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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