Warm, dry weather is coming and if you’re like me you’re dying to get out of the house you’ve been hibernating in all winter. Bicycling is the easiest way to get your family to enjoy some fresh air and exercise. To spur you on your way, here are my top five picks for bicycles for little girls.
AGE 2-5: RadioFlyer Deluxe Steer & Stroll Trike is made for little ones who are ready to assert their independence and for parents who know they’re going to have to help out. The 10″ trike features free-wheeling pedals which allow the child to coast while Mom or Dad helps by pushing. The best feature? This deluxe model not only has the push handle for parents, but the handle also controls the front tire! Mom and Dad can steer if they have to. No more running around to the front of the trike to grab the handlebar to avert disaster. This bike helps guarantee your child’s safety “on the road”.
Available online from Target, BabiesRUs, Walmart, Amazon, Sears, Kmart and Ace Hardware. Click here for a list of stores near you! About $70.
AGE 3-4: Schwinn 2010 Tigress is perfect for little girls who are ready to upgrade from a trike to their first “big girl” bicycle. This 12″ bike has Schwinn’s “Balance Beam” frame with a low standover height and comes with training wheels, full chain guard, fenders, a safety pad set and a handle bar bag for all her treasures.
Click here for a list of stores. About $140.
AGES 4-8: Diamondback Mini Della Cruz is a perfect choice for a sturdy 16″ sidewalk cruising bicycle. With a heavy duty steel frame, aluminum rims, retro 50’s styling (it’s aqua and salmon pink) and whitewall tires your little girl can’t help but have fun and look good doing it. It even comes with training wheels. Another plus is the black tires which don’t show the dirt and wear so your bike looks good longer.
Available online from Amazon.com. About $150.
AGES 8-12: Diamondback Tess Jr Girls Mountainbike is a 20″ bike, and a great introduction to off road bikes. It has a heavy duty steel frame, suspension fork, linear pull handbrakes and its 6 speeds will help your little girl keep up with older siblings or Mom and Dad! The color and style of this bike is a great way for her to say she’s not a baby anymore, but she’s still your little girl.
Available online at Amazon.com. About $170.
AGE 9-12: Schwinn Midi Frontier for Girls should be your daughter’s 24″ bicycle. It features Schwinn’s N’Gauged hi-ten steel frame with “Trail-Tuned geometry”, an HL Bravo suspension fork, an easy-to-use Shimano 21-speed drivetrain, alloy rims, sealed hubs and linear pull hand brakes. This is a solid mountain bike, and with Schwinn you know it will last.
Click here for dealers near you. About $320.