Balance Bikes vs. Training Wheels

Streetsblog San Francisco talks about balance bikes vs. training wheels. This is something I’ve been wondering about for the school district’s bike education program. Some students don’t have the requisite degree of balance to successful ride a two-wheeled bike, whether because of disabilities or just because they are not developmentally ready, and I’ve wondered how to most effectively serve them. The program does have a tricycle, which works well for some students, but I’m not sure that is an effective transition to two-wheeled bikes.

I’m not sure of the answer, but this is something worth thinking about. If any local parents have experience and advice to provide, please jump in.

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