Learning how to successfully control bicycle is a skill that many kids want to learn as fast as possible, but such training often starts with simplified bicycle models. The most popular way of learning how to adjust to bicycles starts with small plastic or metal bicycles that have training wheels (or stabilizer wheels) attached to bicycle frame in parallel fashion. By using such a bicycle, kids can get a sense of the bicycle agility and performance, while simultaneously learning how to best position themselves during driving and acquiring quite usable sense of balance. Whenever they lose balance the stabilizers will come in contact with surface, keeping the bicycle upright.
Learning to drive using training wheels accessory is much more helpful than any skill that child has learned while driving small tricycles which are very popular in many countries around the world for the very young children. On tricycles, children learn to control handlebars in the completely unintuitive way, which will prevent them to control bicycles properly.
The best possible way to teach a child how to drive a bicycle is to give them the bicycle with training wheels as early as possible, with gradually raising stabilizer wheels of the ground as the child’s skill is increasing. Leaving stabilizer wheels firmly press on the ground for too much will only push children into relying too much on them. Alternatively, another very good way of learning how to stay balanced on top of the bike and properly using steering handlebars is by removing the pedals and drivetrain from the ordinary kid bicycles or purchasing pre-made Balance Bicycle. Balance bicycles are specifically made to be a modern version of the legendary “dandy horse”, first modern model of bicycle that was created in early 1800s.
After child has learned how to drive, they need to get their first full bicycle. Today almost every bicycle manufacturer in the world produces at least several models of children bicycles, which target both girls (brightly painted and heavily accessorized) and boys (simplified versions of BMX and mountain bikes).