I’m riding down this way. Rachael Van still remembers riding a bike for the first time. It was an amazing "I can" moment!You got it buddy, you got it! Now her job is to help other kids to experience that moment. It is probably the biggest confidence booster. It gives kid such a sensitive independence and agency. Let’s gently glide down here, friends. Before setting out, each Pedal Power Kid gets a comfortable helmet, a pair of gloves and review of bicycle menace.
我往这边骑。瑞秋·范还记得第一次骑自行车的情景。这是一个惊人的“我最棒”时刻! 你搞定了，伙计，你搞定了! 现在她的工作是帮助其他孩子体验那一刻。这可能是最大的信心助推器。它给了孩子如此敏感的独立性和力量。让我们轻轻地滑下来，朋友们。出发前，每个骑车的孩子都会得到一顶舒适的头盔，一副手套和对自行车安全警示的回顾。
Is there anyone remember what is the ABC quick-check is? A is for air. We have to check out tires before we ride. All the way up and all the way down. B stands for checking brakes. We wanna make sure that our brakes work before we find ourselves on the top of the heel about to go down. And C is for chain. We wanna make sure our chain doesn’t have any junk in it, leaves, stuffs from last winter. That works with the youngsters to develop a set of skills from balance to pedaling, to all of the skills like turning, starting, stopping etc. And then it really gets them enamored with riding and get to make something part of their daily lives. Big power start, there you go, buddy!
To safely enjoyed the experience, they have to remember some basic rules. Big one is really eyes up and forward. Lots of kids struggle with eyes on the ground. They are looking for their pedals but obviously that doesn’t allow them to see what’s going on around them. And the way we turn around a bike is actually by leaning. Sometimes people think that you turn around a bicycle using the handle bars. You see little kid going like this to steer and then fall over.
Since starting Pedal Power Kids last year, Van’s turned about 250 kids into bike riders. We like that they can go out and ride their bikes, they’re not inside all day and they can do it safely and they know how to get around their community. I feel like I wanna go as fast as I can. Van says having fun is important to get these kids involved in a sport that will keep them active for life. We probably won’t be able to playing lacrosse when we’re 75 or 80, but we certainly can ride a bike.
We’ve been looked both ways, no car trafficks is coming.For writer Faiza Elmasry, Millersville, Maryland, Faith Lapidus, VOA News.
我们两边都看了，没有车来。美国之音，Faiza Elmasry撰写故事，Faith Lapidus，马里兰州米勒维尔报道