I Remember Learing to Ride a Bike

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 493 People

    Pain And Glory

    We were fairly poor when I grew up and the chances of getting a new bike even for Christmas was bleak at best bleak.Most of my friends already had bikes and were learning to ride,One day I happened to go to the city dump with my father,the old man who was the gate keeper at the...
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    Apr 30, 2012
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2015
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    Apr 6, 2015

    Vroooom, Vroooom!

    Oh wait, wrong mode of transportation... I was the fourth kid in my family to learn how to ride on the bike I learned on. It was red. Riding a bike was fun, I always liked it, it was fun to learn. My dad taught us how to put a baseball card a little bit of the way into the...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    Jun 10, 2008

    Pffft, I didn't even need to learn.

    As soon as those trainings wheels came off, I was off!
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    Vroooom, Vroooom!

    Oh wait, wrong mode of transportation... I was the fourth kid in my family to learn how to ride on the bike I learned on. It was red. Riding a bike was fun, I always liked it, it was fun to learn. My dad taught us how to put a baseball card a little bit of the way into the...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 10, 2008

    Ride A Bicycle

    My father taught me how to ride a bike.  :)
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Nov 26, 2010

    Touching Experience

    I was 8 years old and the bike didn't look like the bike in this picture. Not at all it was a very old big red lady bike and it sure didn't have training wheels. It belonged to a girl that lived in my neighborhood named July. She was much older then me. When we first...
    GrueneRose GrueneRose
    Apr 3, 2008

    Hop On And Wobble

    I was six when my parents took the training wheels off, and my 4 year old sister got to the bike before me and she was riding within about a minute. When she finally gave it back to me, I couldn't do it. Her advice was "Hop on and Wobble" I did it and next thing I know I was...
    fishnetglo fishnetglo
    22-25, F
    Feb 8, 2012

    I was 4 and my Dad and mom were separated at

    the time (probably from age 3-4) . He came by the townhouse my mum , brother and myself lived. He has a shiny blue new two wheeler big girl bike with a black banana seat that could fit two and another on the handle bars. I was terrified. He promised he wouldn't let go unless...
    iamnottheonlyone iamnottheonlyone
    41-45, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    More Like Relearning

      I hadn't ridden a bicycle in many years, but one day in my 30s I decided I wanted to get in better shape.  So, I went over to a friend's bicycle shop, asked a lot of questions and quickly tested three models that day.  Then I got to stand...
    gladiate gladiate
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2009

    My Friends Taught Me

    I have very vivid memories of learning to ride a bike, maybe because I must have been eight years old when that happened, maybe a few years older than a kid normally learned.  The reason being I didn’t learn until the ripe old age of eight years old is simple, I didn’t own a...
    ChevyVan ChevyVan
    46-50, M
    Jun 17, 2012

    Learning how to ride a new type of pedal

    machine... http://blog.petflow.com/bike-woah/?utm_content=bufferd4538&utm_medium=Facebook&utm_source=sungazing&utm_campaign=PFPost#cjBMfLiF128jhTZm.01
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71
    41-45, M
    Jul 23, 2014

    I Was 20

    In some ways I had kind of an odd childhood and teendom because I never went through some of those rites of passage that are so common for many: like learning to ride a bike, swim, drive...anyway, when I was 20 I had a boyfriend who offered to teach me to ride a bike on his old...
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    6 Responses Jan 17, 2009


    All I remember is never being able to use those training wheels. Apparently I always fell over with them on, but the moment you took them off, I was good to go!
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    Jun 14, 2008

    I Was Determined

    My first bike was second hand, one of my cousins had outgrown it and it was still way too big for me. I was so excited to finally have one of my own (I never did the training wheel phase) that I jumped on it and determined to learn how to ride it that day. What I remember...
    Powderblue Powderblue
    36-40, F
    Jan 30, 2010


    I think I was about seven years old and I was staying with my Great Aunt and Uncle and my cousin Holly who's a couple of years older than me. We went to a big field and Holly took her bike, I got a bit bored watching her whizzing up and down the hills and my uncle Peter said he'd...
    SaharaOdeil SaharaOdeil
    22-25, F
    May 17, 2008

    Learning Cycling With The Twins...

    mostly kids learn cycling with their parents...but my parents never had the time for me...so who taught me...two of my very special friends of childhood...Commonly known to all of us as THE TWINS. Yep twin brothers and my special buds.they knew that no one from my family is gonna...
    rabbyx7 rabbyx7
    18-21, M
    Oct 14, 2011

    My parents never taught me to ride a bike

    or swim but my teacher did. I remember how jealous I was whenever I saw my friends riding their bikes or swimming in the swimming pool and I hated my parents so much for not caring about me.
    deniz97 deniz97
    18-21, M
    Aug 18, 2015

    I Can't Remember How Old I Was

    I can't remember how old I was, but I can remember the day so well.   We lived on a cul de sac and I had somehow just gotten my training wheels taken off.  My second oldest brother held on to the bike and ran along with me.  I thought he was still holding on...
    hippieheart hippieheart
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2007

    Bad Girls

    I remember learning to ride a bike with my best friend in primary school very well. We found a bike resting against her fence out in the street so we sort of borrowed it for awhile took it into her backyard to practice riding it. Well when we had finished.We put it back & there...
    chellybelly chellybelly
    51-55, F
    Jul 13, 2010

    No One Helped Me

    Well i remember I was eight. I was outside with my dad and he just got me and put together this new Barbie bike or something and it was lying on the curb with me sitting next to it with arm pads and my helmet and knee pads, waiting for my dad. So then my dad comes over and...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    Jun 13, 2008

    It Wasn't Fun

    A lot of kids learn how to ride a bike from their parents, as I did. My experience with this wasn't too enjoyable. I was very young at the time and my dad really wanted me to learn how to ride it without being afraid. I'm not sure if anyone else went through this but my dad was...
    thesuitelife285 thesuitelife285
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 8, 2011

    I Learned To Ride Fast.

    My dad bought me a bike when I was seven years old. He put it together, took me out to the street, had me get on it, and pushed me a few feet until I slammed into a curb. I laid there crying twisted together with the bike. My father, the tough guy he was, walked away telling me...
    Doggonnit Doggonnit
    41-45, M
    Sep 4, 2012

    I was seven my stepfather( I dont care

    if he is my stepfather I love him) was beside me when one of the most memorable things happened..... He let go and I started to ride
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    Aug 18, 2015


    Ouch may not be enough. I clearly remember the blessd event of a friend's bike showing up on the block. We had at least 20 kids in the neighborhood.Everyone wanted a ride on the new contraption. Around the block and back so another person could jump on. Well ..I was very young...
    wiseowl wiseowl
    61-65, F
    2 Responses May 6, 2012

    It Was Easy

    I don't recall the moment when my Dad bought me my first 2 wheeled bike but I do remember that I didn't ride with training wheels very long. I was about 5 years old. The first time I tried I fell off my bike and fortunately didn't injure myself. Afterward I told my Dad I...
    Morgause Morgause
    41-45, F
    Jul 23, 2010

    I Loved My First Bike So Much

    It was pink and white, and said "Fire Flower" on the side. I was 8, and scared at first because there were no training wheels. But it didn't take long, a day or two. I miss that bike. In my mind, she was my steed. We had a lot of adventures together. I kept one of the...
    PewterFantasy PewterFantasy
    31-35, F
    Jul 17, 2008

    I Rembember Learing How To Ride A Bike

    i was, like, 3/4/5 i cant rembember too clearly how old i was but it pracvtised on the field in front of the house my dad kept tricking me and telling me he was holding onto the bike when really i was doing on my own and he was about 10 yards away! We moved house and later saw...
    MissSugarplum MissSugarplum
    13-15, F
    Jul 13, 2010
    Thtguywitglasses Thtguywitglasses
    16-17, M
    1 Response Aug 19, 2015
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