It's high time we parents set an example and start riding our bikes around town. When the time is right, get your kids out there riding to sports practices and games and school. Are you tired of busing your kids all over town, to piano practice, the tutor or a friend's home? How much fuel is wasted daily?
We finally put a stop to the madness of driving our 13 and 15 year olds everywhere. At first they hated it, but now they love the freedom bike riding gives them. Yes, we bought them (bribed?) new bikes. Bikes they like and want to ride.
Added bonuses: they'll learn the rules of the road before they start driving, there will be less auto traffic on the roads, less vehicle noise and less air pollution.
So go ahead, ride a bike and get the kids riding too!