It’s official: results from GroBikes’ first (and extremely serious and scientific) Fit Survey conducted at this year’s Toronto International Bicycle Show are out and show that a whopping 92% of children and adults agree that how a bicycle fits matters!
Online sustainability journal TreeHugger.com interviewed our founder, Marc, while we were at the Wychwood Barns EcoFair.
A few days later, they published a great little article about us (link), highlighting how GroBikes' subscription model is a more sustainable alternative to buying bikes for children.
Have a read!
Part of GroBikes’ mission is to make it financially easier for parents to give their children access to high quality bikes. Because our bikes are so well-made and well-maintained, we are able to earn back our investment over a longer period of time, keeping our subscription prices low, saving parents up to 45% of the total cost of providing a child a high-quality bike up to the age of 10 years old.
In a highly scientific experiment to see how much of a difference bicycle size can make, our founder, Marc, competed in the Barrie Triathlon last weekend riding one of our 20" wheel bikes that we recommend for children aged 6 - 8 years old. (Did we mention that he's 6' 2 and a lot older than 8 years old?)
We had a great weekend at the Toronto Triathlon Festival, culminating in a great day of racing today for the athletes, as well as a great day of riding around GroBikes' own miniature bike course for the athlete's kids!
Thanks to all of you who came by to say hello. It was great to meet you all!
We look forward to being in touch again soon.
When considering the weight of a child's bike, it is essential to do so relative to the child's bodyweight. The lighter the bike, the more fun it is. GroBikes' makes lightweight bikes affordable, supplying bikes at about the same cost as buying a series of bikes that either don't fit or are too heavy.
Bike Month runs from Monday May 29th to Friday June 30th, with lots of cool events and activities going on in and around the GTA.
Of course, our favourite is Bike to School Week, a perfect opportunity to put our own bikes to use! :-)
Check out the Bike Month website for more details: http://www.bikemonth.ca/
After a lot of work, GroBikes is finally "live", bringing to the world (well, only Toronto for now, though some might argue they're the same) a new, better way for providing children a bike riding experience that is "cheaperer" than buying (and re-selling) bikes, "saferer" than children growing into (and then out of) those bikes, and "funerer" because GroBikes' bikes are not only some of the lightest on the market, but also specifically designed to suit children's changing proportions.
We are looking forward to meeting you, Toronto!