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While I know that riding a bike on Shabbat is not permissible, can a toddler ride a tricycle on a Holiday?



AskTheRabbi.org answered:

Yes, it is permissible. Rabbi Neuwirth, Shmirat Shabbat Kehilchata 6:17, writes that even on Shabbat it is permissible to allow a child to ride a tricycle or to roller skate [blade] so long as the area is surrounded by a Kosher Eiruv. I think that it is important to point out that if a person lives in an area where it is not considered acceptable behavior to ride tricycles on Shabbat one should not allow ones children to do so.


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