The time is finally here. It is time to buy your child their first set of wheels: their very own tricycle! From the classic to the contemporary, there is something just right for that special kid in your life. Some are equipped with “parent handles” so you can steer and stroll along behind your child, while others are ready for the little rider who has a definite need for speed, all on their own. Whatever you might be looking for, there is a great option ready and waiting for you out there. To help you along, here are the top 10 best tricycles for kids:
10. Razor RipRider 360 Caster Trike
If you are looking for something unique, this is the tricycle for you. The innovation starts with their MX-style handlebar with its rubber grips and extends to the new freewheel system design that makes for incredible speed while coasting. It has a welded steel frame and the high-impact front heel has an awesome flat-free tire. The dual inclined rear-mounted casters allow the rider resistance-free drifting and spinning action and the double crown fork design adds strength and stability to this uniquely designed trike.
9. Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike (Blue)
This is a great tricycle from the legendary bike manufacturer, Schwinn. It has a low center of gravity, which gives it better stability and helps prevent it from tipping over on the little rider. It has a solid steel frame and it is built for heavy-duty use. It has a retro design that includes a chrome bell, chrome handlebars with tassels and a real wood back deck.
8. Kid Meteor Galactic Girl Simple Steering Tricycle (Pink)
This is another character-themed tricycle kids just love to ride. It has a sturdy steel frame with adjustable seat and handlebars. There is a removable extended back handle to let parents steer and stroll while their child rides. The front fender acts as a splashguard to keep the rider dry and mud-free when it’s ridden through puddles. The tires are the latest version of “no-flat” tires, foam filled plastic, which makes them ride nice and quiet on any hard surface. This is a good starter bike.
7. Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Tough Trike
This trike has great kid-friendly features: big foot pedals, easy grip handlebars, rugged tires and a wide, stable wheelbase. It has a clicking “key” that lets the child feel like they are really driving. The comfort-ride seat even has a secret storage compartment underneath. This is the Harley-Davidson model but it also comes available as Barbie Tough, Dora the Explorer, Kawasaki or Thomas the Train.
6. Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Trike (Red)
This is a great little “grow-with-me” tricycle that starts out as a stroller with an adult “steer and stroll” bar, then graduates through being a steering trike, a learning-to-ride trike to a classic tricycle. It has an adjustable seat, a removable headrest, a 3-point harness and a removable wrap around tray for added safety. The pedals become footrests when the trike is pushed from behind. It has a sturdy steel construction and holds up to 49 pounds in weight.
5. Radio Flyer Girls Classic Dual Deck Tricycle (Pink)
This tricycle has classic styling and a sturdy metal frame with chrome handlebars, front fender and the time-honored ringing bell; it even has handlebar streamers that add to the retro design. The adjustable seat and the dual deck in the back allow this trike to “grow” with your child and the integrated stable turning radius of the large front tire adds to its overall safety and stability. It holds up to 49 pounds in weight.
4. John Deere Mighty Trike
John Deere brings the same high-quality construction their tractors are known for into their version of a child’s first set of wheels: this tricycle has a sturdy tubular steel frame for added strength and durability. It has a simple design with an adjustable seat and handlebars that “grow” with your child. The steel wheels have huge thick-treaded rubber tires, similar in design to those used on tractors, that make for a really stable, cushioned ride. It even has a simple hole-and-pin hitch in the back, perfect for towing things behind it.
3. Radio Flyer Fold 2 Go Trike
This innovative tricycle comes fully assembled, which makes it a great option for the parent who might be a bit “mechanically challenged” when it comes to putting things together. It is made of solid steel and has an adjustable seat to accommodate your growing child. The handle grip on the back seat makes it easy to pick up and it is specially designed so you can simply fold it up and put it away. It has a low center of gravity and a controlled turning radius that add to this trike’s overall sturdiness and stability. The safety latch allows for added security during use. Children love the handlebar streamers and parents will love the covered storage bin they also include.
2. Fisher-Price Rock, Roll ‘n Ride Trike
This durable hard plastic tricycle has three “grow-with-me” stages to accommodate your child. It starts as a rocker seat in Stage 1, the rocker base converts to an extra-long adult push handle in Stage 2 and it becomes a full tricycle in Stage 3.
1. Schwinn Easy Steer Tricycle (Red/White)
This is another great heavy-duty steel frame tricycle from Schwinn. It has wide EVA tires and a removable push/steer handle that allows someone, preferably an adult, walking alongside, to control the steering and speed of the rider. It has a gravity-lock dump bin to bring along additional toys or snacks and beverages. The high-back saddle seat even has a three-point seat belt to provide an extra level of safety.