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Kids' Bike Guide

Sizing a Kids' Bike During Coronavirus

In an effort to stay open but also do our part to help stop the spread of coronavirus, we are allowing limited customers in the store at this time. We understand that this may make it difficult for those who wish to buy a new bike for your kid now. Our kids' bike sizing chart below is meant to serve as a guide for sizing a bike for a child, based on height. Suggested sizing may work well for a lot of differently proportioned individuals, but these suggestions will not work perfectly for everyone. We are happy to help. If you have any questions about sizing or the bikes themselves, please call our kids' store at 617-484-9247 and one of our dedicated kids' bike experts will help you guide you to selecting the perfect bike. We appreciate your understanding. 

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Wheel Size
Balance Bike
26" - XXS
27.5" XS
27.5" S
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kids' bike trade up program

Kids' Bike Trade Up Program

Our Kids' Bike Trade Up Program is the easiest way to keep your growing child riding the proper size of bike. Bring your child's used bike in for a free evaluation, no appointments necessary! You cannot combine multiple bike trade in credits toward the purchase of only one bike. Trade in credit can only be used toward the purchase of another bike. 

If you have any questions please give us a call or stop by your nearest Wheelworks location. 

Start Them Off Right

Introduce your kids to the fun and freedom of cycling. With bikes available for all ages and stages, you can get your kids started off right. Cycling helps develop balance and instill healthy habits. It also gives children a sense of freedom and responsibility that builds confidence on and off the bicycle. Not sure which bike to choose? This guide will walk you through your options.

Bikes For Kids Of All Sizes

bikes for toddlers

For Toddlers

Toddlers love to explore the world on foot, imagine how much fun they'll have on two wheels! Introduce kids to cycling with a balance bike. Also called running bikes, they're made especially to help little cyclists learn the motor skills and balance they need to get around on two wheels.

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bikes for kindergartners

For Kindergartners

Share the power of pedaling with your child when you get them their first "real" bicycle. These beginners' bikes get kids started with the basics of cycling by introducing brakes, coasting, and handling. Make sure to grab a helmet and pads to ease the transition to riding without training wheels.

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bikes for grade schoolers

For Grade-Schoolers

At this stage, a variety of more purpose-built bikes become available in just the right size. Mountain bikes are built tough to handle rough terrain, road bikes are quick and maneuverable, and BMX bikes will handle all the curb-hopping and sweet jumps your kid can hope for. Whatever their need, there's a bike for that.

Shop 20-inch Bikes

Check out our comprehensive selection of kids' bikes at Wheelworks TOO (22 Church St in Belmont), our kids' specific store. Not only do we have more than 100 kids' bikes built and ready to test ride, we have kids' specific clothing and helmets. Stop by today!

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