Here are some tips on how to ride a bicycle.
- Have a supervisor such as a parent or other adult. No matter your age, they can help you learn.
- Bikes with gears are harder for beginners. If you have to use one, increase the gear number as you transition to steeper slopes.
- If you cannot get a helmet and padding, stay on the grass and away from roads.
- Learning is more fun with other people. For kids or other people who are afraid of falling, seeing other people learning and having fun encourages learning.
- Once you’ve mastered riding, you can move the seat up until only your toes touch the ground.
- Remember to focus ahead while riding. When you look to the side, your bike tends to drift that way.
- Do not assume the intention of other road users; always assume you have to watch out for cars and other cyclists.
- Look straight ahead and stay alert. Looking down at your feet is a distraction and can lead to injury.
- Go faster when you are driving in a flat area and if there is a slope you do not want to pedal.
- Believe that you can do it, and pick yourself up every time you fall.
- Always wear safety gear, including a helmet and padding.
And also here are some warnings:
- Be aware of your local laws. Some locations require riders to wear a helmet and others don’t permit riding on sidewalks.
- After you’ve learned how to ride a bike, remember to learn about road safety, such as the dangers of speeding, dealing with cars, and obeying road signs.
- Biking accidents are common and dangerous. Always wear a helmet to avoid head injuries. Wear padding to avoid scrapes and fractures.