When should a kid learn to ride a bike without training wheels?
Start when THEY are ready!
On average, children should have the appropriate gross motor skill development to learn to ride a bike without training wheels between 5-6 years of age.
When should you remove training wheels?
Typically, age 4 to 9, but most children can accomplish it at the earlier end of the spectrum, given appropriate instruction and encouragement.
Are balance bikes a waste of money?
Balance bikes definitely are not a waste of money. They are more helpful than tricycles and training wheels in developing children’s balance. It becomes easier and more comfortable for kids to ride a bike who have already developed their balance with a balance bike.
What is the average age a child learns to ride a bike?
Most children will be ready and willing to learn to ride between the ages of two and eight. Generally, the average age to learn is just over five. However, there are various stages of learning, and some children may start even earlier learning on ride-on vehicles or balance bikes before their first “real” bike.