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36 Durable and Size-Appropriate Bikes for Active 5 Year Olds

When looking for the perfect bikes for 5 year olds, it might be a bit confusing as they all have different features, colors, heights and more. But worry no more, as we’ve written this list to help you find the most size-appropriate yet still seriously cool bike for your little one.

bikes for 5 year olds

Kawasaki Kids Bicycle

Kawasaki Kids Bicycle

Kawasaki bring you this lovely dinosaur green and black 16 inch bike. It’s great for little boys who’re ready to embark on their bike riding journey, as it comes with a pair of training wheels and strong brakes, so they can practise their balancing skills safely, helping them build their confidence.

$99.99


Disney Pixar Cars Boys’ Bike by Huffy

Disney Pixar Cars Boys’ Bike by Huffy

They’re going to race into first place with this Disney Pixar Cars bike. They’ll feel just as fast as their favorite racing car, Lightning Mcqueen, as they ride about on this cool red bike, with awesome detailing and stickers. Even the training wheels look just like his wheels and has a carrying space to store tools.

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Shimmer & Shine Bicycle

Shimmer & Shine Bicycle

They’re going to have tonnes of fun watching those colorful tassels glow and blow about in the breeze as they ride along. Just like other bikes for 5 year olds, this one is super safe, too – it has a pair of training wheels that can be detached, and a pretty chainguard, so no trapped fingers.

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Dynacraft Thomas The Train Boys Bike with Sounds

Dynacraft Thomas The Train Boys Bike with Sounds

Choo Choo! Thomas the No.1 Blue Engine is chugging his way to you and his new cycling friend. The bike has a friendly Thomas face on the headtube, and his wheels look just like they’re made for the tracks – it even makes amusing realistic sounds…awesome.

$95.00


RoyalBaby Space Bike

RoyalBaby Space Bike

Kids are going to look so grown up on this RoyalBaby Space No.1 bike; it looks just like Daddy’s, so they’ll feel just as confident and cool as him. You can tell just by looking at it that it’s really great quality and it’s sure to keep your child safe with all of its sturdy features.

$99.99


ByK E-250 Kid's Bike

ByK E-250 Kid's Bike

With this mature step up from a toddler’s trike, they’ll still feel like they can rely on you if they have a wobble with the attached parent’s handle, that you can push/steer with when they get tired or a little scared (they’re extra safe as they have the training wheels on either side).

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Schwinn Boy's Scorch Bicycle

Schwinn Boy's Scorch Bicycle

You needn’t worry about damage to the bike from accidental tumbles from going juuuuust a little too fast as this Scorch bike from Schwinn comes with lifetime warranty, so you can take a step back and breathe a bit. The yellow bike also has awesome looking flame decals, for that head turning look.

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Kent Retro Boy's Bike

Kent Retro Boy's Bike

With 14inch wheels this bike is perfect for little legs, or those who’re just ready for the next stage. The Kent Retro bike is colored in a black and red frame with ‘striking’ yellow lightning bolts. The bike has a strong and durable steel frame and large handlebars for easy grip and control when turning.

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Diamondback Bicycles Mini Viper Kid's BMX Bike

Diamondback Bicycles Mini Viper Kid's BMX Bike

DiamondBack Bicycles bring you this super awesome Mini Viper Kids BMX Bike. With its beautiful blue and white color match, it’s great for girls and boys. They can feel just like their older siblings with its cool BMX frame. The seat is padded for extra comfort when riding, preventing numb bottoms when on bike rides.

$128.62


Razor DSX Dual-Suspension Bike

Razor DSX Dual-Suspension Bike

For rides through the forest, or anywhere off-road, this Razor DSX Dual-Suspension bike is absolutely perfect. It has a seriously comfortable ride due to the unique dual-suspension feature, so those dips and bumps won’t leave them with a sore bottom, just the feel of a smooth and easy adventure.

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Titan Champion BMX Bike

Titan Champion BMX Bike

Little boys will love this blue TITAN Champion BMX Bike. With so many features, you know this is the right choice for your son, as you can rest assured they’re going to learn to cycle safely and confidently. It has an adjustable seat and handlebars, as well as the handlebar pad and light reflectors.

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Woom 2 Pedal Bike

Woom 2 Pedal Bike

They’ll transition from balance bike to a pedal bike with no problem at all with this Woom 2 bike. They believe their beginner friendly geometry that’s the whole centrepiece of the bike will make learning the process easy as 1-2-3. The bike has color coded brakes, so they’ll know how to stop – phew!

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Strider Sport No-Pedal Balance Bike

Strider Sport No-Pedal Balance Bike

For complete beginners, balance bikes for 5 year olds are the perfect choice. They have no tricky pedals, so they can just get on with the fun and practice their balancing skills by walking and running with it, instead. This way they’ll learn about how to turn and control it before the next step up.

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Stinky Kids Miss-Behavin Bicycle

Stinky Kids Miss-Behavin Bicycle

Your little girls are going to love this pink dream bike, from StinkyKids. Aptly named the ‘mess-behaving’ bike, you know it’s true as they’re going to be riding it through sloppy mud, dirty pathways and splashy puddles – but that’s what childhood is all about, right? They can bring their favorite doll along with them, too.

$75.99


Kent Boy's ProBike

Kent Boy's ProBike

This bright yellow bike will be turning heads for all of the right reasons – it’s simply so cool!. With its striking color, it’s ideal for either girls or boys so siblings can share this without any squabbling! (no need to thank us, parents). The training wheels and brakes ensure this bike makes learning to cycle easy.

$109.99


Bratz Kid's Bike

Bratz Kid's Bike

Fans of the popular show Bratz (which girl isn’t?) will be so glad to receive this beautiful bike. This cycle is certainly one to show off to your friends, it has super fun and colorful stickers, even on the training wheels, as well as a bell and a Bratz bag to carry all your important things.

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Barbie Dynacraft Girls BMX Street Bike

Barbie Dynacraft Girls BMX Street Bike

If Bratz isn’t their thing, we’re sure Barbie is! No little girl could resist this lovely Barbie-pink colored bike. This bike is super fun and girly – not only is it pink, but it also has colorful tassels on the handlebars, a polkadot seat, Barbie decals, and a handy bag for snacks, etc, too! Awesome.

$92.00


Schwinn Girl's Jasmine Bicycle

Schwinn Girl's Jasmine Bicycle

The easy to use fast-release seat adjusts to keep up with your quickly growing child, ensuring this Schwinn bicycle stays with them from when they learn to cycle, as it also has cool looking high-rise handlebars – with cute tassels. The white color with the chrome detailing makes this a great looking bike.

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Dynacraft Mud Shark Magna Bike

Dynacraft Mud Shark Magna Bike

Childhood is all about adventure and play, and we promise you, they’ll have more than enough of that with this Dynacraft Mud Shark Magna Bike. No bike looks as cool as this one does, so not only will your child feel safe learning to cycle with it, they’ll feel great knowing they look seriously awesome, too.

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Kawasaki K16G Kids Bicycle

Kawasaki K16G Kids Bicycle

Oh, wow we just love the color scheme of this bike! So adorable. The bike even has its own matching water bottle, that sits in the bottle holder on the handlebars, making sure they stay hydrated on the go. The real air tyres make this bike as comfortable as possible while they ride around.

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Kent Starshine Bike

Kent Starshine Bike

Your darling little girl will go crazy for this super cute Starshine bike. With its own lovable pony character, this bike is surely going to make your daughter feel special as they safely cycle. The bike has foot activated brakes as well the front and rear ones, so you know they can stop when needed.

$119.99


Power Rangers Mega Force Bike

Power Rangers Mega Force Bike

With this wicked bike, you can become one of the heroic Power Rangers! How cool does that sound, hey? The bike has a unique frame that’s painted red and black, and covered in cool looking Power Rangers graphics – and even has pictures of them on the bar shield and comfy seat.

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Razor Micro Force Bike

Razor Micro Force Bike

Razor bring you this 16 inch, Micro Force Bike. Specifically designed and made to help your child grasp the task of learning to ride a bike, you can certainly put your trust in it. The training wheels help them develop their important balancing skills, and they’ll be ready to cycle in no time.

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Royalbaby Space Shuttle Kid's Lightweight Bike

Royalbaby Space Shuttle Kid's Lightweight Bike

Woah, how cool does this bike look? Any boy or girl will love trying this awesome bike for 5 year olds out, for sure – imagine their face lighting up as they receive it. Whether it’s for christmas, a birthday, or just to help them learn to ride, this bike will make them more than happy.

$223.22


Dynacraft Girls Hello Kitty Bike

Dynacraft Girls Hello Kitty Bike

This seriously cute bike will drive any Hello Kitty fan completely crazy! It has sooo many neat features that they’re sure to love, there’s an adorable handlebar bag (that they can carry their favorite Hello Kitty plush in), while the wheels, tyres, handlebars, seat, and the pedals are all Hello Kitty themed! So amazing.

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John Deere Bicycle

John Deere Bicycle

Unfortunately, 5 year olds are just a little too young to recieve their own truck or tractor, but they can have this heavy duty John Deere Bicycle. As this bike is suitable from the ages of 4-8, once they’ve practised, and your child is capable of riding without the training wheels, they can be removed.

$129.00


Pacific Boy's Flex Bicycle

Pacific Boy's Flex Bicycle

With it’s sturdy steel frame, training wheels, comfortable seat, and super cool details, you can tell you’re really getting not only a high quality bicycle for your child, but you’re getting great value for your money, too (and who doesn’t want that?!). It’ll make a great surprise for their birthday, for sure.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Boy's Bicycle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Boy's Bicycle

Join Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo – also known as The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, of course. Solve mysteries, work through the challenges, and save the day with the turtles as you ride your new bike through the town and imagine crazy scenarios, or act out your fav scene from the awesome show.

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RoyalBaby Stargirl Bike with Training Wheels

RoyalBaby Stargirl Bike with Training Wheels

Aww, how cute is this dainty little bike? It’ll make the perfect bicycle for your adorable girly girls. This Royalbaby Stargirl’s bike can be brought in a range of sizes, so no matter their height you can buy the right one for them. It also comes with a basket, to carry their dolls with them.

$145.08


RoyalBaby BMX Freestyle Kids Bike

RoyalBaby BMX Freestyle Kids Bike

If fixing things together isn’t your speciality, don’t worry moms and dads as this cool Royalbaby BMX bike comes with all of the tools you’ll need – though you only need to attach pedals, handlebar and saddle, easy peasy!. The bike is painted in a lovely green, making it suitable for both boys and girls.

$134.99


Pinkalicious Girls' Bike

Pinkalicious Girls' Bike

If pink is your little girl’s favorite color, then stop your search right here because this bike is undoubtedly, the one for them. Well, this bike isn’t named ‘Pinkalicious’ for no reason – it’s ENTIRELY pink, other than the lovely white bag attached to the handlebars for bringing toys and snacks with them on the go.

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Monster High Girls Bike

Monster High Girls Bike

Completely covered in Monster High graphics (even on the training wheels), any fan of the show is sure to enjoy this bike. With handlebar pads and many light reflectors, you know your child can learn to ride with this, safely and securely. It even has different colored wheels to keep in with the theme.

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X-Games BMX Freestyle Bicycle

X-Games BMX Freestyle Bicycle

This neat bike by X-Games is black with super cool neon-yellow accents, like the handle grips, pedals and wheels. The bike’s seat can quickly be adjusted, so no matter where they are they can make it comfortable. It also has front and rear coaster brakes, because as we all know. stopping is as important as going.

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Dynacraft Transformers Bumble Bee BMX Street Bike

Dynacraft Transformers Bumble Bee BMX Street Bike

We’re afraid we’re not magic, or from outer space, so we can’t offer up the real Transformers Bumblebee, however, what we do have is this incredible Dynacraft 16 inch Street Bike. Trust us, it’s just as impressive anyway, with its grip twist that has lights and sounds from the movies, amazing decals, and cool features.

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Louis Garneau Disco Bike

Louis Garneau Disco Bike

Bikes for 5 year old girls don’t come much funkier than this – whoever said the party had to stop once you left home? With this seriously fun disco bike by Louis Garneau, they can take the disco with them wherever they go, whether that’s the park, the forest or just for a trip to their friends’ house.

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Phantom Pedal Bike with Blue Flashing Lights

Phantom Pedal Bike with Blue Flashing Lights

Kids love flashy things, from shoes to toys and more, so obviously they’re going to go insane for this flashing Phantom Bike! – we kind of even want one ourselves. The bike has a clear frame which has LEDs inside that light up at the press of the button – we’ve never seen a bike like this before!

$169.00

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