Learn More About Kids' Bikes
Help Them Master the Road on a Kids' Bike
Select a girls' or boys' bike that matches your little one's skill level and unique personality.
Choose from children's mountain and hybrid bikes designed just for their ability level and size. Shop fun designs and vibrant colors, and watch them have a blast as they cruise around the driveway.
Your little one will get the hang of breaking and steering with bikes featuring training wheels that are easily removed once they master the ride. Little kids gain confidence and coordination while playing on balance bikes. These first-time bikes feature wide, sturdy wheels and high clearance for safe riding.
Older kids love BMX bikes, cruiser bikes and more. Shop kids' bicycles with wheel sizes at 12 inches, 16 inches, 20 inches and 24 inches. Expect quality and durability from brands like Diamondback® and YBike®.
Choose from bicycles decked out in bright pinks and glitter or sporty blues and greens. Pick up a bike with a bag on the headset so they can stash away small trinkets on the go. Choose between bikes designed for boy and girl riders.
Beginning cyclists master the ride with the help of bicycles and gear that is designed for their developing skill level.
With wide tires and an angled front fork for stability, a balance bike is the perfect first-step to hitting the road. As they grow, watch them cruise the driveway with confidence in a training wheel bike designed with wider tires for a sturdy feeling as they ride.
Older kids dominate the streets in beginner BMX, hybrid and mountain bikes, designed with lightweight but strong frames that handle anything the ride has in store.
For your youngster’s bike, look for a comfortable-fitting double spring saddle that delivers resiliency on the ride. A contoured, foam seat relieves pressure for maximum comfort.
Children’s bike sizes are determined by wheel diameter, not seat and frame size like adult bikes. The first step in selecting your child’s bike is determining the wheel size that is appropriate for their current height. The rider should be able to dismount the bike and comfortably straddle it with flat feet.
Safety is essential for beginning riders. Shop DICK’S Sporting Goods for bike helmets designed just for beginning bike riders.
Children’s bike sizes are determined by wheel size–not diameter. It's important to find a bike that’s right for their size. Bikes that are too large or small for children are too difficult to control or maneuver.
You can use your child’s height and age as a general guideline for finding the best bike.
|Your Child's Age||Your Child's Height||Bike Wheel Size|
|1-3 years||One-size balance bike|
|2-4 years||2’10” – 3’4″||12-inch training wheel|
|3-5 years||3’1″ – 3’7″||14-inch training wheel|
|5-7 years||3’7″ – 4’0″||16-inch training wheel|
|7-9 years||4’0″ – 4’5″||20-inch wheel|
|9-11 years||4’5″ – 4’9″||24-inch wheel|