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LEARN TO RIDE

TEACH YOUR CHILD HOW TO RIDE A BALANCE BIKE

Follow these 4 simple steps for instant Riding Success
STEP 1

ADJUST THE BIKE TO PROPERLY FIT YOUR CHILD

Adjust the seat of the bike so both of the child’s feet are flat on the ground and there is a slight bend in the knee. A good starting height is 1cm less than the child’s inseam. Kids grow quickly, be sure to adjust the bike every few months. If you are seeing your child struggle with becoming comfortable on the seat, try different height adjustments until you see an increase in their confidence.
STEP 2

SUPPORT THE CHILD - NOT THE BIKE

We instinctively want to help the child by holding onto the bike to keep it from falling. Do not do this. Learning to support the weight of the KIDVELO bike on their own is their first lesson in balance.
STEP 3

3 LET YOUR CHILD SET THE PACE

Some kids may not sit on the seat at first. This is OK! Their security is in their feet at this point, and we want them to feel secure. As they become comfortable walking with the bike between their legs and using the handlebar, they will soon use the seat. Let them transition at their own pace… they will be striding before you know it!
STEP 4

SUPPORT THE CHILD - DON'T DIRECT THEM

Some children only want to spend the first minute or two walking their Kidvelo around. Praise them for any amount of time they spend on the Kidvelo Balance Bike. If your child’s Kidvelo has handlebar brakes ignore them for now. It’s going to be tempting for the little one to want to reach for the brakes, but we want them to be confident first. Their confidence comes from striding and stopping with their feet.

LIFE IS MORE FUN ON TWO WHEELS

WHY BALANCE IS SO IMPORTANT

Balance is key to almost every physical sport and activity. Kids need to be active daily and balance plays a big role in the development of our children. People of all ages and abilities can benefit from working on their balance and from being active.
A REMINDER TO PARENTS
Don’t rush pedaling. Striding and practicing balance Is fun! Even if your child appears to be striding like a pro, moving to a pedal bike too soon can derail progress. Let them continue to practice and perfect their balance and bike-handling skills. Be confident that the time spent on their Balance Bike will help them easily transition to pedaling when the time comes. With the improved skills, they gained it will be a safer and more enjoyable ride.
*If you have a Rookie 14 or 18″ model with handlebar brakes and your child has been proficient at striding, now is the perfect time to let them experiment with using their handlebar brakes.

THE NEXT GENERATION OF BALANCE BIKES

TRANSITION TO PEDALS

How do you know your child is ready to transition to a Rookie 14 and pedaling? If your child is proficient in the following steps, they’re ready to pedal:
  1. can support all their weight on the seat
  2. is able to gain momentum by running with the bike.
  3. balances with feet up for extended periods.
  4. is able to avoid obstacles in his/her path.
  5. can lean through turns with feet off the ground.
  6. is able to find and use the footrests while riding.
  7. can control their speed.
  8. is able to stop safely with only their feet.
Most importantly, your child should want to attach the pedal kit. Once the Rookie 14 pedal kit is attached, the narrow pedals will allow your child to stride around the outside of the pedals to gain the momentum needed to begin pedaling. This means kids can skip the banged-up shins and frustrations that come with learning to ride on a typical pedal bike.

If you have a ROOKIE 12...

Congratulations! Your child is on their way to becoming a balance bike master! Once your child has learned how to master striding, consider upgrading their bike to Rookie 14. The Rookie 14 with the Easy-Ride Pedal Kit is the best next step in your child’s learn-to-ride progression.

ROOKIE 12 BALANCE BIKE

Our Best Selling Balance Bike For Toddlers

  • 12" Kids Bike: 2.93 Kgs
  • For Ages: 2 - 4 years
  • Inseam: 30 - 45cm

If you have a Rookie 14...

Only open the Easy-Ride Pedal Kit once your child is comfortable learning how to balance. We know how exciting having a pedal bike is, but if your child isn’t 100% confident, then it might delay their progress. We love to see pictures of kids on Kidvelo Bikes. Submit your photos here.

ROOKIE 14 BALANCE TO PEDAL BIKE

2 in 1 Balance-to-Pedal Bike

  • 14" Kids Bike: 6.6 Kgs
  • For Ages: 3 - 6 years
  • Inseam: 38 - 54cm

If you have a Rookie 18...

Only open the Easy-Ride Pedal Kit once your child is comfortable learning how to balance. We know how exciting having a pedal bike is, but if your child isn’t 100% confident, then it might delay their progress. We love to see pictures of kids on Kidvelo Bikes. Submit your photos here.

ROOKIE 18 BALANCE TO PEDAL BIKE

2 in 1 Balance-to-Pedal Bike

  • For Ages: 5 - 8 years
  • For Ages: 2 - 4 years
  • Inseam: 48 - 64cm