1. Removing the pedals from the bike.
2. Adjusting the bike height for proper fit.
3. Choosing a safe area to practice.
4. Teaching your child how to perform little steps, big steps, and "bunny hops" through basic cone drills.
The main idea of week 1 is to get your child feeling comfortable pushing their bike around with their feet without pedals.
1. Introduce more advance cone drills.
2. Improve turning on bike by emphasizing leaning.
3. Simple coasting challenge.
The main idea of week 2 is to increase their ability to maneuver their bike with full control in the direction they want.
1. Review small steps, big steps, bunny hops.
2. Coasting on bike for longer distances.
3. Propelling a bike by pedaling.
4. Quick braking.
Your child could be riding by week 3 if they have enough practice! You will learn in week 3 an excellent test to gauge when your child is ready to ride a bike with pedals. Once they are riding, teaching them proper braking will help avoid crashes.
1. Advanced turning and stopping drills.
2. Refining turning.
3. Reinforcing safety precautions.
4. Learning fun activities like pedaling standing up or riding with one hand.
We don’t want to just teach your child how to ride a bike; we want them to be the best/safest rider in the neighborhood. By the end of this 4-week program, we want you to be comfortable that your child can ride a bike well without much supervision.