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Well...they're not new cyclists anymore
Last Post 02/08/2014 09:52 PM by dwils .. 10 Replies.
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Orange Crush


06/02/2013 09:10 PM
...but still relatively green behind the ears (they'll be 10 tomorrow!), their bikes are new from last month, and we need a new thread under this folder.

Vedder River trails today



06/03/2013 07:30 AM

looks like a nice day. I recall the 50 k ride I did with my 8 and 10 year old kids in Denmark.


It is really fun...


06/03/2013 07:38 AM
OC very nice landscape there. The hills are alive with cyclists.


06/04/2013 03:39 PM
Your a good dad!...sure Mrs C is a good mom also....
Gonzo Cyclist


06/09/2013 05:28 PM
very cool!! Great pics!!
Big DanT


06/20/2013 11:19 AM
How do you get them to keep their feet on the pedals?
My 4.5 year old can easily ride her bike, no training wheels, but will drag her feet instead of backpedaling to stop.

I think she is messing with me, as she knows how the brakes work, and shows me when I ask her to before she starts riding.

it's only been @ 2 weeks since she had a bike with pedals, she had a strider before that.

Orange Crush


06/20/2013 01:33 PM
Dan - mine did that for awhile, the dragging feet. But they're 10 now and know what to do. Ripping down a dike like that is fun for them.


07/07/2013 09:00 PM
I am so anti-strider. Teaches bad habits. Instead, put them on training wheels and get them off them quickly. My son was off training wheels at age two. BMX racing at 4. That is good for teaching them. He has quit BMX, but loves mtbiking and road riding at age 7.


07/07/2013 11:40 PM
@Big Dan get a handlebar brake and lose the coaster brakes.

My kid didn't use training wheels and he was riding with pedals at 3, doing tricks and mtb'ing at 4 - strider worked just fine when he was 2 and 3.

He's been using a hand brake since 3, needs more stopping power for the trails now so we're getting him a front brake too.



02/07/2014 07:53 PM
Great photos, great energy!

As much as I like flying around, there is nothing better than getting a new cyclist out for a ride. Young realize how much fun it is, old are reminded how much fun it is!


02/08/2014 09:52 PM
I recently helped my 6 y/o son to learn to ride a bike. It felt awesome
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