Get your child a Strider balance bike in the month of May and you'll get free shipping from Balance Bikes Canada.
My son has a no-pedal balance bike and I think it is one of the most amazing items he's gotten as a gift. He got the bike when he was two and he flies around on this bike, just as fast as his oldest brother on his two-wheel pedal bike, and way faster than his older brother on training wheels. We are actually going to transition him (as a 3-year-old) to a two-wheel pedal bike and pass on the bike to my 6-year-old so he can learn to balance. It is great going for walks with my youngest as he keeps up and passes me on his bike. No more slow walks for me!
Striders are the most well-known of the balance bikes and while the price tag might throw a few people off, I'm going to say these bikes are well worth it. Bikes are usually too large to ship for free, so on top of the price tag, you pay a premium, but for the month of May at Balance Bikes Canada, you'll get yours shipped free if you buy a Strider.
They have all sizes of bikes so even an older child who has yet to master riding a bicycle can start pedal-less and learn to balance. Looking at the photos of the bikes, I also see that these are great bikes for tricks and stunts. My oldest son would love this!
(Expiry: 31st May 2014)