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.
- 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.