I believe the natural progression of bike riding goes something like this:
- Around 1 year old, babes often have those ride-on bikes that convert into walkers. These teach little ones to walk and to ride with the aid of their feet. No pedals on these bikes.
- Around 2-3, kids often get a big wheel – a bike low to the ground, with three large wheels for extra balance.
- Around 4-5, kids get their first two wheeler with training wheels.
- At 5-6 those training wheels come off and they are officially a big kid, riding their two-wheeler without the aid of training wheels.
Now the ages may be slightly different for every child, but this is a typical progression for many children. There is a newer product around now that makes this progression a little different. Ever heard of a tricycle for big kids?
The FlashRider 360, made by Razor, is the coolest three-wheeler I have ever seen for kids! With the dual inclined caster wheels, kids can watch the world spin by. The FlashRider 360 is for ages 6+ and up to 160lbs. When my twins first started learning to ride two-wheelers, one of the twins crashed into his dad. While there were no serious injuries, my son was kind of traumatized by the experience. He was fearful of riding a two-wheeler for the two following years. When I heard about the FlashRider 360, I just knew it would be perfect for him! This is no big wheel for toddlers – it is a super cool bike for the older kids! I was nervous that when he first saw the FlashRider 360, my son would think it was a baby bike. When he tried it out, he learned quickly that this was one cool bike! His friends always come over and ask to ride it too!
As you can see in the video above, kids can pedal fast or slow, and pull a complete 360°! The kids also love pulling the spark lever which makes sparks fly as they ride/spin! I kid you not when I tell you that my kids LOVE their FlashRider 360! They ride just about every day!
So where does this cool bike fit in the progression of bike riding? I say it can go right along with the big kid two-wheeler, or even just before! Are you ready for the really fun part? One LUCKY Clever Housewife reader will win their very own FlashRider 360! These retail for over $80, so this is one cool prize. The giveaway is open to the US only and will end at 11:59pm PST on 4/8. To enter, fill out the form below.
I received a FlashRider 360 for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.