One of the presents that Geno received from Grandma and Grandpa Earnest was a balance bike. They are very popular in Europe. They basic concept is that if children learn how to balance first before pedaling, they will learn to ride a two wheeler much faster. In fact, this replaces the training wheel stage. This bike was first invented by a German inventor named Karl Drais in the 1800s. Geno absolutely loves his new bike and he can use it indoors and outdoors.