Nothing says childhood more than an after school evening spent pumping pedals through the neighborhood. The challenge for parents in Beijing is determining which kid bicycle is of best quality and most reasonable price on the Chinese market, full of unfamiliar brands at sporting stores.
The Beijing International Children’s Bicycle & Buggy Exhibition plans to solve this problem with a contest of the Most Beautiful Children’s Bicycle Selection between the brands and models recommend by the public.
The Expo will be held on July 30 through August 1 at the China National Convention Center, as part of the Beijing International Bicycle and Spare Parts Exhibition 2016, which you can read about more here on our sister publication’s site, the Beijinger.
When shopping at the expo, beijingkids encourages parents to consider these questions:
- What are the height and weight suggestions set out by the brand/manufacturer of the bike?
- Are bike safety measures all included or available for purchase (double breaks, bells, reflectors on the back, front, in the pedals, and on the basket)?
- Is any sort of warranty provided with the brand?
- How easily can replacement parts be found in Beijing (handle pads, tire tubes, bike saddle, basket, wires)?
- Consider the style of the tire. If your child will mostly be riding around on pathways and in courtyards of a neighborhood, a thinner and less grooved tire is best, not the wide and heavily inlaid mountain-like tire.
Bicycle nominations are held between June 1 and July 5, and bicycle brands can also submit their product for consideration. Brands can find out minimum requirements here while parents can recommend bikes through the Exhibition’s official WeChat account, which can be found here.
Products that do not receive 50 “likes” from voters will not be able to participate.
Contest winners will be determined based on customer love, user friendliness, cost, beauty, and social responsibility.
Beijing International Children’s Bicycle and Buggy Exhibition, July 30 – August 1
All ages. Free. On July 30 and 31, Saturday and Sunday, the exhibition is open between 9.30am and 4.30pm, while on Monday August 1, the doors will be open from 9.30am to 2pm. China National Convention Center (Exhibition Website).