Finding the Right Sized Bike

Getting a bike that your child can "grow" into may seem like a good investment, but riding a bike that is too large for a child can put them at greater risk of bicycle-related injuries.  

  • A bike that is too large is difficult for a child to learn to ride. 
  • Lack of control of the bicycle, such as not being able to reach the ground while sitting on the seat, can cause serious consequences for your child.
When you are selecting the proper size for your child, follow the guidelines below. 
  • Your child should be able to sit on the sear with knees straight and feet flat on the ground. 
  • There should be at least two inches between the top of the bike's bar and your child's crotch when the child is straddling the bar.

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