Here’s what’s happening at FirstBIKE
There’s always a lot going on at FirstBIKE but we’re still having a lot of fun!
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 13th, 2014
Watch this awesome TV segment showing the magic of FirstBIKE balance biking to Lithuanian parents! Thank you, WeeRide Baltic! Click here to see a segment.
May 12th, 2014
FirstBIKE awarded „TOY OF THE YEAR 2014” in Poland. This years’ “ZABAWKA ROKU” (“TOY OF THE YEAR”) Award featured some of the most innovative kids’ products on the market. The jury focused on quality, functionality, design and innovation in aiding child development. Find out more here.
February 19th, 2014
FirstBIKEs 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
It’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.
January 10th, 2014
FirstBIKE will be on display in Nürnberg, Germany, at the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair; January 29th through February 3rd, 2014, at the Nürnberg Convention Center. Come visit us in Hall 7, Stand A-20. Find more information regarding the show here.
December 20th, 2013
If 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
December 12th, 2013
FirstBIKE 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 11th, 2013
FirstBIKE was recently featured – and called the “limo” of balance bikes – in “New York Family” Magazine’s toy guide. Click for more here.
December 11th, 2013
November 27th, 2013
Get 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
FirstBIKE joins the Parade! FirstBIKE was named one of “The Best Gifts for the Holidays” by Parade magazine. Check out the complete list here.
November 19th, 2013
FirstBIKE was recently featured in Toy News’ November Issue as one of the top products in its category. “For children, ride-on toys provide that thrill you get with movement. It gives them the chance to imitate older children and adults” – Simon Calvert, FirstBIKE UK. Click here for the full article and find us on page 68!
November 11th, 2013
FirstBIKE 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!
November 10th, 2013
FirstBIKE was featured on Fluxlings’ “Christmas Wishlist”. “(…) brilliant design features and the ease of use for the child and for you” – says the author. Read the full review here.
October 18th, 2013
Did 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
FirstBIKE 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 20th, 2013
FirstBIKE will be on display at “Baby Land 2013“ in Vilnius, Lithuania, from December 6th – December 8th, 2013 at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO. For more details about the show, please visit the Baby Land website here
September 12th, 2013
FirstBIKE is riding into Moscow September 24th – September 27th, 2013, at the Mir Detstva show! For more information, please visit the Mir Detstva website here.
September 6th, 2013
FirstBIKE shines Down Under! The Sydney (Australia) Observer featured FirstBIKE in its September issue as “a smart investment for your child’s future.” Yes, water does run the opposite direction down the drain but not to worry, gravity still keeps little Australian FirstBIKErs riding upright! Read the feature here or enjoy the whole issue here.
August 30th, 2013
FirstBIKE 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, please visit the ABC Kids Expo website here.
August 29th, 2013
FirstBIKE will be on display at the FOR TOYS trade show in Prague, Czech Republic from October 10th – October 13th, 2013 at the Letnany Exhibition Center. For more information, please visit their website here.
August 28th, 2013
FirstBIKE will be on display at the Kind & Jugend trade show from September 19th – September 22nd, 2013 at the Koelnmesse in Köln, Germany. For more information, please visit their website here.
August 27th, 2013
FirstBIKE will be on display at EUROBIKE 2013 in Friedrichshafen, Germany from August 28th – August 31st, 2013. For more information, please visit their website here.
August 18th, 2013
WeeRide Baltic, FirstBIKE’s distributor for the Baltic region, became of one the featured sponsors of the famous Lithuanian sporting event, “The Lithuanian MTB Marathon Cup 2013.” For the first time ever, FirstBIKE was a prize for the winners of several biking events. We look forward to building a new FirstBIKE generation in the Baltics! View photos of the event here.
August 8th, 2013
FirstBIKE 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.
July 10th, 2013
“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
“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.
June 10th, 2013
“Bike Riding Made Easy!” Premier U.S.A. Mom’s site A-List Mom declares FirstBIKE, “Simply the best balance bike ever invented.” Read the full article here.
May 23rd, 2013
We are so thrilled to share that FirstBIKE is featured not only in NYMetroParents (New York, New York, USA) 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.
May 14th, 2013
FirstBIKE was interviewed by NYMetroParents “Ask the Expert” (New York, New York, USA) 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 1st, 2013
FirstBIKE is thrilled to appoint Leiftur verslun ehf. as its exclusive distributor of FirstBIKE in Iceland. Find their website here. Break out the Ski Attachments, it gets cold up there!
April 23rd, 2013
FirstBIKE was featured on the Damsky klub (“Women’s club”) show on Slovakia’s national TV channel STV. Watch the segment (starts at 37:00) here.
April 14th, 2013
FirstBIKE is excited to appoint Active Kids as its exclusive distributor of FirstBIKE in Sweden. Find their website here. FirstBIKEs are fit for a king!
April 4th, 2013
April 3rd, 2013
FirstBIKE 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.
March 16th, 2013
FirstBIKE 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
February 25th, 2013
FirstBIKE will be on display in Dubai, UAE, at Playworld Middle East; March 5th-7th, 2013, in Hall 4 of the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DWTC). Find more information here.
February 19th, 2013
FirstBIKE 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
FirstBIKE 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. Add itionally, 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 12th, 2013
FirstBIKE will be featured on Dubai radio during an interview with our Middle East distributor, Chad Little, on Dubai Eye FM 103.8 at 1:15pm, Tuesday, February 12th. Listen to the podcast here.
January 26th, 2013
FirstBIKE is revving up for its 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 25th, 2013
FirstBIKE will be on display in Nürnberg, Germany, at the Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair; January 30th through February 4th, 2013, at the Nürnberg Convention Center. Come visit us in Hall 7, Stand A-20. Find more information regarding the show here.
January 14th, 2013
FirstBIKE expanded its distribution network to include the Middle Eastern nations of Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, and United Arab Emirates; and India. FirstBIKE has recently selected The Little Mustard Seed, LLC, as its distributor to introduce FirstBIKE’s innovative products to parents, grandparents, and children across the Middle East and India.
December 6th, 2012
FirstBIKE 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 28th, 2012
FirstBIKE will be on display in Dubai, UAE, at the Mother, Baby, and Child Show; December 6th-8th, 2012 (Thursday 6th 2pm-10pm, Fri 7th & Sat 8th Dec 12 noon-9.30 pm), at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre (DWTC). Find more information here.
November 27th, 2012
FirstBIKE was selected by Metropolitan Mama as one of the top Christmas gift picks for kids age 2 to 5. Read their review here.
November 26th, 2012
FirstBIKE was featured in the December hard-copy issue of the French publication, “Infobebes.” FirstBIKE was recommended as one of season’s hottest Christmas gifts for kids from age 2. Find the link to their on-line site here.
November 7th, 2012
FirstBIKE was featured in the November issue of Newsweek in Poland. Read the article here.
October 17th, 2012
FirstBIKE 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
September 27th, 2012
September 13th, 2012
August 28th, 2012
August 26th, 2012
August 21st, 2012
FirstBIKE awarded PTPA Media’s Seal of Approval. Find the seal here.
August 16th, 2012
August 10th, 2012
FirstBIKE awarded the National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval. Find the seal here.
August 7th, 2012
July 24th, 2012
July 13th, 2012
FirstBIKE awarded the 2012 Tillywig Top Fun Award. Find the awards here.
July 6th, 2012
FirstBIKE awarded the Toy Man® Product Guide’s 2012 Seal of Approval, eChoice Award, and Award of Excellence. Read the Evaluation Report Summary here.
July 3rd, 2012
FirstBIKE appoints WeeRide Baltic Ltd. as it’s exclusive distributor of FirstBIKE in Lithuania.
July 2nd, 2012
FirstBIKE 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 20th, 2012
June 13th, 2012
FirstBIKE was featured on www.besttoysguide.com as one of “17 Outdoor Toys to Get Your Kids Up, Out, and Moving.”
June 1st, 2012
FirstBIKE appoints Sportix Brazil as its exclusive distributor of FirstBIKE in Brazil.
May 29th, 2012
FirstBIKE was featured on Dzien Dobry on Polish national TV channel TVN. Watch it here.
May 29th, 2012
FirstBIKE appoints Butik Sepeda as a distributor of FirstBIKE in Indonesia.
May 13th, 2012
FirstBIKE 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.”
May 1st, 2012
FirstBIKE was featured on the Pytanie na Sniadanie show on Polish national TV channel TVP2. Watch it here.