Riding on the YBike can help direct a child’s energy in a positive way.
* The upright position of riding the YBike can help with blood circulation, breathing and digestion.
* There are two side-by-side wheels in the back to add stability without lessening the challenge.
* Riding the YBike increases physical activity and can help combat childhood obesity.
* The handlebars on the YBike are large providing for a full, whole hand grasp.
* The seat is slightly contoured for a comfortable riding position.
* The handlebars control the movement of the front tires.
* The bike has no pedals, allowing children to learn to balance with the assistance and confidence of their feet and without the intimidation and lack of control negotiating pedals may bring.
* This bike is visually appealing and can attract positive attention to it and the child.
* Riding on this pedal-less bike is more intuitive for children to successfully ride.
* The compact, lightweight (approximately 7lbs.) design enables caregivers to easily take it to the park or carry it when a child becomes too tired to ride.
* The back wheels are partially covered to help prevent injury.
* The added thickness in the back enables the bike to stand on its own, helping children get on and off with ease. This provides immediate stability for beginner riders and this early success may encourage them to continue to learn, ride and master the YBike.
* The wheels have no spokes to pinch fingers and toes.
* Children can sit on the YBike in a stationary position and experiment with and gain confidence in balance.
* Children use their feet on the ground to learn to balance on the YBike.
* The handlebars on the YBike have a limited turning radius to assist in turns without “jack-knifing” and binding up the wheels.
* The skills children learn on the YBike naturally generalize to traditional two-wheeled bicycles.
* Whole body physical activity, such as riding the YBike, can help increase focus and attention on a cognitive task presented after.