Birthplace: Bavarian Alps - Lenggries, Germany
KinderBike® has changed very little since it's inception in 2001 on the banks of the Isar River, in the tiny Bavarian village of Lenggries, Germany. Heinz Petzold gave his grandson Luke a laufrad (run bike) for his second birthday and KinderBike was born. KinderBike introduced the first run bikes to the North American market in early 2005. Since then, millions of young riders - some as young as 1 year - have fine tuned their balance, coordination and agility and learned to ride.
KinderBike trainers afford parents a mechanism to get their kids outside and active as they glide along side of them on short walks and outings. Our commitment to quality has bolstered our reputation and encouraged both traditional bicycle retailers and parents to ditch training wheels in favor of this "balance-first" method. With KinderBike's introduction in North American in 2005, the "balance-first" method has become widely accepted as the most effective way to teach young children to ride a bike and has spurred a host of imitators.
Today, KinderBike remains the leading manufacturer of high-end trainers and is widely regarded as the leading innovator of quality run bikes.