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Riding a bike is so much fun but it can be frustrating to teach your child to ride a bike and kids often get scared trying.

I found a great video showing a great way to teach your kids to ride a bike with 5 easy easy steps.

1. Remove the pedals off the bike

2. Get your child to walk while keeping the bike balanced

3. Your child will progress from walking to gliding with both feet off the ground

4. Put the pedals back on the bike

5. Ride!

Watch the Youtube video for full instructions:

I love this! This could be done on a balance bike also. I think that building up your child’s confidence with balancing the bike is important before they pedal because that’s why they get scared, if they feel unbalanced they feel like they will fall off. I am definitely going to try this one.

Have you ever taught your child to ride their bike? Do you have any tips to SHARE in the below?

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  • I never thought about doing the whole walking/gliding thing. Great idea!

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  • O.M.G. That is sheer GENIUS! I LOVE this! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  • my family joke my 24yo son would still be on training wheels if I was in charge…

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  • Learning to ride a bike is one of the most wonderful childhood delights.

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  • A great way to teach a child to ride a bike. I needed this 10 years ago!

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  • Great idea – this seems to also rule out using training wheels.

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  • Yeah learning to pedal can be tricky too. I do think this method is pretty good though.

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  • I have tried to teach my Daughter to ride her bike but we are not quite there yet. She has no problem riding her scooter l didn’t have to teach her at all to ride the scooter even though you steer it with your feet she tought me that not bad for a 2 & half year old girl

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  • I bought my 3yo daughter a small bike thinking she would just pick up the pedalling. I’d seen all my friends kids literally just pick up a bike and ride, much to their mothers horror and delight haha i had never thought of taking the pedals off though and letting her learn that way. There are balance bikes available of course but i don’t see the point of buying 2 bikes.
    When we were kids (25+ years ago….hehe) i remember dad taking us to the beach and just pushing us off and letting us go. Apparently the sand isn’t as hard as bitumen…or so dad keeps trying to tell us haha

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  • Thanks for posting – must admit after my first child learned to ride, he seemed to teach all my other children and I never had the problem.

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  • Wow this is perfect. I’ve been trying to get my 5 year old to part with his training wheels but he has been way to scared. I’m definitely going to give this technique a go.

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  • Very clever indeed. An interesting and smart perspective.

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  • This is a great idea, unlike the days where we just had to jump on and go and stack a million times lol

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  • interesting ..wish I had tried this with my children.

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  • Make sure your child knows how to operate the brakes, so they can stop and not ride into something or have something run into them. The first time I succeeded in riding alone I crashed into our garage door. Also that they can steer it properly. I know one child who missed the corner and crashed into a tree, its trunk against the kerb so there was no room to move over because of passing traffic. Another child I know wasn’t watching where he was going properly, didn’t brake soon enough and rode into the back of a stationary car. No damage to the car as it had a solid metal bumper bar and only the rubber tyre touched it.

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