A "Balance Bike" aka "Run Bike", is a bike without pedals that is used to help teach balance and steering. The bike must be small enough that the rider can walk the bike while standing over the saddle and tall enough that when the rider sits on the seat they can still propel the bike with their legs. When the rider feels confident enough to pick both feet off the ground and coast they are ready to ride a bike with pedals.
Early Rider Classic Balance Bike
Balance Bikes are great for teaching small children to ride. On a Balance Bike, children learn to balance and steer before learning to pedal. On a bike with pedals and training wheels, children learn to pedal and steer before learning to balance.