How old were you
Who taught you
where'd you learn
and howd it go
I think i was like 7
My dad taught me
we were at the park
and he didn't teach me how to stop so i had to end up hopping off while i was in the grass
i wasn't hurt but he wouldn't stop laughing at me
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I think I was about 3 when I rode my first bike but that one still had stabilizers. When I was around 5, my parents told me that it's time to get rid of the stabilizers and that I have to learn how to ride a real bike.
My dad would push me, so I could pick up some speed and I basically just had to learn how to balance myself. I'm sure I fell a few times but I eventually figured it out ;-). I didn't have to use my feet to brake since I had proper hand brakes.
Being able to ride a bike is considered incredibly important in my country. Along with Denmark and the Netherlands, my country Switzerland is a total bicycle-country. Practically every adult person owns a bike (some even own two) and a majority of people use their bike on a regular basis. Almost all kids/teenagers go to school by bike and many adults go to work or shopping by bike as well. Cars are by far not as important as in the US or Canada. For traveling inside the city, the bicycle is considered THE number one transportation method. It's fast, practical, CO2-emission free and you don't need to search for a parking lot. We have bicycle lanes on practically every road/street in every city, so it's also not very dangerous. I still use my bike every single day. I live with my girlfriend and neither of us has a driver's license for a car or motorbike. Thus, we do everything by bike. When we go to university on weekdays, we ride our bikes to the train station where we park them and take the train. We ride them to go shopping or to meet friends or to go on a date... my bike is literally my second girlfriend ;-). That is also why I take great care of it and make sure it runs smoothly.1