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Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

These bike helmets, bells and cycling accessories ensure your child's safety while adding an element of fun.

By Carolyn Morris

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Bike gear for kids

It is the law in most provinces to wear a helmet while riding a bike. Who says, however, that bicycle helmets and other accessories have to look dorky to keep kids protected? We've found some stylish designs that will keep your child safe and sound and some unique accessories that add some personal expression to any outing.


Bike gear: Cute accessories for kidsPhoto: Mari/iStockphoto

Paul Frank helmet

This hardshell helmet features the famous Paul Frank monkeys. Your little one will be the talk of the town with this cool design — literally, because there are 12 vents to keep his head from overheating. 

Where to Buy? Bell Fraction B-Boy Julius Graphic Sport Youth Helmet
$50
Sport Chek

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Nutcase helmet

This foam-filled helmet has four sets of insert liners for extra comfort and to help it snuggly fit to your child's head. There's an anti-pinch magnetic buckle for easy one-handed operation and rust proof rivets, too. The helmet is covered in daisies but it means serious business.
Where to Buy? Daisy Crazy Youth Helmet
$65
Nutcase Helmets

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Giro helmet

This adjustable bike helmet for children and toddlers has a built-in visor for that extra bit of sun protection. It has 20 vents with built-in bug netting to keep heads cool and has a wide variety of designs, like this airplane theme.
Where to Buy? Me2 Infant Helmet
$30
877-358-2239

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Side mirror

On a bike, a mirror is key so you aren't turning your whole body around when you hear the slightest peep from the trailer or back seat. This mirror slips into the end of a handlebar, and provides a great view of your precious cargo in the chariot.
Where to Buy? Mountain Mirrycle
$20
The Cycle Path

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Hand-painted bell

Wave hello to passersby with one of these hand-painted bicycle bells. This Canadian-made product uses only eco-friendly paint that is baked on to ensure weather resistance. Also available in orange and ice cream.
Where to Buy? Hand-Painted Bike Bells
$29
Poketo

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Bike light

For kids who might be out a little past dark (or even on a foggy day), this bike light provides two LED bulbs to help your child be seen in traffic up to 600 meters away. They're made of silicone, meaning they are easy to mount almost anywhere on a bike. 
Where to Buy? Skully Skull Light
$20
West Side Cycle

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Bicycle basket

These Nantucket bike baskets are the strongest around. Made from high-quality rattan and willow, the baskets are the perfect solution when you need to carry snacks for the kids or grab a few groceries. 
Where to Buy? Bike Basket
$60
Nantucket

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Bike lock

This lock is specifically designed for children, meaning the lock and key system is easy to use. It's a great way to get your kids in the habit of locking their bike every time the family is out and about. And don't worry, it comes with a spare key as well for parental safekeeping.
Where to Buy? Kids' Bike Lock
$15
West Side Cycle

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Handlebar decoration

Want to give your child's bike a little something extra? Try one of these handlebar flowers, available in 10 different styles, including a rose, a sunflower, a carnation and more!
Where to Buy? Flower Handlebar Decoration
$15
Electra Bike

Bike gear: Cute accessories for kids

Great biking tips

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