My toddler son has been ready for a big-boy bike since he realized his big sisters’ bikes were different than his ride-on toys. He sees the girls riding around the cul-de-sac, racing each other and weaving around each other. It’s not quite as much fun sitting on the little kids toy when the big kids are having so much fun.
So he was thrilled when we showed him his brand new mini Glider from Glide Bikes!
The mini Glider is the perfect balance bike for him to learn on. He learns balance by walking himself along until he’s comfortable enough to glide. With the lower center of gravity on the Glide Bikes, he’s able to balance at a lower speed (1.5mph), making it easier to learn.
The seat can be adjusted easily for height, so I was able to lock it into the perfect spot for my son as he stood there. The he was ready to go!
Before I could even explain what he should do, he immediately started walking himself around on the mini Glider.
Within a few minutes, he was really moving quickly. He started gliding around with his sisters and was having a blast.
There’s a fun bell and light that came to attach to the handlebars. My son loved dinging the little bell and turning the light on and off.
You can see the foot pedal in the second picture. It can be turned and popped into place perpendicular to the bike for a place to rest the feet when going faster. My son is still learning, so we left the foot rest parallel to the bike so he has more room to “walk” his feet. I love that we have the option to change it as he learns and grows.
He looks like such a big boy on his new bike! The mini Glider is the perfect size for him and can be adjusted for him to continue to use through age 5.
It’s a nice looking bike and very well made. I love it as much as he does. 🙂
We’re thrilled with the mini Glider from Glide Bikes! If you have a little one who’s ready to ride, be sure to check them out.
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I was not compensated for this review, but did receive a product to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
That is so adorable! Checking it out for sure, my son is afraid of falling off his “big boy bike.” This looks like a good transition.
Aww – how perfect is that for little ones learning to ride! My nephew’s having a hard time learning to bike, he could totally use this!
he looks like he’s having a great time!
Savings in Seconds says
I also wanted to mention how nice it would be not to have those training wheels! My son has a real issue with that, he keeps trying to watch them to see if they will catch him….which makes him get off-balance.
That bike is incredible! Hayley would really love a bike like that!!
This is amazing my little grandson would have so much fun with this.Thanks
That is just too cute!!! What a great idea and it’s darn adorable!
Ok now he has the coolest bike on the block lol
That is the cutest little bike I have ever seen. My son would love that.
I love these bikes! Not having wheels makes it so great for their balance! We have one for our 2 year old and he just adores it. Your pictures are super cute:-)
Jennifer @TheRebelChick says
What a cute bike! He looks like he is having the time of his life!
Amelie Rose says
My grandson is doing the same thing and ho how it makes them feel independent
joanne gentry says
Oh I love how cute this mini glider is and how it makes the learner feel. They can feel grown up and accomplished while learning. Awesome!
Rita Spratlen says
I love that it has the pedal too!! He looks so cute. I might want to save this for my grandson. He is 2 and loves motorcycles!! This is a wonderful giveaway!
Darlene Jones-Nelson says
A great way for kids to multi task and keep their balance
katrina chandler says
My toddler would LOVE this!
judy watts says
I love the idea of this bike growing with the child
Amy Brown says
that is cool…my daughter and son would love.
This looks like the perfect way to end training wheels Awesome design…
It is great that a child can learn on this and grow with it.
vicki hale says
This would be perfect for my grandson, Beau who will be 4 in Sept. he loves to ride things. I like how it can ‘grow’ with the child. I have never seen these before. Thank you for the gift idea. Vicki
Sandy Cain (aka Candy Samenow) says
It’s got a low center of gravity, so they can’t fall quite so easily.
kathy stowell says
my little neighbor would love this since his mom cant afford him a bile
Lori Beaney Tobin says
I think this is a great idea for the younger kids. It makes them feel like they fit in with the older sibs but they are still low enough to the ground to be safe!
Darlene Ysaguirre says
I love that the seat can be adjusted to height i have a toddler who wishes she could ride around like her older sister lol
Janelle Stava says
I love the foot rest and that it has a kick stand! Great additional features to a great bike!
Sacha Schroeder says
This looks SO cool! Thanks for sharing! Why didn’t they have these when I was little?
Judy Lipcsak says
He’s so cute! My grandson Collin would totally love one of these bikes. This is a great way to help him with his coordination.
Rhonda Greig says
Perfect for the little one just starting out on a bike
Joyce Raymond says
Just plain genius! Plus, you didn’t say if the hand brake is a workable brake, but assuming it is, starting out with a hand brake is great. He/she doesn’t have to “unlearn” the footbreak. I’m impressed!
Debbie Loy says
My great grandaughter is 3 the perfect age for the glider to set her ready for her first bg girls bike.
Kathy Lane says
What a neat bike!My grandson has been asking for a bike lately,and this would be great for him to learn on.I like that you can adjust the seat as needed too.Great review!
These bikes are a great idea!
Georgia Beckman says
This is a fabulous idea! I’ve long thought that training wheels are not really a great aid for learning to ride. They often wobble, become loose & out of place & little ones generally are not “comfortable” with them. The Glide Bike looks like a great idea!
Gayle S says
What a neat little bike and thank you for a great review. Learning to balance is the toughest part to master. I love that the foot pedal is designed to be set parallel to the bike so it isn’t in the way while they learn to use their bike by walking with their feet. Ingenious!
Christina Howell says
I love how this bike allows the kid to ease into riding a bike. I also like how it can be used up to age 5!
Cheryl Rahkonen says
My little grandson wants a bike like his big brother has but there is no way that he could ride one. This glider looks like it was built for him. He would love it.
Judith Coe says
I Love how they can balance with their feet and it is not too tall. Plus the seat being adjustable. Thanks for sharing your review.
my grandson would love this,not to mention his dad would too
natalie nichols says
These are so cool! I would love to get one for my son.
Mandy S says
I really like this because it makes them feel like they can ride like the older kids!! It is so neat and really like the fact that you change the foot pedal around!!
Joseph Skidmore says
Great idea for little ones to learn on, looks easy for the child to learn how to balance on and have fun, gotta love it.
Carrie Phelps says
I love love love this bike & your review. What a great way for a child to learn to balance.
michelle oakley warner says
wow these are cool little bikes, my grandson would love it, thanks for the great review
Sue Leiby-Padlo says
great bike great start
Terry Cover says
Grand-kids right size, and they would be so filled with excitement riding this
Susan K Walker says
Love the pics! How cute your little guy is…These are fantastic. I am sharing this with my friends and family members……and I can see quite a few grandchildren having these soon 🙂
Tracy Muire Hamill says
this would be perfect for my son.
This is great, I can see my toddler son loving this as well – perfect for scooting around the park!
Amanda Geel says
My son would love this bike, he’s always trying to catch up to his older brothers.
This sounds like the perfect beginner’s bike! My daughter can’t wait to take her training wheels off! Thanks for letting us know these types of bikes are out there!
Linda Cartwright says
Love these bkes, my Grandson would love one of these!
Leona Olson says
The mini Glider is the perfect balance bike for him to learn on is good for the little ones. So happy to see a helmet. Teach them when they are young.
Julie Barns says
What took so long for someone to invent this? Hehe
James Weaver says
I love the foot peg on this bike. That is a feature that is not available on other bikes of this type and its made of steel unlike the others that are plastic!
Danielle Whitfield says
My daughter could never master a tricycle, so I think this may be a great way to help her start learning how to ride a bike. Whoever thought of this, came up with a wonderful idea.
I love the adjustable height.
Adriana Lamas says
That bike is incredible! My son can’t wait to take her training wheels off! Thanks for letting us know these types of bikes
That is the best learning bike I have seen in a long time!
Maria Gomez says
perfect way for my little one to learn…
This is such a great way to learn how to ride a bike! I like that it helps them balance and take their time to get used to it opposed to starting on a big bike with everything to confuse and get in the way. This sounds great and looks like such a fun way to learn!
That would be the perfect bike for my kids for them to learn this year.
melissa leyh says
awesome review…looks like hes having so much fun this would be perfect for my son:)
Steph Skaggs-Kunefke says
That is the cutest little bike I have ever seen. Thank you for the chance to win it.
Jolene B says
I would love to have that for my grandchildren!
peggy fedison says
what an absolute awesome bike/ i love it!! my grandson would love this im sure!!! ty
John Pauzauskie says
The low center of gravity is perfect for little ones. Improving balance and learning to steer are useful skills. Great!
theresa russell says
my grandson is autistic and afraid i hieghts so its a nice size
Holly Uhler says
it’s just awesome! I think it’d really help get them off training wheels
Karen Brown says
I have never heard of this bike before, but I love everything I am hearing about it. Sounds like a great way to learn to ride and I love how many ways you can adjust this bike to fit the child’s size and ability.
renee walters says
That is the cutest little bike I have ever seen. My son would love it!
Angela W says
What a super cool bike ! My 2 1/2 year old would love this. What a great way to learn how to ride a bike
Jennifer Dane says
Its a great way for them to learn before getting the big kids bike.
Christina S. says
I like that the child can use the bike for a couple of years because of the seat adjust. And thanks for explaining that the pedal bar/foot rest can be turned. It’s not clear in the giveaway pic. 🙂
Brianne Rushing says
Can’t wait to teach my daughter to ride a bike! This looks like great one to try!
Miranda Welle says
This looks great! That’s so neat that he knew what to do without explanations! I think the bell would be our 2 year olds favorite feature…..lol
Laneva Wynveen says
wow this glidder looks awesome for young children – & safe
Great idea – would love to win the giveaway for our grandchildren
they would have hours of fun
Nelda McKenzie says
This would be a great bike for my 4 year old granddaughter to learn on. I like the fact that it has the balance feature so she can comfortable with the bike before committing to take off on her own
Becky Schollian says
What a fantastic bike!! how simple & easy for the little one learn. My G’son would love this glider bike!!
have wanted one for a while. this would be great for her!
Oh the idea that they can first learn to walk with it then learn to ride with they balance it has sounds so safe dor a small child i need it for my 3 year old in pink she would love to ride with her older brothers
Kelly D. says
I wish I knew about these bikes when my kids were small. I have a 7 year old who is afraid to take off her training wheels!
Corene h. says
Thanks for the great review! This is exactly what my little guy needs!
I love that they are so small and have the foot rest!
Kelly Finton says
These gliders look great! I never even knew that they were available. They look like they are well-built. This would be perfect for my little grandson.
My grandson would love this bike
Debby Chandler says
this bike would be so perfect for my little guy.
Jennifer Lockwood-Hooks says
What an adorable bike, and the review was well written. I hope I win this bike for my granddaughter sounds like a great way to learn how to ride.
Julie B says
Great review! This glide bike is perfect for my little niece.
Amy Tolley says
this bike is super cute….and thanks for the review and the chance to win one…..
love that the seat is adjustable
Maria Iemma says
The bike is adorable – I like the idea of my granddaughter feeling secure and not being afraid of falling.
Rachel P. says
So cool! Great idea!
Birdie Skolfield says
I love that the Glider Bike can be adjusted for him to continue to use through age 5.
Lilia Kharabora says
What a great way to learn how to ride a bike quickly! I like!
Sandra Zumbrun says
The mini Glider is a great bike for the young child to learn how to perfect balancing themselves on a bike by walking along until they’re comfortable enough to glide. With its lower center of gravity and lower speed (1.5mph), it’s easier to learn. Also, the adjustable seat can be easily changed as the child grows in height.
Amanda Metcalf says
Wow… that sounds like a great bike.
Elizabeth Duncan says
My oldest son took 2 years to get comfortable with the big kid bike I wish I had heard of this sooner my lil boy would love this to get him started before he goes to the big bike.
Lora Humphrey says
This looks like it would be easier for my 3 1/2 yr old. He is having problems with pedaling his little tricycle. He walks it instead of rides it.
My Grandson is outgrowing his tricycle and this looks like a great next step!
echo schroeder says
this would be a great first trike!!
thuy vu says
This would be perfect for my toddler.
Its Great how this bike will last as my toddler grows =) I really like that about it!
love to get this for my grandson
like the bike can be adjusted to grow with him…cute pics!
Felisa A. says
I had no idea something like this existed. It would be perfect for my little guy!
Felisa A. says
This would be perfect for my little guy! I didn’t know anything like this existed.
Stephanie Mago-Eagle says
How cute is that bike & thank you for the review I never heard of this bike
cypriania aubergine says
they are tiny for tiny ones.
Jessica Parent says
What a cool bike!!Wish they had these when my big kids were younger…..my youngest doesnt like bike rides cuz he cant keep up with any of the big kids
Mary Dailey says
I love that the seat height can be adjusted!
Dena Sablotny says
Such a cute bike. I wihs these had been out when my niece was little! She had the hardest time learning to balance on her big girl bike.
Allison Bauer says
I have never heard of this bike before. My little guy would love this. He would think he’s as big as his six year old brother! I like that it is a bike that will grow with him as he is only three!
Aaron Holness says
Cool bike to teach kids how to ride a bike.
Raquel N. says
Love this idea and concept for my four year old.
Stacey Roberson says
Such a fun way to learn to balance and get moving! And I love that the seat is adjustable for different heights.
nice bike and a nice reveiw
Candy McDonald says
My little girl has no fear so seeing that this is pretty low to the ground makes me feel good.
June S. says
I like that the seat can be adjusted for different age groups of children.
Cassandra Grant says
I love it! I hope I win!
Missy Marie says
Love this!! My son and nephew would really dig this!
Amanda Selenke says
these are great, my son has something similar and he is not even 2 yet and can ride!
nicole krutz says
my son would love this!! it is perfect!
Wendy Price says
It makes sense to teach stability first.
Lisa Bryant says
This bike would be great for my 3yr old! Love this!
Robert Russon says
Looks like fun
Rana O says
neat, would be perfect for my 4yo nephew
Brenda White Myers says
I think it’s awesome that it can be adjusted to grow with the child and it’s so adoreable too!!
This is so cute! And what a great way to learn to ride a bike. Seems like it would be so much better than training wheels, which don’t really allow for learning balance.
I like that the seat is easily adjustable.
jessica phillips says
I love that it can adjust to the childs hight…because my son is 5 but he is very tall for his age. This bike is awesome , he would really love one of these.
Brigette Streeper says
My daughter has a much older brother. This would be perfect for her to feel included!
Kris DeVoss says
Thank you for this great review …. If I do not win I am going to have to purchase one of these awesome bikes …. Love it!!
agnes christiansen says
THAT IS SO COOL, PERFECT FOR THE GRANDKIDS!
Christina Strapp says
I have heard great things about these bikes. I would love to get this for my daughter.
Michael Lambert says
My wife has been wanting one of these for my daughter. I have heard great things about them.
Amanda M says
These are so cool! My daughter is getting to the age where she wants to ride a bike too but all of the bikes we’ve tried on her her feet don’t reach yet so this would be great for her!
Carolyn Colley says
these glider bikes are so neat, thank you so much for being part of this company, I would love to have this for my grandson
Ginger C says
What a great idea for my grandson who has coordination problems and can’t use the pedals on the tricycle that he has actually outgrown!
Conor S. says
Awesome! I wish I had one of these growing up!
Carolyn Herrell says
This would be perfect for my grandson to learn how to balance so he could ride his big boy bike without training wheels!! Awesome!
Megan Borkowski says
These are so cool! I would love one of these!!
Elizabeth JoAnn Parker says
I think that this will be a great way to help my oldest, (who is 3 1/2), to learn how to balance so that she might learn to ride a bike easier and without training wheels. 🙂
Balance bikes are brilliant. I love that they teach the child to balance so that once they upgrade to a regular bike there is no need for training wheels.
Anna W says
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Krista Grandstaff says
What a fantastic little bike… too cute…my youngest would love this, it would make him feel like a “big boy” 🙂
My little daughter is 3 years old and she love the bike very much.
Janine MacBay says
I love it! Would be great for my son!
Steph Skaggs-Kunefke says
That is the cutest little bike I have ever seen. Thanks for the chance to win it.