Often overlooked is the importance of quality and safety when purchasing a children's bicycle. The right bike can instill a life-long love for cycling, exercise, and the great outdoors. The wrong bike could foster disinterest or even fear. At Spark we only carry quality kids' bikes that are safe and built correctly. What you'll find at a department store is exactly the opposite.
Why Buy at a Bike Shop?
When your child rides a bike that is too small or too large it is both uncomfortable and unsafe. Our friendly, trained staff is here to help you select the size that fits your child, to make the necessary adjustments, and to ensure that you and your child love your new bike.
Balance Bikes: Up to 3 Years Old / 30-35" Tall
12 Inch Bikes: 2-4 Years Old / 35-40" Tall
16 Inch Bikes: 3-6 Years Old / 39-46" Tall
20 Inch Bikes: 5-8 Years Old / 45-52" Tall
24 Inch Bikes: 7-10 Years Old / 51-63" Tall
Adult Bikes: 9+ Years Old / 58"+ Tall
This may go without saying, but a bicycle is not a toy. While the prices of big box stores may seem enticing, these bikes are often poorly designed and were not assembled by certified mechanics. A bike that may seem “pretty” or “cool” standing next to the toothpaste aisle will often not retain resale value or remain functional for a younger sibling, and is ultimately a bad investment.
Every bike we offer is engineered and crafted by people who care about bikes and their riders. In the end, a good rule of thumb is that you should never buy a bike where you buy your cereal.
Bikes and Accessories
Bells and Lights
Once the training wheels are off and your child reaches Middle School a whole world of opportunity opens up. The New England High School Cycling Association is where bike riding kids become mountain bikers and make life-long friends.
- Friendly and Welcoming
- Weekly Practices
- Friendship and Encouragement beyond the race season