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Free Workshop Helps Kids Learn to Ride Bike without Training Wheels



First Ride," a free class designed to help kids ditch the training wheels and learn how to ride their two-wheel bicycles safely, will be held Saturday, June 16 from Noon -3 p.m. on the west playground of Atwater Elementary School ( 2100 East Capitol Drive,  Shorewood). This second annual event is presented by the Shorewood Business Improvement District (BID) with support from the Shorewood Police Department, Rainbow Jersey Bicycles and PNC Bank.

This unique class is specially designed to help kids 10 and younger learn to balance and feel comfortable without the training wheels.  It's based on an innovative "balancing first" method that involves removing the bike pedals and lowering the seat during practice.  Parents find it provides them with an easier teaching method - one that helps eliminate skinned knees and frayed nerves from what can be a frustrating learning process.  Rainbow Jersey staff and Shorewood police officers will be on hand to lead the training session.

First-time Bike Trailer Users

For parents considering using a bike trailer to transport younger children, First Ride is offering trial rides as well as safety tips this year. Members of the Greater Shorewood Bikers, along with Shorewood police, can help parents take their own "First Ride" to get a feel for riding with a trailer, and also learn about safety and rules of the road.

Pre-registration for First Ride is required, at the BID's website,  Deadline for pre-registration is June 11; class size is limited so early registration is encouraged.


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