Tricycles for Every Kid!

Here at TricycleKids.com we have our own unique philosophy on the stages of cycling. We have a three-stage development stage concept we have found to work very well. Please understand this is only our opinion, and it really should be up to your child's ability and comfort level. Your child will most likely let you know one way or another when they want to move to the next step. Encouragement is key; never pressure a child. If properly taught, biking can be a skill to be enjoyed for a lifetime.

 

Stage 1: Push Trikes & Ride On's (1 - 3 years old)

Stage 1 gets your little one learning basic coordination and the concept of riding on a stable vehicle. For this stage, we recommend Push Trikes and Ride On's, that are pushed or walked with the child's feet. We believe steering should also be taught at this age, so many of our push trikes steer, unlike a lot of uni-directional models on the market. The ability to steer also allows child to build confidence in maneuvering and to feel the freedom that will come later with a tricycle. Some Push Trikes and Ride On's have a traditional look and feel, like the Radio Flyer Classic Tiny Trike, while others like the Svan Scooter have a more unique design style. We have tested all of our Push Trikes and Ride On's and believe all of the models we carry are effective for teaching a child how to develop Stage 1 and move on to Stage 2.

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Stage 2: Tricycles (2 - 4 years old)

Stage 2 teaches pedal coordination and improved steering skills. Mastering leg coordination and building leg muscles will prepare your child for pedaling a bike. At this stage, your child really gets a sense of freedom as they travel further and longer with less effort. This is when children really get excited about pedaling around and begin to dream of one day getting on a "big kids bike." Children then learn boundaries; not to stray too far from parents. Children also learn that tumbles sometimes happen, which is why we always recommend helmets. Even if your child never takes a spill on their tricycle, wearing a helmet at this stage gets your child used to wearing one and establishes the habit as they get older. In fact, sometimes they'll even start reminding you to wear yours! We have many styles of tricycles to choose from. You'll find everything from high-quality classics like the Roadmaster to the more modern feature-packed Kettler Kettrikes. Shop tricycles now.
 

Stage 3: Run Bikes (2 1/2 - 5 years old)

Stage 3 is where we at TricycleKids.com really break from tradition; we think training wheels can be very frustrating for children because it is too difficult to learn how to balance with them. So our 3rd stage is the Run Bike category.

Balance Bikes teach balance, steering and safe speed control. Here balance is key; a child runs on a pedal-less bike and picks up their feet occasionally as they begin to learn what it feels like to balance. They can always touch the ground, so it's much more stable and less fearful to learn because of a lower risk of falls. You'll be surprised how quickly your child will pick up how to balance. And sooner than you think, your little one will have developed his or her motor skills and gained a feeling of self-mastery. So, although it may be more expensive than training wheels, the ease of learning this skill and the confidence it will bring your child, more than makes up for the cost. As a parent, you'll be amazed how fast your child progresses and starts asking for a bike. Skip the training wheels, let your child ride a Run Bike and before you know it your little one will be ready to graduate to a "big kid" bicycle.

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Harley Davidson Lights and Sounds Trike

Harley Davidson Lights and Sounds Trike
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The Harley Davidson Lights and Sounds Trike is styled like a real motorcycle. It has a large front headlight and 2 working signal lights. The Harley Davidson Lights and Sounds Trike utilizes the Grow With Me trike body with an adjustable seat. It features a new handlebar unit that includes a lights and sounds feature. The face plate of the handlebar has 7 buttons that feature authentic motorcycle sounds and fun role-play phases, which are linked to the working signal lights for lights and sounds fun!

Thomas the Train Lights and Sounds Trike

Thomas the Train: Lights and Sounds Trike
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Fisher-Price DC Super Friends Batman Lights & Sounds Trike

Fisher-Price DC Super Friends Batman Lights & Sounds Trike
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Action sounds, flashing blinkers and exciting voice phrases from Batman encourage little heroes to hit the road on imaginative adventures! This trike’s sturdy construction features an oversized front wheel for fast pedaling, a wide wheel base for stability, easy-grip handlebars, slip-resistant pedals and a three-position adjustable seat that grows with kids. Requires 3 “AA” (LR06) batteries, not included. Measures 30″L x 23″W x 20.5″H.

Fisher-Price Kawasaki Tough Trike

Fisher-Price Kawasaki Tough Trike
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Tough enough for years of fun with all the features you look for and more: a wide, stable wheel base, easy-grip handlebars, big foot pedals, durable tires with rugged treads for “off-road” fun plus cool Kawasaki styling. There’s even a secret storage compartment under the seat.

Dora the Explorer Lights and Sounds Trike

Fisher-Price Dora the Explorer Lights and Sounds Trike
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The Dora Lights and Sounds Trike is a color, graphics and license refresh to celebrate Dora’s 10th Anniversary. It utilizes the existing Lights and Sounds trike body with its adjustable seat and adds special 10th Anniversary color and graphics with a pretty basket and flower petal signal lights on the handle bar. The handle bar unit has a face plate with 8 buttons and Dora sounds that link to the working signal lights.Dora’s voice guides kids’ adventures with English/Spanish phrase

Fisher-Price Rock, Roll ‘n Ride Trike XL

Fisher-Price Rock, Roll 'n Ride Trike XL
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This sturdy trike offers three fun ways to ride. The base locks in place for ride-on, rocking fun. As your child grows, the base converts to an extra long parent handle so you can comfortably stroll behind your child, offering a helpful push while they learn to pedal. When they’re ready to ride on their own, remove the handle, adjust the seat and fold the foot pegs for easy, independent pedaling. Features: Rock – Sturdy rocker base is great fun for little ones. Roll – Flip base around and it becomes a handle, ready for you to guide your child[Read More]

Fisher-Price Grow-With-Me Trike

Fisher-Price Grow-With-Me Trike
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Fisher-Price M7332 Features: -Trike. -Designed to grow with the child by converting from a traditional trike to a performance trike. -Adjustable seat which can be moved in three different positions. -Used as a traditional trike in upmost position. -Used as an older “Low Rider” with the oversized front wheel which enables the child to pedal at a higher rate of speed in lower position. -Age grading: 2-6 years.