Sunday, October 3, 2010

First bike ride

For Ben's birthday we bought him a strider bike. It's a small bike with no pedals. The idea is that the kid uses his or her feet, so it's easier than a conventional bike, but it teaches balance. This way Ben won't need training wheels and moving to a regular bike will be a smooth process.

We took him on his first bike ride a couple weeks ago. He's been interested in other kids' bikes at the park and he had a blast in the bike store, so we knew he'd have fun.

He's still too short to sit on the seat and touch the ground, so basically he just walked with it in between his legs. But that's better than boring ol' regular walking.

Of course, every novelty gets old after a while.

Still, I think he had fun.

1 comment:

  1. What a GREAT idea! Never heard of a strider bike, but I wish they'd been around when my kids were little. You guys are awesome parents!

    Jill Aul
    Heath's (and Chad's) Kindergarten teacher, blog stalker