My youngest child, my only daughter, will be six this year. (My baby just graduated from KINDERGARTEN. HOLD ME.) She rides a bike with training wheels and the majority of the time, the wheels don't hit the ground. She's almost ready to be set free to ride.
My middle child, who will be eight in two months (WHAT?!?) has been riding a bike since shortly after he learned to walk. Dude was popping wheelies when he was three. THREE. He's a natural athlete, just like his Dad, and can ride a bike, throw a baseball/football/Frisbee, kick a soccer ball, do pretty much everything LIKE A BOSS.
My oldest child, who turns ten this year (DOUBLE DIGITS)(2012 is my year of THE FREAK-OUT, apparently) learned to ride his bike ... a month ago. Seriously. He would rather build intricate LEGO creations, or write and illustrate stories, or wander our yard and imagine stories, than ride a bike. We tried to encourage him, we tried to bribe him, and then we just let it go. I own a bike that my husband bought me for Mother's Day (upon my request) three years ago and I've taken it out only a few times. I prefer to run or go to boot camp. My husband hasn't owned a bike since he was a kid (He's a basketball/weights/runner guy). Now that our 'baby' is almost ready to ride, I think we'll incorporate cycling into our family's routine.
Back to my oldest child. He's made strides in learning how to ride a bike. So much so, that HE CAN RIDE A BIKE. *Applause*
The timing was perfect, as our school district plans a bicycling
excursion for the fourth graders at the end of the year. They spend the
entire school day (SIX HOURS) cycling from the school, to trails that
run the perimeter of our small town. I signed up as a volunteer to bike
with the class because I wanted to support my son, and to give myself a
good workout as a bonus. It seemed like a brilliant idea at the time,
but spending SIX HOURS on a bicycle after not riding for THREE YEARS makes for a very sore
nether region backside.
We both came home completely exhausted, but exhilarated. HE DID IT. Now we just need to get my husband a bicycle and we can head out on the trails as a family.
How about you? Are you a family of bike riders? Or do you strive to be?
We are not currently,hopefully as the kids get older we will be
We want to be. My youngest son has a bike (with training wheels). I have a bike, but it got left outside because the rim was bent and it never got fixed, so I really need a new one and then there is my DH's bike. His is in the shed, but he always wants something new. *sigh* But there are some great bike trails in our area that my DH and I have ridden on in the past that I think would be fun to ride together as a family.
My sons and husband love bike riding and have gone on trips of over a hundred miles.
My dh and dd bike ride and both enjoy it. I'm not into it.
Not big bike riders, at all. My son is just learning and I haven't rode a bike since I was about 14.
My middle child (9 years old) can't ride a bike. My oldest learned to ride without training wheels around 6 or 7 years old. The baby is now 4 and she still uses training wheels. I'm not sure what's going on with my 9 year old but she just can't grasp the hang of it
we are not right now but i've actually been thinking of getting some.