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What did the flower say to the bike? Petal.

I remember the day my parents bought my sister and I our first Bikes. We spent all day riding up and down our hallway, from early morning to late evening (our poor neighbors), by the end of they day we had learned to ride a bike! I'll never forget it! The freedom and accomplishment that i felt was unlike anything I had experienced in all of my 6 years of life.

Today kids start to ride bikes as young as age 4. Starting at a young age keeps our kiddos physically active and establishes healthy exercise habits that are likely to stay with them for the rest of their lives.

For our family It has opened up many new avenues and ways for us to experience the city together. It has allowed us to share quality time while breathing in fresh air. It’s also good for the environment , cycling instead of driving reduces carbon emissions. Less pollution means that our neighborhoods and communities can become greener!

Image of Vivi Riding her Bike

Image of bike under Cherry Blossom Tree

By the time your child is 5-6 years old he or she will be riding a 2 wheel bicycle, this leads to a whole new world of autonomy for them! But be prepared, helping our kids to learn to ride a bike at times can be stressful. They will fall, you will become they're biggest cheer leader by helping them to get back on and by staying positive. Do your homework, find out about the different types and sizes of bikes available. Don't get discouraged if you can't figure out how to adjust the helmet and chin strap. It took us months to figure out whether to buy the 16" vs. the 18" and whether to buy the balance bike that helps with equilibrium. It's all worth it when you see the big smiles on their faces while riding independently!!

Image of French Girl on Bike

Here are tips for going on a bike ride with the kiddos: