Basic Pedal Biking

Basic Pedal Biking


  • Small two-wheel pedal bike


  1. Introduce your early elementary age child to wheeling on two wheels.
  2. Walk alongside your child as they start to pedal with their legs.
  3. Provide physical support as they start to use the pedals.
  4. Stay on sidewalks of quiet streets and park pathways.
  5. See how far your child can wheel without your support (but stay close for safety).

TIP: Make sure your child always wears a helmet.



*This activity develops dynamic balance and coordination essential for long-term success in cycling.


  • Skill: Balance
  • 30 minutes
  • Suggested age: 5 - 8 years