No more training wheels!

Bike rider
We took the training wheels off Walter's bike a few weeks ago. We took his pedals off too. Have you heard of this? You learn to balance first, then add the pedaling in later. One skill at a time. We practiced a few times but Walter just wasn't into it. So we took him to a local "Learn 2 Bike" program. Same concept, but with a teacher (that wasn't us) and lots of other kids learning the same thing.
Holy cow.
He was riding in about 10 minutes. 
I was amazed. He scooted around without pedals for a few minutes and the teacher said he was ready. The pedals went on and he was off and riding. "This is as easy as eating peas!" he said. Easy peasy, indeed.
After the class we went to a park to practice some more. (And to show off for Gramma and Grampa.) He's got it!


Barb Bredel said...

Good job, Walter! It's always easier for someone else to teach your kids...

Anonymous said...

Wish we had the program available when Stephanie learned. We would have saved a fortune in BandAids.
Grandpa Martens

Kristin said...

Hooray! Can we get him to peer pressure Finn into doing it too?

Walter's mom said...

Yes, Dad! I remember it being a fairly traumatic experience. Of course, I was a big scaredy cat. :)