Best kids’ bike helmets 2024 - Safe helmets that children will actually want to wear

Anyone looking for the best kids’ bike helmet probably has a love for cycling and is looking to pass that along. As a parent myself I know that one of the most rewarding things is passing on my own interests to my children and seeing what they do with them. My son was in a bike trailer long before he could walk and he had his own first balance bike not long after. He's always been an enthusiastic helper testing the best kids’ bikes and sharing his thoughts with readers. 

Josh Ross
Josh Ross

My son is 12 and he’s ridden a bike since the time he’s been able to lift a balance bike. Together we’ve tested bike helmets for kids for over a decade while I've also tested all manner of adult helmets, from aero road to those made for riding an ebike. I know what it’s like to be a father helping a child with a helmet and I know what it’s like to use a helmet. 

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx

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