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We never used training wheels; with them the kids will not learn the most important thing, which is keeping balance by steering alone. Our first step was to run along and keep them from falling, until they understand how to pedal and steer at the same time. The next step was to simply bike together; put them a strong jacket/hoodie on and keep a firm grip on ...


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Joe's answer is great and very much matches what we did with our son -- started riding without training wheels at 3 3/4, is now 5 3/4 and enjoys rides of up to 2 miles regularly. I'll add one more thing: In addition to not being ready to start on his own, your child may not be ready to stop on his own. There was a period of several months where, whenever I ...


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3.5 is on the young end to learn to ride a bike, but not impossible certainly. The challenge a 3.5 year old will have is pedaling strength; you can help a lot here by having a lighter bike (most of the "Walmart specials" that 3.5 year olds tend to get are made from very heavy materials, not many people want to spend $200+ on a bike for a kid to ...


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