BE PATIENT Some kids will take to the sport quickly and some, after showing no interest, will suddenly come around. Keep it fun and let them experience this new adventure at their own pace.
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LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION Stick to car free trails and paths at first. Remember that most kids' bikes Nike Air Max 90 Ltr Ps
kids when they were big enough to ride in the bike trailer, so they felt natural when they started riding on their own. Gloves are also a key safety item. Nike Air Max 90 White Wolf Grey Black Kids fall a lot, and the first thing that hits the ground is usually a hand. Child size gardening mitts are a great substitute for cycling gloves.
GO SOMEWHERE FUN Picking a destination shows your kids that bikes can be used for transportation. Pack a picnic lunch and ride to a park with a playground or pool. Carry extra water and snacks so it's easy to stop and rest whenever your kids want to.
SAFETY CHECK Squeeze the brakes and check that they're contacting rims, not tires. Hold the front wheel between your legs and try turning the handlebar. If the bar twists, re center it and tighten the stem bolt behind the handlebar. Lift the bike and give each wheel a spin shouldn't rub against the brake pads. Check tire pressure at least every other week. Kids love to ride over curbs, and low tire pressure will cause pinch flats and rim damage. Check the seat height regularly saddle that's too low can cause knee problems.
are relatively heavy for their size, so climbing hills will feel much more difficult to your child than to you. Explain that it's easier to climb by spinning in a smaller gear than by grinding in a big one. Find a grassy slope in a park to practice going faster and braking without skidding. Of course, a few skids can add to the fun improve kids' bike handling skills. When your kids are ready, take them to low traffic streets and intersections to teach them the rules of the road.
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Helping your kids discover cycling can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Sharing the thrill of conquering a climb without stopping and then zipping safely down the other side for the first time is something both you and your child won't soon forget. (I still remember my first one speed bike with a coaster brake how hard I worked to see how far I could skid the rear tire.) These tips will help keep the journey fun for everyone.
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