How to Learn To Ride a Bike

The bicycle, one of the most popular vehicles, practiced for many years, cheap and also good for health. Sports that can be practiced by children, grandparents, as well as adults who want to relax in the countryside after a hard day’s work.

Riding a bicycle is a great sport, but it requires knowing how it works, most of us remember how we learned it, our father pushing us from behind and we are crazy happy to learn to ride without training wheels, so whether you are a parent who wants to teach your children the noble sport of the bicycle or you are a laggard who did not learn at the time, we offer you some tips so that you learn step by step, how to use a bicycle correctly.

What do you need to learn to ride a bike?

  • A bicycle, then we will teach how to choose the right one.
  • Comfortable shoes for cycling.
  • Some support wheels are like side wheels that help maintain balance on the bicycle in people who do not yet know how to ride.
  • Protective equipment, especially if it is for a child, a helmet, knee pads or even gloves.

Instructions to learn to ride a bicycle

  1. Choose a suitable bike.
    This will be done according to their age, their size and their needs, in the case of a child then a children’s bicycle that adapts to the size of the child, in the case of an adult we recommend starting with something simple, the 27-speed mountain bike and disc brakes we will leave them for more advanced users.
  2. Adjust the bike to the person.
    That is, we must adjust the seat according to the height of the person who is going to use the bicycle, it must be comfortable for the knees and it must make him adopt a comfortable position for handling the bike, without arching the back and without pulling.
  3. The wheels.
    Especially in the case of children, this is vital, since it can allow riding a bike without knowing how to maintain balance, and help the person to become familiar with the operation, in the case of children, bicycles with wheels are usually sold already installed and are not very difficult to find.
  4. Start easy.
    A good place is needed to practice, a place without obstacles and on the flat, so that the person who wants to learn to ride can gradually lose the fear of climbing, even with the wheels on, the person will become familiar with the direction, the brakes and bicycle pedals.
  5. Remove the wheels.
    When you have control of the bike with the support wheels and you know how to handle the bike well, and above all, that the person who wants to ride has lost fear, it is time to remove the wheels. Once removed, it is first necessary to learn to maintain balance on the bicycle, therefore it is better that someone from behind pushes the bike gently, since going at a good speed makes it easier to maintain balance.
  6. Practice and lose fear.
    Once you know how to stay on the bike, it is nothing more than practicing a lot with it, it is inevitable that you will have a bump from time to time, so the use of protective equipment such as a helmet and knee pads is very important, also start trying new terrain, start to increase the speed little by little, but without ever becoming reckless.

Tips for learning to ride a bike

  • Patience: Whether the one who wants to learn is a small child or an adult, having a lot of patience when learning is crucial, since there are people who may take longer to learn and lose their fear of cycling than others, but in the end everyone ends up learning.
  • Protect yourself: Especially if you are a child, in learning it is very common for falls and blows to occur, and apart from the fact that for children under 14 years of age a helmet is mandatory by law, it is good to avoid injuries in the inevitable falls.
  • Don’t be afraid: Once they’ve learned they can start touring the world on their bike, both in the bush and on the road, if you choose the right bike and the right equipment they can use it to go almost anywhere, so don’t be afraid to use it often.
  • Always has the bicycle in perfect condition: Bikes, like everything else in life, end up causing breakdowns: punctures, misalignments, off-center wheels… So it is better to solve all the problems as soon as they are detected, since a bicycle in poor condition can damage the experience of riding a bike and can also be more accident prone.

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