12 Best Big Wheels and Tricycles For Kids

Pedal to the Metal!

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Is your little one always on the go? They might be ready to hit the pavement with a big wheel or tricycle now! Perfect for children too young for bicycles, big wheels and tricycles help children learn steering, balance, and control while they’re small. We’ve rounded up the best big wheels for kids that are sure to provide hours of safe, family fun. If the older kids (and parents) are having FOMO, not to worry – we’ve included a couple of big wheels for adults so everyone can join in on the pedaling fun.

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What You Should Know:

  • Cute Barbie design

  • Under the seat storage compartment

  • Max. Weight 55 lbs.

Fun Barbie styling with durable construction means your little one will get tons of use out of this big-wheeled trike. The seat lifts to reveal a storage compartment, so your kiddos can always pack up their essentials and bring them along. The oversized wheels increase stability, so even rough rides are smooth and enjoyable.

What You Should Know:

  • Lightweight with easy-grip handlebars

  • Manufacturer recommended for kids ages 2-5

  • Rugged, durable tires

An Amazon Exclusive, this Harley-themed big wheel has generously sized pedals to make it easy for young children to learn how they work. Your little rider will make all the other little riders jealous with their Harley logo and flame stickers on this fun tricycle. Nearly three thousand reviewers have something to say about this popular big-wheeled trike.

What You Should Know:

  • Fun Disney styles

  • Adjustable seat fits kids up to 7 years old

  • Matching helmets available

Available in a number of fun favorite designs for girls and boys, this big-wheeled rider features a 15″ front wheel and comfortable seat for kids 3-7. It has an adjustable seat, and the comfortable riding position means kids can really build up some speed, so make sure to have them wear a helmet. Amazon reviewers mention the wide range of ages and sizes it can adjust to fit.

What You Should Know:

  • Classically cool Radio Flyer

  • Chopper design

  • Holds kids up to 65 pounds

Sleek chrome-look handlebars and a chopper design guarantee your kiddo will have the coolest trike in school. The 16″ front wheel, grippy tread, and low center of gravity help keep your little one in control and comfortable. The adjustable seat and 65LB weight capacity keep this big-wheeled tricycle right-sized and rideable for years.

What You Should Know:

  • Designed for ages 1 – 6 years old

  • High seat for balance practice

  • Matching gloves and knee pads available

This high seated upright big wheel tricycle comes with lights, sounds, and fun Paw Patrol styling, perfect for coaxing reluctant riders onto their new toy. There’s also an available set of riding gloves and knee pads for adventurous off-roaders who can’t be convinced to take fewer risks.

What You Should Know:

  • Great for riders ages 5 and up

  • Learn tricks, drifts, and spins

  • Even petite adults can ride

A “big kid” tricycle, this three-wheeled rider fits children too tall for standard toddler ride-along but who may lack the confidence to transition fully to a bicycle. A trick trike, you can drift and spin easily, so they’re tons of fun in a neighborhood. Some reviewers said they even hopped on for a ride before giving it back to the kids, as it can hold riders up to 160 pounds.

What You Should Know:

  • Durable Schwinn design

  • Designed for ages 3-5 years old

  • Rubber tires, not plastic

This stylish Schwinn kids tricycle has all the vintage fashion of Schwinn bikes in an easy-to-ride tricycle for kids at least three years old, though some reviewers said tall two-year-olds could stretch enough to reach the pedals. Durable and gorgeous, it’s a standout option in a field full of all plastic riding toys. Rubber tires and comfortable pedals let your little one really build up some speed, so make sure they wear their safety gear!

What You Should Know:

  • Designed for ages 3-8 and up to 70 pounds

  • Retro design for 50th anniversary

  • Adjustable three-position seat

Gift your kiddo the original Big Wheel in honor of the 50th anniversary! This classic Big Wheel is outfitted in the original colors with the solid 16-inch front wheel and wide rear wheels. Some reviewers have noted that this one didn’t last as long as their original Big Wheel, but we’ll let you be the judge!

What You Should Know:

  • Designed for ages 3-8 years old

  • One 16-inch front wheel, and two 4-inch wide rear wheels.

  • Three position seat

The classic Big Wheel ride-on tricycle is back- in pink-purple colors. The Big Wheel up front has a heavier tread and the extra-wide rear wheels increase stability. The low-riding style helps kids get on and off easily and stay safe while putting the pedal to the metal!

What You Should Know:

  • Designed for kids ages 2-5 years old with a maximum weight of 60 pounds

  • Slip-resistant dinosaur claw pedals

  • Adjustable three-position seat

Jurassic World fans – or dino fans in general – will love this tricycle mimicking a velociraptor by look and sound. Kids will love the lights, dino sounds, and a “walkie-talkie.” They can stow away their other dino toys in the secret storage compartment in the handlebars.

What You Should Know:

  • Push or ride toy

  • Versatile

  • High seat provides lots of control

Perhaps the most versatile tricycle around, this ride or push Radio Flyer lets parents push toddlers on family walks, like a stroller, or remove the handle and kids can learn to push and pedal by themselves. Pedals lock while the pushing handle is attached, so there’s no need to worry about your little one getting tangled up or frustrated by moving pedals.

For Bigger Kids and Adults

What You Should Know:

  • Designed for ages 14 and up and maximum weigh of 198 pounds

  • Steel frame, Super Slider POM rear wheels

  • Moto-style handlebars, pro-style grips, and adjustable bucket style seat

This one is for the bigger kids (or kids at heart!) The Razor Drift Trike is designed for ages 14 and up and can accommodate a maximum weight of 198 pounds. If the sleek yellow frame with super slider wheels doesn’t call to you, the front free-wheel has BMX-style platform pedals might as you bust out some 180s!

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