Think back about …

Riding a Bicycle

Before we could drive, a bicycle was the way many of us got around. In more recent years, we may have ridden a bike for exercise, to save on the cost of gas for our cars, or just for fun. Think back … how did you learn to ride a bike? Did you teach your kids? Have you ever had a scary experience caused by a bicycle, either yours or someone else’s? Share your Riding a Bicycle stories forward. (Image courtesy of https://www.tredz.co.uk/)

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Freedom, Balance, and my Bike
Learning to ride a bike can teach you some key lifelong lessons. That's what my red rocket did.
The Rule of Three
  This story makes more sense if you know a little about the mechanics of riding a mountain bike. Think of a catcher [...]
learning to ride a bicycle
im under 10 living in Miami.  visiting younger cousins who live in central Maine.  I have never ridden a bike. despite their [...]
Thanks Mom!
I learned the freedom of flying the day my mom let go of the bike.
Bike Trail
My friend Alice The summer we bought our weekend house in a Connecticut community friends invited us to lunch and introduced [...]
A Novel Sense of Balance
by
Suddenly I sensed more freedom and realized that my dad had let go of the bike.
Bike Stories
I have no memory of learning to ride an actual bike.
You Never Forget
They say you never forget how to ride—it is, after all, “just like riding a bicycle”.
Pedal Your Blues Away
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When I was little, nobody offered to run along behind me to teach me to ride a bike. This is not so surprising.
Star
I must have been around 7 or 8 when I got my first bike, a Schwinn 3 speed with silver fenders and a head light similar to [...]
My Two Biking Nemeses
I love to bike; always have and, hopefully, always will.  But I have also always had two biking “nemeses”: hills [...]

New Stories on Old Prompts

Rex
One day back in 1976 a German shepherd came out of nowhere to show up at our kitchen door. He was not emaciated; he looked [...]
Prompted By Pets
August 7, 2022
Mediums: Well Done and Rare
Yes, I've chatted with the great beyond.
Prompted By The Great Beyond
August 5, 2022

Past Stories You May Have Missed

No Choice
A five-year-old does not think about choices and, of course, she hasn’t any.
August 22, 2017
What we wore in Oakland
Back in elementary school in Oakland CA, girls were not allowed to wear pants to school. We treasured the days when a field [...]
Prompted By What We Wore
January 25, 2016

Think back about …

Riding a Bicycle

Before we could drive, a bicycle was the way many of us got around. In more recent years, we may have ridden a bike for exercise, to save on the cost of gas for our cars, or just for fun. Think back … how did you learn to ride a bike? Did you teach your kids? Have you ever had a scary experience caused by a bicycle, either yours or someone else’s? Share your Riding a Bicycle stories forward. (Image courtesy of https://www.tredz.co.uk/)

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