At just about four and a half, Holden rode a two-wheeler for the first time. He was amazing. With his dad’s encouragement, he rode down half a block, then a block, then around the park. Before our 40 minute riding session was over, he had figured out how to start by himself. Next lesson: stopping.
Do you know the Justin Roberts song about learning to ride a bike? Taking Off My Training Wheels is funny because its so true: “started off with three wheels, then I went to four, just to get to two” (from the album Meltdown! which I love).
In our case, we went from 3 to 2 to 1 just to get back to 2.
THREE. We started Holden with a tricycle that he couldn’t pedal. Having watched many two- and three-year olds on a tricycle, I got the impression that it was hard. Have you ever tried it? I rode a big tricycle last year at the preschool bikeathon and it was frakking hard (pictured below).