GIVEAWAY – Trek Jet 16 Child Bike (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

The winner is #22 – Jenny! She said, “I should win because my husband is obsessed with biking and Lance Armstrong (sponsored by TREK) and and my son has outgrown his bike and needs a new one!”

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize. Thanks to Trek and everyone who entered!

THE PRIZE

trek kids bike jet 16

One Vanilla Joy reader will win this Trek Jet 16 child bike ($200) in his/her choice of color and size (depends on availability)!

MY REVIEW

I have fond memories of learning to ride a bike, and teaching Elliot to ride has been something I’ve looked forward to. Elliot is making quick progress thanks to Trek!

trek jet 16 boys bike training wheels

Elliot’s bike is a Trek Jet 16 and it’s the perfect beginner bike with sturdy training wheels,  comfortable seat, grippy handle bars, and plenty of reflectors. It’s light weight enough that Elliot can maneuver it easily by himself and won’t get stuck if he does fall over, and it’s a nice smooth ride so he’s comfortable on the road. Just look at his face – he’s having a blast!

trek kids bike

Trek kid’s bikes are great because they’re designed to grow  with the child. Elliot is tall for his age so we got the 4-6 bike so he could grow into it. Even though it’s a little big, he still can ride comfortably and reach the pedals and everything. Trek has designed bikes to match a child’s physique and stature just right.

The Jet 16 is a basic bike with a single speed and coaster brakes. The training wheels can be removed and the seat raised, and I’m sure it will last through the use of several children.  Also it looks very cool. We love the sporty red and white or the Jet 16 also comes in a metallic blue and white combo as well.

bike training wheels trek

Boyd put it all together in an evening and we had about 8 neighbor kids standing around totally enthralled with this super cool bike.

I love the range of Trek products – they’ve got bikes for all ages and stages and you get good quality for the price. Quality is important for a first bike and the Jet 16 is easy to ride and learn on.

We love bike riding as a mode of transportation, recreation, and exercise, and thanks to Trek, Elliot can ride along with us safely and have a great time!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit Trek Bikes
  • Come back here and tell me why you should win before midnight Sunday, June 13.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Monday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to Vanilla Joy for review purposes.}

{ 141 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jessica B June 7, 2010 at 10:24 am

I should win, because my little guy has been wanting a bike like this for awhile now.. He loves to be outside just playing or doing whatever he wants to do out there. He is such a rambunctious and funny little boy and he would love this bike ?

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10 Summer Braxton June 7, 2010 at 10:42 am

my daughter is turning 3 next month and she wants a bike!!! we were planning to wait until Christmas for financial reasons. Oh, how I’d love to give her a bike for her birthday :)

11 jengd June 7, 2010 at 10:51 am

I’d love to get this for my son as incentive. We’re having a hard time getting him to learn to pedal his “big wheel” bike though his friends are all experts at it. However, he’s obsessed with bikes and I think this would be the nudge that would work- a promise of the bike to come if he would spend some time working at it.

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17 Helena C June 7, 2010 at 11:59 am

I ” like” Trek on FB and posted on their wall. i would love to win this for my grandson.

18 Heather D. June 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm

I would love to win this for my little boy. Since my husband was laid off 18 months ago, things are incredibly tight and a bike has just not been in our budget. Love to surprise him with this.

19 Heather D. June 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm

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20 Helena C June 7, 2010 at 12:07 pm

Subscribe to Vanilla Joy on You Tube Channel. The Trek Jet would be a great bike for my three year old grandson to learn on.

21 Helena C June 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm

I subscribe with reader. I would love to win this giveaway for a Trek bike. I can picture my grandsons eyes if I do.

22 jenny June 7, 2010 at 12:28 pm

I should win becuase my husband is obsessed with biking and lance armstrong (sponsored by TREK) and and my son has outgrown his bike and needs a new one!

23 Melonie June 7, 2010 at 12:31 pm

I would love to win this bike for my nephew that doesn’t have much since my sister divorced her husband and has been working as hard as she can to support the two of them. He would be soo shocked to have a new bike!

24 Jessica June 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm

My almost 10 month old son has fairly severe developmental delays- I’d love to have this bike in our garage for when he meets his goals and is able to ride a bike!

25 Jessica June 7, 2010 at 1:10 pm

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26 Jessica June 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm

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27 Jessica June 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm

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28 Jessica June 7, 2010 at 1:13 pm

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29 Carina June 7, 2010 at 2:45 pm

My boy needs a bike so badly: he won’t even ride a bike any more because the other children have bikes that are faster than his. It would make his summer to have a new bike just for him.

30 Carina June 7, 2010 at 2:46 pm

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32 Melissa June 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm

I should win because I have a little boy that is heading in the direction of wanting to learn to ride a bike. He’s 3 and what a great bike this would be to learn with!

33 Melissa June 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

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34 Melissa June 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm

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35 Jennifer Stumph June 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I would like to win a bike for my 2 boys to use. They are too little to ride now, but maybe by next summer the older one could reach the pedals.

36 Gina L. June 7, 2010 at 6:05 pm

I would love to give my daughters their own TREK adventure bike since they love to go on biking adventures with me.

37 Gina L. June 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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38 Gina L. June 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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39 Gina L. June 7, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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40 Gina L. June 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm

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42 Gina L. June 7, 2010 at 6:07 pm

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43 Gina L. June 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm

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44 Richelle F June 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm

My four year old would love to have a real bike. He only has a trike. These look like great bikes!

45 Richelle F June 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm

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46 Missy June 8, 2010 at 6:04 am

What a great bike! I’m still trying to convince my four-year old that he should have no fear of pedals…. gonna have to work harder on that one. Thanks for the giveaway!

47 Missy June 8, 2010 at 6:05 am

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48 Missy June 8, 2010 at 6:05 am

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50 Missy June 8, 2010 at 6:06 am

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51 Lindsey June 8, 2010 at 8:11 am

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52 Lindsey June 8, 2010 at 8:12 am

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53 Lindsey June 8, 2010 at 8:12 am

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54 Amy Mac June 8, 2010 at 8:13 am

I’d love to win the Jet 12 bike for my son! He loves his tricycle but I think he’s ready to move up to the big bike!

55 Lindsey June 8, 2010 at 8:13 am

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57 Amy Mac June 8, 2010 at 8:14 am

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59 Amy Mac June 8, 2010 at 8:15 am

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60 Lindsey June 8, 2010 at 8:39 am

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61 Lindsey June 8, 2010 at 8:44 am

I like the Jet 16 bike model and I like all of the bike trailers.

62 Julia Chandler June 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

We were actually going to give the boys bikes for Christmas this year but didn’t really know where to start looking for one! This bike looks perfect for my 5 and 3 year olds! They would absolutely love it! What a great bike!

63 Julia Chandler June 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

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64 Julia Chandler June 8, 2010 at 10:01 am

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67 Mindy June 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

My little 4 year old would love it!

68 Mindy June 8, 2010 at 10:15 am

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69 Kim June 8, 2010 at 10:29 am

I want this for my son, who needs a bike!

70 Kim June 8, 2010 at 10:30 am

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74 Lisa Magaoay June 8, 2010 at 11:32 am

I have been looking for a new bike for my 7yo. He still rides his small bike and it is just tooo small. He had another one for his size and age but he didnt like it because the middle was too high. These appear to have a “lower” middle and may be what I’m looking for but the price is very out of my budget. Winning one would be great!

75 Lisa Magaoay June 8, 2010 at 11:33 am

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76 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I would love to win this bike for my daughter should the opprtunity arise.
I would love to be able to be an example and show my daughter that riding a bike is so much more fun than watching tv or playing video games. I want her to appreciate the wonders of outdoors and the benefits of fun exercise.

77 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm

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78 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm

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79 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:11 pm

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80 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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81 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:14 pm

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82 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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83 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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84 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:20 pm

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85 Dana June 8, 2010 at 12:25 pm

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86 hippie4ever June 8, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I should win because it will be a great gift for my son :) silenttributary(at)yahoo(dot)com

87 hippie4ever June 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

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88 Lori A. June 8, 2010 at 7:17 pm

I’d love to win one for my son! The bike has now is too small for him. He is tall for his age and grew out of it quickly. He loves to ride a bike and I’d love to win this for him so he can.
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89 Lori A. June 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm

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90 Lori A. June 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm

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92 Heidi June 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm

We are a biking family. My husband and I each have two bikes and we have 2 bike trailers to pull our two kids. My son is 4 and getting old enough to start learning how to ride a bike so we can make room to pull one more child in the trailers. Both my husbands bikes are Treks. My son needs a Trek like his daddy.

93 Lori A. June 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm

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94 Lori A. June 8, 2010 at 7:21 pm

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98 Kate June 9, 2010 at 5:07 am

I would love to win this for my oldest daughter. She’ll be 4 next week and wants a bike so badly. She is adopted and has fetal alcohol syndrome- she has lots of behavior problems and some learning issues, but she her gross motor skills are amazing! She loves to talk about how big she’s getting and how strong she is and how she’s eating protein to get muscles :). We’ve looked for a used one and can’t find one that would be good for her- she would be overjoyed to receive this. Thanks! (Oh, her name is Gabi- it’s really “Gabriella Joy” but she’ll tell you that it’s “Gabi-yellow Joy.” Precious, huh? :)

99 Kate June 9, 2010 at 5:08 am

I “like” Trek on facebook :).

100 Kate June 9, 2010 at 5:09 am

I “like” you on facebook :).

101 Kate June 9, 2010 at 5:10 am

I subscribed to your youtube channel :).

102 jennifer hamilton June 9, 2010 at 8:32 am

I love that this bike grows with your child.
I would love to win this for my son because as it stands right now his 1st bike with be a hand me down Barbie bike that was his older sisters :)

103 jennifer hamilton June 9, 2010 at 8:33 am

I like Trek Bikes on FB

104 jennifer hamilton June 9, 2010 at 8:33 am

Like you on FB too:)

105 jennifer hamilton June 9, 2010 at 8:34 am

I Like you on FB too:)

106 jennifer hamilton June 9, 2010 at 8:38 am

oops, looks like i had a duplicate comment the above entry should be
I follow you on twitter @eclairemom

This entry will be I follow Trek on twitter @eclairemom

107 jennifer hamilton June 9, 2010 at 8:44 am
108 Kellie June 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm

My son is getting way to big for his 12 inch bike, because he is growing like a weed :) He would be so excited to have a taller bike! Thanks for the giveaway!

109 Kim Pollock June 9, 2010 at 5:08 pm

I would love to win this for my son. He does not have a bike and this would be a great one for him to learn and grow on!

110 Kim Pollock June 9, 2010 at 5:09 pm

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111 Sandy Howard June 9, 2010 at 7:04 pm

I would love to win the Trek bike for my sons! It looks like a great bike and from the website, it’s obviously a well-made, built to last bike. Just what I need to make it through 2 boys!

112 Sandy Howard June 9, 2010 at 7:13 pm

I follow Trek on twitter at sandy4Him.

113 Sandy Howard June 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

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114 Aimee Kulla June 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm

I should win this because I always have little brothers who could use new bikes. I also come from a family of 13.

115 Bella June 10, 2010 at 4:22 pm

Because my almost 4-year old has been riding a trike, but her knees are up to her chin when she pedals! I love the Mystic 16 and my daughter would think it’s the best 4th birthday present EVER!

116 Janel C June 10, 2010 at 7:31 pm

I should win because my 3.5 year old would LOVE this!! he needs to upgrade from the trike! lol

117 Janel C June 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

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118 Janel C June 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

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119 Janel C June 10, 2010 at 7:33 pm

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120 Laree June 10, 2010 at 9:04 pm

Why I should win: because we’re currently saving our pennies to buy our kids their first bikes for Christmas (we’ve got a 6 year old and a 4 year old). This would be a HUGE help out with that!

121 Melissa June 11, 2010 at 9:06 am

I would love to win this bike for my son. We can only afford inexpensive bikes and they keep falling apart! Maybe he would get good at riding without training wheels if he had a quality bike.

122 JulieB June 11, 2010 at 9:08 am

I have a daughter that is almost 4 and would love a bike for her birthday next month

123 JulieB June 11, 2010 at 9:09 am

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124 JulieB June 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

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125 JulieB June 11, 2010 at 9:10 am

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126 JulieB June 11, 2010 at 9:12 am

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127 Elizabeth June 11, 2010 at 9:22 am

Awesome bike! I would love it for my son as he gets old enough to ride his bike along side me.

128 wendy wallach June 11, 2010 at 11:08 am

I should win so I can gift this to my favorite little man bryson!

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129 s June 11, 2010 at 11:37 am

I really don’t have a good reason as to why I should win. I know my little one would love it and it looks like a pretty safe bike to learn to ride on. I’m a safety crazed mom and if we got his bike, I would then just need to purchase a bike helmet too.

130 Katie Stewart June 11, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I don’t think my son “deserves” this bike more than the next kid (Because EVERY kid should have an awesome bike like this! What child wouldn’t LOVE it?!) My son is only 18 months-old, but he already points at every bike that rides down our street or that we pass on our walks or in the stores, and yells “bike!” So I can only imagine how excited he’d be to have his very own “bike!” Thanks!

131 Katie Stewart June 11, 2010 at 5:01 pm

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132 Katie Stewart June 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

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133 Katie Stewart June 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm

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134 Katie Stewart June 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm

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135 Katie Stewart June 11, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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136 Katie Stewart June 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm

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137 Heather H. June 11, 2010 at 11:04 pm

I would love to win this for my nephew – he has been wanting a bike and this would be wonderful!
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138 Samantha Cleys June 12, 2010 at 6:54 am

I would love to win this for my triplets!

139 Katie Stewart June 13, 2010 at 10:15 am

I commented on the post “Cricut Craft- Applique Bath Towel”

140 Dana June 13, 2010 at 9:07 pm

I left a comment on the Robeez/CSN upcoming review post.

141 Carrie June 13, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I should win because my sweet son has almost outgrown his smaller bike and is ready to hand it down to his little brother. He has been working really hard to learn to ride a two-wheeler and this bike would be awesome for him!

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