This post describes 9 simple steps to teach a child to ride a bike, based on our experience teaching our own kids and grandkids. The post includes short videos illustrating the most crucial points. Some of the tips here will surprise you, as they are contrary to conventional thinking on the subject. We learned the hard way – by getting it wrong a few times!
After attending the very first New West Grand Prix, I am happy to report that the future of cycling is in good hands! I was so happy to see the energy, enthusiasm, and sheer courage of the very young cyclists in the kids and youth events (3 years old and up!) And it made me think that not only is the next generation of cycling in good hands, but also – the Circle of Life is more fun on a bike!
The first New Westminster Grand Prix was a huge success. This was the first time the BC Superweek included an event on the hills of New Westminster! The biggest winner was the city and the people in it. Founded in 1858, the City of New Westminster is the oldest city in Western Canada, but it has never looked like it did today, with its streets full of colorful cyclists and enthusiastic spectators and volunteers.
Usually, I would recommend that you buy a bike at your local bike shop. However, that is not possible or easy for everyone, and there is actually a good alternative: buy a bike on Amazon, taking advantage of the many benefits this online retailer offers. Here’s a post with recommendations for some excellent brand name bikes that are great deals on Amazon.
In 1897 an 8-year-old girl, Virginia O’Hanlon, wrote to a New York City newspaper, The Sun, to ask whether there really was a Santa Claus. They assured her that there was. And not only did Santa Claus exist for Virginia, but he was a very smart Santa Claus, with the good sense to give Virginia the priceless gift of a bicycle.