While most kids aren’t ready for a regular pedal bike at two, there are several ways you can help them start building their skills with these tips from our kids' bicycle buying guide.
At 18-24 months, your child may be ready for a balance bike. Be sure to wait until your child is walking steadily on both feet before introducing a balance bike. This is when they’ll begin honing the gross motor skills that will support them as bike riders. Kids who learn on a balance bike this early on can be ready to take a seat on their first pedal bike by their 3rd birthday.
- At 2-3 years old, most kids will be ready to ride a balance bike. This allows them to skip tricycles and training wheels altogether and prepares them for their first pedal bike by four years old.
Developing the fundamental skill of balance makes it easier for your kid to skip other learning methods (e.g. training wheels) and succeed with standard two-wheel pedal bikes sooner.