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The consensus among the cycling parents that I’ve met is that pedal-free ‘scoot bikes’ are probably the best way to get toddlers started on two wheels.  Tucked away in a corner at Interbike we found what is probably the most unique scoot bike we’ve come across: The Beetle.

Hand made in Breckenridge, CO of beetle-killed lodgepole pine, The Beetle’s aesthetic is a contrast to Renovo’s wood frames- and is just about perfect for kids.  With the exception of the tires, The Beetle is 100% sourced in the USA, in an effort to keep the sustainability and ethical manufacturing theme.

At $275, The Beetle isn’t inexpensive, but principles rarely are and the construction seems solid enough to last through several little ones.



  1. “Scoot bike?” I’ve always called these “balance bikes.” Still, it’s an interesting take on the concept no matter what you call it.

What do you think?