Ride On: Balance Bikes for Adults and Kids
Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage and the ultimate symbol of freedom! Adults and kids with special needs can experience the special feeling of freedom that a bike brings with balance bikes. Otherwise known as no-pedal bikes, these bikes require no pedaling and move when the rider propels herself in a forward motion. Balance bikes make for a wonderful addition to any home, school or therapy center, as they can help children practice balance at their own pace. Adaptivemall.com selects the top special needs bikes by well-known brands like KaZAM, Skuut, STRIDER™, Bike USA and Freedom Concepts.
So, which one do you need? The first thing to consider when selecting a balance bicycle for adults or kids is size. The maximum weight capacity, seat height and handlebar height will help you decide which style is best for your rider. At Adaptivemall.com, we offer balance bikes with weight capacities ranging from 60 to over 200 pounds, so make sure to click on the "size chart" tab of each bike to make sure it will be a good fit. We have a separate category for adult special needs bikes with styles suitable for grown-ups. You can always get in touch with us if you have specific sizing concerns.
Introducing Balance Bikes to Your Child
We have many of the popular Skuut balance bikes that are beloved by therapists and parents. KaZAM, STRIDER™ and Skuut bikes are best for smaller kids and first-time riders. Not everyone immediately knows how to ride a balance bike, so you might want to consider easing into things with some training wheels (otherwise known as stabilizer wheels) to introduce your child to this fun, new concept. Looking for more beneficial and fun special needs equipment? See all of our special needs trikes and bikes for some great ideas.