Make Biking Fun: 30+ Accessories for Kids’ Bikes
Biking is a fun outdoor activity for kids and a great way to get kids active and support their independence. Riding a bike is also a great way to teach your child about their surroundings and make them more mindful of their neighborhood and location. If you want to take your biking fun to the next level, here are some cool gadgets, gizmos, and accessories for kids’ bikes. We’re sharing 30+ fun and creative ideas for accessories for kids’ bikes, which will add hours to their outdoor biking fun! From bike speakers and lights, to toys and safety items, we’ve rounded up the best accessories for kids’ bikes we could find!
Safety accessories for kids’ bikes
Headlight + taillight – Add an extra level of safety to your child’s bike with these USB rechargeable bike lights. The headlight and rear lights feature a one-touch switch with four different lighting modes: full brightness, half brightness, fast flashing, and slow flashing. The silicone mount straps tightly fit around many size seat posts, handlebars, seat risers, backpacks, helmets and stretch to keep lights secure and firm. Versatile enough for cycling, hiking, camping, or any outdoor activity.
Bike bell – Every kid needs a fun bicycle bell on their bike. Bike bells come in many fun designs, shapes, sizes, and colors. We like this dome mini brass bell, which has a loud clear tone. It fits handlebars between diameters 21mm – 23mm (0.83in – 0.90in) and installs in just one minute.
Bike horn – If bells aren’t your kids’ thing, how about a horn? This polished stainless steel horn is non-fading, durable, and weather-resistant. The rubber ball is soft for use and has an unmistakable honk sound to let everyone know you’re coming. Easy to install with a hex key/screwdriver on the handlebars of your child’s bike.
Bike safety flag – Increase the visibility of your littlest cyclist’s bike with this heavy-duty fiberglass pole and attached orange safety flat. The pole is strong enough to handle strong wind, tree branches, and other possible impacts. Easy to install 2 piece design with a maximum height of 6ft. Make family bike rides much safer for all riders.
Bike lock – Keep your child’s bike secure when not in use with a fun, colorful bike lock. This 5-digit resettable combination chain lock offers 100000 combinations for added security. Super easy to set and reset your combination. These bike locks have bright, colorful silicone covers, which are scratch-proof and weather resistant. 4 foot long and 1/2 inch thick cable is long enough for securing in most locations.
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Fun accessories for kids’ bikes
Wire bike basket – Whether your child wants to bring their stuffed animal along for a ride or collect rocks while they’re out exploring, bike baskets are really fun kids bike accessories. This basket is made from durable metal wire, with a rust-resistant coating and adjustable sturdy hook loop straps. Ready to install and remove without any additional installation tools. They also come in multiple solid colors.
LED bike wheel lights – Gain visibility from all directions with these colorful #1 best-selling bike wheel lights and make yours the coolest bike in town. These lights are waterproof and durable, with 2 modes for creating different effects (constant or flashing). They have long-lasting batteries and are easy to install with no tools required. Come with a free manufacturer’s lifetime warranty and 24/7 support.
Personalized license plate – Let your young rider pick their favorite word or phrase and have it printed on a custom mini state license plate! These personalized vanity license plates are aluminum and printed with UV-resistant ink. Waterproof, rustproof, and lightweight. 7 x 4 inches and comes with 4 predrilled holes, ready and easy to attach.
Handlebar streamers – If you want a simple way to add some colorful flair to your bike, check out these fun bike handlebar tassels. The ribbon streamers will fly and dance in the wind while riding. They easily insert into the handlebars of most kids’ bikes, tricycles, and scooters. And they come in a variety of colors. If you want sparkly iridescent ones, the Dimension bicycle streamers are another great option.
Reflective spoke skins wraps – These spoke tubes are covered with a reflective film, which reflect light and helps with the safety of cyclists. The tubes come in a variety of colors, so your child can decorate their bike wheels with their favorite colors. They’re easy to install and easy to clean.
Spokester bicycle noise maker – If your kids love noisy motorcycles, turn their bike into one with a Spokester noisemaker. Do you remember sticking playing cards into your bike spokes to get that loud sound? This little gadget does that for you! This fun bicycle accessory for kids adds realistic motorcycle exhaust sound with just a snap! The durable plastic lasts for hundreds of miles and won’t damage your bike wheels like clothespins or plastic bottles.
Bike graffiti chalk set – Turn a bike ride into an art project by attaching this chalk holder frame to your bike and leaving a chalk trail behind. The device can be attached to any bicycle’s rear frame tubes so that your child can make colorful pictures when riding down the street, cruising in the lane, or winding on the sidewalk.
Training wheels – These Wald training wheels support riders until they’re ready to ride on their own. For single-speed bikes, the 5 1/2″ diameter plated steel wheels with rubber tires are intended for use by riders weighing up to 100 pounds. The new frame adapters enable this wheel set to be mounted on bicycles with .75 and 1.00-inch rear frame tubes and both 16-inch wheels and 20-inch wheels.
Kickstand – Many kids’ pedal bikes don’t come with a kickstand. If that’s the case, consider adding a kickstand to your child’s bike to keep it better protected. This kickstand is made of high-quality aluminum alloy, which is rust-resistant, waterproof, and durable. It’s easy to use, and sturdy. Has a wide non-slip rubber foot pad to ensure more resting stability and protect the floor from scratches.
Handlebar grips – Kids’ bike handlebar grips tend to wear out or get torn up quickly. If you need a replacement or an upgrade, these mini handlebar grips are comfortable and shock-absorbing made with soft rubber. The oversize bar end helps keep your little one’s hand away from the ends of the grip and also serves as extra cushion when the bike falls over on the side. Designed with a 22.2-mm or 0.87-inch inner diameter to be compatible with the majority of children’s tricycles, scooters, balance bikes, and push bikes.
Police sirens and lights – Calling all safety patrol! If your child is ready to enforce the traffic laws in your neighborhood, add these fun LED police lights with a siren to their bike! Not only are they a fun way for kids to engage in pretend play, but they also add safety to your ride.
Bicycle pinwheels – Add a fun personal touch to your little rider’s bike handlebars with this colorful pinwheel that spins as you pick up speed on your bike. Fits most bicycle handlebars and is easy to attach.
Gel seat cover and cushion – Kids’ bike seats can be uncomfortable. Most are made from very hard rigid plastic or inexpensive plastic that rips or tears. This gel-cushioned seat cover is the perfect bike accessory for uncomfy seats. The foam and ultra-soft gel bike seat cushion can reduce vibration and accelerates cooling. Has an anti-skid design, which keeps you away from the trouble of sliding or shifting at high-speed riding. Easy to pull and lock the drawstring and suitable for kids’ bikes.
Water bottle holder – If you want to keep your child hydrated on a bike ride (and don’t want to have to carry their water bottle), look into these easy-to-install water bottle holders. The holder can be easily locked in different positions of the bicycle by adjusting the claws directly by the manual rotary handle. No need for screw holes on the bicycle. Suitable for holding all kinds of water cups, water bottles, bottles, cans, etc.
Mountain bike pedals – An easy way to add color and customization to your child’s old bike (or even a new bike) is by replacing the standard pedals with fun ones. These mountain bike pedals are made of strong nylon fiber and high-strength chromium-molybdenum steel ingot, which is impact-resistant, wear-resistant, corrosion-resistant, and durable. The pedals have a fully-sealed bearing that keeps the main shaft away from water and dust. Each pedal has eight anti-skid nails to increase friction and prevent foot slipping, with reflectors that greatly improve safety.
Bike gloves – While not as important as bike helmets for safety, gloves can keep your child’s hands from getting skinned in the event of a crash. These gloves are sized for the smallest of cyclists riding single-speed bicycles, from 1 year old up to 8 years-old. They’re designed to keep your kids’ hands comfortable and protected while engaging in their favorite sport. With a soft thumb material for wiping runny noses and loops at fingers for easy removal.
Bike bubble machine – Turn your kid’s bike into a portable bubble-maker with this attachable bubble machine. You can install the bubble machine under the bicycle saddle when riding. Pour the bubble solution in, press the switch, and enjoy a bubble trip. It’s lightweight, runs of 4 AA batteries and makes hundreds of bubbles!
Bike cones – Add some fun colorful cones to your bike riding to take the fun and games to the next level. These little cones may seem simple, but you’d be surprised how much kids love using them to make obstacle and challenge courses. They can swerve and race through the riding zone and use them in all kinds of creative ways to make up games, races and courses for the whole neighborhood.
Bike accessories for older kids
Handlebar bicycle bag – If you have an older kid that isn’t into the basket but could use storage, consider a handlebar bike bag. This bag mounts securely either on your handlebars or under your seat with a two-point buckle attachment. Attaches to all types of handlebars. Has a stiff inner shell that helps the bag maintain its shape. Is made from heavyweight polyester construction to ensure durability.
Speedometer/odometer – Any tech-loving kid (or speed demon) will appreciate this fun bike accessory. This is better for more mature kids, as it will encourage them to ride more to see their distance rack up and top speeds noted. Automatically wakes from sleep mode upon sensing vibration in the bicycle. Bright LCD display to easily view ride statistics. Small size, lightweight, wireless, waterproof design makes it convenient and durable. This bicycle computer measures speed, distance, and riding time.
Crankbrothers multitool – Older children, teens, and tweens are mature enough to be able to help with the maintenance of their bikes. This multitool includes ten tools, which are perfect for beginners, tune-ups, and chain adjustments. It comes with a disc-brake rotor-friendly Torx T-25 wrench, seven hex wrench sizes, a Phillips and a flat head screwdriver.
Bike repair stand – Speaking of bike repair, if your older child is interested in bicycle repair and maintenance, a repair stand may be very useful. This stand has a 360-degree rotatable clamp with a lever to hold your bike steady, with adjustable height. The aluminum alloy frame holds a max load of 60 pounds (more than most adult bikes). The big tray has a customized place for tools, with a magnet to collect screws and nuts. Super steady base with rubber feet won’t scratch the floor.
Camelbak hydration packs – If your child’s bike frame isn’t large enough for a water bottle holder (or if your older child wants to carry more water, snacks, and other stuff), we highly recommend the Camelbak Mini MULE hydration pack. The pack is small enough for kids to carry 1.5L of water (best for 5-year-olds and up). It’s lightweight with a built-in safety whistle, extra storage pockets, and reflective accents for visibility in low-light environments.
Rearview mirror – If your child rides their bike on the road or anywhere with traffic, consider adding a rearview mirror for safety, so they can keep an eye on what’s behind them. This durable convex mirror has a diameter of 3.23 inches with a bendy shaft to easily adjust the mirror angle.
Bike ramp – If your little daredevils are ready to add some air to their biking skills, a portable bike ramp is a blast! This ramp is solid, durable, and stylish, with an astonishing width of 23.62 inches and weight capacity of 3 adults. It has a slip-resistant finish, non-slip rubber feet, and adjustable height for bike jumps with BMX bikes. It’s portable and easy to store. Assembles in 1 minute, no tools required.
Bluetooth speaker – Add some fun tunes to your bike rides with a wireless Bluetooth speaker. The UE Roll 2 Volcano is both waterproof and shockproof, which means it can withstand a lot of abuse when you’re outside on the trails. It attaches anywhere and has a super long (up to 9 hours) rechargeable battery life. Comes in many different colors.
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For more biking content
If you’re interested in reading more about biking with kids, here are a few posts you should check out:
- How to Get Started Mountain Biking with Kids
- Tips for Biking with Kids
- Gear Review: Burley Bike Trailer & Double Stroller