Girl Age 4 Teaches How to Ride
Watch this confident 4 year old explain how to ride a bike without training wheels. Learning to ride a bike took her and her 3 year old sister one day to master. If you want your children or grandchildren to learn to ride, don’t forget safety gear. Not only will a proper fitting helmet help protect a child’s head from injury, remember it is also the law. The Dept. of Motor Vehicles mandates that minors under age eighteen (18) must wear a helmet. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, (CPSC) found that riders with helmets had an 85% reduction in their risk of head injury, and an 88% reduction in their risk of brain injury, when compared to cyclists without helmets.”
Never purchase a used helmet. When the helmet is on your child’s head the front should fit approximately mid forehead and appear level, not tilting back on the head. A proper fitting chin strap should allow no more than two fingers (approx. 1.2″) between the strap and skin. Kid’s should wear elbow, knee pads and gloves. While pads are not a requirement, it only makes sense they will help to protect from painful abrasions in case of a fall.
Buying a bike is not just about selecting the pretty color. Select a proper fitting bike for your child, not too tall, not too short. When in doubt have your local bike shop provide you with expert advise. Happy Trails!
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