Learn to Bike

Step One: Training wheels and pedals come off

Step one: Training wheels and pedals come off

Armed with some great training from Bike New York (a wonderful nonprofit group out of NYC), the WWBPA will hold a “learn to ride” class at the West Windsor Farmers’ Market (Vaughn Drive parking lot, off Alexander Road) on May 21 as part of our National Bike Month festivities. This class is aimed at children, but the same techniques work for adults.

Step two: Learn to balance

Step two: Learn to balance

We will teach your child how to balance on a bike without pedals or training wheels. Then the pedals go back on and we demonstrate how to start and stop.

Step three: Start pedaling

Step three: Start pedaling

Not all children will learn right away, but parents will go away with skills to teach their child — without breaking their back holding on to the back of the seat. We had great success using this method on our “test cases” during training. Some learned that day, and just about all were cycling within two days. See the approach in action on this Bike New York video.

This class is free and will run continuously. Space is limited so we recommend pre-registering. Please arrive before noon (the farmers’ market starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m.). Minimum age is 5.

Bring a bike in good working order. A helmet is required. Don’t have one? The WWBPA sells them for just $10.

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One Response to “Learn to Bike”

  1. Sari Farhi says:

    I would love to register my son Ross (7) for the bike riding lesson! Is there a place to register or just by this reply does this count as registering?
    Thank you!! Sari

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