During a 2007 family trip to Europe, Boot Scoot Bikes founder Katie Stirling discovered that European children commonly ride pedal-less balance bicycles before graduating to adult-size versions. Upon returning to the U.S., Stirling searched for a pedal-less training bike for her young son, but balked at the high-priced imported models she found. Undaunted, the industrious Stirling developed her own balance bike and formed Boot Scoot Bikes to sell them to other parents of young children. Now owned by Elizabeth Lewis, the Illinois-based company manufactures adorable steel Cruisers and Zoomers that are not only lightweight (10 pounds or less) but easy to assemble and lead-free. Your little ones will love to scoot around on a Boot Scoot.
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Get your child ready for "big-kid" bikes with balance bikes from Boot Scoot Bikes. Made for kids ages 2-6, these pedal-less bikes help teach kids how to balance (you won't have to mess with training wheels). Kids will love cruising around on this sweet ride!
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