The 7 Best Bikes to Get Your Whole Family Outside

Two of the best bikes from Walmart Editor's picks

A bike ride is a great way to get your entire family outdoors for fresh air and quality time. It allows you to explore new neighbourhoods or parks, relieve stress and teach kids balance and coordination (all while wearing off pent-up energy!). Basically, biking is a win-win every time you go for a spin. And whether your gang is into trail riding or city cruising, or you’re planning to introduce the little one to two wheels, we’ve got the best bike for you.

Have no idea where to begin? Our bike buying guide can help.

Our editor’s picks

Age range: 10 years and up

Wheel size: 27.5 inches

Weight: 37.81 pounds

Brake type: Front and rear linear pull breaks

Number of speeds: 21

Frame material: Aluminum

  • Easy to handle

  • Gear shifting may be a bit finicky

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Age range: 15 years and up

Wheel size: Not listed

Weight: 50.7 pounds

Brake type: Front and rear linear pull breaks

Number of speeds: 6

Frame material: Aluminum

  • Charges in just four hours

  • Too tall for short adults

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Age range: 12 years and up

Wheel size: 26 inches

Weight: 33 pounds

Brake type: F disk brake

Number of speeds: 21

Frame material: Steel

  • Top-of-the-line parts

  • Pricey

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Age range: 14 years and up

Wheel size: 26 inches

Weight: 42 pounds

Brake type: Coaster brake

Number of speeds: 1

Frame material: Steel

  • Comes with an insulated cooler

  • Meant only for flat roads

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Age range: 5 years and up

Wheel size: 20 inches

Weight: 34 pounds

Brake type: Front and rear linear pull brakes

Number of speeds: 6

Frame material: Steel

  • Comfy handlebars with good grip in wet weather

  • Assembly kit could use more tools

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Age range: 6 years and up

Wheel size: 20 inches

Weight: 31.86 pounds

Brake type: Front caliper and rear u-brakes

Number of speeds: 1

Frame material: Steel

  • Excellent traction

  • Not meant for long family rides

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Age range: 4 to 6 years

Wheel size: 16 inches

Weight: 22.7 pounds

Brake type: Coaster brakes

Number of speeds: 1

Frame material: Steel

  • Comes with training wheels

  • Seat is not great quality

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In this guide
What's the right bike size for your child?

Use this table as a general guide:

Approximate age Child’s height Wheel size
2 to 5 26 to 34 inches 12 inches
4 to 8 34 to 42 inches 16 inches
6 to 9 42 to 48 inches 18 inches
7 to 10 48 to 50 inches 20 inches
9 and up 50 inches and up 24 inches
Types of bikes
Green and black mountain bike from Walmart Mountain bikes

Rolling resistance, gearing and heavy-duty suspension systems make these bikes perfect for trails, country roads and any other type of off-road riding. They come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes for riders of all ages and skill levels.

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Road bikes

If you’re looking for a quick, smooth ride, a road bike is the ticket. The slick designs and lightweight components are created for speed, but they also work well for urban touring and even commuting.

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Grey electric bike from Walmart Electric bikes

Pedal-assist bikes make long commutes and hilly weekend explorations a little easier—and less sweaty! Electric bikes (a.k.a. e-bikes) are city bikes with a motor that you can switch on when you’d like a little extra power.

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Cruiser bikes

Designed for smooth, comfortable riding, cruisers (sometimes called urban bikes) typically boast an upright riding position, wide tires and a cushy saddle. They’re perfect for pedaling around the neighbourhood.

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Kids bike with training wheels from Walmart Kids' bikes

Children’s bikes have come a long way, baby. All of the styles and features available to adults are open to pint-size riders, too. Plus, there are balance bikes and bikes with training wheels, for the littlest cyclists.

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Men's versus women's bikes

If you’re trying to decide between a men’s bike or a women’s bike, know that women’s bikes tend to have smaller frames (best for shorter people), narrower handlebars (to fit narrower shoulders) and different seats. Does that mean women have to buy women’s bikes and vice versa? Absolutely not! Buy the bike that you like and fits your frame and you can swap out the seat later if necessary.

Best mountain bike
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  • Age range: 10 years and up

  • Wheel size: 27.5 inches

  • Weight: 37.81 pounds

  • Brake type: Front and rear linear pull breaks

  • Number of speeds: 21

  • Frame material: Aluminum

Get ready to rack up some sweaty, muddy miles on your local trails. A new mountain biker will be able to push their limits on steep climbs, rocky turns and enjoy long park runs, too. This well-rounded mountain bike delivers on handling, reliability and price.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The bike’s full suspension makes for easy handling.

  • It comes with 21-speed twist shifters and a Shimano rear derailleur, which allow you to comfortably ride on a variety of terrains.

  • The alloy wheels and three-piece cranks round out the very respectable specs.

Cons
  • Reviewers note that the gear shifting might be a bit finicky.

  • The seat is hard, but that’s standard for bike seats because they’re designed to support your sit bones and soft tissues.

The draw
Great bike, easy to assemble and smooth ride. Great price.
-Tammy123456789, Walmart customer
The downside
I think it’s a very good bike as it handled the trail very well. The only thing that could be a little better is if the seat could be a bit softer.
-Morg67, Walmart customer
Best electric bike
Hyper Electric 700c Aluminum Electric Bike, Unisex Hyper Electric 700c Aluminum Electric Bike, Unisex Hyper Electric 700c Aluminum Electric Bike, Unisex Hyper Electric 700c Aluminum Electric Bike, Unisex Hyper Electric 700c Aluminum Electric Bike, Unisex Hyper Electric 700c Aluminum Electric Bike, Unisex Hyper Electric 700c Aluminum Electric Bike, Unisex Hyper Electric 700c Aluminum Electric Bike, Unisex Hyper Electric 700c Aluminum Electric Bike, Unisex
  • Age range: 15 years and up

  • Wheel size: Not listed

  • Weight: 50.7 pounds

  • Brake type: Front and rear linear pull breaks

  • Number of speeds: 6

  • Frame material: Aluminum

You’ll be able to tackle that hill, go the extra mile (or more!) and commute to work without breaking a sweat on this pedal-assist motorized bike. It reaches a top speed of 20 miles per hour and the battery has a run time of an hour, which should be plenty of juice to get you anywhere you need to go.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • For an e-bike, the price can’t be beaten.

  • It comes with a rear hub brushless 36V/250W electric motor that charges in just four hours.

  • A front suspension fork provides extra comfort on bumps and uneven terrain.

Cons
  • The minimum rider height is 5’4”, which might not accommodate petite teens and adults.

  • It’s also heavy and doesn’t have a quick-release front wheel, so keep that in mind if you plan to transport the e-bike in your vehicle.

The draw
Best bike ever. I always loved going for bike rides but hated the hills, now it is so effortless. You still get some exercise but you don’t even notice because its not a struggle whenever there is an incline. Love, love, love this bike.
-Shirl, Walmart customer
The downside
As noted by other reviews, this is for a taller rider. My wife is 5'5.5 and it is difficult. Not a low step-through and the extended luggage rack makes it difficult for her to get on the bike. I think it is a great entry into electric bikes.
-Robert, Walmart customer
Best road bike
GoTyger 21-Speed Sport Bike, Unisex
  • Age range: 12 years and up

  • Wheel size: 26 inches

  • Weight: 33 pounds

  • Brake type: F disk brake

  • Number of speeds: 21

  • Frame material: Steel

If you’re ready to upgrade to a legit road bike, this GoTyger model could be your new set of wheels. This all-around race bike has a low weight, high stiffness and fast handling. Get ready to tear up the tarmac!

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • This bike boasts top-of-the-line parts, including Shimano front and rear derailleurs and Shimano shifters.

  • A carbon fibre fork reduces unnecessary weight and cuts down on road buzz.

  • It comes with an Intense Cycles branded torque wrench set and shock pump, so you have precision tools for final assembly and to keep your new bike in peak shape.

Cons
  • This bike comes with a heftier price tag than some of its competitors but, with so many features, it’s a worthy investment.

Best cruiser bike
Huffy Capitol Beach Cruiser Bike, Women's Huffy Capitol Beach Cruiser Bike, Women's Huffy Capitol Beach Cruiser Bike, Women's Huffy Capitol Beach Cruiser Bike, Women's Huffy Capitol Beach Cruiser Bike, Women's Huffy Capitol Beach Cruiser Bike, Women's
  • Age range: 14 years and up

  • Wheel size: 26 inches

  • Weight: 42 pounds

  • Brake type: Coaster brake

  • Number of speeds: 1

  • Frame material: Steel

This classic easy-rider bike is built for laidback comfort. It won’t be a go-to for hills or bumpy trails, but if you’re cruising city streets, or making a short commute to the office, this relaxing ride won’t disappoint.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • Thanks to a padded spring saddle, you’ll be able to ride in comfort.

  • With no gears and a classic rear coaster brake (meaning you pedal back to stop), this retro-style bike is basic in the best way.

  • It comes with an insulated cooler attached to the handlebars that even has a clear, touch-screen-enabled pocket for a smartphone.

Cons
  • While a steel frame is a classic choice, it’s also heavy, which could be a challenge for off-season storage or taking it on and off a bike rack.

  • Don’t expect to ride plenty of hills or rough terrain. As the name suggests, this bike is meant for cruising.

Best kids' mountain bike
Movelo Algonquin Steel Mountain Bike Movelo Algonquin Steel Mountain Bike Movelo Algonquin Steel Mountain Bike Movelo Algonquin Steel Mountain Bike Movelo Algonquin Steel Mountain Bike Movelo Algonquin Steel Mountain Bike
  • Age range: 5 years and up

  • Wheel size: 20 inches

  • Weight: 34 pounds

  • Brake type: Front and rear linear pull brakes

  • Number of speeds: 6

  • Frame material: Steel

If you have a kid who’s set to shred, this geared-up bike with knobby tires and pull brakes is ready to rip! This little mountain bike is a great option for kids who are ready for more advanced trails.

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The seat binder bolt can be adjusted to raise or lower the seat post to the right height (now and next year when your child grows!).

  • The flat all-terrain-style handlebars come with comfy grips that work well in wet and dry weather.

  • The bike has a limited lifetime frame and fork warranty, in case of mishaps.

Cons
  • Some reviewers have commented that the gear shifting is a bit tough to maneuver for little hands.

  • According to some reviews, the assembly kit could do with a few more tools to make it easier to get the bike up and running.

The draw
Attractive bike—sturdy and smooth riding. My son is very happy. It did take an hour to assemble with a wrench and some determination—worth it.
-Momma Mina, Walmart customer
The downside
There were no tools included for the handlebar. I had to take it to a mechanic shop and pay to have it tightened. Make it easier for parents by adding the tools that are necessary. Other than that he loves it.
-Tonygrace, Walmart customer
Best kids' BMX bike
Hyper Jet Fuel BMX Hyper Jet Fuel BMX Hyper Jet Fuel BMX Hyper Jet Fuel BMX Hyper Jet Fuel BMX Hyper Jet Fuel BMX Hyper Jet Fuel BMX Hyper Jet Fuel BMX Hyper Jet Fuel BMX
  • Age range: 6 years and up

  • Wheel size: 20 inches

  • Weight: 31.86 pounds

  • Brake type: Front caliper and rear u-brakes

  • Number of speeds: 1

  • Frame material: Steel

The jet fuel-inspired paint job is telling—this BMX bike can take off like a rocket, thanks to its light 48-spoke alloy rims. And, with platform pedals and a rotor for 360-degree handlebar rotation, kids can learn some real tricks. Your little thrillseeker will be attempting bar turns and bunny hops in no time!

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The front caliper and rear U-brakes offer superior stopping ability.

  • The multi-surface tires provide excellent traction on gravel and pavement.

  • It’s sized for kids but, with a max weight of 220 pounds, Mom or Dad can probably try out a few tricks, too!

Cons
  • This model is a legit BMX bike, which means it’s probably not ideal for your average six-year-old or new rider. (But it’s great for intermediate riders who are ready to hone their skills!)

  • As a bike made for tricks, it’s not made for long meandering family rides.

The draw
As pictured. Gorgeous bike!
-Shannon Sakalauskas, Walmart customer
The downside
The bike was in good condition and pre-assembled. However, parts needed tightening before it was ready to ride.
-Chocoholic3470, Walmart customer
Best kids' cruiser bike
Movelo Rush Steel Bike Movelo Rush Steel Bike Movelo Rush Steel Bike Movelo Rush Steel Bike Movelo Rush Steel Bike Movelo Rush Steel Bike
  • Age range: 4 to 6 years

  • Wheel size: 16 inches

  • Weight: 22.7 pounds

  • Brake type: Coaster brakes

  • Number of speeds: 1

  • Frame material: Steel

As far as starter bikes go, this one checks all the boxes: sturdy steel frame, junior-sized everything, from pedals to handlebars, and removable training wheels. But if your little one is more into pink and blue than green and black, check out the Movelo Razzle!

Pros
Cons
Pros
  • The front caliper and rear U-brakes provide superior stopping.

  • The padded handlebars with squishy PVC grips make the bike comfy (and safer!) for little riders.

  • It’s very easy to assemble and the sturdy training wheels can be removed when your kid is ready to graduate to unassisted riding.

Cons
  • The seat has a cool design but it’s not very well made. (You can swap it out if you choose.)

The draw
Very nice. Easy to assemble. Grandson loves it and has been out riding every day (with the trading wheels on it). He's 6, almost 7. His confidence is growing riding such a nice bike. We would recommend this bike to others!
-Debbie, Walmart customer
The downside
The seat was a little blah, so I was in the process of changing it. You have to unscrew the seat itself with a screwdriver, then spray some WD-40 to twist the seat off the base pole. After that, you can put whatever seat you want.
-eyom, Walmart customer
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How we choose products

Simply put, we don’t recommend any products we wouldn’t buy ourselves. Our writers leverage a number of sources as a starting point, including reputable third-party reviews, Walmart.ca user reviews, and Walmart Canada’s category specialists. theHUB editorial staff has final say for all products included in this guide.

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