For many of us, learning to ride a bike was a formative experience in our childhoods. We may not remember our own young apprehension, or we may still have a scar from toppling off a bike as we learned; either way, it can be pretty daunting for a child just starting out. Finding the right way to encourage your child to learn can be challenging, too. Do you let your child set the pace of the process, or offer some gentle nudging to get started? Do you use training wheels, lower the seat, run along behind? In a Parents’ View piece, father Mark Trainer offers his perspective on teaching his daughter to ride.
May is National Bike Month and the improved weather (at least in some parts of the state!) provides a great opportunity to drag bikes out of the garage and start the summer off active and strong. Just be sure to wear a helmet and stay safe! Check here for tips on making sure your helmet is safe and secure.