Many of you involved with the Bicycle Alliance of Washington know Andy Goulding. Andy is an ardent supporter of and a tireless volunteer for this organization. He's also the husband of our Executive Director Barbara Culp.
While helping us out at a kids event last year, Andy became inspired to help parents teach their children to ride a bike quickly. It doesn't rely on training wheels and it doesn't require an adult to run alongside helping the child to balance on the bicycle. That inspiration has resulted in a Learn to Bike Without Training Wheels educational flyer. A printable pdf version of it is available on our website.
Andy's grandson, Marcel, learned to ride his bike at the age of 3 using this technique. It's a huge improvement over the way Andy taught his son how to ride a bike 30 years ago.
Here's a You Tube video of young Mary learning to ride her bike.