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Motherpedia Gift Idea #5:

Today's gift idea is fun and healthy!
By Motherpedia
Date: December 14 2012
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Did you have a bike when you were young? Depending on your age, chances are you did. It was almost a rite of passage – either to ride to school, or around the streets on the weekend.

Like many of the smaller ‘sports’, cycling tends to have evangelists who advocate the cause of bicycles and none less so than the founders of Dirt Works who make the FirstBIKE for children.

Their view is that as obesity levels have become the number one cause of premature death and illness in Australia there has been no better time to encourage a healthy and energetic lifestyle than now.

“Getting children moving about early can transform exercise into a habit for the rest of their lives,” says Dirt Worker, Garry Theiss.

The FirstBIKE is a children’s balance bike that has been thoughtfully designed and engineered to ensure maximum safety and enjoyment during early development. Children gradually learn to steer,stop, scoot and eventually balance on their own.

“The FirstBIKE helps develop the joy of cycling.

“Cycling is a lifestyle choice and I enjoy riding. To me, it seems crazy that kids spend so much time inside when there’s so much to do outside. Encouraging them to get out and be active; they learn and discover things. You learn things about the environment and how to interact with your surroundings. You experience life!”

With young children of today expected to live an entirely different life to those of us born 30, 40 or 50 years ago, bicycle advocates believe cycling can play a big part in leading a healthy and fun lifestyle.

“Bikes can be used for fitness, utility and enjoyment,” says Gary.

Dirt Works Australia is a bicycle importer with over 18 years of experience in the industry. Alongside iconic premium bicycles and components, they have been distributing the FirstBIKE™ since 2003. FirstBIKEs are available at trusted bicycle retail stores nationwide, or online at ranging from $160 to $230.

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