Wednesday, May 18th, 2022

Teaching Kids to Ride A Bike ??‍♂️

Is your child struggling to learn how to ride their bike?


1) Read an article from AtlantaCycling can help with helpful tips and instructions: “Teach Your Kids To Ride Without Training Wheels In One Easy Lesson

2) Try a Balance Bike or Remove the pedals from their bike so they learn to balance, as they move.
A balance bike is a pedal-less bike with two wheels. Kids ride them like regular bikes, but they are powered by a child’s running legs rather than pedals.
Video: Transition from Balance Bike to Pedal Bike

Balance Bike
Balance Bikes

3) Watch a Video!: Teach your child to ride a bike in 45 Minutes by Cycling Weekly

4) Try a class: REI offers a class that includes step by step, engaging activities that’ll get them rolling in no time. Their kid-friendly instructors will provide a combination of personalized and group instruction to help overcome fears, teach important skills such as starting and stopping, and help them understand how to maneuver their bike around obstacles.

WHAT YOU NEED: Students should arrive with their own bike with the training wheels removed. They should be able to sit on the seat with their feet flat on the ground.

REI Gear provided:

  • Bike Tools – Items necessary for making quick adjustments and repairs in the field.
  • Bike pump – A portable bike pump that is attached to the bike.
  • Group First Aid Kit – Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illness

AGES: This class is for children 5-11 years old, and accompanying adults will be expected to support their budding cyclist throughout.

WHEN: Sessions at Alpharetta Location in Summer 2021


Do you have other suggestions for parents with kids struggling to get up on 2 wheels?

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