Like2Bike is also a specialist provider of kids bikes and accessories and the official South African distributor for the German bicycle company: Kokua.
Our aim is to provide comprehensive information to make the bike choosing exercize a fun and easy one, as well as provide the best in childrens’ cycling products from clothing to accessories.
We host a children's mountain bike event as we believe that getting outdoors and being part of like2bike is kids, being kids!
TEST YOUR FUN FACTOR!
I DARE YOU !
Get Jnr off to a great start by giving the gift of skill, confidence and a grounding in safety…
Our FUNdamental clinics are for ages: 4 - 84
This clinic is aimed at entrenching safety, bicycle control and hopefully respect and appreciation for the bike they’re on. Who knows, your little one could be the next superstar in SA MTBing…
This course will help you get around any mountain bike park with more speed and confidence! This course will see you progress to more advanced obstacle navigation as you learn new parameters of your bike.
After having progressed through the FUNdamentals and Intermediate skills courses, you are ready for the Advanced course.
Like2Bike is an events company specialising in promoting and organising kids cycling and running events. In conjunction with the Like2Bike cycling skills clinics we aim to nurture early cycling development and skills.
When it comes to bikes, we pride ourselves in being able to offer LIKEaBIKE balance bikes, and LIKEtoBIKE pedal bikes
LIKEaBIKE is designed abd manufactured by Kokua Holzspielzeug GmbH in Roetgen, Germany. Kokua is a Hawaiian word meaning "harmony", and it is a family owned business run by Rolf, Alfred and Beate Mertens.
LIKEaBIKE are so well made that Kokua provides a two-year guarantee against defects - amazing for a wooden product designed for children.
The first step in picking a bike is getting the right size. Where adult bikes are sized by the frame (measured from the centre of the bottom bracket to the top of the seat tube), bikes for children are sized by their wheel diameter: 12”, 16”, 20” and 24”. The bike should fit the child. The rider should be able to dismount and comfortably straddle the bike flat footedly. And then with a slight lean of the bike, get their bottom back onto the seat, put their foot on the pedal and, when the skill is there, ride away. They shouldn’t be riding scrunched up with their knees hitting the handlebars and they shouldn’t be stretched out and unable to turn the handlebars easily. At the slow speeds that kids start out riding at, steering by turning the handlebars is much more of an element of riding than at faster speeds where steering is done largely by leaning. If there are training wheels on the bike, all of the steering is done with the handlebars.