May 2013 Release in Review & Release Contest

The May release has been full of some gorgeous new products and we hope the projects from the team have been beyond inspiring!  I've picked out favorites of my own, from each of the design team members, to share with you today!  Click the link next to each team member's name to see more details about the project shown here, as well as the rest of her projects from this release!  And be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post…..you won't want to miss out on this month's release in review CONTEST!!!

Ashley
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Besty
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Cristina
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Danielle
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Dawn
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Debbie
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Erin
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Heather
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Jessica
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Maile
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Melissa
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Now that you have had a chance to see all of this eye candy, how about a chance to win a gift certificate to purchase some of the amazing goodies used to make them!  

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$150 PTI Gift Certificate  

for you to spend however you choose!

All you have to do to enter to win is to leave a comment answering the question below…

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Congratulations, Lisa!  Please be sure to send an email off to Customer Service and provide the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to!  And a big thank you to everyone else who played along.  It was so fun to read everyone's responses to the question!  Brought back lots of awesome memories that I completely forgot about!  I hope you enjoyed reminiscing tonight! 

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  • 1
    lisa m says:

    that was a long time ago but I believe it was a shiny medium blue color, such fun thanks for a chance to win!

  • 2
    Mary V says:

    The first bicycle I can remember was red with training wheels. I haven’t ridden a bike in years but used to love to!!

  • 3
    Tina says:

    My first bike was metallic purple that my dad painted and added some iridescent snowflakes on that I thought were so cool. It had a green metallic banana seat. I thought it was the coolest thing ever and would ride all over the place with it.

  • 4
    Irma says:

    I had it when I was 10, medium sized red one. Thx for the chance to win.

  • 5
    Angel S. says:

    My first bike was an old fashion red schwinn-oh how i wish i still had that comfy bike!!

  • 6
    Tara (aka Craftilicious) says:

    I desperately wanted a black bmx so I could ride the track in the local park and go off the jumps (just like the boys) but I got a super-heavy gold girls raleigh bike with a basket on the front and a saddle-bag on the back – soooo not cool – and so heavy it was never going to get any air. The gold metallic paint was a nightmare to fix when it got scratched too.

  • 7
    Candy says:

    My sister and I learned on a big blue bicycle, no training wheels! I have the bike of my dreams now–it has a battery to assist me on the hills!!!

  • 8
    Isabel Z says:

    It’s been so long that the only thing that I remember about my first bike was that it was purple and I rode it everywhere. Those were the days!!!

  • 9
    Trell says:

    My first bike was red and blue with training wheels! I

  • 10
    Angie V says:

    The first bike I remember was a green one with a really sweet plastic covered banana seat!! I loved that bike!

  • 11
    Pippa67 says:

    My very first bike was red with one wheel in the front and two on the back. I was only one year old. Overhere in Holland we start early riding/cycling a bike. It was red , love that color ever since and the handles were white.

  • 12

    I had a bright white bike as a kid, and I remember thinking how cool it was because you could see this shimmer in the paint when it was under the sun. I also had my first major wreck riding it: down the hill and into the prickly bush. It was awesome!

  • 13
    Amanda says:

    It was purple! With white stripes on the center bar.

  • 14
    Christine Nixon says:

    Oh, that takes me back! My brother picked up a used bike somewhere. It had several coats of paint on it – red, black and white. It was way too big for me and it was a boys’ bike to boot. I had to get the pedal up to the top, get up on a chair and push off because my feet did not touch the bottom pedal. THen to stop, I’d coast to as slow as I could bet and jump off. I loved that bicycle. I still ride but I have a much nicer Townie Electra now!

  • 15
    Sue D says:

    Wow–I don’t remember what it looked like but I am pretty sure it was a Schwin and I rode it everywhere!

  • 16
    Liz R says:

    My first two wheeled bike was purple, and I was so excited – it had a key to lock the steering column, I felt like a grown up pretending I was on a motorbike – all at the age of 9! LOL.

  • 17
    Beatrice W says:

    The first bicycle I can remember was red with training wheels. it’s dad who learn me to ride

  • 18
    Keri H says:

    My first bicycle was a beautiful, shiny midnight blue. I remember pretending to ride it like I was driving a car…using my pretend blinkers and all! LOL. I also remember washing it with soap and water and drying it off, like my Dad would do when he’d wash the family car in the driveway. 🙂

  • 19

    My first bike was a pink Schwinn model with a floral banana seat and a white basket. LOVED that bike! My husband and I just bought Huffy “cruisers” for our anniversary a few years ago and I need to ride mine MORE!

  • 20
    Linda Richmond says:

    I don’t remember what it looked like, but I remember riding it over and over down the long hall way that we had in our apartment.I must have been around 5 years old.

  • 21

    My first one was silver. I knew no fear and frightened the whole neighborhood speeding around with my training wheels. Most of the time, I made the bends – but not the cars parked right behind them 🙂

  • 22
    Lori Cullen says:

    My first bicycle was a Huffy Cactus Flower and I loved it! I had it for five years.

  • 23
    Tracey says:

    My first bicycle was black and gold (my school colors) with a banana seat (do they even make banana seats anymore?).

  • 24

    My first bicycle was rose pink in color, had streamers coming out of the handle bars and had a white wicker look basket! I have many memories of pedalling and singing, carrying towel and pool bag for my daily summer swim. I will have together the new bicycle set for sure!

  • 25
    JoAnn H says:

    pretty sure my first bike was a red trike, but the one I remember is a sweet stylin big girl bike with a basket kinda like the one in the die set…love it

  • 26
    Sue Plote says:

    When we turned five my siblings and I all got a brand new bike for our birthday. Mine was Hawaiian Shores in color…and had a great banana seat. Since my birthday is in October, my parents got it for me in August so I could have some fun with it for summer. I got in on my Dad’s birthday, and he always teased me that it was his bike. Such great memories! 🙂

  • 27
    Judy says:

    The first bike that I can remember was a medium size blue Schwinn. I remember riding around the neighborhood with my best friend.

  • 28
    Michelle W says:

    I received my first bicycle for my 4th birthday, and it was bright red and beautiful!

  • 29
    Barbara T says:

    The one bike I remember was a brilliant blue with chrome fenders. I believe it was a Columbia

  • 30
    Gerdine says:

    I remember my first bike very well! It was a green one. I was only three or four years old. I loved my bike. In special on special occasions when we were asked to decorate our bikes (like on the National Queen’s Day in the Netherlands). It turned out beautifully!

  • 31
    Leigh Penner says:

    My first bike was yellow with training wheels. My twin brother had one exactly like it… except he got his training wheels taken off way before me. LOL!
    Now my bike is a TREK women’s cruiser with a big comfy seat — I love it! Between April (well, May, this year) & October, I ride it whenever I can (i.e. when there’s no snow. 😉 )

  • 32
    Patsann says:

    My first bike was a blue Schwinn. I remember the red and white streamers blowing in the wind. I use to place cards in the spokes with a clothes pin to make noise I was such a tomboy! Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 33
    Karen Barkman says:

    My first bicycle came with a Dad attatched to it. More than what it looked like, I remember Dad running up and down the sidewalk with me, giving me balance until I had the confidence to go it alone.

  • 34
    sandye Curry says:

    I was only six years old, and my parents bought me a used 26″ red bike. I had never ridden before–and this bike was enormous to me. However, with my Daddy’s help, I learned to ride it, the only bicycle I ever owned. It lasted through my teenage years.

  • 35
    Kate says:

    My first bike was a red, shiny fold-up bike that I just adored. It was a birthday present that my Dad had hidden in a little-used part of the house but I saw it there and couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. I spent many a happy hour cycling around to friends farms to play on that bike. It was a huge part of my childhood.

  • 36
    Dally says:

    I never had a bike. I was the only girl in the family and grew up playing with dolls and girly things. If I would ever have a bicycle, it would definitely have a basket and a bell 🙂

  • 37
    Lee Cockrum says:

    I had a red trike, like most kids! But then I had something with a banana seat and a sissy bar! Can’t recall the color!

  • 38
    Margaret R says:

    My first bicycle was red with a white basket and a silver bell.

  • 39
    Julie Call says:

    I got my first bike for my 5th birthday from my grandparents. It was purple with white wheels and shiny white streamers, and a purple and yellow honker from Sesame Street as a horn. I loved it so much and felt so cool with the streamers flying as I rode! I also fondly remember my white, pink, and purple trike with it’s “super secret hiding spot” for all of my goofy collections underneath the seat. Both totally unlike my bike now, but what fun memories!

  • 40
    Julie says:

    My first bike was rainbow colored with a yellow banana seat. I loved it!

  • 41

    My first bike was shiny black metallic with giant knobby tires…I had 4 bothers who made it for me…I left the best skid marks….I loved that bike even if it wasn’t my dream bike. Now I would love a vintage one with a basket.

  • 42
    Sarah T. says:

    My first bike, like so many other things, was actually my older sister’s first. However, spare a thought for my younger brother who also learnt to ride on that same, battered little thing. My first real bike of my own was a pale blue Raleigh Shopper that took me from days out with friends to my first years at work.

  • 43
    Ted says:

    Oh gosh, this brings back memories. 🙂 I had a bike with what was called a “sissy bar”. It was a very tall, long curved bar that was fastened behind the seat. Almost as a “backrest”. Of course, being a boy, I had to have playing cards in the spokes so I could have a “motor”! 😉

  • 44
    Sandy W, says:

    I remember riding on my brother’s bikes that had long banana seats! Today I would rather have a nice wide comfortable seat.

  • 45
    Sandy Kay says:

    It was given to me by my dad on my 14th birthday. He knew how much I wanted one – I asked to ride everyone’s bike when we went to visit people! It was a total surprise – he was as thrilled as I was to get it – you see, we didn’t have much money, so it was a big sacrifice for him! The bike was metallic blue and I ran that thing into the ground!

  • 46
    Pat Q says:

    I had a hand-me-down bike from my older brothers and sisters. It was painted dark green. I spent hours on that bike!

  • 47
    Barbra says:

    I had this hot little number that was pink and white with a yellow banana seat. The seat had silver glitter in it. The handle bars had pink and white streamers hanging off of them. Sadly, one day I came home and my bike was gone. My Dad had given it away to a family we knew that had five kids and no money. I was devestated to say the least. He didn’t mean to hurt my feelings as he thought I grew out of the bike…I just loved that bike.

  • 48
    Penny Peters says:

    I lived in Germany when I got my first “real” bike. It was blue and I rode it every single day once I figured out how fun it was to ride without training wheels!

  • 49
    sharon b says:

    I remember a blue tricycle that I used to race around on – I also remember coming off it, straight into the rose bushes – ouch- with many, many scratches and cuts… Loved that tricycle.

  • 50
    Kathy V. says:

    It was a shiny bright blue and Brand New! But I was 17 years old, so I didn’t ride it too much. Not when you live on a gravel road and there was always work to be done on the farm. So my younger brothers rode it more them me.

  • 51
    lisa808 says:

    My first bicycle was red with a white seat and training wheels. Then, for my 10th birthday, I got a purple (my favorite color) bike with a white, flowered banana seat (yes, I guess I am dating myself!) and fringes hanging from the handle bars.

  • 52
    Victoria h says:

    I’ve just realised I have lots of great bike memories. I have a mountain bike, which was my first bike I got to choose, but now want a vintage one with a basket at the front ( especially when we cycle to the library).

  • 53
    Diane Anthony says:

    My sister and I got bikes at the same time. They were red with a white seat.

  • 54
    Joan B says:

    My first (and only) bicycle was a 24 inch black bike. I was 5 and it was way too big but I grew into it. That’s how things were back then!

  • 55
    Imke Ludwig says:

    I learned cycling when i was 3 years old. It is now 35 years ago and I do not remember how my first bike looks like. But when i was 14 I bought a cool bike in PINK and I loved it **lol** Today i have a citybike in black 🙂

  • 56
    Cathy R says:

    I used to ride my brother’s bike. I think it was blue and silver and was a dragster with really curved handles. It was great fun!

  • 57
    Marion says:

    My first bike that I remember riding was a tricyle that was rather old and rusty looking – but with good reason, as my dad used to ride it when he was a boy.

  • 58
    Kathy M says:

    I can’t remember my first bicycle, but my ideal bike would have a super soft cushy wide seat. I have yet to try a bike that has a comfortable seat.

  • 59
    Melissa Ladd says:

    Being the third child, I usually had hand-me-down bikes, but I remember when I turned 11 or so I got a teal 10-speed bike. The funny part is that I still have it!!

  • 60
    Carol Wilson says:

    My grandchildren are just learning to ride on their first bikes, so I’ve been remembering my own first riding/falling from a big metallic blue bike with its wide white seat, white sidewall tires, and shiny “ding dong” bell on the handlebars…great memories!

  • 61
    Cassie K says:

    I don’t really remember my first bike but I am sure it was either Strawberry Shortcake or purple as those were two of my favorites way back then :0

  • 62
    Lori Oglesby says:

    I had a baby blue Schwin with a banana seat! Remember the banana seat?! It makes me laugh but I think it must have been more comfy than my mountain bike now!!! You’d think I had enough extra padding!!!!!!!

  • 63
    June K says:

    My first bike was a reddish/purple color with a “banana” seat and high handle bars. I think there was a name for these types of bikes but I can’t remember what they were called. I remember my girlfriend had one too but hers had a cute little basket.

  • 64
    Shannon--Hank's Mom says:

    The first bike I remember is a yellow banana seat bike! My sister had a white one. We would travel our subdivision from park to park playing.

  • 65
    Jean Martin says:

    It was red with white training wheels. I wanted it to have a cute basket. I remember many, many happy afternoons on it! 🙂

  • 66
    Tanja S. says:

    My sister and I had a tricycle, but after that my very own bike was blue with streamers on the handlebars and a white basket.

  • 67
    Tee Tee says:

    It’s so long ago that I can’t remember what it looked like but I had such fun riding around the neighborhood with my freinds.

  • 68
    Julie Rae says:

    My first bicycle was an adult size in seafoam green with a white seat, huge ‘balloon’ tires, no gears, no hand brakes. She was gorgeous!

  • 69
    Vicki says:

    My first bicycle was a red trike with a bell, streamers on both handles and a basket on the front. I rode the heck out of it until it was way too small, then graduated to a regular, run of the mill bike – but it was never quite as much fun to ride as that red trike for some reason … with a few modifications (streamer and basket removal, for instance) my brother also rode it when he grew into it. I wonder if he remembers it as well as I do – I’ll have to ask!

  • 70
    Amy R says:

    I remember having a yellow Huffy with a banana seat. Many summer days were spent cruising around the neighborhood on that seat!

  • 71
    Alyssa says:

    I had a red ‘ladybug’ bike that I adored 🙂 She looked very much like the one in the set!

  • 72
    Richard says:

    My first bike was purple, with a basket and training wheels, and those streamers coming out of the handlebars. My sister had the same bike, but hers had a banana seat. We were quite the team!

  • 73
    Krista T says:

    My parents did not have a lot of money, and they refurbished a bike for me for Christmas. My dad spraypainted it green and replaced the seat with a leopard print banana seat. Maybe that was the beginning of my love for leopard print! 🙂

  • 74
    Rebecca says:

    My first bike was purple and white with a basket! I loved riding it all around the neighborhood growing up.

  • 75
    Deb Else says:

    My first bicycle was green with training wheels, and a bell.

  • 76
    LisaE says:

    My first bike was green, as was my tricyle and then my 2nd bike. So as an adult, I got a bright red bike! Thanks for the chance!

  • 77
    Lucia Ardon says:

    I had a red bike and my sister a green one, with shimmer banana seats. I remember it had some cool plastic strings coming out from the handle it also had a metal basket where I had my dolls.
    My bike had training wheels and my sister used to be on top of them while I was ridding, it was so much fun. Those were GOOD times.

  • 78
    Terri E. says:

    I had the best bike with a big banana boat seat. It had awesome sparkles on the handles.

  • 79
    Lisa says:

    I think my first bicycle was a Schwinn with a banana seat (thinking about my color choices back then, it was probably pink or purple).

  • 80
    Diana K says:

    “Like a bicycle”! When I asked my husband this question, that was his answer. In truth, being the youngest of four girls, it was pretty run down by the time it got to me.

  • 81
    Annie says:

    My first bike had training wheels. After I mastered riding that, my father let me chose any bike I wanted from the bike shop. I chose a blue Schwinn with a basket n the front and streamers on the handlebars. I loved that bike.

  • 82
    Amy R says:

    It was green with a big banana seat and the tall u-shaped handle bars. I think it had streamers, too.

  • 83
    Aussie Emma says:

    Good old second hand bike, a great bmx in blue loved it.

  • 84
    Susan Madsky says:

    My first bicycle was purple and it had a banana seat with flowers on it. And for some reason, we would take colored straws, cut them into various sizes, then make a slit on the side and stick them on the spokes of the wheels. I guess we were trying to “fancy” it up. Hah!

  • 85
    veronica says:

    oh my goodness! how i loved my first bike! it was white, with bits of pink at the edges, and it came already named: Pepper! i never knew bikes could be named, and i loved it!! it also had little streamers on the handles. i flew up and down our road, and the streamers would float in the wind along with my hair. it was dreamy! thanks for the memory.

  • 86
    Sharon Jaeger says:

    Oh I remember my first bike…it had a yellow banana seat with white handlebars with yelllow and white streamers coming out of the handlebars! I learned first on training wheels and the joy when they came off was fabulous! I have a mountain bike now but rarely go out on it. I really should try to recapture that joy of riding a bike!! Thanks for bringing back those memories!

  • 87

    the first bike that i remember was a peppermint patty bicycle. it was pink, with the characters on the middle bar. i’m pretty sure it had sparkly streamers coming out of the handlebars too 🙂 what a fun memory learning to ride it!

  • 88
    Kie Fry says:

    My bike was light blue with clouds and blue,silver and white streamers dangling from the handle bars. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 89
    Christine Dearinger says:

    Gosh Nichole that an awfully long time ago.I am afraid I don’t remember the colour but I do remember it was a Malvern Star and it had the best bell on it.The new bike die bought back many happy memories.Just love it!

  • 90
    Ruth G says:

    I don’t remember my first bike. I do remember my first new bike which was a blue 10 speed Schwinn that I bought for myself when I was in 6th grade. I was so glad to have a new bike and that was the bike I used for the next 15 years, so I got lots of great use out of it!

  • 91

    I had a little red sidewalk bicycle.
    It was cute and small with streamers coming out of the ends of the handlebars.

  • 92
    Barbara Ann Cowan says:

    My first bike was red. It had an adjustable bar to make it a girl’s bike (bar down) or a boy’s bike (bar up).

  • 93

    My first bike was a blue and white CCM bicycle. It was the best way to get around in the summer, visiting friends, going to the library and the park. I have a bike now but don’t ride it nearly enough. Now that the snow is gone (finally), it’s time to dust it off!!

  • 94
    Pamela A says:

    I brought my first bike from Sears when I was in high school. It was a white ten-speed, nothing fancy.

  • 95
    carole kerr says:

    It was purplish blue with a pink basket and a little horn. I thought it twas the coolest think ever!!!

  • 96
    Deanna says:

    My first bike had one of those giant banana seats and a white basket on the front… the bike was yellow I think!
    My bum would really appreciate that seat today! 🙂

  • 97
    Gail says:

    My first bike was definitely blue with streamers from the handle bars. Wish I could go back to that time, maybe for just a day.

  • 98
    Colleen C says:

    My first bicycle was a blue Schwinn with a white basket on the front. My sister and I shared the bike and we absolutely loved it. It also had one of those little bells you could attach to the handlebars. I have not thought about my first bike in a long time and this question brought back some really fond memories.

  • 99
    jan m says:

    Does anyone remember the Schwinn bike? Mine was medium blue, a deviation from the popular red icon. With baskets over the back wheel and tassels on the handle bars!

  • 100
    Meagan says:

    I think it was purple but the one thing I remember were the streamers coming out of the handle bars!!

  • 101
    Karen says:

    My four siblings and I had an old, black, full-sized, ladies bike to share, very much like the one in the stamp set. It was far too big for all of us but we had a great time beating ourselves up learning how to ride.

  • 102
    Sonja S says:

    My bike was Orange and they called me the Orange news paper because I would drive to my mom and dad to tell them everything my brother was doing!! In my defence, I was only 6 years old than.

  • 103
    Betty H says:

    That was eons ago! I grew up on a farm with several siblings. We had two bikes that I can remember, one red, one blue. I know they had wide tires with inner tubes that we were always patching. We learned to ride bike standing up on those pedals cause we couldn’t reach them if we were sitting on the seat.

  • 104
    Sue McW says:

    The first bicycle I remember was when I was in junior high. It was a bright yellow, 10 speed Schwinn. I was so proud of that bike!!

  • 105
    Amanda Holz says:

    My dream bicycle has a basket on the front full of beautiful flowers!

  • 106
    Jessica Monte says:

    wow I really remember what my first bike look like it was probably a tricycle at my grandmothers that must have been my mother’s when she was a child and my dream bike would be one with the nice big basket on it and fashion type

  • 107
    peg says:

    I got my first bike when I was 10. It was a heavy, dark red schwinn boys’s bike which was exactly what I wanted. I loved that bike so much!

  • 108
    KathleenA says:

    I had a turquoise glitter bike with a banana seat, streamers on the butterfly handlebars and a white wicker basket with daisies on the front. I loved to pin playing cards to it so when the spokes rotated it made an awesome sound. I bet the neighbors loved it!

  • 109
    Amrita says:

    My first bike was turquoise and had a white with pink flowers banana seat!

  • 110
    Penny says:

    Mine was shiny red and I loved it!

  • 111
    jeannine says:

    my first bike was a white schwinn w/ light blue pin stripes. the owner of the taxi company also owned the bike store & my bike was delivered in a taxi. i wanted to be a taxi driver so i could deliver bikes to little kids. thanks.

  • 112
    Karen Keim says:

    My first bike was blue and looked like your new die, without the basket.

    Karen

  • 113
    jdhild@frontiernet.net says:

    I was 6 when I got my first bike. It was a Hopalong Cassidy bike that had holsters and toy guns attached and a cowboy hat. I loved playing cowboys. Loved that bike.

  • 114
    Kayla C says:

    The first bike that I remember was one that I won at my grandpa’s Christmas party at his work. It was black and it was my first new bike!

  • 115
    wendy says:

    I got my first bike second hand when I was about 11 it was yellow with a long banana seat and high handle bars…I loved that thing and remember trying to ride double with my younger sister on it…not an easy task

  • 116
    Brook Stenjem says:

    My first bike was a yellow banana seat bike with a big basket in the front. I absolutely loved it. Thank you for the chance to win and all the amazing products.

  • 117
    Karen B. says:

    Mine was purple with long handle bars and a bananna seat!

  • 118
    Becky Carafa says:

    My first bike was pink with a banana seat and streamers that came out the ends of the handle bars!

  • 119
    Lisette says:

    My first bicycle was orange with white handlebars. On the first day I learnt to ride my bike I ended up on the bonnet of a car. Luckily I wasn’t injured.

  • 120

    My first real bike was black since it’s originally belong to my brother. He and my dad taught me how to ride a bike. It’s kind of sporty style, no basket.

  • 121
    rae barthel says:

    Aahhhh, the 70’s…. it was like a Schwinn Stingray…. big ol’ banana seat WITH sissybar,’high rise’ handlebars, and of course a stylin’ 1970’s basket on the front to carry all of my ‘treasures’. http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff170/raescards/1960s-1970s-banana-seat-bike_5200065_zps1d0ffff9.jpg

  • 122
    Lizzie T says:

    I don’t think I had my own bike until my 20’s and it was a turqoise mountain bike – my then-fiance (and now hubby of almost 20 years! oh how time flies) and I would bike around our apartment complex. Carefree days! Now the only bike I ride is the one at the gym!

  • 123

    My first bike was a pink and white big wheel hehehe! If we want to be technical… but for a two wheeler It was a purple bike, nothing too fancy, but I’m hoping to get another one soon!

  • 124
    Malyssa M. says:

    The only thing that I really remember about my first bike (who am I kidding, my only bike!) was that it had a basket on the front with the hanging ribbon Pom Pom type things from each handle! I loved that basket! I always would put my book and munches in it so when mom and dad finally got it to the park, I had something fun to do! What do you mean I was supposed to ride the thing!!!!!! Still love baskets too – now they hold my craft supplies!

  • 125
    Glorie says:

    Believe it or not, I do not know how to ride a bike. I would like one that balances by itself 🙂

  • 126
    Connie says:

    My first bike was quintessential ’70s….retro flowered banana seat, high handlebars, streamers, the works!!!

  • 127
    LauraQ says:

    My 1st bike was blue with chrome trim. It had a white banana seat that had pretty blue flowers on it.

  • 128
    Aimee Grey says:

    My dad found an old bike on the side of the road, completely fixed it up, and painted it my favorite color – purple!

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    Melissa Flieg says:

    My first bike was yellow with at banana seat and a white basket on the front. Rode that thing all the time as a kid.

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    Caren B says:

    Not sure if it was my first, but my favorite bike was yellow with a banana seat!

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    Jackie W. says:

    I remember my bicycle was old and blue. It was even a little bit big for me. I remember being determined, so much so that I rode it on the grass and that is how I learned to ride!

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    Kim Badelt says:

    Funnily enough I’m not really a pink girl but I’m pretty sure it was pink, with streamers coming out of the handles on either side. My big girls bike is silver 🙂

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    laura j says:

    your question has brought back memories of a bright red bicycle with black training wheels that not only my sister and I learned to ride but also several cousins! it’s amazing how one small bike could bring so much happiness to so many little kids!

  • 134
    paula e. says:

    my first bike was a red schwin (?spelling) and i loved it! i rode many miles on that bike.

  • 135
    adele says:

    My shiny blue girl’s bike was a birthday present and once I had it, I was never home, exploring my neighborhood and beyond. What great memories!

    I love all these great samples of your new releases!

  • 136

    Awesome release!!! I can’t remember exactly what my first bike looked like, but I seem to remember it being blue – and I remember I ran over my brother in it! We both were a mess after that one, and then I learned how to use my brakes!!!

  • 137
    Krista W says:

    My first bicycle was metallic blue with a white banana seat, big handlebars, and a white basket with plastic flowers on the front. I rode it everywhere!

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    Kim Forsyth says:

    LOL, What a great question! My very first bike was bright yellow with a BANANA seat! I know some of you folks will not know what a banana seat is… Ha. Of course it had training wheels but it didn’t take long for me to break free of them and fly around the neighborhood like I owned it. Ahhh, those WERE the days!

  • 139
    Jennifer says:

    It was yellow with a banana seat. I loved it.

  • 140
    abrash says:

    My first bike I remember was red with the streamers coming out of the handle bars and a cool basket on the front!

  • 141
    Pam Wilson says:

    Oh my, that was like 110 years ago! It was pink with a white banana seat. The handle grips were white with pink/white streamers. It was a great bike……until I crashed it at the bottom of a hill.

  • 142
    Joyce says:

    My first bicycle was ugly! It was a women’s 3 speed, it was tan and brown with a big brown seat. It would be totally retro cool by today’s standards!

    Today my bike would be teal, with a basket. No fancy features, just for fun. I can go to spinning class for the hardcore ride.

  • 143
    Rhonda H says:

    My favorite bike had a banana seat. We rode everywhere!

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    Tosha says:

    My first bike had a banana seat, that’s all I can remember of it, but my best bike was the one I saved up for, from babysitting money, to buy. It was a yellow 10 speed bike that saw me through my teen years. Oh what freedom I felt when soaring the country roads on that bike.(daydreaming now)

  • 145
    Tracy S. says:

    My first bike was yellow, and I had to have one with a banana seat, steamers and a basket.

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    Lennie says:

    My first bike was pink with a white basket decorated with flowers on the front. I now ride road bikes and still enjoy the feel of the wind!

  • 147
    Sue McRae says:

    My first bike was blue, had a banana seat, really big curved handle bars and a bell. Loved it!

  • 148

    My first bicycle was a Care Bears Bike that I won during a coloring contest. I still remember hearing them call my name and I was so EXCITED!! My parents couldn’t believe I won!! It was white with powder blue wheel covers and orange stars all over with the Care Bears title. I LOVED it and once I grew out of it it got passed on to all of my sisters!! Thanks for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! 😉

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    Terri Bills says:

    I remember my first bike as a tricycle. It was red with a white seat. I loved going out and riding it. I don’t remember what my first regular bike looked like but I sure do remember the day my training wheels came off. It was like sweet freedom.

  • 150
    Elise says:

    My first bicycle was a 3-wheeler, that was a burgundy color trimmed in white. It had a bell that I loved ringing!

  • 151
    Maria Benitez says:

    I don’t remember ever owning a bycicle, but if I did I would probably like it in super shiny red and chrome.

  • 152
    Kelly says:

    My first bike was a beautiful bright yellow. It had a “banana seat” and was great for summer rides! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new pedal pushers set — it will definitely be in my shopping cart!

  • 153
    Jessica Kerr says:

    My first bike was a yellow Schwinn … and it looked *exactly* like the new Pedal Pusher series! It had big chrome fenders, and a white basket at the front. Can’t wait to make a card replicating those wonderful childhood memories! I’ll have to come up with something fun to use as handlebar streamers too, lol! Love, love, love the new products!!!

  • 154
    Monika Davis says:

    I can’t remember my first bike, but I always had one while I was living with my parents… in the small village I grew up in, we got around on bikes. My last one was a super cool blue mountain bike. I think my dad still has it in the garage. 🙂

  • 155
    BeverlyBL says:

    Not sure I remember my first bike, but my favorite that I do remember was a blue Schwinn with a white basket and a bell. Sweet!

  • 156
    Lauri Gulotta says:

    My first bicycle was new and beautiful shiny GOLD…but unfortunately soon after getting it I parked it too close to our driveway, it tipped over, and was backed over by my mom. So my first bicycle became a red, used bike with a red metal seat. Such a comedown in my little 5 year old world!

  • 157

    I can’t remember exactly but I am pretty sure it had a banana seat. haha

  • 158
    VikkiCH says:

    a Schwin “girls” bike – shiny blue with fat tires. I put a basket in front for a while but took that off as I approached middle school and wanted to look cool.

  • 159
    Jessica Burnell says:

    My first bike was purple and seafoam green, with white tires. I never had a basket, though I always wished I did!

  • 160
    Cheryl B. says:

    My first bike was a Schwin. It was blue with streamers on the handle bars and a silver bell. For a long time I wanted a Huffy bike with a steering wheel for the handlebars!!
    Weird!!

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    Linda E (uncbballfan) says:

    I remember the evening my Dad got home from work, and from the back of his truck, he pulled out the most gorgeous turquoise bike I had ever seen. For me? FOR ME??? I loved it. Dad worked with me a little while, teaching me how to keep my balance. And then he sent me sailing down the hill. His confidence in me was greater than mine in myself. But I made it! All the way to the bottom, with nary a scratch on me or the bike. I was so exhilarated I didn’t realize my Dad was right there by my side, ready to catch me if I started to fall. Such a sweet memory.

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    Sue B says:

    My first bike would have been around 62 years ago! It was not a new bike. It was just a plain old girl’s bike – no gears or anything fancy. I don’t remember the color but I do remember that I was relentless in learning how to ride it on our gravel road.

  • 163
    Pam A says:

    My first bike was actually a red tricycle, but then I graduated to a big girl bike. It was blue without training wheels and had a wire basket. Logged lots of rides around the neighborhood on it. Such fun memories.

  • 164
    Luray says:

    Wow that was a long time ago! I think it looked like most of the bicyles of the day.

  • 165
    Sara Miller says:

    My first bike was a little red tricycle. My absolute favorite Fourth of July memories are of my cousins and I decorating our bikes with streamers and crepe paper and having a parade around my parents’ house at their annual picnic.

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    Nancy Penir says:

    Seem to remember an electric blue Schwinn with pedal brakes. You know, the kind you turn backwards with your feet to stop? Had it all. Basket, for my cat, bell and lights. Ride the sweetest pink and white one now. Looking forward to having that PTI bike stampset! Cute and clever the way it can be changed up!

  • 167
    Amy O says:

    My first bike was a pink schwinn with streamers on the handlebars. I spent many hours on that bike and had many fun adventures.

  • 168
    June W says:

    My first bike was a used blue and white bike. Remember that it took me a long time to learn to ride but had lots of fun when I finally did!

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    April W says:

    If I’m remembering right it was purple. It wasn’t all shiny and new but it had these amazing streamers on it that I loooooved. 🙂
    – April W

  • 170
    Linda K. says:

    My first bike was a royal blue Schwinn that I got for my 10th birthday. As a matter of fact it’s still in a shed at my parents house (48 years later).

  • 171
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I got my first bike for a First Communion present. It was purple, w/high handlebars, & a black & white banana seat. I can’t remember if there were also streamers coming from the handle grips.

  • 172
    Crisanne D. says:

    My first bike was green, had a metallic banana seat, and huge handle bars that a friend could comfortably sit on, but don’t tell my mom!

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    Gail says:

    My father worked extra jobs to make sure that each of his children had a brand new bike for their 5th birthday. I was given a blue Murray (with training wheels). Even more special than the bike was all the time my dad took teaching me to ride that bike without the training wheels.

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    Colleen says:

    I think my first bike was a big wheel. 🙂 And then I learned to ride a two wheeler on a neighbors bike. The one I most remember is my PINK HUFFY! Loved that thing, it had a basket and I took my little dolls all over the place. 🙂

  • 175
    Marybeth L. says:

    I will be honest I can’t remember what my first bike looked like. But I know no matter what age I would like a wicker basket in the front of the bike.

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    Kristii says:

    What a great question!! It’s so fun to think back and remember my first bike! My first bike was lime green with a banana seat and bright colorful streamers coming out of the handle bars. I loved that bike and spent my summer days exploring my neighborhood with it!

  • 177
    Rita says:

    On my eighth birthday, a red and white bike with a banana seat was waiting for me on the patio. Such wonderful memories of that special day.

  • 178
    Cyndie says:

    You are asking me to remember a coupla centuries ago! I think it probably looked a lot like your new bicycle stamps–what fun!

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    Gina says:

    My first bicycle was bright blue with silver streamers in the handle bars and a white banana seat. I loved that bike and rode it up and down our little dead-end street for hours and hours every day with all the other kids on our street.

  • 180

    Heavens, I have no idea – way too long ago! But if I could choose now, it would be a lovely baby blue! Thanks for the chance at having more of your wonderful products!

  • 181
    Cheryl says:

    My first bike had gooseneck handlebars and a banana seat. It was awesome and perfect for riding with a friend sitting backwards, holding on to the back of the seat. I’m sure it belonged to my older sister. We rode our bikes everywhere!

  • 182
    Darla says:

    My first bike was purple and white and it is one of the events from my childhood that I still have a vivid memory of! I am now an avid bike rider, putting on many miles every summer!

  • 183
    Lori Nolwin says:

    My first bike, and it was my favorite ever, was a deep purple sparkly Shwinn. It had a white basket on the front with pink and yellow flowers, and I had multicolored streamers from each handle bar. I broke my left arm riding that bike, but it never stoped me. Wow, I really miss that bike.

  • 184
    Ann C. says:

    I had a little red tricycle that I shared with my brother who was just 11 months older than I. Then we shared a little red Huffy. The bike that was all mine, was a used bike my father got somewhere when I was about 14. He put back together and put new tires on it. He was good at restoring bikes because that was what he did in the Depression as a teenager to earn money to go to the movies. My father painted the first coat – a burgundy-brownish colored Rustoleum. I liked that color so much it never got a topcoat!

  • 185
    mel quin says:

    My first bike was a hand-me down from my big brother. A very large and very heavy grey Grifter – my feet could hardly touch the ground. But I did manage to pass my cycling proficiency test on it. x

  • 186
    Richard says:

    My first bicycle had trainingwheels and was yellow. For a time it had next to the bell, also a sirene on it. When I outgrew this bike, it was given to my younger brother. I always looked after my bike(s) very well and am very careful with them. And although i live in a cycling country (the Netherlands) and I use my bike frequently (I have no drivers licence), and I just turned 40, my current bike is only my fourth 🙂

  • 187
    Nadia K. says:

    My first bike was a turquoise and white tricycle. I got it when I was 5 and I recall riding it up and down my driveway. My first bicycle was purple, pink and white and had a basket on it. I don’t recall putting anything cool in it like flowers or kittens.

  • 188
    Mary says:

    My first bike was blue and it did have training wheels. I remember so clearly eating my breakfast as quick as I could so I could get outside on my bike. I used to ride around the backyard and pretend I was driving my family in a car. Oh how wonderful to have the imagination of a child!

  • 189
    lauraz says:

    It was a handed down green bike with a bit of sparkle and a banana seat of course!

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    Marcy says:

    I had to share my bike with 6 other siblings but it was blue and we had a basket in the front. It was so fun to put my dolls in it. My dream bike would have a sterio like a motorcycle has.

  • 191
    Lynn Hardy says:

    I desperately wanted a bike when I was young but my parents wouldn’t let me have one. They bought me a little red scooter instead – but I couldn’t keep up with my friends on that! My dream bike now would have a turquoise coloured frame and be power assisted to help me up hills! It would need a big basket at the front and saddle bags to hold all my stamping things so that I could go and visit friends to craft.

  • 192
    Kalyna says:

    My first bike was white, lilac, light sea foam green, and light pink. Of course, there were matching colored streamers on it. I called it Ghost for some reason- I’m assuming because of the pastel colors. I felt like I could ride anywhere on that bike!

  • 193

    It was green and white. I believe it had training wheels and I know it had a banana seat cause it was 1970something. It also had white and green streamers on the handle bars and a little bar in the back of the seat where we used to tie a rope and then we tied the other end to my brother’s big wheel. Fun times!

  • 194
    Cindy H. says:

    My first bicycle I believe was blue and it had a little bell on the handlebars. I remember I put streamers in the hole of the handlebars that waved in the wind when I rode and tied balloons onto the wheels so it made sort of a “motor” sound, lol. Sometimes we would all put streamers of crepe paper interwoven in our wheels to dress up our bikes – such fun! I do wish I had a basket for my bike back then but with PTI’s new set I’ll get it for my stamped bike images 🙂

  • 195
    Jodi E says:

    I remember having a yellow bicycle with a banana seat. I put many, many miles on that bike along with my friends. What a great taste of freedom in my early years.

  • 196
    Marsha S. says:

    I think my first bike was blue with a basket. I can remember riding it around town after school and during the summer!

  • 197
    Olga V says:

    I never had a bike, but I would have loved to have a bright red one, with tons of colourful reflectors on the wheels 🙂

  • 198
    Jeni says:

    Wow, how bad is it that I can’t remember my first bicycle. I can remember learning to ride it with training wheels but I don’t remember what it looked like. 🙂

  • 199

    My first bicycle really wasn’t bicycle! It was a fire engine red Western Flyer tricycle, purchased at the local Western Auto store in our tiny Louisiana town.
    It had a step on the back (for a friend to ride), and a hand-operated bell that let the whole neighborhood know that I was coming!
    I loved it with all my heart and wish I still had it today!!
    I found a similar one discarded on the roadside several years ago, brought it home and painted it fire engine red. It has a place of honor in my flowerbed to remind me of those wonderful days in the 1950’s. and especially of my grandmother who bought it for me!!

  • 200

    oh my first bicycle was rather special! See we lived in a downtown apt. when I was small and therefore I was not allowed a bicycle at home. However some good friends of mine lived in a more suburb type area so I would go out to visit them often on the weekends and one weekend I received a special gift of a red second hand bike, being about nine at the time…I really didn’t care that the bike was second hand I was just THRILLED to own a bike at all!

  • 201

    My first bicycle was a hand-me-down and I remember distinctly the streamers I put on it that would sail through the wind as I rode it! What fun I had riding around with my big sister! 🙂

  • 202
    Lisa Beeman says:

    My first bike was a LONG time ago, haha! It was light pink with white grips that had streamers coming out of them. It also had training wheels that I couldn’t wait to get off! 🙂 I actually can’t wait to purchase the bike set today! This release has some gorgeous stuff.

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    see mary stamp says:

    Oh my – you’re talking ancient history here. I think my first two-wheel bike was a big clunky Schwinn which was a hand-me-down from my cousins, but the bike I remember the best (at least in terms of how I received it) was the one I received for my birthday. My parents went “grocery shopping” and called me out of the house to help unload the car. I walked right past the shiny new bike sitting in the driveway. It was a great surprise! I don’t remember the color or anything else about it – just that it was a wonderfully happy day.

  • 204
    Detra Parks says:

    It was purple with a banana seat, basket, and a bell. I was afraid to ride without the training wheels until I was 8 years old and my 4 year old sister was trying without the training wheels, I was shamed into giving up the trainers……ahhh! Loved the freedom once I learned:-)

  • 205
    Nadine (wahinelei) says:

    Pink! With dangly, spangly streamers coming out the handle bars and a white basket attached to the front. And training wheels too! Fun question!

  • 206
    sano says:

    Metallic purple with handlebar streamers and a banana seat!!! The only new bike I ever had. Loved it.

  • 207
    Monica Smith says:

    The usual black sit up and beg. Later traded in for a lime green and orange racer.

    Now what would I want well and orange one with a motor!

  • 208
    Hanne says:

    My first bike was a cute blue bike.
    I can still see it standing in the living room, on the morning of my birthday. I loved it!

  • 209
    Lauren A. says:

    Hahaha, omigosh my first bicycle…it was a mint green and pink Huffy with white tires. I rode that baby EVERYWHERE! I kind of miss it now. 🙂

    Lauren

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    Julie coit says:

    My bike was red with a banana seat also! Are we old or what? Thanks for the chance to win! Love all the new items this month!

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    Marty B says:

    Definitely with training wheels, white basket and handles with streamers…oh it was a proud day when the training wheels came off.

  • 212
    Diane Rusnack says:

    The first bicycle I can remember was a red, rather beat up, second hand bike that I thought was wonderful! It may not have been new, but it took me on every advendture I could think of!

  • 213
    KathyC says:

    Wow that was a long time ago but I think it was red with training wheels and I remember riding it up and down our street all the time, everday with my best friend. I couldn’t even ride one now! 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 214
    Joan K says:

    My first bike was red with chrome. It was smaller than the bikes my siblings had since they were older. In fact, it was a hand me down bike from my brother.

  • 215
    Hannah Mize says:

    My first bicycle was pink with training wheels, a little white basket on the front and streamers from the handles. Beautiful!:)

  • 216
    loricabo says:

    A shiny red tricycle with streamers on the handlebars.

  • 217
    Kristen L. says:

    My first bike was found abandoned in a ditch by my parents, who repainted it and cleaned it up. Nothing pretty, but I loved riding my bike!

  • 218
    Deena says:

    I had a pink bike with a white banana seat. I loved riding around the block!!

  • 219
    patsy says:

    Fat tires, turquoise. My sister had one with a banana seat that I envied, but looking back, mine was better!

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    Lupe Rocamora says:

    My first bike was pink. It had a white basket on the handle bars. I remember how much I loved riding it. Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  • 221
    Vicki Bray says:

    My first bike was a purple Schwin with a pretty white basket strapped to the front. I remember putting everything in that basket including my cat and riding all around the neighborhood. Tons of fun!

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    Ruby A says:

    Wow… great cards, really looking forward to the new release. As to the question, I never had a bike I used to borrow my next door neighbor’s bike. As for features that it would stay up with me on it! haha..

  • 223
    ValerieC says:

    My first bike was a hand me down from my big sister. It was a red bike that we had two seats for. A regular seat and a banana seat. We’d have my father change it sometimes. I remember LOVING my bike!

  • 224
    Sarah says:

    I don’t remember the actual bike but I do remember putting colored spokes on and I had matching tassels on the handle bars.

  • 225
    Teresa F. says:

    A very girly bike with a white basket on the front and tall handlebars 🙂 I so loved that bike!

  • 226
    Stephanie J says:

    My first bike was pink, with white tires & white accents… and now, 20 years later, my daughter’s riding it!

  • 227
    Jayell says:

    My first bike was a Christmas present and was red and shiny. Took me a long time to learn to ride it and I’ve never been keen on riding bikes. Much prefer the stamp and die version here!

  • 228
    Edie B says:

    My first bicycle was a pink and white Schwinn with pink tassels hanging from the handle bars. I had a tricycle when younger but don’t remember it. Have only see black and white photos of it!

  • 229
    betty lou says:

    My first bike was a turquoise color and had a banana seat! I loved that bike! In high school, I bought a ten-speed and rode with my girlfriends everywhere! What great memories!

  • 230

    My first bike was a snazzy pink number with a suh-weet basket on the front and those fun “streamers” on the handles! I loved it, except for when my pants leg would get snarled up in the chain, LOL!! (WHY do I remember THAT?? hehe)

  • 231
    Erica M. says:

    My first bike was the Huffy Desert Rose. It was white with lavender and dark pink accents and had a lavender banana seat!! I got it Christmas morning and immediately hopped on it, rode it through the living room and straight into the kitchen cabinets!

  • 232

    I had a red tricycle first. But when it was time to choose my first bike on my own, I picked out a white huffy with pink and blue paint splatters on it. It was a birthday gift, and I remember being so excited… I rode that thing until the wheels fell off! 😉

  • 233
    Joanne says:

    My first bicycle was cherry red, I can still see it under the Christmas tree in my mind

  • 234
    Amy G says:

    My first bike was a red Schwinn with a banana seat and long handlebars.

  • 235
    Colleen F says:

    Too many years ago to remember the color of the bicycle, in fact I think perhaps I was an adult when I got my first one and I remember not balancing so very well on it. I could just as easily end up in the ditch as on the road! Now I do like to bike…especially on flatter ground, ha!

  • 236
    Amy G says:

    🙂

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    Tami M says:

    I’m sure I had bikes before this one but the first one I remember was a yellow stingray bike with a big banana seat! I had streamers that were coming out of the hand grips and put playing cards in the spokes to make noise when I was riding! Oh I’m sure I looked so cool on that bike! LOL

  • 238
    Lynne says:

    My first bike was pink and white with a basket that had pink plastic flowers all over it and streamers on the handle bars.

  • 239
    Ann H. says:

    Boy, that was a long time ago! I am pretty sure it was a red tricycle that I could buzz up and down the paved driveway at our new house. However, I do remember the baby blue 10 speed Schwinn I had through high school. It became a bit of an embarrassment in college but on the other hand it was never stolen!

  • 240
    Donna says:

    I didn’t have a bike until this Mother’s day when my kids give it to me. Still learning to ride it.

  • 241
    Suzy Girl says:

    It was a robin egg blue color with the basket on the front. Oh those were the days.

  • 242
    Lyn says:

    My first “big” bike was a 26″ Ranger that had all the bells and whistles. It was a Christmas present when I was about 9 years old. Couldn’t wait for the weather to warm up and the snow to melt to be able to ride it. Loved that bike!!!

  • 243
    Susan says:

    My first bike was blue and looked just like the one in the stamp set right up to the basket. I also had one of those silver bells with the thumb mechanism and I thought I was pretty cool stuff when my Dad clothes pinned playing cards to the spokes. Those were the good old days 🙂

  • 244
    Chris Cross says:

    It was purple with a banana seat and a white basket on the front. Loved it!!!

  • 245
    Sandy in Epping says:

    My first bicycle as a 24″ blue Murray with big balloon tires. We hard to EARN our bikes, but weren’t allowed to have one until we were TEN. I got mine when I was eleven, though because I was afraid of them–so big for the wee peanut that I was, that I was fearful of falling off. No “Kiddie models” or training wheels were allowed 🙁 back then.
    My favorite accessory was the wire saddle basket for my back fender in which to carry my books to school once I had earned my ‘permit’. We had to prove that we were competent with all rules of the road, and passed a riders test before getting that permit, and the school decal for the fender!

  • 246
    Amy Kolling says:

    Funny the only thing I remember about any of my bikes was the time when I skidded on some sand…..didn’t end well. :(. But I’ve been wanting to get bikes for the whole family so we can do bike rides!

  • 247
    Sherry says:

    My first bike was a pink Huffy. I just knew I had the bestest bike with little pink and white streamers from the handles.

  • 248
    Brandy Baker says:

    My first bike was smurf blue with a big white banana seat. I named her smurfette. LOL What a great memory…

  • 249
    Pat Baker says:

    I definitely had a bicycle, and started with training wheels! It was a Schwin, and a “girl’s” model, and I know I rode it a lot, but I cannot remember when I stopped! I bought a very nice 10-speed in my thirties, but went flying over the handlebars at one point and broke my nose (my only broken bone) and I don’t think I ever rode it again. That was very traumatic and included a ride in the ambulance to the emergency room (with my bicycle), a lot of blood and stitches as well. Now my bicycle riding is confined to the gym!

  • 250
    Jan Pufall says:

    My first bike was a three speed. Back in 1960, that was a big deal. I was admiring my new gift and drove right into the back of a car! Ouch!

  • 251
    SusanMo says:

    It was a blue girl’s bike. I was very disappointed because I wanted a boy’s ten speed like my brother. So I “borrowed” his at every opportunity. 😉

  • 252
    Linda Sodano says:

    My first bike was a blue schwin. I used to ride it
    every day. What great memories it brings back to me!

  • 253
    Cindy C says:

    My first bike was my 5th birthday, a blue Schwinn. I don’t know who was more excited, me or my dad! He spent all day pushing me up & down the road until I was riding on my own~ Great memories!

  • 254
    Brenda says:

    My first bike was purple with a banana seat and had streamers at the end of the handle bars. I believe it had a white basket also!

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    Evadene says:

    I was 5 years old and I got it for Christmas. It was Red! My dad bought it used and painted it for me. I remember him helping me learn to ride it in the drive way. Big wide bumpers and a bell.

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    Mary Duffek says:

    My first bike was white. red and yellow with a banana seat and little handle streamers off the handle bars, with a white basket on the front and of course a little bike bell. =)
    It was the best bike ever!!

  • 257
    Angela Graves says:

    My first bike was red, white and blue. It had red, white and blue streamers out of the handle bars and a white banana seat…soooo cool!!

  • 258
    Jan D. says:

    I vividly remember it as both exciting and a little disappointing- It was red, full adult size and a second hand bike- My parents wanted to save money and not have to purchase two!! I grew into it, and then was the first to have a “real English” bike-
    P.S- Our family LOVES bikes- I have been waiting for PTI to have a bicycle set!!!!…Thank you-

  • 259
    Barbie says:

    It was blue and super cool 70 style!!!

  • 260
    lainey says:

    My first bike was bright blue with a white “leather” seat and streamers on the handles. My mom even put baseball cards on the wheels with clothespins to make that “click, click, click” sound while pedaling. I was absolutely fearless riding that bike! lol

  • 261
    Cathy Weber says:

    The first bike I had was sparkly pink and had training wheels where I had to lean slightly to one side. Thank goodness there are pictures because I honestly can’t remember it.

  • 262
    Natasha Kara says:

    Pink with tassels on the handles bars:) Good times 😉

  • 263
    Stacey says:

    My first bike was blue, with a banana seat and what was apparently called ” chopper handle bars” the ones with a deep’v’. Who knew?!

  • 264
    Janell says:

    My first bike was blue with a flowered banana seat and a big basket on the front. I had that bike until a few years ago, my daughter rode it to school for awhile, was made fun of and refused to ride it again. Loved that bike.

  • 265
    TraciP says:

    I have a vague memory of it being orange and yellow…..what is much stronger in my memory is the feeling of learning to ride it!

  • 266
    Wendy H says:

    My bike was blue and it had a banana seat on it and a little basket haha… and now the only bike i would get on would be one that actually doesn’t go anywhere.

  • 267
    Laraine R says:

    The bike I remember having as a kid was purple with a basket & big handle bars with a banana seat! I’m sure there was others before but do not remember them!

  • 268
    Rosemary D says:

    i honestly don’t remember what my first bike looked like, but I do remember getting a bike that had a banana seat and fringe hanging off the handle grips! loved that bike!

  • 269

    My first bike was red, ruby red with white stripes and white wall tires. The handlebars had that fun plastic fringe that waved in the wind as I raced around my neighborhood. Of course, my bike also had a cool white plastic wicker basket to carry all my important treasures in.

  • 270
    Sheila D. says:

    My first bike was my favorite color blue and it had a basket on the front. I loved taking my kittens riding in the basket.

  • 271
    Leanne S says:

    My first bicycle was maroon in color & I used to speed down the road with it.

  • 272
    Laura Boyd says:

    Mine was purple. It had a white banana seat with silver glitter. I also had the white basket with bright plastic flowers. Very 70’s and I loved it!

  • 273
    Lauren M. says:

    My first “real” bike was a glittery purple and white Huffy with butterflies on the seat. Man, I loved that bike!! 🙂

  • 274

    My first two-wheeler was baby blue with a big white sparkly banana seat and those high, curved handle bars; white plastic basket with purple flowers (can’t believe I remembered all that when I can’t remember what I had for dinner last night!) I’d ride around the entire neighborhood all day. Thanks for reminding me — and for the awesome bicycle set/dies (they are a definite on my list!)

  • 275
    Lee Anne says:

    Ahh! You got me with the bicycle. I spent hours in a day on my bike. My dad purchased it for me one day while I was away and surprised me with it on the front porch. It was blue and had a white banana seat. I had training wheels for about an hour, and he ended up taking them off! I loved my bike and was on it all the time. Now, I get to share that joy with my son!

  • 276
    Stacy says:

    My first bike was a light pink Huffy bike with a white banana seat and a wicker basket on the handle bars with plastic daisies on it. I was so excited when I first saw it on Christmas morning. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 277
    Keysha Sain says:

    I love this question! It brings back so many good memories! Well, the first bike that I can remember having was a shiny red Schwinn with the banana seat (I think that is what they were/are called)… and it had “streamers” hanging out of the end of each of the handles… and my brother put playing cards in the spokes of the wheels to make a really fun noise! I can remember riding that bike just like it was yesterday!

  • 278
    JoAnnEileen says:

    The first bike I can remember was blue – a used one. After it was stolen, our mother bought my sister and I new 10-speed boys bikes. I chose orange. I am bike-less now. 🙁

  • 279
    Nancy G says:

    My first bike was red, a tricycle but my first fun bike had a purple glittery banana seat on it!!

  • 280
    Kara says:

    I don’t remember my first bike, but I do remember my “cool” bike in high school. My dad was really into biking, and I had a speedometer on it. I loved going down the big hill by my house, pedaling as fast as I could, to see if I could make it over 20 mph.

  • 281
    Angela NJ says:

    I don’t really remember my first bike, but I remember the streamers that hung from the ends of the handlebars. I remember that the seat was one of those long, skinny banana style seats, and I remember a metal disk bell with the lever on the side. I also remember we used to cut plastic straws and wrap them around the spokes.
    Then there was the time someone ran over my little brother with their bike – surely it was my little sister and not me! I haven’t been on a bike in years, but I’m pretty sure I would need one of those wide, cushy seats and maybe three wheels 🙂

  • 282
    Ngan R. says:

    My first bicycle was pink with training wheels! I loved it then and can’t wait to buy one for my own kids someday. I love this entire release!

  • 283
    Gwen says:

    Mine was the “old school” bike. It had a light blue metal frame, a long white banana seat with flowers, and the u-shaped handlebars (possibly with those tassles coming out of the handgrips). …and that was cool …back in the day

  • 284
    Angela Reeves says:

    My first bike was a trike! It was red and white with white walled tyres and a boot (trunk for all of you across the pond!)in which I made a bed for my dolly, Patsy, and we used to ride around the neighbourhood. It was safe to do that in my small home town back in the fifties. The mums would wave and older people doing their gardening would stop and talk and I would invent “errands” wich involved “buying” empty cardboard boxes and “paying” with leaves from our local grocery.What a sense of freedom and excitement for a little four year old!

  • 285
    Sue S. says:

    My first real bike was blue, just a basic girl’s bike. I thought I needed a “fancy” bike , but now I wish I had that old Schwinn to ride around the neighborhood!

  • 286
    Marisa says:

    Was an orange bike with a banana seat and cissy bars with a basket in the front. Loved that bike LOL! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • 287
    Victoria Nelson says:

    My first bike was a hand-me-down from some family friends. It was banana yellow, one-speed. There were no hand brakes, if you wanted to slow down, you pushed backward on the pedals. I rode that thing everywhere!

  • 288

    HopefullyI I can remember that far back, but it was a blue Schwinn, much like one of the pictures that you showed this time around. I’d love to have that old bike back to ride, especially since being back in California again and all of the wonderful bike paths we have here.

  • 289
    Viki says:

    Funny I don’t remember my first bike but I do remember my first trike. It was red with stringers hanging from the handle bars. This would be a great birthday gift if I won today. Thanks for the chance.

  • 290

    I was five years old when I got my first bike. They were blue.

  • 291

    My first bike was pink, with a big banana seat! I loved it!

  • 292
    Simply Sassy says:

    My first bicycle was a hand-me-down. My dad repainted it blue (my favorite color) replaced the tires and added a bell. I was so proud of that bicycle as I rode it up and down the sidewalk.

  • 293
    Grace says:

    My first bicycle was a red BMX that my dad fitted training wheels. It had a low middle bar so you could ride it with a skirt and not get caught. I remember cycling around in the lift lobby of our appartment block so that I coldn’t escape too far. Its funny this question cropped up as I have been looking for an adult version of that bike, just fo bring a bit of childhood back into the now.

  • 294

    Mine was a Triumph Twenty and I had it as a present for my twelfth birthday. It was blue and shiny and had very long spokes and little wheels – I rode it for many years!

  • 295
    Amy s K. says:

    It was blue with streamers at the ends of the handle bars.

  • 296
    Marilyn in Michigan says:

    My first bike was a big Schwinn with shiny chrome fenders and a “pink shimmer” body. I went everywhere on that bike!

  • 297
    Heather Mills says:

    I don’t even remember what my first bike was. I didn’t even learn to ride until I was about 9. I do remember one summer when my 2 cousins and I rode around all over my grandparent’s farm turn hang-gliding park and called ourselves WWT (world wide travelers). Ah, bikes were so fun back then. I haven’t ridden in years, now.

  • 298
    Gigi Escalante says:

    My bicycle was a surprise birthday gift from my mom and dad. It was a blue and gold “English” racing bike with a fabulous leather pouch. The memory of how I received the bike is unforgettable, but I’ll spare you the details…lol Love the bicycle stamps and dies; can’t wait to order them!!!

  • 299
    Alice Golden says:

    It was a red tricycle and I rode it down a hill and chipped off my two front teeth (luckily they were my baby teeth)!

  • 300
    Deborah K says:

    My first bicycle was pink with white wheels and handle bars. There white and pink streamers at the end of the handle bars.

  • 301
    Lori Y says:

    The first bike I can remember was red with a big white plastic basket on the front and tassels coming out of the handlebars.

  • 302
    Lori B says:

    Oh how I loved my pink banana seat bike. I remember racing the wind with my handlebar streamers flying in the breeze! It also had a basket, but I never did figure out how to keep my kitty in it so it could have a ride too. LOL!

  • 303
    Jayne K says:

    My first bike was a little red one with training wheels. I graduated to a new one when I accidently left it in the driveway behind Dad’s pickup. That was the end of the little red bike.

  • 304
    Jackie Lic says:

    The first bike of my very own is still in my parents garage. It was a royal blue 3 speed. I rode everywhere on that bike. Now I have a coaster which I love even more. The only thing it is missing is a basket like the wicked witch, hee hee.

  • 305
    Becky Green says:

    I believe that is the appeal of this new stamp set this month! (YES! I’ll be ordering it! I showed my husband & he said, THAT’S one to get!) It LOOKS LIKE my old bike!!!!!!! 🙂 My bike was a dark blue but, not navy! With the brand in White, it was a Huffy! It had a wire basket on it & I put the miles on it riding around the block to visit my girlfriends! OH, HOW I WISH I still had that bike! 🙂

  • 306
    Seira says:

    The first bicycle I can remember was Hello Kitty bike with training wheels. I practice with my dad and I was able to ride it without training wheels after a month later. I used to like ride a bicycle because I could feel wind and feel like I was frying like a bird.

  • 307
    Dana N says:

    I’ll never forget that my first bike had a banana seat!

  • 308
    Nancy L. says:

    I learned how to ride a bike with a man’s bike! ouch…
    But then I had my own pink bike! So many memories!

  • 309
    Janice Williams says:

    It was greenish and white. My brother had just been born on Christmas and I was staying with my grandparents so I learned to ride it in their basement. New bike and a baby brother, it was a great Christmas.

  • 310
    Kalyn K says:

    My first bicycle was a pink Schwinn with a white basket, pink handle tassles and white wheels. Loved it. Can’t wait to get my hands on the new bicycle set, it’s adorable!

  • 311
    carolanne says:

    My first bike was a metallic purple. It had a purple sparkled banana seat and a purple basket with flowers. I got it for my birthday and I thought it was the coolest ride ever!

  • 312
    Sherrie M. says:

    The only bike I remember from my childhood was a red huffy bicycle with a banana seat. I always wanted a basket but never had one.

  • 313
    Gerry Smith says:

    Gerry Smith
    My first bicycle was a hand me down. It went from my oldest sister (12 years older) to my next sister (6years older) then to me. Each time it got a new coat of paint. I ended up with black. I loved riding that bike everywhere.

  • 314
    Deborah says:

    We had a lot of kids in our family so we shared bicycles. The one I learned on was a purple bicycle with a banana seat. Later on, I bought myself a green mountain bike.

  • 315
    Julie says:

    I don’t remember what my first bike looked like, but I do remember learning how to ride a two-wheeler like it was yesterday . . . and later spending all of my hard earned money on a 10-speed to ride to swim practice . . . now that I’m almost 60, my dream bike would have a beautiful basket on the front of it and an EXTREMELY comfortable SEAT!!!

  • 316
    Karen C says:

    I was given MY first bike for my birthday when I was about 8 – I had had other bikes but they were hand-me-downs, this one was new and mine. It was red and shiny with a silver bell, that actually worked!

    I actually discovered it when I went downstairs for some water in the night, then I had to go back to bed and act surprised when morning came. I haven’t thought about it for years – thanks for the memories.

  • 317
    Joyce M. says:

    I remember my first bicycle very well. It was bright pink with a banana set, and streamers on the handle bars.

  • 318
    Mary Poutou says:

    I don’t remember wll my first bike, it must have been black or blue but I surely remember the first time I fell of it. It was pretty painful!!!

  • 319
    Yvette Sanders says:

    LOL, my first bike was bright purple with a white banana seat. I remember thinking it was the coolest bike ever!

  • 320
    Connie Fisher says:

    My first bike was full-size and blue. I treasured that bicycle…we were poor growing up and it was so special to receive it on my 12th birthday. Makes me smile thinking about it. Love the new bicycle stamps and dies.

  • 321
    Cara B says:

    My first bike was purple sparkle with a rainbow sparkle banana seat and handlebars with streamers. It was so cool!

  • 322
    Chris H says:

    My first bike was a small blue bike with a sparkly banana seat and a handle right behind the seat that my dad held on to so he could push me. Good memories! Love the new bike set

  • 323
    diana says:

    I think it was blue. And I remember my dad letting go of the seat … a few times before I finally got the hang of riding it. 😉

  • 324
    Maureen P says:

    my first bicycle was a hammy down from my sister. Blue with a sparkly banana seat and blue basket 🙂

  • 325
    Kelle Williams says:

    I don’t remember my first bicycle, but I do remember my first “mode of transportation”. It was a pedal tractor and it was given to me by my uncle on my second birthday. He and a friend had a tractor that they used to compete in tractor pulls with and it was called “Fastback Farmall”. He gave me a small scale replica of his Case IH tractor that I could pedal around our driveway. I rode that tractor until the pedals fell off!

  • 326
    Sheryl W says:

    My parents were divorced when I was a baby. My dad bought me my first bike when I was 8 for Christmas. It was an emerald green Schwinn and even though I didn’t spend much time with him, I felt truly loved. I will never forget that green bike!

  • 327
    Broni says:

    My first (and only) bicycle looked exactly like the pedal pusher bike! It was royal blue with white accents and had blue and white streamers on the handlebars. I loved that bike and rode it for many, many years.

  • 328
    Emily Hyvl says:

    My first bike was very girly. It was a soft powder pink with a white basket. The basket had flowers on the front of it. There were streamers on each side of the handle bars and a bell that looked like a girl in a pink dress. It was just perfect for a little girl!

  • 329
    Kirsten says:

    My first bicycle was blue and it had a big white plastic basket on the front. I really wanted one with a big banana seat, as I thought those were so cool.

  • 330
    Jenny says:

    Mine was pink with streamers out of the handle bars and white basket with plastic flowers on it. I rode that bike everywhere! I even had a little license plate with my name on the back. Good times!

  • 331
    Ginna G says:

    My first bike looked just like the bike in the pedal pusher set. I remember it was so big(or I was so small,) that I had to push the bike to a curb to be able to get up on the bike. I am sure my parents were trying to get a bike I could “grow into” but all I remember was that the bike seemed HUGE!

  • 332
    Teresa B says:

    It was pink, with a flower power banana seat!

  • 333
    Patty J says:

    Ahh, the first bike I remember had a big long banana seat and a plastic basket with daisies on it. Such sweet memories of riding to the corner grocery for some penny candy.

  • 334
    Annette B says:

    My first bike was a bright orange one….and I loved

  • 335
    Donna says:

    My first bike was a trike; red and silver. I was the terror of the block with it.
    My favorite bike is red and white now, but no basket 🙁

  • 336
    betty sue says:

    My first bike was a purple banana bike with streamers, a sparkly seat and a basket!!

  • 337
    Kim Heggins says:

    My first bike was blue and it looked pretty much like the new stamp. It has the basket in front and I could carry all of my stuffed friends along while I rode my bike. Great memories.

  • 338

    My first bicycle was a red tricycle. I have a photo of me on the red tricycle. This is a wonderful question because some may know but others may not but I cannot ride a regular bicycle unless it is a Tandem bicycle that hubby & I have & ride. I tell people I never learned to ride a regular bicycle which is so true ann I can pilot a single engine plane which is also so true. Thanks for contest.
    Melissa
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  • 339
    Kelly Braund says:

    My first bicycle I got for my birthday. It had a “banana seat”, a horn on the handlebars and a white plastic basket with daisies on the front! I think it’s funny now that my daughter wants her new bike to have a basket 🙂

  • 340
    Ann S. says:

    My fondest memories are actually of my tricycle 🙂 it was a perfect purple with streamers coming out of the handle bars! I think that’s why we bought a purple bike for my daughter’s first too, and she can’t get enough of the streamers either!!

  • 341
    Pmm says:

    My first two wheeler was a well- used bike my dad came home with one day. He painted it sky blue to cover up the beat-up parts. Even the training wheel struts were sky blue! I felt like the richest kid on earth.

    Thanks for bringing back this memory, and for the opportunity to win.

  • 342
    Makalah says:

    My first bike was used for years and years, until I was old enough to borrow my mom’s bike. Mine was purple with a pink seat and accents, and said “Sweetheart” on the frame. It initially came with handlebar streamers and training wheels, but they didn’t last long. 🙂

  • 343
    Kathy A says:

    my first bike I shared with my sisters, it had no sppeds (just our feet) and it was still fun

  • 344
    Karen b says:

    My first bike was a second hand pink bike with streamers and a basket. We lived in the middle of a hill, my parents said I could ride the bike on the road if I could pedal it up the hill, I don’t think they thought I could, but I made it up that hill! I remember that summer as one of the best ever!

  • 345
    Andrea says:

    My first bicycle was red, scarlett red.
    And my father tried hard to teach me to ride it.
    I don’t know which on of us worked harder on that issue.

  • 346
    Linda S. says:

    My first bike was a boy’s bike. That was the one my mom and dad could afford. Not sure what color it was.

  • 347
    Diana Fleming says:

    It was so long ago, and with five kids in the family, my first bicycle was probably shared by all of us at some point! But I did love it and spent hours riding up and down my street :).

  • 348
    Kristina says:

    I honestly don’t remember what my First bike looked like, but I remember it got stolen the night of my Birthday.

  • 349
    MaryAnn N says:

    My bike was Olive green. too big for me I had lots of trouble riding it and hit the mailbox at the end of the lane. Yipes..memories.

  • 350
    Donelle U says:

    I received a blue bicycle with a black banana seat when I was maybe 5 or 6. My parents didn’t have much money and my dad found the bike used. I remember feeling a little disappointed that it was a boys bike (I was very much a girly girl) so my sweet dad went and found sparkly white streamers for the ends of the handle bars and painstakingly painted tiny white stars on the black seat so I had a more “girly” bike!

  • 351

    My first bike was blue with a white banana seat. I remember we added a white basket with pink flowers and white tassels hanging from the handlebars. I was styling back then! LOL!

    Linda

  • 352
    Jilly says:

    My first bike was brand new … a traditional girls bike (it was in the 60’s). I had learned to ride on my little brothers “used” bike. The sad part was that the day after I got my bike, I came down with the mumps … both sides at the same time. But my parents wouldn’t let my brother ride my new bike … the “new” had to be saved for me. A couple years ago a friend gave me a bike … another traditional style. I love it!

  • 353
    Teresa Currie says:

    My first bike was a little blue Schwinn. Actually, it was my brother’s bike. Whenever he laid it down, I picked it up, and away I went!! Whee…………..

  • 354
    Judy Stiles says:

    Well, it was a long time ago, but I do remember my first bike. It was silver and at the time, seemed so big for me. But I grew into it and remember riding it up and down the street in front of our house.

  • 355
    Cassie Brumbaugh says:

    My first bike was a light purple bike with a white basket on the handle bars. The handle bars were complete with white streamers hanging from each end…oh sweet memories.

  • 356
    TammyT says:

    I remember my first bike as being pink with a white banana seat. The one thing I remember about my bike , is flying over the handle bars and waking up in the middle of the road with my Grandaddy picking me up and carrying me in the house!!

  • 357
    Cynthia says:

    Hmmm! That was a LONG time ago. I just remember riding around my neighborhood with the wind rushing around me. I am sure it was pink and very small, though!

  • 358
    Rose Antonopoulos says:

    Wow Nichole I hadn’t thought of it in years!! It was a red tricycle with streamers… My parents told me it was a strawberry shortcake bike and I totally believes them !!
    It was maybe the first big thing I had that was completely mine, no sharing with my brothers…I loved it!!
    Thanks for the walk down memory lane!!

  • 359
    Ang says:

    I will never forget my first bike. It was a white stingray, banana seat, with blue pin striping. Oh, how I loved that bike.
    Thanks
    Ang

  • 360
    Kim S. says:

    I have a bike now that’s black but we are looking into getting a couple of mountain bikes this summer for some fun bike rides.

  • 361
    Jenny S. says:

    I inherited a red one but always wanted a purple one…with glittery streamers.

  • 362
    Zehra says:

    I never had my own bicycle, but if i had one, i would want one with green and yellow colors and pink flowers drawn on it, have the cute basket on it for storage and a flower shaped horn.

  • 363
    Jade says:

    Aside from my Big Wheel which was equipped with water pistols on the handlebars, my first bike I remember was a blue banana seat bike and I rode it every day until the poor thing just fell apart!

  • 364

    I’m sure I had smaller bicycles before this one, but the one I remember most had a long banana seat and the whole bike was banana yellow! On a side note, yellow is and was not my favorite color, but it was the 70’s!

  • 365
    Linda H says:

    My first bike was a red mountain bike. Love it still.

  • 366
    Debbie P says:

    The fenders were green and white. My parents “hid” it behind the Christmas tree.

  • 367
    Jacquie says:

    My first bike was blue & handed down from my brother, but my first brand new bike was a purple mustang with a banana seat that I loved with all my heart!

  • 368
    pamela says:

    My first bicycle was a black and white one bought at a garage sale which I shared with my brother. I remember that there were little trinkets on the wheels and it would make this little noise when we were using it. It was the only bike that would let us pedal backwards too!

  • 369
    Cindy says:

    I can’t remember what my first bike looked like, but the one of my dreams is a retro bike with wicker baskets.

  • 370
    Tammie J. says:

    The first bike I remember was an “old fashioned” style with a white seat and blue fenders. Of course it had a basket – needed that for my books as this was my elementary school transportation!

  • 371
    katie Skiff says:

    Oh man, I remember my big ole banana set and those high handle bars!! What I sight!! Then I had the bright pink ten speed with racing handles…which we still have, but it’s less bright!! And it makes my kids laugh!!

  • 372
    Sharon J says:

    My first bicycle is inherited from my dad, very old school style and have green wheels, later I changed them to red =p

  • 373
    Naz says:

    I got my first bicycle a few years ago – I’m still learning how to ride, never too late, right? It’s a shiny purple hand-me-down but in great shape. I need to use it more. =)

  • 374
    Marjolein says:

    My first bike was a red/orange one and my dad tought me how to ride my bike!
    With extra sidewheels at my backwheel.
    I was only 3 or 4 years old, because in the Netherlands every kid is tought how to ride a bike at a very young age.
    Thanks for this opportunity to win such a fab prize!!
    The new release is just great!!
    Bye from the Netherlands,

    Marjolein

  • 375
    Alex says:

    My sisters and I used to love riding bikes together. This back in time when it was safe to go out on your own and wonder around the neighborhood. My first bike was given to me by my aunt, it was a hand-me-down and belonged to my cousin. He had a batman bicycle, and I didn’t care what it looked like because it was MINE and it made me so happy. Now, I can’t even remember the last time I even got on a real bicycle!

  • 376
    Sherry Lowmaster says:

    it has been so long I don’t remember what it looked like, lol. the one thing I remember is playing chicken on it with my younger brother. I froze, and he wasn’t about to give in and you guessed it, lol, we crashed. I don’t remember if I ever had a bike after that. lol, too many years ago!!

  • 377
    Loly Borda says:

    My first bicycle was a red one, it was my 10th year birthday present. It has a bell and a basket. I loved it and I had it for a looong time. Thanks for the memories and for the chance.

  • 378
    Lisa Dolson says:

    I learned to ride on a small adult Schwinn bicycle. I think it was light blue. My siblings and I are all close in age so we shared our bicycles. I’m pretty sure we had one with a banana seat and high handlebars too. We were either on the bikes or the horses.

  • 379
    Bette manning says:

    My first bike was a tricycle, it was red and I still have it. My children and my grandchildren have ridden it, it is in pretty bad shape now but still works. Has to be at least 55 years old!

  • 380
    Tonya says:

    I don’t remember my first bike but I do remember having a sparkly red tricycle! 🙂

  • 381
    LorraineN says:

    Pink! with a basket up front and ribbon streamers coming from the handle bars!

  • 382
    Dianne Jenkins says:

    My first bike was the SWEETEST Strawberry Shortcake bike! All pink and polka-dotted!!!

  • 383
    Margaret says:

    I don’t remember my first but I have great memories of my three speed grren bike. I used it on a week long girl scout bike trip. Can you imagine hills with a three speed bike that has a sleeping bag and back pack strapped to it? Oh to be young again!

  • 384
    kristinkat says:

    My first bike was a refurbished blue, girl’s Schwinn. It was a great little vehicle, and it got very good mileage going up and down the road in front of the house. Sweet memories. 🙂 Thanks for asking! And thanks for a lovely release with lots of fun product and projects.

  • 385
    maryrose says:

    I had a purple banana seat Schwinn. It had a shark’s head bicycle noisemaker perched between the handlebars that I won in the national Cappy Dick art contest. Yep, that bike was quirky, just like me!

  • 386
    Debra Miller says:

    My first “bike” was a big wheel, but the one with only 2 wheels was a Schwinn and was white and blue with a white plastic woven basket on the front with multi-colored 3D plastic flowers on the front of the basket.

  • 387
    Katie B says:

    I vaguely remember a small purple bike but it was stolen so the first bike I remember well was a 3-speed columbia in black and it was adult size (I was a tall kid) and I rode the heck out of that thing,

  • 388
    Kristi Lewis says:

    My first bike was powder blue with a white basket that had pink plastic flowers on it. I loved that thing.I would wash it daily and loved putting my stuffed animals in the basket to take them on a ride. I think I put more miles on my bike than my first car.

  • 389
    chrisitanne says:

    I wish I had a big girl bike! My first bike had streamers and a bell. We wrapped ribbon around the spokes. I loved that bike.

  • 390
    Sally says:

    First bike was a red Schwinn. I remember learning to ride on the sidewalk, and falling into the rosebushes on occasion.

  • 391
    Karen says:

    My first bike….I saved $125 (babysitting money) for a gorgeous Raleigh 10 speed. I loved that bike.

  • 392
    Jen Treadway says:

    What a fun question! My first bicycle was the best one EVER! It was sparkly purple, with long, upright handle bars, a basket on the front (with flowers on it) and a floral banana seat. Still LOVE that bike and had loads of fun on it.

  • 393
    Roberta says:

    At the risk of sounding pitiful, my first and only childhood bike was a bike frame without wheels, propped up on bricks in a shed. I pedaled and pedaled, going nowhere. If I’m selected for this prize, maybe I can buy a bike all these many, many years later. Lol!

  • 394
    Mary K says:

    I got a yellow Schwinn with a glossy white basket with a yellow stripe woven in for my birthday. I can still picture it in front of the living room fireplace when I woke up that summer morning!

  • 395
    Tanis S says:

    My first two wheel bike was royal blue, with a banana seat, and rainbow colored tassles on the handle bars. I never did have training wheels. Some other kids on the street did, but my parents liked to rock it old school.

  • 396
    Brenda W. says:

    It was a second hand bike that my dad “made new” for me… shiney blue with a banana seat and penant. Thanks Dad :).

  • 397
    Dina M says:

    My very first bike was my brother’s hand me down canary yellow bike with a banana seat. I tell you I loved that thing! I rode it EVERYWHERE!

  • 398
    DianneT says:

    My first bicycle was a three wheeled red and white Radio Flyer! My mother has a picture of me and my 3 year old best friend on matching bicycles riding around the housing unit we lived in while stationed in Turkey. It’s funny how looking at that picture brings back good memories and smells from my early years!

  • 399

    My first bike was hot pink with a sparkly banana seat and streamers coming fom the handlebars. It had training wheels but of course because I was such a dynamo, those didn’t last long…..

  • 400
    tammyK. says:

    It was a beautiful blue girls bike with a white plastic basket on front. The banana seat had multi colored flowers on it Every bike needs a basket just like the one in your new stamp set!!!

  • 401
    Dawn H says:

    My first bike was purple. It had a banana seat! i feel old. Hahaha.

  • 402
    Melissa says:

    The first bike that I remember was painted yellow with a banana seat. It had a basket in the front with streamers off of the handle bars.

  • 403
    Cindy says:

    My first bike was a blue Schwinn…loved it…rode it everywhere! Now, I want a beach cruiser, either pink or red, like the one in the new set.

  • 404
    shari walker says:

    My first bike was rather sad looking, it was second hand, but dad brought it home and we painted it blue and he put a new basket on it and made it look new…

  • 405
    Kay says:

    My first bike was white with a lime green banana seat on it. White and Green basket on the front that I took everything I possibly could around the neighborhood in. Such good memories.

  • 406
    Lori Weinberg says:

    I’ll never forget my shiny red tricycle. I loved it so much! One day, I let my next door neighbor ride it. When he returned it, he simply left it at the curb… on garbage day! My shiny red tricycle was taken away by the garbage man. Boo hoo!

  • 407

    My first bicycle was blue with a white seat. I learned to ride a bike that was WAY too big, so I had to stand up and pump. My brother surprised me with a brand new bike. I will never forget it…he and my mom acted like they had bought groceries and asked me to help carry them in. When I went out, my brother lifted the bike out of the trunk! I loved that bike!

  • 408

    My first bike was a pink Huffy with a big, long, cushy seat. Recently, I actually bought myself my “dream” bike. It’s a smaller adult tricycle with a basket on the front. The only bad thing is that it is pretty hard to get used to riding.

  • 409
    Kathy Mc says:

    Don’t remember what color my first bike was, but I’ll always remember how excited I was to get one even though it was second-hand. Of course, it wasn’t anything fancy because speed bikes hadn’t even been released wayyyyy back then. I rode that thing all day long up and down our street until I mastered it. I was so determined and excited be the new owner of this used bicycle.

  • 410
    Mutzy Mia says:

    I don’t remember exactly what it looked like but it was a little 3 wheel trike and it had a bell. I remember riding it with a canning jar of sand sitting on the back platform where you could stand and hold on while someone else was “driving” the bike. Of course the sand jar fell off and broke on the first bump I went over…not a good thing. I was probably around 4.

  • 411
    Jenny says:

    I don’t know if this counts as a bicycle. But my first one was a big wheel, my twin sister and I would take turns tearing down the sidewalk. And if we were daring that day we would take the back rest off and the other would stand on it and hold on with the other….breeze whipping our hair. Coolest thing to do on a summer afternoon.

  • 412
    teresa says:

    I don’t remember I have my own bike. We had one as a family. Everybody rode it. It was silver and black.

  • 413
    Ashley Gréaux says:

    I had a pink Barbie bike! With a basket, bell, and streamers on the handles. Plus, my Barbie had a mini version of the bike to match.

  • 414

    I only remember parts of it – like the white wicker basket, banana seat, chrome U shaped handle bars.. Wish I had a better memory!

  • 415
    Becky S says:

    My first bike was actually the aqua Schwinn – and of course it had streamers coming out of the handlebars! Loved that bike.

  • 416
    Sara Spencer says:

    I had a red trike as a kid, but the one I remember the
    Most is the pink “big girl” bike I got when I was in 3rd grade. It was the perfect color of raspberry fizz!! 🙂

  • 417
    Janice Y. says:

    My first bike was a pink Barbie one. It had ribbons coming from the end of the handlebars. I had a matching pink helmet too!

  • 418
    Elizabeth T. says:

    My first bike was a beautiful shiny turquoise in color, with white handle bars. I was somewhat older so there were no ribbons on the handle bars, though I’ve always thought those are kind of cool!

  • 419
    Linda Carson says:

    I don’t remember the color of my first bike but I hope it was blue! The feature I would most want is a water bottle holder on my metallic blue bike!

  • 420
    Holly Saveur says:

    I think it was red with white tubes..such a long time agao…have had many bicycles ..and now days an electric one…SUPER!!
    LOVED this release ..have a HUGE wishkist..so hope it all will be there when I order…..
    Thanks so much for all the inspiration!

  • 421
    PBurke says:

    My first bike was a baby blue schwinn! Loved it!

  • 422
    Jayne says:

    My first bike had a shiny red glitter finish and a white basket

  • 423
    Deepa Mishra says:

    My first bicycle was a strawberry shortcake bike – it had a red frame, white handles with pink & green streamers, strawberry shortcake printed seat, and a few other trim details that escape me. My current bike is metallic hibiscus burst and black – and I have a basket just like the new stamp set that was released!

  • 424
    Rebecca H says:

    I had a very big attachment to my first bike. It was a pink Schwinn 20″ with a floral banana seat, white basket with floral trim, and a squeeze bulb bike horn. One day I went in for lunch and came back out to find it gone. I was a devastated 8 yr old. Come to find out our town of 3000 had a high school bike chop shop happening down the road. Our fine men in blue busted the gang but alas it was too late for my bike. All I got back was the basket and horn 🙁 It’s funny how some memories stick with you. I thought of that bike as soon as I saw the basket in Erin new set.

  • 425
    Sarae says:

    Mine was a cute little pink bike with one of those long white seats and a white basket with pink and yellow plastic flowers at the handlebars. Of course there were streamers on the handlebars, too 🙂

  • 426
    Kimberly Russell says:

    I got my first bicycle when I turned 5. And I’m pretty sure it was blue and white.

  • 427
    Anita R says:

    My first bicycle was a Christmas gift; it was aqua and white and it had a basket. I thought it was the most beautiful bike I’d ever seen! It rained that Christmas, I can still remember, but I rode anyway!

  • 428
    Karen Ramsey says:

    My first bike was a pinky-lavender color. I loved it because it was such a wonderful unique color. My parents gave it to me in the summer that I was seven. I can still remember how excited I was to get a special gift and it wasn’t even my birthday!

  • 429
    Debbie says:

    My first bike was given to me on my communion – I was so excited!!! It still tickles my heart when I think of that first ride and my dad gently balancing it from behind. It was blue with a white seat and streamers hanging from the handle bars. It had a cute little button bell, too. What great memories! Thanks for bringing them all back with Papertrey Ink’s bicycle stamp set.

  • 430
    karenb says:

    The only bike I remember from childhood is a purple bike that had a banana seat and the vinyl on the seat had sparkles/glitter – too funny! I thought it was pretty cool. 🙂 I don’t really have a dream bike, just one that has a smooth ride and is comfy to sit on. 🙂

  • 431
    Landa says:

    I have vague memories of maybe a red bike but clear memories of the two blue bikes. My sister and I were 13 months apart and both ready for our own bike. Dad brought home a pair of bikes. I liked my blue better but hers was a schwinn and was better to ride.

  • 432
    Annette P. says:

    My first two-wheeler was a hand-me-down from a cousin. My Dad repainted it red. I was only 4 years old and been caught a few times riding my older sister’s bike, which was way too big for me. My parents thought I was too young for a two-wheeler, but knew I would end up hurting myself on the bigger bike!

  • 433
    Dasa says:

    My first bicycle was light pink color with white wheels.

  • 434
    Vickie R. says:

    My first bike was a shiny lavender purple with rainbow streamers coming out of the handle bars. I loved it!

  • 435
    Jilleen Hays says:

    Wow – my first bike was a hand-me-down from my sister. Green with a banana seat and bar up the back (can’t remember what that bar is called). We use to put cards in the spokes with clothes pins – to make noise with you rode them. We also use to cut color straws and put them on too! Oh the good old days. My kids would probably think it is a silly “70s” thing.

    Thanks for the wonderful question and contest!

  • 436
    Jessica says:

    I sure I had some when I was younger, but the first one that I really remember was a pink & purple 10 speed that I just loved and it had everything I wanted on it, I think my Mom may still have it somewhere! Thanks for this great release!

  • 437
    Annette Sndyer says:

    It has been awhile, but I remember it being purple with the banana seat and streamers coming from the handle bars. I love it all this month! Thanks so much!

  • 438
    Becky Thomson says:

    My first bike I can remember was pink with a banana seat.

  • 439
    F Bond says:

    My first bike was pink with pink and white streamers on the handle bars. It had training wheels and a basket. My older brother took a clothespin and attached a card to the spokes so I could have cool sounds like him as I rode.

  • 440
    HeatherD says:

    My first bicycle was purple with a sparkly purple banana seat. Loved that bike and pretty much lived on it…alas, it was stolen 🙁
    I like my current bike, but think this is the summer for a few modifications to make it more my style. A new paint color and a basket are first on the list.

  • 441
    Becky Thomson says:

    My first bike I can remember was pink with a banana seat

  • 442
    Sarah Fisher says:

    My first bike was an older model my mom picked up on a garage sale. It was red/white/blue and I had a plastic basket on the front that I used to give my stuffed animals a ride.

  • 443
    Marie says:

    I think my first “real” bicycle was a bright yellow one… At least that’s the one I remember =)

  • 444
    Audrey says:

    I had a blue tricycle and my younger sister would stand on the back (and hold on for dear life) and we would go up and down the sidewalk for hours.

  • 445
    Cindy O says:

    Blue with training wheels and handlebar streamers! I loved riding it. Every year we had a summer bike parade at the school, decorated our bikes with crepe paper. Lots of bicycle memories.

  • 446
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    The first bike that I remember was a little tricycle that my sister and I would decorate with streamers and ride in our small town’s parade. Good memories!

  • 447
    Danielle Taebel says:

    The first bike I remember having was a yellow bike with a flower seat. I raced my brother and crashed my bike, and smashed my finger. I won the race, tho, so it was worth it. And then it was stolen shortly after that.

  • 448
    janet wilson says:

    Perfect question, mine was red and blue and a huge surprise! I got it for Christmas, and the other great delight that day was a dry, sunny day – which was very unusual for Scotland!

  • 449
    lauraisham says:

    My first bike was pink with a big white basket with daisies on the front. My dad added colorful streamers to the handlebars which blew in the breeze as I pedaled as fast as I could. Great memories!

  • 450
    Cele Schaffer says:

    I can’t remember the color but I’m sure it had one of those big banana seats! I do remember getting a bike with a white basket on it and carrying kittens around for a ride.

  • 451
    Mateja says:

    I remember a photo of me on a little red trike, but I don’t really remember it. But I still have the first bike that I bought myself:) It’s metallic fuchsia color, feminine but tough (like me) 🙂

  • 452
    Erica says:

    Mine was a pink Huffy with a banana seat. Great memories!

  • 453
    Stella Paeglow says:

    I can’t remember much about my bike but I know I rode that thing all over the place and I really got to explore with it! Thanks!

  • 454
    Linda says:

    Light blue used 2 wheeler-WOW! It was the best.

  • 455
    Char says:

    I can remember it perfectly! It was purple (fav color) and had a banana seat and training wheels….I LOVED that bike!!

  • 456
    Alina Art says:

    The first bicycle I can remember was red with training wheels. it’s dad who learn me to ride

  • 457
    MaryB says:

    My first bicycle was purple, with streamers from the handlebars and a white basket on the front, with plastic flowers attached. This was in 1975 or thereabouts, so if I saw it now, it would probably be ugly. But to me it was beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win a great gift certificate!

  • 458

    My first bike had a bright GREEN banana seat and streamers on the handle bars!

  • 459
    K says:

    My first bicycle was red with training wheels and a pretty white basket attached the handles.Later a bell was also added to the handle. My dad taught me how to ride on that bicycle.I loved it.

  • 460

    My first bicycle was bright blue—my favorite color—and had a banana seat with a colorful butterfly design on it!!! LOVED that bike!!!

  • 461
    nina says:

    I was just thinking about my old bike the other day! It was a gold banana seat, and was the bike I first learned to ride on. It would be very in fashion now!

  • 462
    Coral says:

    The first bicycle I remember was blue. My sister and I had matching bicycles with banana seats. Mine blue & hers green. The seats were some type of vinyl with glittery bits in it if I recall correctly. And I remember outgrowing it and being very proud of the pink & white 5 speed bike I got after that.

  • 463
    Synthia says:

    I had an old boy bike that was blue and rusty. I tried adding purple streamers to make it girly but that didn’t turn out so well. It still looked like a boy bike.

  • 464
    Lizzy says:

    My first bicycle was purple with streamers on the handles and an old fashioned horn. So excited for this release!

  • 465
    Jamie Greene says:

    WOW, that was a while ago so my memory is not the best but I think it was red:) I remember my uncle trying to teach me to ride with no training wheels.

  • 466
    Harriet Skelly says:

    The first bicycle that I remember having was a hand me down from my neighbor – it was a blue 3 speed boys bike.

  • 467
    Sally K says:

    A brand new bright and shiny purple Schwinn. It was a beauty – thanks for bringing it back to my memory. Fun times for sure!

  • 468
    Jeannie L says:

    I only learnt how to cycle at around 11 years old and till this day, I do not own a bicycle. My dream bicycle is exactly like the one in the stamp set that has a woven basket. It’ll be in blue with some frills or ribbon at the handle bars and the basket will be big enough to fit my dog.

  • 469
    Robin says:

    I’m not going to count my red tricycle, because I didn’t feel any special connection to it. But my beloved first two-wheeler – oh, I remember that bike so well! It was a metallic blue Schwinn, with a book rack on the back and white wall tires. Fond memories!

  • 470
    Kathy Grimsdale says:

    My first bike was the tricycle that my Dad had as a kid. He still has it today and a friend of my recently used it to take pictures with her two daughters. My first 2 wheeler was bright banana yellow with no training wheels!

  • 471
    Gloria says:

    I got my first bike for Christmas. It had those big tall monkey bar handle bars that a kid could barely reach and a plastic coated banana seat. 🙂 It was my pride and joy and when I put cards in the spokes the sound it made was crazy cool. lol What made it even more special is that my dad up-cycled it for me and made it look like new.

  • 472
    Velvet says:

    Oh, I have such fond memories of my purple bicycle with the flowered banana seat and handle streamers. I can’t think of bicycle that looks more like its era: the 70s.

  • 473
    Alanna says:

    What a fun question. The only thing I remember about my first bicycle is that it had a banana style seat. I do remember riding my bicycle a lot around our neighborhood.

  • 474
    Lyn T says:

    I can’t remember what my first bicycle looked like?? I know I loved it. I would ride all day with the neighborhood kids – Why don’t I ride bikes anymore?? Hmmm… I remember my big wheel though…low to the ground, three wheel, orange, and fast as the wind (that’s the way I remember it anyway) – does that count??

    Great May inspirations!
    Lyn

  • 475
    Barbara Axmacher says:

    I don’t remember my first bike:( My favorite bike, however, had a big banana seat and those raised handle bars. I had streamers and we would put playing cards on the spokes so we’d hear clicking as we rode around the neighborhood. What great memories!

  • 476
    Barbara K says:

    My first real two wheel bike was red with a black seat and a bell! Prior to that I had an awesome big wheel that I loved! I bought a big wheel at Christmas and my nephew who is loving it just as much as I did back in the day. Nothing like bombing around a neighborhood on a big wheel.

  • 477

    My first (and only) bike was a purple Raleigh 3 speed with a big ol’ basket. I got it for my 9th birthday. I rode that bike everywhere back in the day.

  • 478
    Kathy K. says:

    My first ‘big girl’ bike was a purple Schwinn with fringe on the handle bars and a banana seat. I absolutely loved it! The current equivalent would be a black Maserati but I don’t think that is going to happen.

  • 479
    Betty Cash says:

    I seem to remember my skinned knees learning to ride my first bicycle better than I remember what my bicycle looked like….but it might have been red and silver!

  • 480
    Kathy McDonald says:

    My first bicycle was a big, heavy Schwinn, and I LOVED that thing! No, as I approach retirement, I’m looking forward to getting a beach bike in aqua – can’t wait!

  • 481
    Angie says:

    My first ever bike was a looker
    Shiny and red with a bell
    I’d ride it right up to the hill top
    so I could freewheel down with a yell

    My brother would jump onto the rear rack
    Gripping on as we rode at great speed
    Like a daredevil act from the circus
    Warnings of safety we never did heed

    Other times I’d cycle at my leisure
    just potter along for the joy
    the sun on my face as I peddled
    heart content, at one with this toy

    Oh what became of my metal stallion
    I cannot recall, cannot tell
    But I thank you for stirring the memory
    Of a beautiful, treasured childhood spent well

  • 482
    Cynthia Xavier says:

    My first bike was a big and pink, with baskets over the rear tires, no training wheels. My mom would put me on the bike and walk me up and down the street. Back in the late 50s’ there was only one kind of bike – it had fat tires, so it was pretty easy to learn to ride. My biggest treat was getting a bell. I loved that bell. With my doll in the back cage I would ride up and down the street ringing my bell – Happy Days!

  • 483
    Teresa Blue says:

    My first bicycle was pink with a flowered banana seat, high handlebars with streamers and clickers in the spokes! Ah…memories!!!!

  • 484
    stampyblock says:

    I have only had one bike in my life and I got it when I turned 10, it was pink and white with a pink plastic basket on the front and silver tassels off the handle bars. I loved it and I totally cut my knee open shortly after I got it. I loved my bike!

  • 485
    Judy Lenzini says:

    I had to think about this question. I think it was a schwin sting ray. It was green and had a silver sparkle banana seat with those big handle bars! Can’t remember what those were called!:) So 1970!

  • 486
    Michelle L says:

    My first bike was teal blue with a banana seat. I never had training wheels…just learned to ride by wiping out several times 🙂

  • 487
    Tere says:

    I never had a bicycle. But, I do want one. Specially now that both mu husband and son have one and they go for rides every time they can.
    I’d love the color to be teal, and yes, it need to have a basket!!!

  • 488
    Kate says:

    Wow, such great creative cards!

    My first bike was a white and pink training bike with streamers. It had a unicorn on it! I remember riding that everywhere in the neighborhood with my dad walking behind me.

  • 489
    Shay says:

    It was a pink Schwinn that I was able to learn to ride on and it is still in good shape. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 490
    Donna K says:

    it was a lovely green and white Schwinn – a hand me down from my sister but I thought it was great. it was at least 50 years ago but I can still remember my dad teaching me to ride it. I remember I was so surprised when I turned around and he wasn’t holding on anymore – I was riding all my myself!

  • 491
    Mojca says:

    Waw this are all so pretty that I just can’t choose which one is my favourete!! The baby ones are so cute and the flowers look so divine, but I think the one with triangles is my favouret, there is so much options to use them. Hugs! Mojca

  • 492
    Tammy W says:

    My first bicycle was a little red tricycle, but my favorite bike was the aqua one with the banana seat with big bright retro flowers printed on it and the white basket with big bright plastic flowers attached. Oh the 70’s!! : )

  • 493
    Melissa S. says:

    My first bike was a purple Schwinn with the streamers coming out of the handlebars! I absolutely LOVED that bike. At first it had training wheels and I still remember when my dad took them off and I learned to ride without them. I can still picture him running alongside me and being there when I fell, encouraging me to get back on the bike again. And now I love to bike as an adult with my husband. I think this new bicycle set will be perfect for me!

  • 494
    Dorothy C. says:

    Although it was over fifty years ago, I do remember it was red with training wheels.

  • 495
    Kathryn A says:

    My first bike was a red one-speed, with a large, comfortable seat. It had one speed and was second-hand, but I didn’t care! I loved it!

  • 496
    Lenae says:

    My first bike was a strawberry shortcake bike. It was awesome.

  • 497
    Katie says:

    My little green bike with training wheels.

  • 498
    Susi K says:

    Wow … what memories that question brought to mind! My first bike had a banana seat, somewhat torn and with a metal bar on the back so we could ride double. High handlebars with plastic multi-coloured fringes hanging off, and of course, a playing card attached to the wheel spokes with a wood clothespin to make it sound like the fastest bike on the block 🙂

  • 499

    My first bike was red and white. It had a white basket in the front with yellow flowers and it had streamer coming out of the handle bars. My daddy put a horn on it.

  • 500
    Lenae says:

    My first bike was a strawberry shortcake bike with a basket. It was awesome.

  • 501
    Carol says:

    My first bike was metallic purple with a white banana seat, it had silver and purple metallic streamers coming out of the molded grips on the handle bars.

  • 502
    Louise says:

    My first bike was a red three wheeler and I rode it everywhere!

  • 503
    Sue Hulme says:

    My first big girl bike was a cool purple with a white banana seat, and streamers hanging from the handlebars, of course! It had a basket on the front too!

  • 504
    Janet says:

    My first bicycle was a beautiful blue Schwinn that I received for my 6th birthday. I just recently came across a photo of my birthday party that year, & boy did I look happy!

  • 505
    DeLisa says:

    It was a white 10 speed with purple and fuschia writing/designs. I loved that bicycle!

  • 506
    Louise says:

    It was a red three wheeler and I loved riding it up and down the driveway!

  • 507
    iluvpaper2 says:

    My twin sister and I each got a purple bike with the banana seats and the streamers from the handle bars.

  • 508
    Shannon says:

    My first “real” bike was called ‘the cactus flower’. It was yellow with a banana seat, and a bright pink cactus flower painted on the chain cover. 🙂

  • 509
    Kyrsten Koops says:

    I don’t remember what my first bike looked like but I do remember GETTING it. It was for Christmas and it was the last gift I got from “Santa.” My mom (Santa) had created a scavenger hunt which ended in my mom’s bathroom with the bike in the tub. I was SOOOO excited! It was so much fun looking for the clues around the house. I remember getting on it in my nightgown and riding it around the apartment complex. I felt like such a big girl. 🙂

  • 510
    Lindsey L. says:

    I can’t remember many details only that my bike was a hand-me-down, but my parents got me some new accessories (basket, bell, streamer for the handles) to spruce it up, and I thought it was awesome.

  • 511
    Betty says:

    My first bike was pink and green, with flowers on the seat and pink tassels hanging off the handle bars. Thanks very much for the chance to win!

  • 512
    Lisa R says:

    My first bicycle was a baby blue girl’s Schwinn. It had colored tassels that would flare out from the handlebars when you rode fast. We added the clothespin and playing card to get it to make noise. So cool for a young kid.

  • 513
    Craftyfield says:

    It was white and had mini wheels plus the training wheels which came off in time. We grew up together !

  • 514
    Helen F. says:

    As a child growing up in the city, my Mom wouldn’t allow me to have a bicycle because~she was afraid I would get hit by a car 🙁 My DH bought us matching black Huffy 18 speed multi-terrain bikes and I learned how to ride as an adult 🙂
    Thanks for all of the wonderful inspiration with the May Release!

  • 515
    Cheri says:

    My first bike was purple. I think it was a hand-me-dad that my dad painted special for me. Sometime later, something went wrong with the chain and my little brother decided he could fix it by using a hacksaw to cut the frame to get the chain off. He was a very industrious little brother.

  • 516
    Olendia says:

    My first bike was a Huffy, color pink with a basket in front, so pretty in my eyes. I really enjoyed riding it after school.

  • 517
    Holly Havnaer says:

    My first bike was my early 1970s trike! I had it when I was about 3 or 4 years old. It was dark red and shiny and my older brother had put an “STP” sticker on it. To this day when my husband is watching Formula One and I see ads for STP, I still think of my cool red trike. If I had a bike today, the only one I’d want is your adorable new stamp and die set!

  • 518
    Hope Jones says:

    My first bike-I can’t remember the color but what I do remember was my favorite part of the bike-the long pole and the big orange flag attached to the seat…that one accessory made me feel…”cool”. 🙂

  • 519

    I’m not even sure I remember my first bike, but I do remember getting my “dream bike” as a teen. It had very skinny wheels. I thought I was in heaven riding it.

  • 520
    LR says:

    Too far back to remember, but I loved riding it! I would love a pretty new retro one with a basket like the new stamp set! I know the stamp set is on my list!!

  • 521
    Erin says:

    My first bike was a pink Huffy, it was awesome! And now I have my dream bike (Christmas present from family), a coral and teal Electra Townie 🙂

  • 522
    kris says:

    My first real bike (2 wheels) was bright pink with a floral “banana” style seat. It had a bell and pink streamers coming off the handlebars. I remember clipping a card in the spokes so it made that really cool sound. I loved that bike and rode it endlessly.

  • 523
    Julia Aston says:

    My first bicycle was a little light blue bike – given to me by a friend who lived one street over from me – I was always tall for my age – and she was quite short – so this bike was small for me but I whizzed around on it everywhere! I remember the wonderful sense of freedom I felt riding around on it!

  • 524
    sheri robinson says:

    My first bike was a used, army green, boy bike. I was so envious of the girl bikes with the banana seats and baskets, but looking back, I admire my parents for not trying to keep up with the Jones’. It got me where I needed to go.

  • 525
    Michele says:

    My first bike was absolutely beautiful to me. It was used and today’s word would definitely be “retro”. My dad bought it in the early 60’s and I can still feel that seat underneath me when I close my eyes! 🙂 Love your new goodies here! Would love to have them all!

  • 526
    Jenn C says:

    My first bike was my sisters hand-me-down pink Huffy! My dream bike is my red Cannondale!

  • 527
    Mendi M says:

    My first bicycle was a pink Huffy! Loved it!

  • 528
    Handstamper says:

    I just bought a brand new bike that looks like the Pedal pusher! It has a white basket and is purple and white!

  • 529
    Sarah M. says:

    Mine was pink with streamers and a basket on the front. I remember trying to put the nieghbor’s cat in the basket, but the cat was not so eager for a bike ride! I put a lot of miles on that bike…

  • 530
    Anne-Laure says:

    It was a boy’s bike ( I was quite of a tomboy at the time !). Quite a flashy one too : bright orange… Never put a lock on it since I was so sure it would not be stolen because it was one of a kind… Got missing one day though !!! Since then, got a few other ones which blended more in … and bought locks for them !My last one looks like the one from the set. Even got the basket… turns out that I have become quite girlie after all

  • 531

    It was orange. I think we got it at a garage sale. It had a spot on the cross-bar where something had broken off and it was sharp. I fell on it once and it cut my leg. I still have a scar.

  • 532
    sheetal says:

    my first bike was pinkish purple in colour…. loved it…it had training wheels too.
    my younger brother too learned to pedal on d same bike.. haha

  • 533
    Judy Workman says:

    My first bike was totally old school, it had a banana seat and was light blue from the early 1970’s. My dream bike is pink bike similar to this month’s stamp release. I want a pink bike with a basket because in a house full of sons, it would be completely mine. I cannot tell you how many times I have seen my kids ride off on my bike.

  • 534
    maria f. says:

    Banana-ish handlebars. Hard seat. Gold (um, like mustard) color. But it did me well for many years!

  • 535
    Meghan says:

    I can’t remember my first bicycle but I do remember borrowing a neighbour’s bicycle regularly and it was a very basic, small, blue framed bike.

  • 536
    Cheryl N. says:

    I think my first bike was blue but I don’t remember the make. I sure did have fun riding it though. Such good memories!

  • 537
    Irene S says:

    I never had a bicycle because I never learned to ride one but if I did have one, I would love a wicker basket on it.

  • 538
    Peggy Sue says:

    My one and only bike was green. Everyday after school all the neighborhood kids would have fun on our bikes. Oh, the good old days.
    Now, my idea of a bike comes in shinny red. It would be a wild hog, HARLEY DAVIDSON!!!

  • 539

    My first bike was a small red bike with training wheels. After the training wheels came off, I would ride with my sister and neighbor to the swimming pool in the summer a couple miles away. No wonder I was exhausted by the time we would get home.

  • 540
    Jodi (Jodi&jade) says:

    My first bicycle was a purple Schwinn with a solid silver glitter banana seat, it was my only means of transportation when I was living with my mom during the school year in Utah, then one year I went to visit my Dad in Colorado for the summer and my mom took it upon herself to GIVE IT AWAY! I was hurt beyond words, still, to this day I’m not happy with her decision.
    Now fast forward 30 years, if I could have a dream bike it would not be a bicycle, it would be a Harley Davidson sportster, purple, of coarse lol.

  • 541
    Jessica Canham says:

    My first bike was a little blue one my dad got second hand. It was the perfect size for a five year old and I learned to ride all in one day! No training wheels for me. 🙂

  • 542
    janet Goshorn says:

    Shiny fire engine red. I loved my first bike and wished I still had it.

  • 543

    I had a blue bike. I cannot remember the brand. It was from a hardware store. I had to learn to ride on gravel ~ HARD. We lived in the country. My cousin and I woult take lunch and water and ride off for hours! I would have NEVER let my boys do that!
    Times have changed!
    Susan

  • 544
    Pat Ackley says:

    My first bike was a gift. It was bright blue and way too big for me at the age of seven! I learned to ride it standing up and still had it when I graduated from high school. I loved that bike, and my lovely grandfather who gave it to me.

  • 545
    conil says:

    Never had a bike…”dream” bike would be bright yellow with a real woven basket and aqua streamers on the end of the handly bars.

  • 546
    Anthonette says:

    My first bike was blue. It had a white woven plastic basket mounted on the front. It also had white tassels on the edges of the handle bars. Thanks for a chance to win!

  • 547
    Susan Gosman says:

    It was red – and it was beautiful!!!

  • 548
    Dana W says:

    I have no idea what my 1st bike was, probably a trike lol

  • 549

    I don’t remember what my first bicycle looked like but I remember getting it from Sears at the mall…I can remember riding it around the store itself and then riding it out to the car. If we had lived closer to the mall I would have petitioned to ride it all the way home!

  • 550
    Rea Custer says:

    My first bicycle was very 70’s looking. It had the high handle bars and the slender banana seat. the tall neon flag on the back and a white basket on the front. I liked to make runs to the store for my Mom.

  • 551
    Deirdre says:

    My first bicycle had belonged to my big brother! It had solid wheels, funny brakes and it was grey in colour!!! But he taught me how to cycle that monster and I still remember that first moment when I flew off on my own. We were both so excited and from that day on, me and that bike went everywhere until I got too big for it! Then, my own brand new bicycle was in my favourite colour red, woohoo and it is still to be viewed at the back of the garden shed! Happy memories of my first experience of freedom and independence.

  • 552
    Ivana says:

    Can’t remember much about my first bike, except for the color…A bright, cherry red, that sparkled in the sun 🙂 I loved it dearly. My dream bike today would be a vintage cruiser with a big, beautiful basket that I could ride to the farmers market and fill with all sorts of yummy treasures.

  • 553
    Brianna Byman says:

    I remember my first bike being a teal green with pink wheels. very cute to say the least 🙂

  • 554
    Sandy Vincent says:

    My first bike was a big, ugly, used ten-speed that was way too big for me. But I was determined to learn to ride, and I did!

  • 555
    Deb Hudson says:

    A big tire blue and white Schwinn. After my brother and two sisters learned to ride
    on it (no training wheels) they received a new bike. I was the last to learn to ride and the bike became mine. I spent many hours on that bike with my lunch, swim suit, and pool money.

  • 556
    Miriam Prantner says:

    You know, I have a terrible memory, so I’m not sure what my first bicycle looked like, but the one that I actually learned on (without training wheels) had the banana seat, the big U handlebars, and I think it was kind of a maroon color.

  • 557
    Anna says:

    My first form of transportation was a red tricycle and I graduated to a blue bicycle with
    training wheels. They both had a floral basket! The training wheels were not needed for long.

  • 558

    My first bicycle if not mistaken was a red BMX. It is too high for me actually and my dad needs to put two small wheels behind the tire for balancing. No matter how it balance, one day, I just wheel myself into the drain!

  • 559
    Sandy Handrich says:

    My 1st bike was blue and looked very much like the stamp. I can still see the picture of me with it by the Christmas Tree….It was too big for me but I didn’t care. It was new and it was mine. I was thrilled as I stood there in my nightgown grinning with my two front teeth missing some 40 years ago.

  • 560
    Patty ( skatermom) says:

    My first bike was a recycled one from my cousins. Dad painted it a metallic green and I was so proud of it. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 561
    Ally says:

    Mine was a red four-wheely – the two normal wheels and supporting wheels in the back which you could unmounted:-)

  • 562
    Cynthia B :) says:

    My first bicycle was electric blue in color with a matching, sparkly seat. It was a banana seat (is that what it’s called?) and it was so comfy. I wish I still have it!

  • 563
    Lynn G. says:

    Yes – I had a bicycle. I was blue with white spokes and training wheels. I loved that bike. Good thing I grew up in the country as I rode it all over after the training wheels came off. My dream bike would be a bicycle built for two with a large basket on the front full of flowers. I would like it to be maroon in color. Then my husband and I could ride all over the country. Thank you so much! You all did such an awesome job!

  • 564

    My first bike was a very plain and utilitarian one with no bells or whistles, but way back then there weren’t too many fancy options for children’s bikes. It was all about the ride.

  • 565
    Margaret C says:

    I don’t remember much about my first bike except it had a white wire basket, and pink streamers on the handles ! I loved it!

    And my dream bike ? A tandem with Scots Olympian Chris Hoy!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • 566

    My first bike was a hand me down from my cousin, who is a guy, so it was a very masculine bike. There was no flowers or anything fancy. For a second there was a little bell, but that didn’t last too long. So I was always dreaming about having a more girly bike, maybe with some flowers…

  • 567

    Being the youngest of 3, my first bicycle was a hand me down. It was silver and blue with a lot of dents and some ruston the handlebars. To make it special, my mom & dad bought me some shiny, blue & white streamers and a bell.

  • 568

    My first bike was a pink Schwinn, with a basket (so I could ride my cat around the neighborhood) a bell and streamers.

  • 569
    Theresa says:

    My first bicycle was a Christmas present. I have a picture of me standing by it right in front of the tree in my “Christmas Eve pajamas”. It was bright green with a white banana seat. It has a white woven basket with flowers that would spin and streamers on the handlebars. What a great memory!

  • 570
    Maeghan D.M. says:

    I only ever had one, and it was pink and purple with white metal… I wasn’t much of a biker then, but man does it bring up some good memories of biking around my neighborhood!

  • 571
    April Z. says:

    The first bike I had that I remember was royal blue with a banana seat and tassles on the handlebars. I thought it was pretty sweet:)

  • 572
    Carrie T says:

    My first bike was a bright pink with a white banana seat. I really loved that bike and I rode it everywhere!

  • 573
    Kim says:

    Wow, I don’t actually remember my first bike. I know I eventually had something purple with a banana seat and streamers on the handle bars. Good times!

  • 574
    Kelly says:

    The first bike I remeber was blue and white with a wicker basket.

  • 575
    Kerry H says:

    My first REAL bicycle had a sturdy curved frame and was a dashing metallic blue. We didn’t have a lot of money and so my parents bought one that was a bit big for me. (I remember quite a few spectacular pile ups while I learned to ride that thing). I really treasured that bike for many years and ended up riding it to school. (When I finally outgrew it completely, I got a silver bicycle with 3 gears!) Oh those happy wind in your hair, pedalling along golden days!

  • 576

    My first bike was a gift for my 7th Christmas and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how Santa got it down our skinny chimney. It had a banana seat of course and was refurbished by my Mom who was broke at the time. She spray painted it blue and added butterfly decals. It was perfect! 🙂

  • 577
    Martha says:

    It was a metallic red with silver.

  • 578

    I had an old rusty bike we got a garage sale and I changed the color all the time by painting it with flat house paint 🙂 Never had a new bike of my own until last year when hubby got me my first!

  • 579

    The first bike I remember was a royal blue Supercycle! I remember wanting a basket for the front but before getting one I moved on to a bigger bike!

  • 580
    Janet Mack says:

    My first bike was used and spray painted metallic blue. I took off the training wheels and learned to ride it in the backyard so (as my Mom said ) I wouldn’t kill myself.

  • 581
    Susan H. says:

    My first bicycle was blue with dark blue stripes, black seat and white handlebar grips with blue and white tassels.

  • 582
    Greta H says:

    I’m so old it’s been too long ago for me to remember what it looked like. I know it was big & bulky compared to today’s bikes & I had a basket & a bell. Love the cards you highlighted today–especially all the ones for the 4th–just fabulous!

  • 583
    Elizabeth S. says:

    It has been so long ago to remember the color but I do know it had a banana seat and we clipped playing cards to the spokes.

  • 584
    Chrystal Woodcock says:

    My first bicycle was pink. It had streamers coming from the handles and a little white basket on the front. The seat had a bunch of colorful balloons printed on it. I added neon beads to the tires that made noise when the wheels turned slowly. It was a great ride!

  • 585
    colleenk says:

    The first bike that I remember having had a banana seat and high handlebars. It was red and had streamers on the ends of the handlebars. We used clothespins to clip baseball cards on the wheels to make cool noises when we rode down the street. It had a sissy bar on the back of the seat so we could ride double.

  • 586
    Fiona says:

    My first bike was a shiny midnight blue colour So much fun!

  • 587
    Barb S says:

    My first bike was red balloon-tired hand-me-down from a neighbor – it was way too big for me. I’ll never forget the feeling of looking back that first time on my own to see that my dad had let go….wheeee!

  • 588
    Linda says:

    I know I had a bike, can’t remember what it looked like (too long ago). My dream bike is one with a wicker basket with flowers cascading out of it leaning against my fence in the back yard.

  • 589
    Lisa says:

    My first bicycle was a pretty bright rosey pink! But when the banana seat bikes came to town I traded it in for a lime green one with streamers and a basket!!

  • 590
    Leslie S. says:

    My first bicycle was bright yellow and white with a big ol’ banana seat and tassles on the handlebars! I loved that bike!

  • 591
    Tammy Rosenbalm says:

    I don’t remember the color, but i do remember my first bike had the old banana seat!
    Wow does that bring back memories!

  • 592
    Tracy says:

    my first bike was a red two wheeler- maybe 3 feet off the ground – it was tiny – but i was only 5. I remember getting a bell for it too! (no basket like the stamp set.) And I rode that thing everywhere! I remember my brother, who was 5 years older than I got a new bike – and he was having trouble learning. He let me get on his bike – my feet barely touched the pedals but I rode it – even before he could LOL!

  • 593
    Faye S. says:

    My first bicycle was a boys bicycle with rusting, peeling ( I believe blue and white) paint and had no fender on the front.
    Money was tight at our house and I wanted a bicycle so badly. A family that we knew had several boys and one of them had this bicycle for sale so Mom bought it for me.
    I was about ten years old and I loved that bicycle.

  • 594
    Kristen Foreman says:

    The first bicycle I had of course was pink with the little fringes. It also had a white basket and training wheels attached! Loved that bike when I was younger 🙂

  • 595
    Heidi says:

    My grandma had one of those banana seat bikes I used to love to ride at her house. It had those huge tall handlebars. Very retro!

  • 596
    DIANAL. says:

    It was a yellow 20″ with a banana seat and training wheels. My father made it from scraps- It looked like a brand new bike. He was awesome!!
    I was 9 years old and shed the trainers in 1 day.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

  • 597
    Kris in Alaska says:

    Hmm, that’s a hard one because all I remember is my 10-speed bike that I crashed when I was about 10 and had a road burn over the right side of my body! Not a pleasant memory for sure, but I rode that bike everywhere… even after the crash!

  • 598
    marion says:

    My first bike was a rusting red contraption that I shared with my two sisters. We found it hidden at the bottom of the garden when we moved into a new home in 1974!

  • 599
    CiCi S. says:

    My first bike was used bike – which was probably a good thing. It was blue and had a basket. If anything, I remember wanting a bell and streamers coming out of the handle bars.

  • 600
    Jamie says:

    my first bicycle was a pinwheel bike. it was pink with pink streamers hanging from the handles and a pink and white banana seat… remember those? 🙂 i loved that bike!

  • 601
    Laura Holt says:

    It was blue, but the thing I remember most was that it had to be shared by 7 of us!

  • 602
    Michelle C. says:

    I barely remember my first bike (I remember my Big Wheel!) but I do know that it was a hand-me-down from either a cousin or a brother and that it had a long, “banana” seat. I didn’t care- that bike meant freedom! 🙂

  • 603
    Bernadette M says:

    It was a hand me down Hello Kitty bike.

  • 604
    Laura Beck says:

    My first 2 wheeler was my brother’s hand-me-down, which I didn’t like, but I loved the feeling of riding up and down the street as fast as I could go! I also remember using clothespins to put pieces of cardboard on the spokes so that they made a noise as you rode!

  • 605
    Julie E says:

    The bike that I remember is still hanging in my parent’s basement…it is yellow with a banana seat and a white basket with pink flowers on it (plastic of course!). I used to ride it almost everyday!

  • 606
    Lukenessling says:

    My first bicycle was amazing! I started with training wheels, but soon lost those:) It was a hot pink, with a bright white banana seat, the elogated handle bars (like on motorcycles)with multi colored streamers coming out of the handle grips. It had a white wicker basket on the front that I would put my dog in basket. I thought I was the coolest kid ever:)

  • 607
    Mel H says:

    Mine was a bold 1970’s pink with a glittery banana seat. It was used when I got it, and well loved, but I rode that bike until I just got way too big for it. It had a basket with big plastic flowers…then it was kind of ugly, but now it’s retro cool!

  • 608
    Wendy says:

    My 1st full side bike was given to me for Christmas but only because it fell off the back of a truck on the freeway and hit my older brothers car! It was still in the box too!

  • 609
    Bonnie T. says:

    I can’t even remember my training-wheels bike. I think it was red. Maybe. The one that stands out clearly in my head is the one I would have to ride to school on every day in Middle School and High School until I *finally* got my driving permit. It was a mountain bike painted white with a splatter paintjob of pink hues all over it. I LOVE those adorable “town” bikes, but I’ve always ever owned a mountain bike because they are more conductive to hills and non-paved roads with their gear shifts.

  • 610
    Carol S says:

    My first bike was a tricycle that had a pull out handle on the back for my Dad to push me along. No such thing as stabilisers then!

  • 611
    Sharri Reeves says:

    My first bike was royal blue with a metal basket on the front. I was 13 years old.

  • 612
    Debbie B says:

    My first bicycle, I think, was red. My dream bike I got when I was nine. It was a beautiful shade of blue with streamers!!! I was so excited for the streamers. I would braid them and fix them all different kinds of ways! That was the best!!!!

  • 613
    Traci says:

    My first bicycle was a red hand me down from an older cousin. If I could get a new one, it would be pink with a front basket and bell on it!

  • 614
    voegelchen says:

    My really OWN first bike was a red one, I got it with ten and was very proud of it because it was so shiny and red and new. I love new things because I often got the old things from my two older brothers and there things weren’t shiny at all! 🙂

  • 615
    Joninina says:

    Ooh that was so long time ago…My first two wheeled bike was pink, and the one before that with the training wheels was red, and it also included a basket. I just love those memories =) Thank you for the chance to win.

  • 616
    Titta says:

    My first bicycle was actually a red and white tricycle that I rode indoors as well as outdoors. I think my first proper bicycle was blue and very businesslike, not cute at all like many kids’ bicycles these days.

  • 617
    Autumn C says:

    My first bike was lavender with a floral banana seat.

  • 618
    Lizzie R says:

    My first bicycle was blue with tassels off the handlebars and a white basket on the front. I remember sticking old playing cards in the wheel with a clothespin to have it make that “motorcycle” sound when the wheels moved! Love bicycling!

  • 619
    LaFaunB says:

    My first bike was purple with a banana seat, a basket, and plastic streamers on the handles. Fun!

  • 620
    Stacy Simpson says:

    My first bike was red, white and blue with a white seat and streamers flowing from the handlebars! Many happy hours were spent on that bike!

  • 621
    JessicaK says:

    My first bike (sfter the tri-wheeler :D) was a bright shiny red one with a white “wicker” basket with plastic flowers on it. I pedaled it every day after school tothe library.

  • 622
    Michele Butterworth says:

    My first bike was pale pink with a white woven basket with flowers. I was very much a tom boy and wasn’t fond of the color, but I didn’t care because now I could keep up with my brothers!

  • 623
    iliana says:

    My first bike was blue. I road it to school in the fourth and fifth grade.

  • 624
    Sarita says:

    I never had a bike, but my dream bike would be light blue with a wicker basket in the front.

  • 625
    Lynne in NI says:

    I don’t remember my very first bike, but my first ‘big’ bike was a Raleigh – it was shiny red and had a brilliant bell.

  • 626

    I believe my first bike was pink…and it was called Sea Star. Me and my sister used to pretend our bikes were horses…LOL, but we sure had lots of fun! Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  • 627
    CANDI says:

    I HAD A ORANGE BANANA SEAT BICYCLE THAT I LOVED. IF YOU DONT COUNT MY BIG WHEEL AS MY FIRST BIKE I HAD AS A TOT.

  • 628
    Reva says:

    My first bike—wow it was almost 70 years ago. As I recall it was probably red and I clipped a playing card with a clothespin to a spoke on the front wheel to make noise.

  • 629
    Lynne S in GS says:

    My first bike was a little red tricycle that I still have pictures of, but my true love bicycle was a pink Schwinn that my grandfather gave me for my high school graduation, that he got on Mackinac Island, Michigan. I LOVED that bicycle, and passed it on to my oldest daughter some years ago. I recently “retired” from a job I loved, and they gave me another pink Schwinn so similar to my first one, that it was love at first sight. Wonderful release! thanks so much

  • 630
    Kerian says:

    i remember learning to ride in the grass of the back yard on a way too big of a bike, there was no using the seat, had to stand…i believe it was blue and had to share it with my sisters.

  • 631
    Mitzi says:

    I don’t remember my first bike, however I actually still have my red/white/blue bike. Need to take it for a ride. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • 632
    Mags says:

    My first bike had been my Dad’s. It was old enough the two wheels were like a trike’s and it had a belt instead of a chain. Anyone over 50 pounds couldn’t ride the little thing cause the belt would slip. I rode it all over my Grandpa’s farm.

  • 633
    Cara says:

    My first bike was a red Schwinn with a glittery banana seat and magical u-shaped handlebars. Awesome!

  • 634

    My first bike was purple with a banana seat with flowers on it. There was a white wicker like plastic basket on the front with a flower attached to it. I was very proud of my bike. We rode bikes similiar to the style in this release when we were on Mackinac Island a few years ago. Bike riding is great exercise and alot of fun at any age!

  • 635
    TracyK says:

    My first bicycle was a birthday gift from my parents, a pink and white Schwinn cruiser, very similar to the one in the set. It is still in the attic at my parents’ house, waiting for me!

  • 636
    speanburg4 says:

    The first bike I remember was a blue sparkly banana seat bike. It had glitter mixed in with the blue paint and had blue and white glittery streamers on the handles. I loved that bike. I rode it everywhere! I remember being very sad when I was too big to ride it anymore!!

  • 637
    Pat Whitley says:

    My dad won our first bike, it was red and a little too big. I learned to ride on gravel roads….OUCH!

  • 638
    Janet B. from WV says:

    My first bike was second-hand, Dad painted it Pepto Bismol pink for me. I loved it!

  • 639
    Jan says:

    My first bike was black and white–no training wheels! I never had another and rode it until I left home for college. I guess that’s getting your money’s worth since I think I was in 2nd grade when I learned how to ride…

  • 640
    Debby Worthington says:

    I love the 4th of July stamps and card samples – really fun! As soon as I saw them I knew they were on my “get now” list!!

  • 641
    AnneC says:

    I had a bike that looked just like the bike in Pedal Pusher. The only difference is that I used my mother’s wooden clothes pins to hold a couple of playing cards onto the front and back spokes of my wheels. Boy, those were the days….

  • 642
    Maryse N says:

    My bike was turquoise and white and the handles had streamers. I loved it!

  • 643
    Laura K says:

    I think it was pink and white with a basket on the front and streamers hanging out of the handle bars. I was so scared to write it until my cousin put a feather in the handle bar where the streamers came out and told me it was magical like the feather that dumbo used to fly and that it would help me ride my bike. It worked I guess!

  • 644
    Lisa Harris says:

    My first bike was a turquoise hand-me-down from my big brother. I learned to ride it when I was 4. It was a plain old bike but I didn’t care. I felt like such a big girl when daddy took my training wheels off and taught me how to ride on two wheels.

  • 645
    Linda E says:

    My first bicycle was a green Schwinn with a banana seat and handle bars and high-rise handle bars! Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!

  • 646
    LeAnne says:

    My first bike was a 10-speed that I acquired while in college. I couldn’t afford a car and was super excited to have a bike. It was blue.

  • 647
    Kimberly says:

    I remember my first bike very well. It was a pink and white banana seat Huffy with tassels hanging from the handlebars. It was a glorious day when I got that bike! I think I rode that bike so much, I wore the tires out :-).

  • 648
    MissAnn says:

    My first 2-wheeled bike was Blue. My friends and I rode constantly. I remember longing for the banana seat, but never had one. If I had a bike now, I’d have to have a seat much more comfy than the standard seat.

  • 649
    rieca says:

    my first bike that I recall was metallic purple with a banana seat. I had streamers at the handles and a basket. My dream bike would have a built in sound system and juice bar! LOL

  • 650
    Marianne Blauvelt says:

    My first bike was a big and heavy one, that was a hand-me-down from my cousin. My dad painted it a medium aqua color.

  • 651
    Roxie H. says:

    Geez, haven’t thought of it in years, yet I can remember like it was yesterday…blue with chrome fenders! And the “streams” hanging from the handlebars! What freedom I felt! Years later, when the “stingray” bike was all the rage, my dad took me to the bike shop and bought me a banana seat and high-rise handlebars so I could be “cool”. Loved that thing! Thanks for reminding me of those fond memories.

    BTW, I’m really enjoying reading the other posts–what a great subject!

  • 652
    karen k says:

    First bike that I can remember was red with training wheels. Great Memory.

  • 653
    Jen G says:

    My first bike was yellow with a banana seat. For Mothers Day I got my favorite sweet ride – a new Raleigh cruiser with purple fenders and a tooled leather seat and handles!

  • 654
    Suzanne Watanabe says:

    I remember my first bicycle very clearly….it was an bright orange bike with tassels and a white basket with flowers….a REALLY girly bike 🙂 (hee,hee)

  • 655
    Meredith says:

    The first bike I remember was bought at an auction.. the ugliest one there. It was this rusty bronze colour with a banana seat (remember those?). I hated it, but I still rode it to school every day – where it was stolen! I was more shocked (at about 9 years old) than upset – shocked because who would want it, and not upset I think, because I knew I could finally have a pretty bike since there was no more auction!

  • 656
    Maria F says:

    The first bicycle that I remember had playing cards in the spokes–what a great noise!!!

  • 657
    Tara S says:

    While I dont remember my first bike, the last bike I owned was pink and purple and had pompoms on the handle bars and removeable training wheels. I’m planning to buy one this summer though!

  • 658
    Lillian O says:

    My first bike was purple with a white basket and streamers coming out of the handles. I loved that bike!

  • 659
    greyce says:

    i can’t remember what my first bike looked like, but i remember riding my brother’s silver stingray with the banana seat. does anyone even know what those are anymore? i know my kids have no idea!

  • 660
    Lori O. says:

    It was a red and chrome Schwinn bike that I got for Christmas. What a thrill!

  • 661
    sharonb says:

    My first bike was a blue Schwinn – I was so proud of it and learned how to ride a bike on it. Had it forever!!

  • 662
    Sheryl B. says:

    My first bike was a pinkish/purplish color with a banana seat and basket on the front!

  • 663
    Julie says:

    My first bike was pink with a shiny white vinyl seat and a white wicker basket with bright plastic flowers on the front. Gosh, I couldn’t even begin to guess how many miles I rode that thing!!

  • 664
    Deborah says:

    My first bike was turquoise and had a banana seat and handlebar tassels. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 665

    Ha ha, what a fun question! I had to ask my dad, hi hi! It was a yellow one, with extra wheels in the back to help me going! 🙂

  • 666
    Denise E says:

    My first bike was pink and chrome with a little white wicker basket on the front. And (back in the 70s) we used to weave ribbon through the tire spokes to make rainbows as the wheels went around! And, of course, it had the long banana seat (white leather) and the tall ‘flag pole’ off the back of the seat that held the triangle orange safety flag! Yep, that was me…stylin’ in the alley! =o)

  • 667

    I remember my first bicycle like it was yesterday! My dad got it for me through a 2nd hand store he owned. It was burnt red with the paint coming off. I thought it was THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HAD EVER SEEN. My first ride on it was EUPHORIA, really.. I was in another world!!! I LOVED that bike! Your set “Pedal Pushers” makes me want another bike just like it! I want the basket too! You have done an excellent job with this set! It is Brilliant. I am SOLD!

  • 668

    I remember my first bicycle like it was yesterday! My dad got it for me through a 2nd hand store he owned. It was burnt red with the paint coming off. I thought it was THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I HAD EVER SEEN. My first ride on it was EUPHORIA, really.. I was in another world!!! I LOVED that bike! Your set “Pedal Pushers” makes me want another bike just like it! I want the basket too! You have done an excellent job with this set! It is Brilliant. I am SOLD!

  • 669
    Vickie Johnson says:

    Memories, the bike a remember the most was a 1964 Huffy Sportsman Black with a basket on the front. I loved that bike and rode it everywhere. Picking up kittens, treats at the local stop and go store. I have great memories of that bike, and I still love to ride to this day. I want that bike stamp set and dies for sure. Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 670
    Lisa K says:

    I got my first bike from Santa when I was 5 years old. I remember how excited I was to see it sitting by the tree. It was a pink girl’s bike with a banana seat, white basket and training wheels. My mom was terrific as she ran along beside me teaching me to ride without the training wheels. I sure put a lot of miles on that bike. 🙂

  • 671

    the bike i remember was a pink and white huffy with lots of rainbows on it. thanks for the chance to win.

  • 672
    paula i says:

    My 1st bike is the one I own now. I come from a large family of 11 children. We had “family bikes” to share. My bike is a beach cruiser complete with white wall tires & basket! I’m going to add a bell so it will be perfect :o)

  • 673
    Carrie says:

    My first bike was a Mickey Mouse tricycle that I rode down the basement steps! Thankfully I wasn’t seriously hurt, but I gave my parents quite a scare!

  • 674
    Julie says:

    I loved my first bike!!

  • 675
    Nancy says:

    My first bicycle that was truly mine – I have an older brother and sister – was a mid-size blue “cruiser” with a white seat, which was a birthday present. It was just a regular bike with no handbrakes. To this day, I am leery of handbrakes!

    I had been riding a smaller bicycle with training wheels. When I got my new blue birthday bike, my dad told me that I could ride it without the extra wheels. The first day with my bike, my dad ran up and down the street holding onto the back of the seat. Each time he let go, I wobbled and tilted and fell. After we took a break for dinner, I sneaked out by myself and practiced some more. After a short time, I was able to ride by myself. I remembered feeling like the biggest girl that evening and thinking that I could now keep up with the big kids. That took a little longer, but what fun I had trying.

  • 676
    JoAnnB says:

    My first bike was a green and silver Schwin. It had fat tires that took me everywhere I wanted to go. I loved that bike.

  • 677
    Maria says:

    My very first bike was red with one wheel in the front and two on the back. I was only two years old. Over here in San Diego we start early riding/cycling a bike. I love that color ever since and the handles were white.

  • 678
    Cara T says:

    My first bike was a Hello Kitty tricycle with rainbow streamers and a pink horn :o) I loved it!!

  • 679
    Karinm says:

    My first bike was a red 3 wheeler that was passed on to my sisters and brothers a long time ago. Love the bike stamp set.

  • 680
    Aidan says:

    My first memory of a bicycle is of one with a really loud bell on the handlebar!

  • 681
    Connie G says:

    My first bike was the typical red tricycle. I remember pink tassels hanging from the handle bars and it had a horn on it!! (Which I am pretty sure I overused!)

  • 682
    Cindy Otto says:

    My first and only bicycle was a red Schwin. I was so proud of it and put many miles on the bike, riding down the dead end rode behind my house!

  • 683
    Peggy Allen says:

    My first bike had a white basket on the front with daisies on it. My hand grips had streamers that came out the sides. I loved riding bikes with my siblings. Back in the day we didn’t have computers to occupy our time. We were outside playing. Thanks for bringing back special memories.
    God bless,
    Peggy Allen

  • 684
    Tatiana says:

    My first bicycle was white with red accents. I so loved it!

  • 685
    SusanHnSC says:

    I don’t exactly remember but I’m pretty sure it was red complete with banana seat and streamers hanging from the what seemed like very tall handlebars!!

  • 686
    Linda w says:

    My first bicycle was a hand me down one from my older sister. It was a 20″ girl’s bike. It had fat tires and blue fenders. I know that after I learned to ride it, it got passed down to my brother.

    gettin’ inky…

  • 687
    beth h. says:

    I had a blue Schwinn bike that looks like the one in the new set!

  • 688
    missy k says:

    I have always wanted a lavender bike.

  • 689
    Gabriela Duclos says:

    I don’t remember my first one, but the one that I loved the most I got when I was 12 years old…. It was beautiful, aqua blue. I will never forget that bike!

  • 690
    Lynne says:

    I was seven so it was a bigger bike kinda resembled your stamp. Oh, and it was blue. My dream bike would have cup holders! LOL! Love Love Love the bike stamp and dies!

  • 691
    Emma Bourke says:

    My first bike was yellow, with a basket and streamers. It was the coolest thing I had EVER seen!

  • 692
    Kara Parish says:

    My first real bike my dad bought me and told me I could paint it any color I wanted. I chose purple metallic. It was sooo cool. I thought I had the coolest bike of all my friends. I kinda miss it and wish I still had it…:)

  • 693
    Chunyuan says:

    I was not interested in learning to bike until I was 12. My dream bike then was a mountain bike.

  • 694
    Maria Rentas says:

    My first bike was pink, of course, with a a white basket where I would give my dolls a ride. It had streamers on the handlebars and I loved it, just like I love the stamp set!

  • 695
    Chris L says:

    My first bike was all purple with a basket with flowers and training wheels! Thanks for a great release!

    Chris L

  • 696
    Tiffany R says:

    My first bike was light blue with white flowers on it.

  • 697
    Carmen says:

    I had a blue bicycle with a white banana seat. It had red trim and red streamers on the handlebars

  • 698
    Barb W says:

    My first bike was actually my cousin’s beautiful red bike. He was afraid to ride it and I learned on it, so it became mine! My ideal bike now is one with a comfortable seat!!!

  • 699
    Ally V. says:

    My first bicycle was lime green with a long banana seat and tall skinny handlebars. LOL I LOVED my bike!

  • 700
    Linda M says:

    My first bike that I can remember was a silver boys bike. Back then it was stylish to have a boys bike with the bar across (don’t ask me why). I remember me and my brother getting one at the same time.

  • 701
    Marcia Hill says:

    My first tricycle was red, but my first bicycle was turquoise blue and white and was awesome! It even had a white basket on the front, plastic white & blue streamer type things that came out of the handlebars, and a really cool bell on the handlebar that drove my brothers nuts…great memories! :0)

  • 702
    Debi says:

    I don’t remember what it looked like, but I remember how I learned to ride it!. My dad stood beside me as I got the hang of it and then let go – I proceeded to crash into the mailbox! Now that, I remember!!

  • 703
    Wendy Gould says:

    I had a cute pink bike with a white basket on the front. I got the bike in kindergarten, but didn’t learn how to ride it until third grade. I was so excited about my bike though, that I pushed it all over the neighborhood for three years until I could ride it! Lol!