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Kidsday: My family's bike business

It's time to hit the streets and go ride your bikes. I love bike riding, and the place to go in Westhampton Beach to get a bike is Bike 'N Kite. It's been in business out here for 35 years.

It is a family-owned and operated business -- my family!

Bike 'N Kite sells bicycles of all kinds for kids and adults. They also sell anything needed for a bike to make riding fun, such as baskets, bells, water bottles and helmets.

They can also fix your bike if you get a flat tire or a broken spoke or any other problems. They clean and do tune-ups on bikes, too. Lots of people like to bring their bikes out to the East End in the summertime and it is good to know this place if you need to get it fixed fast!

Bike 'N Kite also sells items to take to the beach like shovels, pails, boogie boards, beach balls, floats, umbrellas and, of course, kites.

If you come out to the Hamptons and want to shop in a fun store, stop by Bike 'N Kite and say hi to my dad and grandparents. Tell them Ali sent you!

They're at 112 Potunk Lane, Westhampton Beach. Call 631-288-1210. For more information, you can visit the site: bikemanforu.com.


Flipping for the Diverman kite

It's spring and it's time to go fly a kite. We tried the new Diverman kite (premierkites.com). It has a lot of pieces, but it flies very well if you have steady winds.

The kite we had was a guy wearing a striped bathing suit, a swim cap and flippers. He also has a mustache. The flippers wiggle in the air when the wind blows them. When it falls, it looks as if it is diving headfirst into the ground.

Once you get it in the air, you have to run and let out a lot of string. This was kind of hard to fly, but we did not have very steady winds.

Whenever we got it up, we would laugh because of its flippers, and whenever it dove to the ground it looked so funny. You basically cannot stop running when you fly this kite.

We thought it was a lot of fun to fly.

If you visit the website, you will see a big variety of kites to choose from, so start flying!

RATING: 4 out of 5

--Kidsday Reporters Cayla Kuey and Jason Garcia-Werthner

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Jennifer Kast's fifth-grade class, Westhampton Beach Elementary School

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