Your child will be pumped to pedal this summer with a bicycle that's perfect for his age and stage.
YBike Evolve 3 in 1 starts out as a trike, then transforms to a two-wheeler, letting your little rider gain confidence with each step. 2 to 5 years, $140; rightstart.com
Get a little guy motivated with a ride that acts tough: He'll love the gadget on the Hot Wheels 12-inch Bike that makes an engine-revving sound. 3 to 5 years, $68; walmart.com
The 16-inch Novara Stinger comes with training wheels for a school-age learner. Later, a handle on the back of the seat helps you guide him. 5 to 8 years, $170; rei.com
Depending on how fast they grow, big kids can ride a 24-inch bike through their teens. Diamondback's Della Cruz has coaster brakes (she just pedals backward to stop) and a steel frame. 8 years+, $220; amazon.com
Originally published in the May 2014 issue of Parents magazine.