The Steiff Balance Bike Classic is also sometimes called a practice bike. It is an excellent way to prepare children to ride on a typical two-wheeled bike. It is also a smart alternative to training wheels and is considered a better way for children to learn how to keep their balance on two wheels. The design was created by a Dutch designer and inspired by Dutch cycling culture. With the Steiff Balance Bike Classic, our goal is to offer an environmentally-friendly, forward-thinking, and high quality balance bike that inspires children and their families to engage in an active, creative, and adventurous lifestyle. The Steiff Balance Bike Classic is a handmade, award-winning wooden balance bike with a classic look, inspired by both our original logo and the bear’s head as a representative of the Steiff brand. WARNING! Always wear protective equipment. Do not use in street traffic. Toy may only be assembled by adults.