Evolve a day makes balance child’s play!

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About this Project

Remember your very first bike ride? It’s a big deal, and we want to make sure it’s a memorable ride for your kids.

Lose the old traditional training wheels, and experience the cool new YBIKE Evolve, a 3-in-1 combination tricycle and balance bike!

Evolve teaches young children to pedal, and builds balance and co-ordination skills very early on. This will help them to make an easy progression to pedal bikes, without all the nasty scrapes and bruises.

Easy to assemble, with solid rubber mould on the wheels, Evolve makes life simple for mom and dad too! No more punctures!

As parents, we are passionate about the physical development of young children!

Our aim is to design ride-ons that assist kids during their various stages of gross motor skills development.

Starting from 2 to 5 years old, YBIKE Evolve specifically:

• Encourages balance and co-ordination skills development,

• Fosters a keen sense of adventure, and

• Builds self-confidence in children.

All of which will help them on their way to a brighter future.

We at YBIKE strive to design innovative, cool, high quality and durable products. The Evolve has been engineered with safety in mind, and meets strict international toy safety standards.

Your contribution will help us to spread the word about the importance of tricycles and balance bikes, like YBIKE Evolve, in encouraging skills development in young kids.

YBIKE Milestones:

Milestone 1 → We reach this Milestone and our project is a-go!

Milestone 1: R30 000
Ready to Roll ! You will have helped us launch FIRST in South Africa, in our home town & country ! We hit this milestone and you’ll be telling us that we’re on the right track. You will be helping us to spread the word about the importance of balance and the contribution that balance bikes can make to the development of this skill in young children. We will run competitions in magazines and online on blogs and social media sites.

Milestone 2: R100 000
Ready to fly: We hit this target and the show’s on the road. You would have helped us cover what we needed to pay for the tooling & prototyping for your new YBIKE Evolve and it’ll be a massive boost for us in getting the message out there about our new trike and what it can do for kids development – that’s apart from just being a seriously cool bike that’s a load of fun to ride.

Milestone 3: R200 000
Sky’s the limit: Wow ! At this level we’re in the clouds. We’ve got a rack full of ideas for new bike, trikes & cross-over ride-ons and your backing will give us what we need to get the next generation into the design studio, all specifically geared towards building and encouraging motor skills in young kids.

We want to get the message out that kids should start using Evolve, as early as possible because it will encourage the them to comfortably move from riding a trike to a balance bike and then directly to a pedal bike, without the need for training wheels!

This is a real benefit as training wheels are potentially dangerous and can delay the natural development of balance in young children which may later lead to underdeveloped motor skills.

Kids learn to pedal on tricycles, and balance on balance bikes - and their improved co-ordination and self-confidence, will ultimately help their social and academic progression in school later on!

It's a win-win situation, 3 times over with the YBIKE Evolve!



Get Involved


Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out:
If you have...
2 minutes –
Post this link: www.ybike.co.za or like the YBIKE SA page on your Facebook:www.facebook.com/ybikesa - and create your first contact with us ... (It's also where you'll be the 1st to know about our exciting competitions!)
5 minutes –
• Tweet, blog and signpost links to the YBIKE Evolve page on the Thundafund website.
Tweets you can use:
Tweet: Just love Evolve! Massive discounts at http://ow.ly/lOb7r #evolve #bike
Tweet: A first in South Africa – Evolve 3in1. So cool! Check this out http://ow.ly/lOb7r #evolve #bike
Tweet: Need a tricycle? This is a must see http://ow.ly/lOb7r #evolve #bike

• Promote balance bikes, specifically Evolve, to your Linkedin and Facebook contacts
15 minutes –
Catch a glimpse of the Evolve by watching our video on the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qpcE6rdi-do
30 minutes –
• Chat with your child’s pre-school about the benefits of kids learning to ride on balance bikes, and trying our combo trike Bike Evolve for the kids.

• Email us (mariza@ybike.co.za) with the story and picture of your child’s experience with balance bikes.
A few hours –
Do you have any ideas on how to improve children’s gross motor skills?

Send us your thoughts on new products that would address a child’s developmental need today.
A regular time commitment –
Send us contact details of people you meet that may be interested in learning more about YBIKE Evolve and it’s benefits.

Keep in touch with us and tell new friends about what we are doing. Send us photos of kids on Evolve, if you see them !
 

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This is no ordinary tricycle!

Evolve easily converts from a classic pedal tricycle, to balance trike and finally balance bike.

The Evolve’s patent pending mechanism transforms the tricycle into these 3 different biking options that allows children to learn pedalling, co-ordination and balance without the negative effects of training wheels.
An incredible, easily to assemble Trike - Bike Evolution!

The small parts and Allen keys are included, for quick assembly immediately (if junior can stand to wait a few minutes!).
Evolve is a very robust design. Its rubber wheels are perfect for indoor activities, but also very durable for outdoor activities.

YBIKE Evolve has passed all the relevant child safety regulations for Europe as well as the USA.
It’s not just about fun and building their skills, it also saves parents in having to splash out for new bikes as their kids grow up and out of their previous ride-ons.
We’ve made an effort to offer very cool rewards to thank you for your support!

Awesome rewards include in the image above:

• The limited edition grand green Evolve, created especially just for this project.

• Superfans will be printed on packaging, to show to admiring friends as soon as you receive your Evolve.
• Original YBIKE, our original award winning and hugely popular balance bike.

PS: We'd love to hear from you. If you have a question, or if you just want to provide feedback, please post a comment or contact us.
 

About Us


Project Contact Details
Mariza van der Merwe
0729690506
mariza@ybike.co.za
Organisation Details
YBIKE
Keeping it local in:
Cape Town, Western Cape
., SOUTH AFRICA

Check out:
www.ybike.co.za

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Limited Edition Superfans
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Milestones
R30,000
Milestone 1
Ready to Roll ! You will have helped us launch FIRST in South Africa, in our home town & country ! We hit this milestone and you’ll be telling us that we’re on the right track. You will be helping us to spread the word about the importance of balance and the contribution that balance bikes can make to the development of this skill in young children. We will run competitions in magazines and online on blogs and social media sites.
R100,000
Milestone 2
Ready to fly: We hit this target and the show’s on the road. You would have helped us cover what we needed to pay for the tooling & prototyping for your new YBIKE Evolve and it’ll be a massive boost for us in getting the message out there about our new trike and what it can do for kids development – that’s apart from just being a seriously cool bike that’s a load of fun to ride.
R200,000
Milestone 3
Sky’s the limit: Wow ! At this level we’re in the clouds. We’ve got a rack full of ideas for new bikes, trikes & cross-over ride-ons and your backing will give us what we need to get the next generation into the design studio, all specifically geared towards building and encouraging motor skills in young kids.
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