The breeze ruffling their shirts; the sun warming their backs; their legs pumping the pedals faster and faster! As summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and get active with a new bike for your little ones.

Whether kids are learning to ride a bicycle for the first time, or they are ready to take their cruising to the next level, the Little Tikes My First Balance-to-Pedal Bike from MGA Entertainment is great for all young riders, no matter their skill level. Designed for kids ages 2-5, this starter bike easily transitions between Balance Mode and Pedal Mode to help kids learn to ride at their own speed.

Kids who don’t have any experience riding a bike can start with Balance Mode, which uses a lower seat height that allows kids to reach the ground with their feet to get their bearings. In this mode, the pedals are folded inward and out of the way, so kids are basically pushing themselves around Flintstones-style to help build confidence and balance.

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When kids feel comfortable, they can graduate to Pedal Mode for a more traditional bike riding experience. Parents can easily flip the pedals down and adjust the handlebars and the seat using the included Allen wrench to make them taller so that kids can really ride the bike without relying on their feet touching the ground. The adjustable features mean that the bike essentially grows with the kids. Families will get more use out of the bike as they adjust it for riders of different skill levels and heights instead of having to purchase multiple bikes as kids get older.

Balance bikes are awesome because they help kids skip the training wheel phase, and move right from pushing along with their feet on the ground to pedaling on two wheels. Bonus points to this bike for the special EVA foam tires that never go flat, making it even more convenient for parents who don’t want to worry about senseless accidents or repairs that can easily be avoided.

Kids can choose between bright pink and green designs, each complimented with black details. Parents will also love that the bike is super lightweight and easy to carry along.

This fun starter bike is a fast, new way to teach kids how to ride this summer. And before you know it, they’ll be cruising on their own!