Rascal Rides Holiday Gift Guide

If you are like me, one of your favorite childhood memories of Christmas was finding a bicycle under the tree. This holiday gift guide is full of my top picks for bikes (and bike-related goodies) for every age.  There’s a ride-on toy for your baby, a first bike for your preschooler, a mountain bike for your middle schooler, and even a little something for mom and dad.

Also, if you are looking for deals this holiday season, scroll all the way to the bottom.  We’re listing sales and coupons there as we find them.

Rascal Rides Holiday Gift Guide + Giveaway

A Note On Availability This Holiday Season

In the event that you’ve been blissfully unaware of the mayhem going on in the bike industry over the last 2 years, consider this your wake up call.  COVID has created a massive bike boom (and issues in the supply chain) causing kids bikes (and all things bike-related) to be REALLY hard to get.

The good news is that many companies have received more stock this fall, and it’s become easier to order (or at least pre-order) kids bikes.  That said, we anticipate most kids bikes to sell out BEFORE Black Friday.

If you know you want a bicycle under the tree this Christmas, don’t delay.  And don’t wait for great sales–we’ve heard from many kids bike brands that they won’t be offering deals this holiday season.

Gifts for Baby

Don’t leave baby out of the bicycle fun!  As soon as baby can crawl, sit, and explore, you can start introducing them to a pre-bike, and once their neck is strong enough, you can add a helmet to your bike rides.  For more information on biking with a baby, read our Guide to Biking with Baby.

strider rocking base

Strider Rocker Base

Price: $89.99 (Last updated: 2022-09-27 at 01:01 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

More Options: 5 Best Pre Bikes & Ride On Toys

future cyclist baby outfit

Future Cyclist Baby Outfit

Price: $45

Buy: Etsy.com

Gifts For A Toddler

Every toddler needs a balance bike.  The benefits are endless: they develop confidence, gross motor skills, and provide exercise.  And if your little one needs a little motivation to ride, some new accessories can work wonders.

Woom 1 balance bike

Woom 1 Balance Bike

Price: $199

Buy: us.woombikes.com*

More Options: 5 Best Balance Bikes for Toddlers

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Giro Scamp MIPS Toddler Helmet

Price: $51.33 (Last updated: 2022-09-27 at 03:34 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

More Options: 9 Best Toddler Bike Helmets

ZippyRooz Half-Finger Monster Gloves

ZippyRooz Toddler Gloves

Price: $16.95 (Last updated: 2022-09-27 at 03:34 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

More Options: 15 Best Kids Bike Gloves

Gifts for Preschoolers

Whether your preschooler wants a balance bike or is ready for their first pedal bike, we have our top picks for your kiddo.  And by this age, kids are daring and dangerous, so make sure they have a good helmet for their noggin’.

Woom 2 Kids 14" Pedal Bike

Woom 2 First Pedal Bike

Price: $359

Buy: WoomBikes.com*

More Options: 5 Best 12 Inch & 14 Inch Bikes

woom 1 plus size

Woom 1 Plus Balance Bike

Price: $269

Buy: WoomBikes.com*

More Options: 5 Best Balance Bikes for Your 3 to 5 Year Old

Bell Sanction Helmet Review

Bell Sanction

Price: $109.95 (Last updated: 2022-09-26 at 20:23 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

More Options: Full Face Helmets & Traditional Helmets

kids ride shotgun activity pack

Kids Ride Shotgun Activity Pack

Price: $24

Buy: KidsRideShotgun.com*

Young Elementary


Kids in this age range are so much fun.  They are ready for biking to school, playing at the pump track with friends, and cycling longer distances.  They’re also still pretty small so make sure to pay attention to weight when buying a bike.

Prevelo Alpha Three Kids Bike

Prevelo Alpha Three

Price: $539

Buy: PreveloBikes.com*

More Options: Best 20 Inch Bikes

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Giro Tremor MIPS Helmet

Price: $48.94 (Last updated: 2022-09-27 at 03:34 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

More Options: 9 Best Kids Bike Helmets

trailcraft blue sky 20 in action

Trailcraft Blue Sky 20

Price: $1,699

Buy: TrailcraftCycles.com

More Options: Your Guide To The Best Kids Mountain Bikes

woom lock

Woom Bike Lock

Price: $24

Buy: WoomBikes.com*

More Options: 7 Best Kids Bike Locks For Your Child

five ten freerider kids velcro shoe

Five Ten Freerider

Price: $70

Buy: JensonUSA.com*

More Options: 5 Best Kids Mountain Bike Shoes

Upper Elementary

Older elementary kids are up for anything and ready to do it all.  Introduce them to fat biking, road biking, mountain biking, and night biking.  Just make sure they have the right gear to succeed.

best 24 inch bikes

Woom 6

Price: $569

Buy: WoomBikes.com*

More Options: Best 24 Inch Bikes & 26 Inch Bikes

norco youth rampage kids dirt jumper

Norco Rampage

Price: $1,049+

Buy: Norco.com

More Options: 5 Best Kids Dirt Jumpers

knee pads

7iDP Knee Pads

Price: $29.99

Buy: JensonUSA.com*

More Options: 9 Best Knee and Elbow Pads for Kids

mtb hopper lite

MTB Hopper Lite

Price: $425.00 (Last updated: 2022-09-27 at 05:13 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

More Options: Kids Bike Ramps, Manual Machines, & Other Ways To Make Your Backyard Rad

Gifts for Mom and Dad / The Whole Family

Let’s by honest: mom and dad are the folks that make family cycling possible.   It’s great to buy your kiddo a bike but if they can’t make it uphill, you’re not going to go very far.  Here are gifts for mom and dad that will enable fun for the whole family

RadPower RadWagon

Price: $1,699

Buy: RadPowerBikes.com*

More Options: Family Bikes: 9 Best Cargo Bikes for Hauling Kids

towwhee

Tow Whee Tow Strap

Price: $39.99 (Last updated: 2022-09-26 at 18:52 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

More Options: How to Tow a Kid on Their Own Bike: Tow Bars, Tow Ropes, and More

burley bee in action

Burley Bee Bike Trailer

Price: $299

Buy: Burley.com*

More Options: 9 Best Bike Trailers For Your Kids

thule yepp mini in action

Yepp Mini Bike Seat

Price: $219.95 (Last updated: 2022-09-26 at 20:53 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

More Options: 9 Best Kids Bike Seats

Budget Gift Ideas

Here are our top picks for budget kids bikes, helmets, and smaller accessories.

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belsize 20 in action

Belsize Kids Bikes

Whether you are looking for a balance bike or a pedal bike, Belsize makes some of our favorite options to get the most bang for your buck.

Buy: BelsizeBike.com*

joovy noddle review

Joovy Noodle

Price: $34.99 (Last updated: 2022-09-26 at 18:40 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

b is for bicycles

B Is For Bicycles

Price: $14.99 (Last updated: 2022-09-26 at 17:54 – More Info)

Buy: Amazon.com*

More Options: 11 Children’s Books about Bikes

More Gift Ideas


Holiday Deals & Promotions

Looking for deals this holiday season?  We’ll list them here as we find them.

Balance Bikes

Pedal Bikes

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Helmets

Accessories 

Cargo Bikes 

17 thoughts on “Rascal Rides Holiday Gift Guide”

  1. Great to know about the helmet! I’ll probably be getting that for the baby this year. We have Mike and the Bike and my son loves it too. Unfortunately, there are two major problems with it – the introduction by Lance Armstrong and the atrocious music. Fortunately, my son didn’t remember hearing the songs well enough to request them again in the future!

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  2. it’s been a tough year for us, i have MS and then diagnosed with breast cancer. My son who is 14 has been so stressed and just down. winning a gift would be great~

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  3. Yuba Spicy Curry Bosch Electric Bike with kids’ back seats would make me wanna workout little more involving kids! What a great idea! Happy Holidays!!!

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