Exploring the world beyond their own neighborhood gives children a sense of independence.
Never pressure children to ride a two-wheeled bike, consider children’s coordination and desire to learn to ride. Children develop at different rates, but most “typical” children can graduate from tricycles to training wheels between the ages of 4 and 6. If your child has special needs consider investing in a set of adaptive training wheels such as FATWHEELS so that they feel safe & secure while learning how to ride.
Children Under Age 10
This age group usually has not developed the skills to ride with traffic and should not ride on the street.
- Make sure you and your children wear approved helmets
- Children under age 7 should only ride with adult supervision even on the sidewalk.
- Children age 8 & 9 may be allowed to ride unsupervised , but not on the street.
- Unless you are riding with them, never allow children to bike in or around traffic.
Children over Age 10
This age group may ride on their own with proper training, but may need to be restricted to certain streets.
- Explain that a bicycle is a vehicle and must obey all traffic signs and rules.
- Street riding should depend on traffic, maturity, adequate knowledge, and ability to control the bike and follow the rules of the road.
- Bicycle or walk all routes with your children to identify safe routes for bicycling between home and school etc.
At FATWHEELS, we take bicycle safety very seriously. Our adaptive training wheel kits are used in hospitals, school settings and by riders of all ages and abilities all across North America. We use only the highest quality materials for our products and back them up with 100% confidence.
Until next time,