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All three of my children learned without training wheels by removing the pedals and focusing on balance. First on flat areas then slight declines. It only took a few sessions like this before I put pedals back on, allowing them to focus more on the easy part of pedaling and breaking. For the youngest ( 3yrs) it took a few more balance sessions than the older 4 & 5 year olds, now at 5, 7 and 8 they love to bike. So based on our experience, I would highly recommend this method since it was very successful for us and as a bonus a very inexpensive way to do it. BTW we have never spent more than $20 on a kids bike and probably won't until they get into geared bikes.

PS Thanks for all the bike hacks!!


My son also learned how to ride a bike on a scooter. He took all of about 5 minutes to make the transition to the bike. Best method by far.


I didn't realize it but I used the scooter method with my daughter. When it came time to finally ride the bike it only took a couple of sessions.

Then next thing I knew I was coming home and noting this crazy kid zooming down the hill faster than my car. Just when she zoomed into my driveway ahead of me I realized it was my daughter. I was so proud.


It's all about balance. If you can get a kid to "coast" on a scooter, that will help.

I took the pedals off a bike, set the seat all the way down, and then had my kid "scoot" in a big parking lot until they had the balance down. After doing that a few times we put the pedals back on and away they went.

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