"First Ride” Helps Kids Take Off Training Wheels And Learn To Ride

May 12, 2011

Kids who are ready to take off their training wheels and learn to ride confidently and safely on a two-wheeler are invited to attend a free “First Ride” clinic on Saturday, June 11 from 9-11 a.m. held on the west playground at Atwater Elementary School, 2100 East Capitol Drive in Shorewood.

 

The event, the first of its kind in the Milwaukee area, is presented by Rainbow Jersey Bicycles, the Shorewood Business Improvement District (BID) and the Shorewood branch of PNC Bank.

 

This unique workshop is designed to help kids 10 and under learn to balance and feel comfortable their first time with training wheels off. It leverages a proven “balancing first” method that begins with actually removing the bike’s pedals, and also lowering the seat during practice. The class is also helpful for parents, as it provides them with an easier teaching method that can help eliminate skinned knees and frayed nerves from a sometimes frustrating learning process. Professionals from Shorewood-based Rainbow Jersey Bicycles as well as police officers from the Village of Shorewood will lead the training session.

 

Pre-registration for “First Ride” is required. Parents can get a sign-up sheet at www.shorewoodwi.com, or in person at Rainbow Jersey Bicycles, 4600 North Wilson Drive in Shorewood. Class size is limited, so early registration is encouraged. Kids need to bring their own bike and helmet to the class.

 

“The first bike ride your child takes without training wheels is such a special milestone, and we as a business community are excited to help parents and kids make it more enjoyable and as stress-free as possible,” said Jim Plaisted, Executive Director of the Shorewood BID.

 

The “First Ride” clinic is part of the Shorewood BID’s “Tour de Shops” retail event, June 11-15, which leads up to the Shorewood Criterium Cycling Classic on Thursday, June 16 beginning at 5 p.m. The Criterium is presented by Shorewood BID and features international professional and amateur cyclists. It is the first race in the 2011 Tour of America’s Dairyland series of cycling races throughout the state of Wisconsin.

 

The Shorewood Business Improvement District was established by commercial property owners and the Village of Shorewood in 1999 to promote the neighborhood as a premier destination for retail and service businesses to locate and thrive.

 

Community Watch

» Whitefish Bay resident takes home grand prize at the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge 7/25

» Social media story on the storms rolling through Milwaukee area 7/21

» Milwaukee's first surf shop rides into Shorewood Updated:  7/21

» Rock climbing wall, trampolines might come to Brown Deer business park Updated:  7/20

» Whitefish Bay baseball team ends Shorewood magic with regional win 7/20

» Nicolet baseball team goes down fighting in regional loss to Kewaskum 7/20

» Whitefish Bay's Rybakowicz shuts out Brown Deer in regional semi 7/20

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Wisconsin Badgers football, WIFCA All-Star game 7/20

» West Bend West's Burns beats Whitefish Bay baseball team on mound, at plate in sectional 7/20

» Maslowski oversaw creation of nine tax incremental financing districts 7/19

» Maslowski transformed Glendale in impactful career as city administrator 7/19

» Development is off the table in Wilson Drive discussions 7/19

» Debbie Roesner appointed to Fox Point-Bayside School Board 7/19

» Bublr makes push for extra bike rental stations in Shorewood 7/18

» #BestSummerEverNOW: Share your 2016 summer photos of you in the Milwaukee suburbs Updated:  7/18

» Live coverage: 2016 WIAA Summer Baseball Sectional Round Updated:  7/18

» NOW's user submitted stories, photos will be discontinued in early August 7/18

» Whitefish Bay baseball team wins regioinal title over Shorewood, 9-3 7/15

» Whitefish Bay sleep consultant is a dream come true for North Shore parents Updated:  7/14

» Suburban couple who scammed state aid programs avoid jail 7/13

» Three Lions Pub, Camp Bar allowed to have patio seating on the street 7/13

» Animator of 'Yellow Submarine' and other influential shows will appear in Whitefish Bay 7/13

» MVC Boys Club team takes third in volleyball nationals 7/13

» Millard earns 500th win as Homestead closes on strong note 7/13

» Sports Wraps: July 14, 2016 7/13

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT    

Advertisement