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Gearing up

A quick click and kids are 3-wheeling

By Lylah M. Alphonse
Globe Staff / November 15, 2009

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Going for a ride? Let your children leave their bikes at home. Micro Mobility’s scooters have a sturdy, skateboard-like deck and a wonderfully responsive steering system that allows kids to zoom easily on three wheels. The Swiss-designed scooters come in two sizes, Mini (for 3- to 5-year-olds, $84.99, with traditional T-bar handles) and Maxi (6- to 10-year-olds, $149.99, with a joystick-like handle), and in a range of bright colors. They’re lightweight and easy to assemble and take apart - the steering shaft clicks into place, no screws required - which makes them perfect for taking to far-away bike trails. You can find them at Henry’s Bear Park stores in Cambridge (361 Huron Ave; 617-547-8424), Arlington (685 Mass. Ave.; 617-646-9500), and Brookline (19 Harvard St.; 617-264-2422), among other places; for a full list of stores in Massachusetts, or to order online, go to www.kickboardusa.com.

LYLAH M. ALPHONSE

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