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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How To Teach A Beginner To Ride A Bicycle. 1 . GEAR UP.That means a properly fitting helmet, kneepads, and elbow pads to protect the beginner from all of those almosts.2 . MAKE THE SEAT HEIGHT JUST RIGHT.For beginners, the their feet should be able to rest firmly on the ground.3 . YOU HOLD, THEY PEDAL.When the beginner is comfortable and secure sitting on the bike, have the person pedal while you hold the bike upright. Push the bike so it gains enough speed to stay up on its own. Remember, this is a whole new feeling for them, so assure them that you are still holding on. Practice this several times.4 . SLOWLY TAKE YOUR HAND AWAY.For beginners, his/her feet should be able to rest firmly on the ground. Falls are all part of the learning process. Make sure he/she knows this and encourage them to keep going! Confidence is just as important as pedaling.5 . REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!Repeat step 4 as many times as necessary for the beginner to gain the confidence to ride without you.6 . TAKE A BRAKE.Take a moment to show the beginner, again from the stopped position, how to engage the pedal brake to stop the bike. Practice short rides using the brake to bring the bike to a halt.7 . RAISE THE SEAT.Its time to raise the seat to a more natural riding position, with the leg only slightly bent when the pedal is in the down position.8 . MASTER THE UPS AND DOWNS.Next up is to learn small inclines and curves. Find safe areas to gain the skills and confidence to brake, slow down and steer through curves and turns.9 . RULES OF THE ROAD.When the beginner is skilled enough to hit the open road, he/she needs to know the lay of the land. Teach the Rules of the Road as early as possible. And remember, bicycles must follow the same rules as vehicles. The Tour de France is one of the most famous bicycle races in the world. Established in 1903, it is considered to be the biggest test of endurance out of all sports. In 1817, Karl von Drais, a German baron, invented a horseless carriage that would help him get around faster. The two-wheeled, pedal-less device was propelled by pushing your feet against the ground, The machine became known as the draisine, and led to the creation of the modern-day bicycle. About 100 million bicycles are manufactured worldwide each year. Holland and China are the two most famous countries for bicycles being the main mode of transportation. 1817
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