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2015 and 2016 ACHIEVEMENTS – Awards from Around the World!

In the UK, FirstBIKE has won many prestigious prizes recently:

  • Winner – FQ Best Buy Award 2015
  • Shortlisted – Best Ride On 1-3 – Loved by Parents Awards 2015
  • Shortlisted – Ride Ons – Outdoor Playtime Awards 2015
  • Silver Award Winner –  Outdoor Toys & Equipment – Practical Pre-School Awards 2015
  • Runner Up –  Best Children’s Toy or Accessory – Little London Awards 2015
  • Highly Commended –  Best Toy Design 3-5 – Junior Design Awards 2015
  • Winner – Best Ride On – Dad’s Choice Awards 2015
  • Silver Award Winner – Best Toddler Toy 1-5 Years – The Dad Network Awards 2015
  • Winner – Best Preschool Toy – Prima Baby Awards 2016

In the US, we were a finalist of Totally Awesome Awards in 2016.

 May 21st, 2014

sheknowsparentingIn honor of National Bike Month, SheKnows.com is highlighting the best bikes for different ages and stages. FirstBIKE helps your preschooler develop a sense of balance and more! To read the article click here.

May 7th, 2014

mom.meMay is National Bike Month! What better time to teach your little one to rock the road on two wheels than now? Take a look at mom.me’s latest obsessions for the month in this Kid Candy roundup.

May 1st, 2014

goodyblogOne lucky Parents Magazine GoodyBlog reader will have the chance to win a FirstBIKE model of their choosing, valued between $130 and $200! Contest ends May 5th. Enter here.

April 29th, 2014

momtrendsGet ready for summer & National Bike Month with this awesome Momtrends roundup of fun products, including FirstBIKE! There’s something for everyone at the link here. 🙂

April 14th, 2014

the broadcastBarbara Arnondin of Metroplex Baby & Kids mentions FirstBIKE as a warm weather must-have, in this segment on KTXD-TV!

February 19th, 2014

sochiFirstBIKEs in Red Square?!? Да! FirstBIKE is proud to honor the athletes of the 2014 Winter Olympics (and their little athletes) with the official FirstBIKE Sochi Olympic Games Edition. Available in Moscow, Russia at BOSCO shops (the General Partner of the Sochi Winter Olympics), these special edition FirstBIKEs are sure to help up-and-coming athletes train for their future medals!

January 14th, 2014

ToyFair _NY2014It’s that time again for New York, New York! FirstBIKE is looking forward to seeing all our friends and customers at the Toy Industry Association’s American International Toy Fair 2014; February 16th-19th, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City. Stop by and visit us at booth #5252. Dress warm and we look forward to seeing you there! Find more information about fair here.

December 20th, 2013

WCIUIf you’re in need of gift ideas for small children, eDrop-Off’s Corri McFadden has got you covered. Check out her amazing picks for the tots on your list. Click to watch the videoclip here.

December 19th, 2013

The Queen Latifah ShowFirstBIKEs under the Queen’s Tree! What a show! Thank you to Queen Latifah and Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to all the Queen Latifah fans who took home FirstBIKEs; and of course to the Queen herself! Watch the FirstBIKE Queen Latifah giveaway here. See highlights from the show here.

December 19th, 2013

The Queen Latifah ShowFirstBIKE meets the Queen! Tune in today to The Queen Latifah Show for a FirstBIKE surprise and special appearances by “holiday” guests! Check your local listings for show times here.

December 13th, 2013

sheknowsparenting“Holiday Gifts for Kids (And Moms Too)!” Check out SheKnows Parenting’s “Gifts for Boys on the Move” and other super gift ideas here.

December 12th, 2013

BabyZoneFirstBIKE recently discussed balance bikes with Disney and made Disney babyzone’s top gifts list! “From luxury to practical, for babies and toddler, even a little something for mom and dad who work so hard to make their little ones happy.” Check out the complete baby and toddler list here. Read the article with FirstBIKE’s in-house expert here.

December 7th, 2013

project nursery 2014 logoReady for another awesome gift guide and giveaway? FirstBIKE is ecstatic to be featured in Project Nursery’s list of the best gifts for 2013. If you’re looking for more great ideas for all ages, visit Project Nursery’s gift guide here.

December 2nd, 2013

the honest comQuite honestly, FirstBIKE loves The Honest Company :-)! FirstBIKE was featured on Jessica Alba and Chris Gavigan’s The Honest Company’s blog in the Honest Gift Guide. Read the entire Honest Gift Guide including FirstBIKE here.

December 2nd, 2013

NewYork family“A Time for Toys” and FirstBIKE! New York Family magazine names FirstBIKE “the LIMO of balance bikes!” Check out the complete 2013 Holiday Toy Guide here.

December 1st, 2013

Stroller_trafficAt FirstBIKE there’s only one type of traffic we like; StrollerTraffic! StrollerTraffic’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide states,”all gifts are not created equal.” We couldn’t agree more and we’re ecstatic to be part of the short list! View the guide here.

November 27th, 2013

fox_Q13Get off the beaten path on a FirstBIKE! Fox News 13 in Seattle and Red Tricycle put together a great segment for Black Friday. Watch the entire segment here (starts at 04:40).

November 23rd, 2013

Parade_logoFirstBIKE joins the Parade! FirstBIKE was named one of “The Best Gifts for the Holidays” by Parade magazine. Check out the complete list here.

November 18th, 2013

red-tricycle-logo1Looking for the best gifts for preschoolers? FirstBIKE rounds out the list of Red Tricycle’s list of the 10 Best Gifts for Preschoolers. Read all about it here!

November 12th, 2013

The Doctors“The Multiples” episode of The Doctors TV Show was definitely full of surprises, including FirstBIKEs for quadruplets! View the video beginning at 4.58 min. and the full list of sponsors here!

November 11th, 2013

The DoctorsFirstBIKE will be featured on this Tuesday’s (November 12th) episode of “The Doctors” TV show! Please visit their local listings page here for local stations and times and check out an episode preview here. Look out for the FirstBIKE “surprise” and thanks in advance for tuning in and supporting FirstBIKE!

October 18th, 2013

BabyZoneDid you know that FirstBIKE was invented by a father for his own children?!. Disney’s babyzone featured FirstBIKE in its list of “12 Smart & Sensible Mom-Made (in our case, Dad-Made) Products.” See the full list here. Thank you, Ralf, for sharing FirstBIKE with the world!

September 15th, 2013

Fox and FriendFirstBIKE took over FOX News Plaza in New York during the FOX & Friends morning show! Even FOX News anchor Clayton Morris took part by riding a FirstBIKE (for the first time) along with a dozen little FirstBIKEers. Thank you Project Nursery and FOX News for featuring FirstBIKE! Watch the video here.

September 3rd, 2013

project nursery_usA big “mwah” and thanks to Pam and Melisa for their informative and entertaining review of FirstBIKE on Project Nursery’s Project Junior; “a well-designed life with kids.” To watch their YouTube review, please visit their channel here. And last but not least, a big thanks to Chase for his expert “junior” review! What does grandma think?

August 30th, 2013

abc kids expoFirstBIKE will be on display at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 15th – October 18th, 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. For more information regarding the show, please visit the ABC Kids Expo website here.

August 8th, 2013

logo-peopleFirstBIKE is proud to be featured on People magazine’s People.com Mom & Babies Celebrity Blog! Entitled, “Great Ideas! 5 Reasons Balance Bikes are Better for Toddlers,” FirstBIKE was happy to contribute a few reasons you and your little riders have come to know and love! Read the full article here.

August 7th, 2013

The Bumb_LogoFirstBIKE was named one of the TheBump’s “Top 10 Hottest Gear for Toddlers!” TheBump is one of the leading online outlets for new parents and parents of young children. Watch the product slideshow here (FirstBIKE is slide #10).

July 18th, 2013

editorialA big thank you to Tori Spelling for giving away a few FirstBIKEs on ediTORial, her new blog! Register to win here and be sure to check out her blog for useful tips and more giveaways. You can also follow Tori on Twitter here.

July 10th, 2013

mothering“FirstBIKE is by far one of the highest quality and coolest choices around!” Mothering magazine featured FirstBIKE as one of only 10 products featured in Super Summer Gear: 10 Hot Selections for the Whole Family. Read the full article here.

July 1st, 2013

US_Weekly“Object of Affection!” FirstBIKE was featured in US Weekly as a celebrity object of affection. Bethenny Frankel’s and many other celebrity’s children are cruising on FirstBIKE! View the feature here.

July 1st, 2013

Daily_Candy“Strap on a helmet and get your toddler moving…” FirstBIKE was featured in DAILYCANDY as one of the Best Outdoor Toys for Summer. Read the full article here.

June 10th, 2013

A-LIST mom“Bike Riding Made Easy!” A-List Mom declares FirstBIKE, “Simply the best balance bike ever invented.” Read the full article here. Register to win a FirstBIKE prize package valued at over $200.00 by visiting their Facebook page here.

May 23rd, 2013

NYMPWe are so thrilled to share that FirstBIKE is featured not only in NYMetroParents blockbuster summer feature—out in all NYMetroParents June issues now, but also in their corresponding eGuide, just released this week: 125 Ideas for Summer Fun! FirstBIKE graces the cover and is the #1 listing out of 125 products! Download their FREE guide: here or view FirstBIKE’s feature article here.

May 14th, 2013

NYMPFirstBIKE was interviewed by NYMetroParents “Ask the Expert” regarding why children should learn to ride a bike using a balance bike instead of training wheels. If you’re considering purchasing a FirstBIKE or already have one, this is a great resource for you. Read the full interview here. Thank you, NY Metro Parents!

May 9th, 2013

PopSugar MomsFirstBIKE was featured on LilSugar and PopSugar Moms as one of the best new ride on toys to “get tots cruisin’ this summer!” PopSugar Moms features the latest lifestyle trends from celebrities and experts for parents and their kids. Read their review here.

April 7th, 2013

astra_logo_home_usFirstBIKE is proud to be one of the newest members of ASTRA (the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association)! ASTRA is a non-profit association that provides leadership and resources to grow the specialty toy industry. Members build their businesses around specialty toys, which generally are designed with a focus on what the child can do, rather than what the toy can do. Read more here.

April 3rd, 2013

industry-digest-masthead-thing_usFirstBIKE was featured in a commentary on The Toy Book website (a leading global trade magazine serving the toy industry) which focused on the safety of FirstBIKEs and concluded definitively that, “FirstBIKE offers safe balance biking!” Read the full commentary here with a nice track back to Composites Manufacturing, the official news source of the American Composites Manufacturers Association here.

March 21st, 2013

The Dirty T ShirtFirstBIKE was reviewed and personally recommended by The Dirty t Shirt (prominent Central Florida blogger Jennifer and her daughter)! Enter the FirstBIKE giveaway on their site (before April 5th) and read the review here.

March 16th, 2013

physiquetv_logoFirstBIKE was featured on Physique TV as an innovative educational product that helps effectively and safely engage children with short attention spans and also helps kids get active and moving. Watch the segment on Physique TV from Playworld Middle East (starts at 5:34) here.

March 12th, 2013

KTXD-TVFirstBIKE was featured as one of the hottest new toys for Spring on KTXD-TV in Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas!

February 19th, 2013

Toys are tools_logoFirstBIKE received a very “thoughtful” write up in Toys are Tools – Thoughtful Toy Reviews, regarding our participation at New York Toy Fair 2013. Find the link to their on-line review here.

February 13th, 2013

parentig.com_logoFirstBIKE received rave reviews at the New York Toy Fair which concluded Wednesday, February 13th. FirstBIKE was the winner of Parenting Magazine’s “Best in Play” product award and featured in the “Best of the 2013 Toy Fair.” Read the award review here. Additionally, FirstBIKE was once again a show winner and recipient of the Toy Man S.T.E.M. award for continued dedication to quality and innovation, and recognized for productive contributions from applied studies. It was a pleasure meeting our growing number of FirstBIKE dealers and customers, and taking part in numerous successful show and press events!

February 2nd, 2013

BABYDASH2_usFirstBIKE was reviewed and highly recommended by Baby Dash Product Reviews and Giveaways.

January 16th, 2013

Toy Fair 2013FirstBIKE is revving up for it’s official U.S. debut in New York, New York at the Toy Industry Association’s American International Toy Fair 2013; February 10th-13th, 2013, at the Javits Center. Stop by and visit us at booth #5042. Find more information (press release) about the FirstBIKE debut here and information about Toy Fair 2013 here.

January 1st, 2013

HappyNewYear2013Happy New Year from FirstBIKE! We’re looking forward to a great 2013 and wishing you and yours the same! We’ve all been doing some thinking over the holidays and to get the New Year started on a positive note, we share this video with you from a thoughtful student named Jonathan Reed. The video offers this recommended viewing guidance, “A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite. This is only a 1 minute 44 second video and it is brilliant. Make sure you read as well as listen… Both forward and backward.” Watch it and enjoy here.

December 6th, 2012

cool_mom_pics_logoFirstBIKE was featured in the December issue of Coolmompicks.com. FirstBIKE was recommended for it’s safety and overall appeal. Find the link to their on-line site here.

November 27th, 2012

Metropolitan MamaFirstBIKE was selected by Metropolitan Mama as one of the top Christmas gift picks for kids age 2 to 5. Read their review here.

October 17th, 2012

Toy Man_logoFirstBIKE is honored to be the first recipient of The Toy Man® S.T.E.M award, which recognizes FirstBIKE’s productive contribution to society resulting from completion and application of graduate education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math. Award was presented to FirstBIKE by Rev. James G.W. Fisher, (a.k.a. The Toy Man®), founder and chief editor of The Toy Man® Product Guide, at the Toy Man® Product Guide Pavilion at the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, Kentucky.

October 13th, 2012

abc kids expoFirstBIKE will be on display at the ABC Kids Expo in Louisville, Kentucky from October 14th – October 17th, 2012 at the Kentucky Exposition Center.

August 21st, 2012

parent testedFirstBIKE awarded PTPA Media’s Seal of Approval. Find the seal here.

August 16th, 2012

Dr.ToyFirstBIKE awarded Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products Award and 10 Best Active Products Award. Find the awards here and/or here.

August 10th, 2012

Parenting Center_LogoFirstBIKE awarded the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. Find the seal here.

August 7th, 2012

Dr.ToyFirstBIKE accepted to the Dr. Toy Alumni Program and recognized with Dr. Toy’s Alumni Seal of Excellence. Find the awards here and/or here.

July 24th, 2012

Bicycle TimesFirstBIKE Big Apple bike (RACING model) featured in Bicycle Times magazine issue #18. Read the article here.

July 13th, 2012

TillyWigFirstBIKE awarded the 2012 Tillywig Top Fun Award. Find the awards here.

July 6th, 2012

The Toy ManFirstBIKE awarded the Toy Man® Product Guide’s 2012 Seal of Approval, eChoice Award, and Award of Excellence. Read the Evaluation Report Summary here.

July 2nd, 2012

creativechild_logoFirstBIKE awarded the 2012 Creative Child Magazine Awards – Kid’s Product of the Year Award (Ride-on Products category) and Top Toy of the Year Award (Toddler & Kids Toys category). Find the awards here.

June 13th, 2012

best TOYS guideFirstBIKE was featured on www.besttoysguide.com as one of “17 Outdoor Toys to Get Your Kids Up, Out, and Moving.” Read the article here.

May 13th, 2012

TDmonthly_logoFirstBIKE was selected by the editorial staff at TDmonthly® Magazine to be highlighted on www.TOYDIRECTORY.COM®. “It was chosen as an Editors’ Recommended Specialty Toy for its high quality, best-selling status, positive review and because they believe it has great potential for the specialty market.”

April 17th, 2012

two wheeling totsTwo Wheeling Tots selects FirstBIKE as their TOP PICK for best balance bikes.