We need a
set of biking education
for children 0-8 years old.
Seated, with feet flat on the ground, legs slightly bent, shoulders leaning forward.
Traffic gardens are a great way for kids to develop integrated biking skills and roadway comprehension
Empower children 0-8 with joy and confidence through active independent mobility.
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Learning to push a balance bike fast enough to roll at a steady speed takes time and practice. Often times riders keep their feet on the ground too much. Adding a ramp to the practice space allows the rider to push to the top of the ramp, lift feet, and roll down. The speed requires the rider to keep their feet off of the ground. riders see it as a challenge that makes butterflies in their tummy! Whee!
We started with 3/4" or 5/8" plywood, each piece is 24" wide x 60" long. We set the saw blade depth at half of the plywood thickness, then made straight cuts every 1" across the short dimension, extending one foot on each side of center of the long dimension. This allowed the plywood to bend. For the under structure, we tried two different styles using 2" x 4", 2" x 3", and 2" x 2". We minimized the overall size and under structure framing to reduce the total weight. Notice that the under structure does not touch the ground, allowing the plywood to contact the riding surface. We countersunk all screw heads, sanded all edges, primed and painted. The maximum 4"-5" height allowed for riders to catch themselves if they went off of the side. Each ramp weighs approximately 26 pounds.
Add air to tires every 60 days, replace grips every 4-5 years.
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