I'll admit... I had my doubts.
I didn't think this girl had the desire, drive, or coordination to master the two-wheeler.
She proved me wrong.
And she is thrilled to be a free rider.
For any of you who are trying to teach your kids to ride, you must try this method. It worked like a charm for Brooklyn. The key is to break down the tasks of cycling and to teach them one at a time. First, for balance remove the pedals and lower the seat all the way so that they can ride the bike like a balance bike. Sounds strange I know, but it really helps them gain confidence and control. Practice on a slight decline until they can ride for several yards without having to put their feet down. When they have mastered the balance element (it took Brooklyn a couple of hours), put the pedals back on and raise the seat. At this point they need to be taught how to get them self moving so working on a decline helps with this as well. You will be surprised at how fast they progress from here, and you will have your own free rider in no time.