Yes! Children must be accompanied by a rider at least 16 years of age to operate the brakes. For safety, all riders must be secured in their own seat. The only exception is infants, who must be secured in a chest harness to an adult rider. Infants in a chest harness travel free. Younger children may not be able to reach the pedals but can be safely buckled in to enjoy the ride. It is not safe for children to be seated on your lap and this is strictly forbidden.