This is currently hidden from the birthday girl recipient, but I know she's going to love riding it because she's enjoyed riding other balance bikes. She requested a pink balance bike with a basket and a bell, and.... lo and behold, TNBC had exactly what I was looking for! It's a beautiful, classic-looking bike and I can't wait to see her curly pigtails peeking out from under her helmet when she flies down the driveway or rides alongside me while walking to her grandparents' house.
This bike requires some assembly. All necessary tools are included and the instructions were clear enough that I was able to follow them without help or additional googling. I put it together in about 20 minutes. Someone more familiar with bicycle assembly terminology would probably be able to do it more quickly.