Mary Beth Lugo is the creator of KaZam, a bicycle designed to help kids learn how to ride without training wheels. The balance bike doesn’t have pedals either. Kids can put their feet on a footrest where the pedals would normally be so they can practice balancing while gliding.
On the NBC Today Show, toy expert Stephanie Oppenheim rated the KaZAM Balance Bike as the best in its category. The KaZam Classic Bike weighs just 11.2 pounds, can carry a 75 lb. child, and costs $99.95. If you want one with a hand brake, that’s available too for just $20 more.