Radio Flyer's Ultimate Guide to the 10 Best Tricycles of 2021

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Radio Flyer's Ultimate Guide to the 10 Best Tricycles of 2021

July 16, 2021
posted by Chelsea Lavin

Tricycles are a classic childhood toy. From riding laps in the driveway to racing down the sidewalk with neighbors and siblings, we all remember our favorite set of 3 wheels. Plus, tricycles are the perfect learning tool for your little one before they take on a 2-wheel bike. Tricycles have a three wheel design that creates a stable base for young riders. By reducing their need to balance, little ones can focus on learning how to pedal on three wheels.

Radio Flyer offers a wide array of trikes for kids. Which one is right for my child? What are the differences between each Radio Flyer tricycle?

This is your ultimate guide to tricycles! Read on to learn more about Radio Flyer’s tricycle selection.


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1. Best Learn-To-Pedal Steer & Stroll Trike: Deluxe Steer & Stroll Trike & Deluxe Steer & Stroll Trike® Pink

Perfect for your little one who is learning to pedal, this kids tricycle allows them to become comfortable with pedaling and riding independently at their own pace. With an adjustable seat, the Deluxe Steer & Stroll® Trike grows with your child to ensure years of fun play. For the youngest riders, the pedals act as a footrest so your child can enjoy the ride! As your child learns to pedal, you can assist by continuing to push with the removable handle as needed. The handy rear storage bin can hold your child’s favorite toys as they race down the sidewalk on their own!

Product Features:

  • 2 ways to ride—pedals lock into footrests while parent steers or remove handle for child to ride alone
  • Adjustable seat grows with your child
  • Durable molded wheels
  • Fun covered storage bin
  • Solid Steel frame and chrome bell
  • For ages 2-5 years


2. Best Deluxe Tricycle for Cool Rides: EZ Fold 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike®

Keep your little one cool and protected from the sun with the EZ Fold 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike®! With a UV Protection Canopy and 4 riding stages, this toddler tricycle is perfect for your child throughout the years. Removable features such as the canopy, snack tray, footrest, and push handle easily transform the vehicle from an infant trike to a true classic tricycle. No need to worry about disassembling your entire tricycle to store it away - this tricycle was designed with a unique, one-step folding mechanism for easy storage!

Product Features:

  • Grows with your child - 4 ways to ride: infant trike, steering trike, learn-to-ride trike, and classic  trike
  • Quick, compact fold in one easy step
  • Quiet ride tires for a smooth ride
  • Removable footrest and UV protection canopy
  • XL rear basket for added storage
  • Suitable for babies and toddlers ages 1 to 5 years old

3. Best One-of-a-Kind Tricycle: Custom 4-In-1 Build-A-Trike®

Create the perfect 4-in-1 trike for your family! Pick your favorite style and features as you create a push trike that easily transforms into a classic trike as they learn to ride. Build-A-Trike® allows you to customize a convertible trike that will grow with your child as they learn to pedal. Designed for infants as young as 9 months old to kids up to 5 years, this kids trike is the perfect vehicle for parents or to give to grandparents to keep on hand instead of a stroller!

Product Features:

  • Parent storage pouch and rear storage bucket or basket
  • Adjustable canopy
  • Adjustable push handle
  • Seatpad and 3-point safety harness
  • Personalized plate
  • Removable safety tray
  • Removable foot rest
  • Smooth ride tires
  • Suitable for little ones ages 9 months to 5 years old


4. Best Classic Grow-With-Me Tricycle: 3-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike®

This versatile tricycle is perfect for your little one to learn how to ride, starting at as young as 18 months! With three riding stages and removable features such as the adjustable push handle and safety ring easily transform the vehicle from a toddler tricycle to a classic kids tricycle. Soon your child will ride independently as they grow and have years of fun riding around the neighborhood!

Product Features:

  • 3 ways to ride: steering trike, learn to ride trike and classic trike
  • Adult Steer & Stroll ® adjustable push handle
  • Seat belt and safety ring for added security
  • Adjustable seat grows with your child
  • Durable, quiet ride tires
  • Fun covered storage bin
  • Suitable for toddlers and kids ages 18 months to 5 years old

5. Best Tricycle for Push to Pedal: Classic Red Push Tricycle with Handle

If your little one is just starting out on a tricycle, they might need a helping hand! With a removable push handle that adjusts to 3 positions, parents and grandparents can push and guide your kids as they learn to pedal. Designed for toddlers ages 2 to 4, this tricycle’s adjustable seat will grow with your child as they enjoy years of fun. Watch your child develop from rookie rider to tricycle expert as they practice and grow on this classically styled tricycle.

Product Features:

  • Removable 3-position adjustable handle to guide your child’s ride
  • Steel construction, chrome handlebars and fender, and rubber tires for durability
  • Adjustable seat grows with your child
  • Controlled turning radius prevents tipping
  • 10” front wheel
  • For 2 to 4 Years


6. Best Tricycle for Your Little Racer: Deluxe Big Flyer®

Does your little one love to race up and down the sidewalk? This chopper-style 3-wheel tricycle has a large 16” performance-grip front wheel and a low center of gravity so your child can safely zoom and play without slipping or spinning out. Designed for years of fun for toddlers and kids ages 3 to 7, the low-ride seat easily adjusts – no tools needed!

Product Features:

  • Chopper-style 3-wheel tricycle with racing design
  • Large 16” performance-grip front wheel
  • Adjustable seat grows with your child
  • Chrome handlebars
  • Low-ride center of gravity for stability
  • Suitable for toddlers and kids ages 3 to 7


7. Best Interactive Tricycle for Young Riders: My First Big Flyer® with Lights & Sounds

Ready to ride and play? With 7 interactive buttons with songs and sound, this tricycle for kids is sure to keep your little one engaged and spark imagination while they race around. The front wheel is designed with Traction Tread™ to hug the road and allows your child to take-off and play. The adjustable low-back seat grows with your child for years of racing fun!

Product Features:

  • Electronic panel with 7 buttons plays 9 fun songs and sounds, including turn signals
  • Oversized front wheel with traction tread prevents spin-out
  • Seat adjusts to grow with your child
  • Comfort low-back seat
  • 3 AAA batteries included
  • For ages 2-5 years


8. Best Dual Deck Trike for a Classic Look: Classic Red Dual Deck Tricycle™ & Classic Pink Dual Deck Tricycle™

The One You Loved As a Kid!® This classically styled tricycle ensures years of fun for your little one with an adjustable seat and durable rubber tires. The chrome bell and colorful streamers add an extra level of fun as your child develops from rookie rider to tricycle expert as they practice and grow.

Product Features:

  • Steel construction and classic styling
  • Streamers and deluxe chrome bell
  • Adjustable seat grows with your child
  • Durable rubber tires
  • Stylish chrome handlebars and fender
  • Double-deck rear step for easy on and off
  • Spoked wheels
  • 12” front wheel
  • Controlled turning radius prevents tipping
  • A FUNomenal™ tricycle for ages 2 ½ to 5 years


9. Best Classic Tricycle for Timeless Fun: Classic Red Tricycle™ & Classic Pink Tricycle™

From the shiny chrome handlebars and fender to the playful dinging bell, the classic style of this tricycle is a timeless icon of childhood. Available in red or pink, the steel frame and chrome accents add to the premium look and quality design. Your little one will enjoy years of fun with this sturdy tricycle and its 10” spoked wheels and real rubber tires. With an adjustable seat, this tricycle will help your child as they become a pedaling pro. 

Product Features:

  • Steel construction, spoked wheels and rubber tires for durability
  • Adjustable seat grows with your child
  • Controlled turning radius prevents tipping
  • Classically styled with chrome handlebars, fender, and ringing chrome bell
  • 10” front wheel
  • For ages 2-4 years


10. Best Folding Trike for Traveling with Treasures: Red Fold 2 Go®: Folding Trike & Pink Fold 2 Go Trike®

Like the name implies, the Fold 2 Go Trike® folds for easy portability and storage whether you are taking it to the park or hanging it in the garage. Available in pink and red, this tricycle is built for durability and safety with sturdy steel construction, a safety latch, and controlled turning radius. The covered storage bin allows your child to bring all their favorite toys and stuffed animals with them wherever you go around the neighborhood! Plus, your little one can get to riding right away as this tricycle comes fully assembled.

Product Features:

  • Fully assembled for instant riding
  • Folds for portability and storage
  • Easy-to-carry handle grip on seat back
  • Safety latch keeps trike secure during riding
  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Adjustable seat grows with your child
  • Quiet ride wheels
  • Low center-of-gravity and controlled turning radius for stability
  • Streamers and covered storage bin


Ready to get riding with your tricycle? Be sure to share your tricycle adventures with us using #RadioFlyer or tagging @radioflyerinc on social media!