 11:21 am

    I would love to win this bike so my grandson and I could go biking together!!! He loves the outdoors but doesn’t yet have a bike….

  13. kakaty on November 19th, 2010 12:07 pm

    My daughter has TWO beautiful, bikes…both fantastic hand-me-downs. The one she rides now is purple, the next size up is pink. Not so great for handing down to her brother. I would love to have the boys bike so he can rock a fantastic bike, too.

  14. kakaty on November 19th, 2010 12:08 pm
  15. Cheryl L on November 19th, 2010 1:01 pm

    Wow ~ this would make a special gift for my son who likes to ride his bike around the neighborhood and also collects bike memorbila.

  16. Eureka M on November 19th, 2010 1:02 pm

    I am excited about this giveaway. I would Love to go on bike trails with my little one and teach her to ride her own bike.

  17. Cheryl L on November 19th, 2010 1:02 pm
  18. Eureka M on November 19th, 2010 1:03 pm
  19. HappyMomC on November 19th, 2010 1:04 pm

    My nephew is 7 and loves to bike. He would be so excited to have this bike!

  20. Megan on November 19th, 2010 1:04 pm

    We have only one bike in our house, which shouldn’t be a problem since we have 2 boys, but the younger one is only 2. We were cleaning out the garage the other day and the bike and helmet were in the driveway. The two year old put the hemet on and hopped up on the bike (training wheels kept it stable). How cute, we thought. Then he took off down the road. Turns out the seat was set low enough and he is just tall enough to make the pedals go the full rotation. He giggled with glee the entire way. Looks like we need another bike :)

  21. HappyMomC on November 19th, 2010 1:05 pm
  22. Megan on November 19th, 2010 1:07 pm
  23. marybeth on November 19th, 2010 1:36 pm

    I would love to win one. We love to hike, bike and do outdoorsy things. My daughter is in need of one.This would help as my husband is not working at the moment. Thanks for a great giveaway

    Marbet50 @

  24. marybeth on November 19th, 2010 1:37 pm
  25. Shannan on November 20th, 2010 2:54 am

    My stepson would love to have a new bike! Some of my best memories growing up centered around bike rides with my best friend. We lived in a rural area and would hop on our bikes and be gone for hours, finding all kinds of adventures to get ourselves into. I can only hope that my own kids grow up with such awesome memories of their childhood.
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  26. DeeDee on November 20th, 2010 11:50 am

    Santa is going to be bringing our boys their first bikes this year, but one like this is waaay out of our budget since we have to buy two. It would be awesome to win one and then buy one!

  27. DeeDee on November 20th, 2010 11:54 am
  28. Lisa on November 20th, 2010 1:19 pm

    For the past year, DH and I have been thinking of getting the whole family bikes so we can get in shape and do family stuff together. Right now my 5 year old is the only one who has a bike in our house and that is quite sad. This would be perfect for my 11 year old. Thx for the opp.

  29. Lisa on November 20th, 2010 1:20 pm
  30. Khristi on November 22nd, 2010 11:08 pm

    My son LOVES his bike. He rides it so much its getting pretty worn out. He would LOVE to have a brand new one under the tree. (I’d like to have a bike of my own for Christmas too!! )
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  31. Momma Lioness Michele on November 22nd, 2010 11:23 pm

    Biking is my husband and son’s number #1 bonding activity. Our little guy rides in the seat attached behind my husband’s seat and together they go exploring. This bike looks fantastic, thank you for the chance to win it!
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  32. Momma Lioness Michele on November 22nd, 2010 11:28 pm


    I just did! Enter to win a fully assembled $249 kids’ Performance Bicycle from @SelfishMom!
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  33. Elizabeth on November 22nd, 2010 11:38 pm

    My son’s knees are by his 7 year old ears AND he’s clinging to his training wheels. Good to know he’s not the only one. We used to bike all over Brooklyn, but now I hate to excersise.

  34. Jessi Vail on November 22nd, 2010 11:39 pm

    My oldest would LOVE a new bike. He’s been asking for one for so long but we just hadn’t been able to do it. The kids love to ride around the neighborhood and with their cousins when they get together.

  35. Jessi Vail on November 22nd, 2010 11:47 pm
  36. Evelin on November 23rd, 2010 12:31 am

    My son has a bike that a friend gave him when he was 4 years old, now he is 7, this bike is to small for him now, he loves bikes!!! now he wants me to buy a new one, but my husband doesn’t have a job right now :-( and I’m 4 months pregnant!!! so buying a new bike is a little imposible now… He will be so happy if he win this bike!!!

  37. Troi on November 23rd, 2010 12:59 am

    My daughter Leah needs a new bike, hope she gets one from Santa via the contest!!!!!

  38. Roberta Philippe on November 23rd, 2010 12:05 pm

    Hi, when it was time for my son to learn how to ride his bike without training wheels, I was very worried that it would take a long time and a lot of patience. I was so wrong: it took only two pushes from his dad on a lawn in Prospect Park and there he was, riding like a pro!
    Now it’s my daughter’s turn, and a new bike would certainly help the process!
    Thank you,

  39. Theresa M on November 23rd, 2010 1:35 pm

    Both my daughters have hand-me-down bikes that they love, but they are really way too small. I have such great memories of disappearing for hours while exploring on my bike.


  40. Luke on November 24th, 2010 7:29 am

    My son loves to ride, but his bike is becoming almost comically small. We’d love for him to be able to stretch his legs when he pedals, and feel the ego boost of graduating to the next size up. We’ve been looking at used bikes, but of course, for once, would love something shiny and new!
    Thanks for this opportunity!


  41. Luke on November 24th, 2010 7:42 am

    Would love to twitter our way to a new bike for my son!

  42. Kristin/kwr221 on November 26th, 2010 1:08 pm

    We live near a canal that is PERFECT for bike riding. I’ve been lucky finding kid’s bike at garage sales, but the kids are at an age and size where they reall could use properly fitted bikes of their own!

  43. monstergirlee on November 26th, 2010 1:58 pm

    Holy crap my son wants this bike so bad!
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  44. Marinka on November 26th, 2010 1:59 pm

    I am the only member of my family who doesn’t know how to ride a bike. So when they go out, I catch up on DVRd shows.
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