Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Annual Bike Day at AoSL!

Bike Day is always a success at Seaboard Lane. Cycling yields tons of great health benefits, in addition to being a blast! When purchasing a bike for your child, remember these quick tips.

You will most likely have to determine the right-size bike for your child. Finding a bike that fits is crucial to your child's safety, especially since both oversize and undersize bikes can prove hazardous. Bikes that are too large, for instance, can prevent a child's feet from touching the ground and keep his hands from reaching the hand brakes. Bikes that are too small, on the other hand, force a child to pedal awkwardly with substantially bent knees, which can cause knee pain and make a child's legs tire quickly. When fitting a bike:
  • Make sure your child, while seated, can touch the ground easily with both feet when the seat is in its lowest position. (The seat can be raised gradually as your child grows.)
  • Adjust the seat so that your child's legs bend slightly at the bottom of each revolution when pedaling.

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