Before kids are able to ride a bicycle, they often first start out riding a tricycle. Since tricycles allow toddlers and very young children to develop their gross motor and balancing skills that are necessary for riding a bike, these 3-wheel modes of transportation are perfect for them. Tricycles come in a variety of sizes and colors, along with a myriad of different features. All of this can make it hard for a parent to decide which tricycle their child will have the ability to use and enjoy the most. To make the decision a little bit easier, here are the top 10 best tricycles of 2017.
1. Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Tough Trike
Built just for kids who love motorcycles, this Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Trike looks just as tough as it sounds. The smallest of bikers will love the cool Harley-Davidson styling, the rugged durable tires, and big foot pedals. The stable wheel base provides added safety and the easy-grip handlebars make for a super smooth ride. There’s even a secret storage compartment underneath the seat so kids can bring along their favorite toy, snack, or pair of shades.
2. 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike
Even a 9-month old will be able to use this cute little tricycle that grows with your child. This trike features a 3-point harness and high back to keep little ones safe and a removable canopy to help protect them from the sun. The adjustable seat, removable tray with cup holder, and pedals that act as footrests make it the perfect trike for kids from ages 9-months to five years. The sturdy steel frame provides extra durability.
3. Fisher-Price Thomas the Train Tough Trike
Thomas the Train lovers will love this Tough Trike that includes many kid-friendly features such as a wide wheel base that provides extra stability, big foot pedals, easy-grip handlebars, and its comfort-ride seat. The tires contain rugged treads for plenty of off-road fun and a secret storage compartment can be found under the seat. This trike even comes complete with Thomas the Train colors and styling.
4. Radio Flyer Classic Red Dual Deck Tricycle
It may be classic looking, but modern-day toddlers and young children will love the vibrant red color, cool chrome bell, and fun-looking hand tassels on this tricycle. The sturdy steel design, rubber tires, controlled turning radius, and low center of gravity makes the trike easy to ride and hard to tip over. Not only will kids enjoy this durable little tricycle, but the parents and everyone in the neighborhood will too.
5. Radio Flyer Deluxe Steer and Stroll Trike
Another classic-looking tricycle from Radio Flyer, this particular trike features a removable parent steering wheel that makes it suitable for kids as young as two years old. With pedals that become footrests when pushed, an adjustable seat that grows with the child, and durable molded wheels, this tricycle has everything a kid needs. If all that weren’t enough, the cute little covered bin offers a great place to stash away toys, snacks, and books to take along for the ride.
6. Radio Flyer Scoot-About
With wide-set front wheels for safety and stability and a sturdy steel frame that features a front bumper, this tricycle is easy, fun and safe for the youngest of riders. This trike also comes with easy glide wheels, real steering with chrome handlebars, streamers, and a bell that really dings. The adjustable seat on this trike is an added bonus so that it can grow as your child grows.
7. Fisher-Price Barbie Tough Trike
If your child loves Barbie, she’ll be sure to love this brightly colored Barbie Tough Trike. Cute but tough, this tricycle contains plenty of kid-friendly features such as a wide wheel base, easy-grip handlebars, big foot pedals, and a secret storage compartment underneath the seat. It even comes with a pretend key that turns and clicks. Your princess will have hours of fun on this adorable-looking tricycle.
8. Radio Flyer Classic Tricycle with Push Handle, Red
Featuring its classic chrome handlebars and fender that Radio Flyer is known for, this tricycle also has wheels with steel spokes, rubber tires, and a 10-inch front wheel. The adjustable seat and removable push handle makes it a great little trike for beginners and is suitable for kids between the ages of two and four years old. For added stability, the tricycle also has a controlled turning radius.
9. Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike (Blue)
With its retro styled frame and chrome fenders, both boys and girls will love the look of this Roadster. They’ll also enjoy the long tassels, cool-sounding bell, and the adjustable sculpted seat that provides optimum support and comfort. Parents will love the low center of gravity that helps to prevent tip-overs and its full-steel construction that makes it heavy duty and durable. This fun blue trike also features a deck on the back made out of real wood with a burned-in logo.
10. Fisher-Price Grow With Me Trike
Parents looking for their child’s first tricycle will love all this Grow With Me Trike has to offer. The thick handles and pedals make this tricycle easy and comfortable to ride. Both the seat and the pedals are adjustable which makes it great for children between two and five years old. The removable pedal blocks make for easy foot-to-pedal adjustment and the fun colors will make any child want to hop on and go for a spin.