When we’re choosing bikes for 8 year olds, their safety is the first thing that we think about, and we also want it to look good for our children, otherwise they won’t ride around on it. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a BMX or a single speed cruiser, this list has some great ones which your child will love.
The eye catching green frame on this bike will make your kid the envy of the neighborhood. The sleek frame is durable and strong enough to withstand your child learning to ride a grown up bike, and it can also shift through 7 different speeds, making biking adventures more fun.
Most girls would absolutely love a cute pink bike as their first one, and this model fits their dream to a tee. It has a beautiful pink frame with purple handlebars and pedals, the seat is padded, and the bike can be put together is a matter of minutes using just a wrench.
Ideal for when your child doesn’t need stabilizers anymore, this bike has more of a grown up feel to it and it’s great for when they’re ready to move on. The frame is blue and white which is perfect for any boys who want to get out and about.
With a bright pink aluminum frame, this bike is for girls aged between 4 to 9 years old. It has 20-inch wheels which is just right for children, the alloy brakes are good for speed control, and the easy to use brakes are a perfect introduction on how to use them.
This bike looks super cool with its red and white frame and 20” wheels. It’s got a stand on the rear wheel which can hold the bike up when your kid needs a rest, minimizing the scratches and scrapes which are going to happen if they lay it on the ground.
If you have a budding BMX’er on your hands, this blue and black bike would make an excellent first ride for them. The tires are designed to keep them safe while they go off road, and it’s also really easy to put together – they’ll be whizzing around on it in no time.
The padded black saddle on this awesome bike will give your kid maximum comfort as they’re bouncing around and going on dirt tracks, while the black frame is steel with red and white running through it so it looks super cool. Don’t forget, there’s also a lifetime warranty included.
This bike’s frame is orange, making it different from the usual blue or red, and it’s got 6 gears which your child can shift through easily, helping them with difficult hills or tricky paths. Not only is it designed for off road use, it also works well along the paths of your neighborhood.
Make your little girl’s dream come true with this gorgeous pink framed bike. When she’s ready to move up to a grown up bike, this one will be top of her list. It comes with a kickstand and reflectors, and it also has a front brake, making it easy for her to stop.
With a black and yellow frame, your boy’s bike will stand out amongst all the others in the neighbourhood for all of the right reasons, not to mention the knobby 20” tires which will keep your child safe while he’s showing off to all of his friends!
When it comes to bikes for 8 year olds, we want them to be totally safe, but also look cool enough that our kid will actually ride them. This bike’s metallic brown frame will be different to his friends’ and it comes with many features which ensure their safety.
Who said BMX’ing was just for boys? This gorgeous lavender bike is perfect for doing stunts, tricks, and going off road as it’ll keep her safe while she’s showing off. The 20” wheels are the perfect size, and the brakes will help her come to a smooth stop when necessary.
So many bikes these days have a load of gears and fancy accessories which are supposed to make riding easier, but this bike shows you that sometimes simple is best. The yellow and grey frame is eye catching and the padded seat provides much needed comfort.
Is any little girl’s childhood complete without streamers hanging from her bike’s handlebars? The pink and purple frame makes it unmistakeably for a girl, but it still does everything she’ll need to perform tricks and ride on rougher terrain than the streets of your neighborhood.
The white and pink frame on this bike is pretty on its own, but there’s also some cool stickers on the crossbar as well. It’s super easy to build, and while it doesn’t come with a kickstand, they’re easily bought elsewhere. Your daughter will love practicing her tricks on this bike.
Learning how to ride a bike is one of life’s biggest achievements, and this super cool bike will make learning super easy and fun. It almost looks like a grown up bike, with the black and red colors, and it also comes with removeable training wheels.
The beautiful pink frame on this bicycle will be the stuff of little girl’s dreams. The chain guard is purple, while multi colored flowers adorn the frame and seat. You could even attach a cute wicker basket on the front and make it truly fantastic.
With a sturdy steel frame, this superb bike for 8 year olds is sure to withstand the adventures and bike rides your child takes it on. The street tires are super grippy and the alloy hand brakes ensure that the bike comes to a smooth stop every time, making sure any tricks they attempt are safe.
The word “aggressor” is written across the crossbar on this bike and it’s not difficult to see why. This bike looks like it means business, and if your child is into BMX’ing and biking in a big way, this is the bike they want to be seen on.
Looking sleek and smooth, the silver metallic frame on this bike gives it a polished look which is something you want when you’re riding with your friends. It’s perfect for 4-8 year olds and the low stand height makes for easy mounting and dismounting.
The hot pink frame on this bike will be an instant hit for your daughter, as she makes the transition from child’s bike to a more grown up one. It has a 6-speed drivetrain, which means that they can get some help while cycling up those big hills.
It’s not difficult to see why this bike is called the “Jazzi”. The paintwork on its frame is so eye catching, you’d be hard pushed to miss it. It’s designed for girls learning to ride in an urban setting and it’s low enough for them to be able to get on and off easily.
Whether your kids like to ride the streets of your neighborhood or the dirt tracks of your local forest, this bike can cover most terrains. It’s made from a lightweight aluminum and designed for boys aged 5-9, with a 6-speed gearstick for him to get used to using.
The steel frame on this bike is built to last so it should see your son through until he needs the next stage up. It has a linear rear brake which will bring the bike to a stop quickly but safely, and the saddle is comfortable enough for him to practice skills and tricks on.
Buying bikes for 8 year olds isn’t as easy as it sounds, but if you’re after one which stands out from the rest, this model should do the trick. Its grey and green frame are eye catching, and the single speed makes it easy to coast around the neighborhood.
Your daughter will feel really grown up when she’s riding around on this super cute bicycle. With its metallic blue frame with pink accents, she’ll want to be out on it every day – it has both front and rear hand brakes so she’ll be able to come to a stop with ease if she needs to.
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a first bike or a second one, this bike will be perfect for either. You can attach training wheels if needed and the classic beach cruiser design will be a hit with your son, while the wide tires and comfy saddle will minimize any bumps and shocks to your child.
Perfect for those adventures in the forest or around dirt tracks, this orange mountain bike has great suspension which will absorb most of the bumps which are bound to happen as he’s cycling. The 6-speed drivetrain also offers a wide range of gears which will help with all terrains and even hills.
If your daughter needs to move up from her training bike, this one is a perfect step up, and if she’s interested in learning tricks on it, the reinforced frame will be able to withstand it. It also has a 360 degree rotating handlebar so she can spin it around just like the professionals.
The alloy frame on this bike means it’s durable and able to withstand the various adventures and bike rides your son will put it through. The 7 gears will make sure that it can tackle every type of terrain and hills, just giving your child that extra boost.
This gorgeous bike is ideal if your child wants a more classic look. The baby pink frame has white accents, reminding you of the bicycles you see in old movies, while the basket at the front just adds to that impression – it’s the ultimate girl’s bike.
When your son comes to you and says that he wants to get into biking, your first thought is safety. But if you buy him this bike, you can ease your worries because it’s built to withstand all types of riding and the different tricks he wants to perfect.
The classic design on this bike is super cute, and the pink and white color scheme just adds to that. The oversized seat is exceptionally comfortable to sit in, and the single speed makes it easy to ride, while the low rider design makes it easy for kids to get on and off on their own.
Looking like it’s come straight from the 80’s, this bike not only looks awesome but it’s also really easy to ride. The low frame is designed to help young girls get on and off independently, and the streamers hanging from the handlebars add a cute little touch.
Whether you live near the beach, or in the middle of the city, this is an ideal bike for 8 year old girls. The classic mint green color is different to the usual pink bicycles you usually get for girls, and the 20” wheels are the perfect size for cool riders.
The neon green frame on this bike will make it difficult for your child to be missed! The lightweight frame makes it a smooth ride and perfect for him to practice his skills and tricks on. It also has 4 freestyle pegs for him to take those tricks to the next level.
Your son will love taking to the ramps with this super cool blue framed bike. The adjustable seat makes it comfortable for him to ride on and both the rear and front brakes will keep him safe and bring the bike to a stop when one of his stunts goes wrong.
This bike is so lightweight, and the gravity concept is so low, that it makes the ride super smooth. The saddle is designed to give the rider maximum comfort, making it such a pleasure to ride, your child will want to use his new bike every day.
While riding a bike is fun, sometimes children need games to keep them interested in it. This post from The Maven has some great ideas on fun outdoor bicycle games, perfect for the summer. You can either play with them or get their friends over for hours of fun.
Creating fun games for your children doesn’t have to cost the earth. All they need are some outdoor crayons or chalk and they can draw their own roads which they have to follow on the pavement. Tell them to add in roundabouts and obstacles to make it more challenging.
With the long summer days finally arriving, all parents need some games and activities to amuse their children and keep the boredom at bay. Get them outside with this DIY chalk bike track and they’ll have hours of fun racing around with each other and their friends.