A child on a bike rides under a foam bar held up by another child and an adult

Community Bike Education Resource Hub

Let's Play Bikes

Let’s Play is a free three-part guide to help parents and guardians facilitate learning to ride a bicycle in a simple, fun, and low-stress way, starting with a balance bike and moving on to a pedal bike.

Activities require only a small space and utilize everyday objects to enhance the learning experience. Each progressive level helps to build confidence and skills for the student rider while giving the parent tips and ideas for stress-free learning and fun. These activities are adapted from school curriculum and are written for families to experience together and enjoy.


The guides include

  1. Get Ready! Part 1 is for introducing your child to riding, and includes tips and games for teaching balance on two wheels. Geared toward children aged 1-4 or older children that haven’t learned to ride.
  2. Get Set! Part 2 includes tips and activities to help your child transition from balance bikes to pedaling, and is appropriate for ages 3-7 or any child who has mastered the balance bike and is ready for pedaling.
  3. Go! Part 3 helps you to assist your child to develop bike handling skills and confidence needed for greater independence.  Activities and games are designed for children aged 6-10 or any child who has already learned to ride a bike to develop further skill.

You can pick up guides at the following locations

Bella Vista: Buddy Pegs, Phat Tire
Bentonville: Bike Shop Joes, Mojo Cycling, Phat Tire, Two Friends Bookstore, Visit Bentonville
Fayetteville: Experience Fayetteville, HighRoller Cyclery, Phat Tire
Rogers: HighRoller Cyclery, Phat Tire