|The Schwinn Easy Steer Tricycle|
JD has totally not even attempted to move this thing on his own (he keeps his feet firmly on the little pegs)- except for when he pushes it around the yard, giving his rocks a ride. I'm not sure if it will be effective at teaching him how bikes really work, but I'm taking the opportunity to enforce safety rules. It is really easy to steer using the handle- even with one hand. And it has a 3-point harness, so JD hasn't been able to jump off while it is moving.
As far as the rock collecting capabilities, it does come with a basket up front, dump bucket in the back, and a tiny backpack that attaches to the seat. That is heaven for my toddler/pebble hoarder.
When should I expect to be able to remove the handle and send the kid on his way (with O and I trailing close behind of course)?