Bicycle Network: Parents
Bikes and gear
Selecting the right bike and accessories for your child
Children mature at different rates both physically and emotionally. As a general rule, a ten year old has developed the peripheral vision and road sense necessary for independent riding. However, some children younger than this seem ready, and others who are older don't seem ready.
Teach your child to ride
Get rid of the training wheels, take off the pedals, lower the seat and they'll be riding in no time! This method also works for teenagers and adults.
Places to ride
Looking for something to do with the kids? Why not explore some of Australia's most glorious locations by bike?
If your child's school does not offer Bike Ed, there are still plenty of options available to you to help your child learn to ride safely.
Top tips for parents
Riding a bike is a wonderful milestone in the life of many students, an entrée into a world of healthy fun and freedom with friends and family. Bike riding is a simple, healthy way for parents to help their children become physically active everyday.