Ah, the first bike ride! A joyful rite of passage, right? For parents, it just doesn’t get better than running alongside, steadying the small bike, giving a push and…Look at our kid go! Or…not.
If your child is anxious (heck, if you are anxious), learning how to ride a bike can be stressful. I share my 9 tips for getting reluctant riders to ride at Liv-cycling.com today in
How to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike.
The absolute best part of telling people you do triathlons is when they do a double take. You? A triathlete? I know, I’m 45, with exercise-induced asthma and arthritic knees. A year and a half ago I couldn’t bike around the block, and I have long been afraid of the ocean. But YES, I became a triathlete and so did all 47 of my double-take instigating teammates from the Rye Y TRIBE when we raced in the IronGirl Sprint Triathlon in Sandy Hook, NJ on Sept 13. “We show women, many of whom didn’t even exercise before, how to swim, bike, run, and race a sprint distance (.3 mi swim, 14 mi bike, 5K run),” said Laura Tiedge, the Senior Director of Healthy Living at the Rye Y. “It’s incredibly inspiring to see women of all ages, all shapes, all backgrounds out there on race day.” Indeed, TRIBE had the oldest participant in the event that day on our team (Katie, 73), a mother-daughter duo, cancer survivors, lifelong couch potatoes (raising hand), and a slew of women who’d focused on work and family and never saw themselves on a race course. Until, amazingly (after months of pool clinics, spin classes, and track runs), they were. There’s Diane (left), a nurse and mother of two, and... Learn More