Bicycling is fun, helps us keep fit, and gives us mobility. For kids, the bicycle is their first vehicle, a source of pride and an important way to get around. Bicycling is generally a safe activity, but when bicyclists make basic mistakes, they're the ones most likely to get hurt. For this reason, the attitudes you instill in your child now will determine how he or she will ride for years to come. If your child gets a good grounding in safe riding techniques, he or she will be able to enjoy the benefits of bicycling for many years.