This ToyShow Preview was last updated on 2/10/2009
Hobby-Bike, a learning bicycle for children with a removable drive system (crank, pedals,chain, etc.), allows for two modes of operation: learning and riding. The bicycle's primary purpose in the learning mode (without drive system) is to teach young children the basic skills (balancing, braking and control) needed to ride a bicycle without the use of training wheels.
Without the pedal system it is lighter and easier for a child to maintain balance and steer. Pedals can make it very difficult for the child to learn how to balance. Often the child won't get their feet off the pedals and on the ground fast enough resulting in a fall. By removing the pedal system, feet can swing freely to push along and be ready to stop a fall eliminating injuries from spinning crank and pedal assembly.
Once these skills are mastered, the drive system is fastened and the bicycle is ready for use in the riding mode. The Hobby plush toy serves as the handlebars protective padding to protect the child from direct impact with the handlebar.