My 3-year-old nephew came to stay with us for a week, and my wife got him a proper bike. We saw his “bike” at home in Orlando, an old tricycle he got when he turned 2, and it was just not working for him; his legs are now too long, so he couldn’t pedal well, making him very frustrated and not wanting to ride at all.
This new bike is the perfect size for him. Though he was fussy when he first got on, he quickly picked it up and a couple of days later, was out riding his bike with his uncle and aunt to the nearby park, a distance of about 1/2 mile round-trip. He doesn’t care for speed; he just wants to ride and see what’s out there. That’s a slow biker-in-the-making, for sure.