How Gyrobike Reinvented the Bicycle Wheel: Presenting at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on Saturday, June 4, at 4 p.m.

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Using original design sketches, video footage, and prototypes, Gyrobike Founder and CEO Daniella Reichstetter will demonstrate how she turned a college class project into a "revolutionary" invention that is changing the way people learn how to ride bicycles.

Gyrobike(R) the company changing the way kids learn to ride, announced today that it will present the invention story behind Gyrobike’s technology at the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on Saturday, June 4, at 4 p.m.. The interactive presentation is a part of the center’s program called “Innovative Lives” featured in Spark!Lab — the center’s hands-on invention space.

What began as an idea by four Dartmouth College students in and undergrad engineering class is now a line of products that have proven themselves in the marketplace to be a better solution than training wheels. “Gyrobike has come a long way from being a series of drawings in a class notebook," said Gyrobike CEO Daniella Reichstetter who will present the program. "Today, Gyrobike’s products are found in retailers across the country and we are well on our way to making training wheels the technological equivalent of the rotary phone."

The interactive program will feature Gyrobike’s early prototypes, video footage of early testing, demonstration, product design drawings and other visuals that illustrate the development process behind bringing this successful invention to market. “We were flattered by the Smithsonian’s invitation to tell Gyrobike’s story. It’s an honor to have this opportunity,” said Reichstetter.

Admission to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and this program is free and open to the public. Event information can be found at

Gyrobike believes in the freedom to ride for all. The company’s bicycle products deliver high stability at low speed to help keep the rider upright. The rider learns correct riding technique and enjoys a safer, easier and faster learning experience that is more effective than training wheels. While the company’s current focus is providing children’s products, it plans to release larger models designed for all ages and abilities. All Gyrobike products are designed in the United States. Gyrobike was founded in 2007 and its technology was developed at Dartmouth College and is protected by U.S. Patent No. 7,314,225 and 7,597,337. Other U.S. and international patents are pending. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., U.S. More information about the company can be found at

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