Thursday, April 28, 2011

boot scoot bike :: balance and fun all in one {giveaway}


Learning how to ride a bike is hard.  Think about it... on a traditional bike kids are no only learning how to pedal, but also how to balance and steer at the same time.  After a couple attempts to teach Michaela how to ride a pedal bike last year I decided that we needed to get a balance bike to help her master all the skills necessary for riding a bike one step at a time.

I came across Boot Scoot Bikes while searching for a balance bike that wouldn't cost me an arm & a leg and I was really excited to find how affordable their balance bikes are ($77-$88).  I really LOVE that Boot Scoot Bikes come in such bright fun colors plus they have two different styles to choose from!

Here's how a Boot Scoot balance bike works:  
Most children start by walking while straddling their Boot Scoot. When they become more comfortable, they will begin to sit on the seat, push themselves forward, and maintain balance with both feet. As they learn to balance on their own, they will begin to lift their feet for short distances. Before long, they’ll be cruising along and you’ll have to quicken your pace just to keep up. Some children take a few days, others a few weeks to get the hang of it. No matter how long it takes, your child will have fun learning to ride their Boot Scoot.

To the above right you can see Michaela on her Sunrise Pink Zoomer.  If you can't tell by her big smile, she LOVES her new bike!  Below are examples of Boot Scoots two bike styles and additional color options, their Sky Blue Cruiser is for ages 3-6 and their Grass Green Zoomer for kids ages 2-5 (both styles come in all 3 color options).


Boot Scoot Bikes ship in a flat box and there is some assembly required, but it's pretty easy & only took me just over an hour to assemble our Zoomer.   It would have been much faster if I hadn't wasted time being confused by the word only instructions that were included and had gone gone online and downloaded the detailed User's Manual with images.

Zoomer :: $77
Cruiser :: $88

{ * GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED - BE SURE TO CHECK THE SIMPLE WINNERS TAB TO SEE WHO WON! * }

A SIMPLE GIVEAWAY!
One lucky SIMPLE reader is going to win a 25% off coupon to purchase your very own Boot Scoot Bike & 1 FREE bike accessory of your choice to add to that new bike. Here is how to enter:

  • Tell me, who is the budding cyclist you'd like to win this for? (Required Entry)
  • "Like" Boot Scoot Bike and SIMPLE on Facebook
  • Post a status on your Facebook hyper linking SIMPLE and Boot Scoot Bike. In order to hyperlink, you need to be following both companies you will be hyper linking. Then enter the "@" symbol and start typing the name you want to hyperlink and choose it from the drop down that will pop up.
  • Follow @simplereviews & @BootScoot on Twitter and send some twitter love. Tweet this (daily tweets allowed) :: #Win a 25% off coupon & a bike accessory from @BootScoot with @simplereviews: http://tiny.cc/d8vpq #giveaway #contest Please RT!
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Winner will be randomly chosen on May 12, 2011. Please reference Giveaway Rules at the top of the page before entering.  Good luck! 

CARINNSIMPLESIGNATURE copy*I purchased the Zoomer bike shown above at a discounted price to conduct this review using personal experience. The opinions expressed are my own.*

65 comments:

  1. The bike would be for Colin, my 4 year old son:)

    HEATHERLBRANDT (AT) FRONTIER(dot)COM

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  2. My daughter she is almost 3. michellehaskell at gmail

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  3. I would get one for my daughter who just turned 3. One side of her body is shorter and smaller then the other, making riding traditional bikes challenging. This would be great to help her learn to balance.

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  4. I LIKED BOOT SCOOT ON FB
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  5. I like both Boot Scoot Bikes and SIMPLE on FB!

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  6. I'd love to win this for my niece. This will be her first summer learning to ride a bike.

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  7. I would love to get this for my two younger daughters to share - they want to be just like their oldest sister!

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  8. I'm trying to win this for my daughter. Thanks!
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  9. My son would love this!!
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  10. I like Simple and boot scoot on facebook.

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  11. Would love for my 21 month old daughter. She would love it!

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  12. Posted a hyperlink on facebook

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  13. signed up to follow SIMPLE by e-mail

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  14. My daughter WIllow is just about ready for this type of bike

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  19. I would love to win this bike for my daughter, who turned 2 in February.
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  20. I like you & Boot Scoot Bikes on Facebook!

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  21. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/mp_roach/status/65809922499162114

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  22. I would love this bike for both my little boys! They would LOVE it!! :)

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  23. I like you both on FB
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  24. Shared on FB

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  25. I follow you both and tweeted

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  28. I would love to win this for my son, Asher!

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  29. I would love this for my 3 1/2 year old daughter Madelyn. She absolutely loves riding her trike and attempts to take it everywhere we go! Now, she is talking about having a big girl bike when she turns 4. This would be perfect to start with!

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  30. I "Like" Boot Scoot Bike and SImple on FB

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  31. I signed up for SImple email updates :)

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  32. Oooh, I'd love one for the my 2.5 yr old.

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  33. this would be for my daughter who is 3

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  34. I "Like" Boot Scoot Bike and SIMPLE on Facebook (melanie L)

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  35. Publicly follow SIMPLE via Google Friend Connect MelanieandBeau

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  36. This would be for my niece! Thanks!

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  37. I'm a follower!

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  38. I'm a subscriber!

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  39. I like them on Fb! Natalie Ahotaeilo......

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  41. I would get it for my 3 year old son :)

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  42. GFC follower
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  43. My little 4 yr old wants his training wheels off his bike, but he needs to learn to balance more. His baby brother will want it a little later too. sandycrane at hotmail.com

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  44. My daughter isn't ready just yet for a bike, but I would like to be prepared when she is
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  45. I like both on facebook heidi reall daily
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  46. http://twitter.com/GabbyLowe/status/68329202742595585 RT

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  47. My daughter would love. Can see her giggling now!
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  48. I like Simple and Boot Scoot on Facebook.
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  49. Posted a hyperlink on Facebook of Simple and Boot Scoot.
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  50. I have already signed up for your updates (actually while this contest has been on, just didn't see it before since I was in a hurry).
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  51. I'd like to win for my son.
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  52. Email subscriber.
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  53. Like! on Facebook!

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  54. Lily would love a boot scoot bike! :)

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  55. Facebook hyperlinking complete! ;)

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  57. my three year old son desperately wants to learn to ride a "real bike" so this would suit him very well. :)

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  58. My daughters Bailey and Lexi would love a bike like this!

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