Monday, May 18, 2015

Teach Your Kids Balancing Skills w/ the Scoot and Ride 2-in-1 Scooter, CAN, 6/9

Scoot and Ride 2in1 Scooter5Summer is here! I’m not sure what that means for you but for us, since we live on a 15-acre property that means a lot of mowing, gardening and playing outside for The Kids. They love to play soccer, swing on their swing set and play in the sand box. However, one activity that they would do all day, every day if they could is ride on their bikes.

One problem with this activity is that we live on a gravel road so it’s really hard for beginners to navigate the rocks and uneven surface. Also, it’s hard to for me to safely care for two kids on two bikes on the road. In turn, they don’t get out as often as we’d all like.

Designed with Your Child in Mind

This product is a 2-in-1 scooter and push-bike combination specially developed for kids aged between 3 and 5 years. Manufactured out of aluminum and steel components, the Highwayfreak exceeded my expectation of a durable toy for kids, or anyone for that matter. With a one-step installation, The Kids had the handlebars installed in two minutes and even figured out that there was a kick stand.

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With the slide of a button, that even a child can do, the scooter swings up into a chair position for a pushing/sitting activity. I appreciate that a lot of thought has gone into the safety of the product and it meets multiple safety standards (in several countries) and comes with a warranty*, not that you’ll need it.

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Putting the Scoot and Ride Highwayfreak 3.0 to the Test

When I heard about the Scoot and Ride Highwayfreak 3.0, I wanted to put it to the rural Ontario road test. With a maximum body weight of 50KG (110lbs), Uncle Kevin gave it the ultimate test and it easily supported his 6’2″ frame. I also took it for a spin and felt like a kid again with both legs swung out to the side. If the birds could talk.

After a few falls here and there**, The Kids got the hang of how to adjust their weight and balance on one foot for a brief period. Not an easy feat in itself for a five year old and the speed with which they learned this skill was incredibly quick. I’m confident that the scooter will help them with their bike balancing skills.

The best part is that they can use it on our inner driveway negating the need to go out in the road and meaning that they can play on it all day every day. And for years to come because even though it’s recommended for up to age 5, the adjustable handlebar and durability means that this product will grow with The Kids for years to come. It can grow with your child too because Scoot and Ride is giving one away to one of my readers!

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Win a Scoot and Ride Highwayfreak Scooter!

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Important Note A portion of proceeds for every sale of the Scoot and Ride goes to the Breakfast Club of Canada.

* Warranty is based on the country in which it was sold. This is an International country with Headquarters in Austria.

** I will be getting The Kids wrist guard supports.

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CONTEST DETAILS
Prize: Scoot and Ride Highwayfreak 3.0. Colour to be determined by the Sponsor. Approximate prize value is $159CDN.
Eligibility: Canada Only (excluding Quebec). Age 18+
Duration: The contest will run from Monday, May 18 until Tuesday, June 9, 2015, inclusive.
Shipping: Included in the prize.
Entry Method: Giveaway Tools Form.
Disclosure: Journeys of The Zoo received compensation that enabled us to complete this honest review.
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166 thoughts on “Teach Your Kids Balancing Skills w/ the Scoot and Ride 2-in-1 Scooter, CAN, 6/9

  1. Anne Taylor

    Scoot & Ride has won many awards including the 2015 :Awarded for the best Toy preschool category in 2015.

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  2. Laurie P

    I learned that a part of their proceeds for every sale of the Scoot and Ride goes to the Breakfast Club of Canada!!!

    Pretty awesome!

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  3. lynn clayton

    I LOVE HOW EASY WITH A BUTTON YOU CAN CONVERT FROM A SCOOTER TO A BIKE THIS WOUD BE SO AWSOME FOR MY SON.

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  4. Krista M

    I learned that it has a soft seat which provides gentle grip, and that the handlebar is adjustable in two positions for ergonomic posture.

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  5. andrea amy

    I learned that the closest city to me that sells these is Vernon BC which is a 6 hour drive from Calgary 🙂

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    1. Sarah Post author

      Dear Andrea,

      Eck, that’s a bit of a drive! You can purchase the product from their website and they will deliver to Canada (http://www.scootandride.com/index.php/webshop). Instead of it costing $159 it would cost $189.

      It’s worth it especially if you have a few kids that can use it (or you can resell it) because quality wise, it will last and last and last…

      Besos Sarah.
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  6. Holly OGorman

    I like that they give back by donating a portion of all sales to the Breakfast Club of Canada.

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  7. Deanna Barkley

    I learned that a part of their proceeds for every sale of the Scoot and Ride goes to the Breakfast Club of Canada! That a great corporate sponsorship for the much needed breakfast program.

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  8. Louanne Baelde

    Love that you can convert from a scooter to a push bike and that it can carry up to 110 lbs.

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  9. amanda dominix-joudrey

    wow that is amazing…my kids would go crazy over that..:-)…thanks for the chance…I learned that proceeds for every sale of the Scoot and Ride goes to the Breakfast Club of Canada!

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  10. Clair P

    I love that it’s so easy to switch from push-bike to a scooter, has a little kickstand (would make my oldest jealous)

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  11. Doris H

    I learned that a portion of their proceeds for every sale goes to the Breakfast Club of Canada…that is fantastic!

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  12. Dennise Brown

    I leaned that the Scooter is WINNER OF THE ISPO FAMILY AWARD 2013. IN ADDITION, IT IS A RECENT WINNER OF THE BEST TOY PRODUCT IN IT’S CATEGORY AT THE 2015 NUREMBERG FAIR IN GERMANY.
    QUITE THE ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!

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  13. Laura

    I love that the scoot & ride features a kick stand! It’s such a small detail but it is often overlooked on similar products so I am very impressed lol.

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  14. Ashley

    I love that it doesn’t require any tools to transform it from a scooter to a push bike and vice versa.

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  15. Julia

    I learned that Scoot & Ride was founded in 2012 in a small town in upper Austria called Grieskirchen.

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  16. Laura White

    Great that Scoot and Ride will be giving a portion of the proceeds to Breakfast Club of Canada!

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  17. Sharon Kaminski

    I like the idea that he HighwayFreak fits to the growth of a child and guarantees driving pleasure for several years.and that the big and soft front wheel enables safe, quiet and smooth riding comfort on various grounds.

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  18. michelle matta

    what i like is that the pedal-less bikes are all the rage, but this device has the extra scooter function which is great just in case your child isn’t into the bike

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    1. Sarah Post author

      Dear Michelle,

      The Kids preferred the scooter function but probably because they’d never even seen a bike like that before.

      In case you didn’t notice, I mentioned and donated to your cause in my latest blog post titled “Changing the World — One Dollar a Day” (http://www.journeysofthezoo.com/2015/05/changing-the-world-one-dollar-a-day-charity.html),

      Besos Sarah.
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  19. victoria W

    I learned that they are a quality company between their multiple awards and the fact the bike transitions through ages 3-7.

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  20. Carol

    I learned that a part of their proceeds for every sale of the Scoot and Ride goes to the Breakfast Club of Canada.

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  21. Shanna

    I love that Hevelius Corporation will be donating part of their proceeds for every sale of the Scoot and Ride to the Breakfast Club of Canada.

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  22. Kristy. V

    I like that this scooter has a kick stand….so it’s not just dropped on the ground when done riding.

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  23. Edmond

    OMG, I learned the seat has a grip to help the kids stay on better. Wow, prize scooter is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me! Perfect for my nephew big BD GIFT.

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  24. Jennifer P.

    I learned that it can be transformed from a Scooter to a Push-Bike and vice versa with just one hand – I love the simplicity of that!

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  25. Linda D

    A simple to use, simple to change bike and scooter. I have four grandchildren under 6 who would enjoy this bike!
    It is so nice when businesses help charitable causes; part of their proceeds for every sale of the Scoot and Ride goes to the Breakfast Club of Canada!!! Way to go!!!!

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  27. Kristian Weavers

    It does so much but the fact it easily converts from one set up to the next is great. This gives your little ones the ability to grow with their toys as well, the changes keep them interested and hopefully they wont put it down

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  28. Susan Patterson

    I like that it is made in Pointe-Claire, Quebec and it was a winner of best new producd in its class in the Nuremberg, Germany Fair – thank you

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  29. angie williams

    my boy just turned 2.5 this would be perfect for him. I really like that this was made in quebec! And that we can use it for a long time to come! from ages 3-7!

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  30. Tiffany edwards

    I love that part of proceeds goes to breakfast club of. Canada and the weight is pretty good too.

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  31. Carly Z

    I love that the scooter grows with the child and I learned that a part of their proceeds for every sale of the Scoot and Ride goes to the Breakfast Club of Canada!!!

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  32. Nate Fuller

    I like the weight limit so kids of different sizes can use it, I have a few kids and they all could take turns!

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  33. Debbie W

    I like companies that give back!!
    In addition, as part of their mantra of giving back, Hevelius Corporation will be donating part of their proceeds for every sale of the Scoot and Ride to the Breakfast Club of Canada.

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  34. melissa marie

    I like that this vehicle can be transformed from a Scooter to a Push-Bike and reverse easily – with one hand only – by pushing the Push-Button forward in front of the frame.

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  35. Catherine R.

    I learned that part of the proceeds goes to the Breakfast Club of Canada which is an awesome thing to do.

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  36. Doreen Lamoureux

    I love their social wall. Very interesting. I also loved how the site showed how thing beauties work.

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  37. Bailey Dexter

    I learned that Scoot & Ride products have a special focus on safety (large front wheel), stability, simplicity and style. The product is certified with an EN 71 certification as well as the ASTM F2264/F963 protocol.

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  38. Suzanne G

    I learned that you simply press and slide a button (without the need for any tool) your child can turn this product into one version or the other.

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  39. jamie

    I like that it turns into a bike my son always get’s tired so that is a good idea that this kind of scooter turns into a push bike so you can tie a rope too it and pull it as they sit.

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  41. Debbie Hinson

    I learned that Scoot & Ride products have a special focus on safety (large front wheel), stability, simplicity and style. The product is certified with an EN 71 certification as well as the ASTM F2264/F963 protocol. I like their high safety standards…impressive

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  42. Carole Dube

    I learn that they are donating part of their proceed of every sale of the Scoot and Ride to the Breakfast Club of Canada. I also learn that it was founded in 2012 in a small town in upper Austria called Grieskirchen.

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  43. Amanda Fontaine

    I like ge that it is a balance bike. Helps the kids learn their balance for when they get on a real bike and work on taking those training wheels off.

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