By Luke M.

Step 1: Find a small hill.

Step 2: Put a helmet on your head.

Step 3: Sit on the seat of your bike. Then, put your feet on the ground.

Step 4: Quickly pick your feet up and put them on the pedals.

Step 5: If you don’t get it on the first try, try multiple times until you get it!

Step 6: When you get the hang of it, push your feet down on the pedals and you will start to move.

Step 7: If you want to stop, either push back on the petals, or, there will be a thing above the handlebars. Pull it back and you will slowly start to stop.

Step 8: When you get comfortable going fast, you should put knee pads and elbow pads on.

Step 9: Make it harder on yourself by going up a steeper hill!

Step 10: Do this until it gets out of your comfort zone.

Step 11: Once you’re tired, take a break. Get a snack and some water.

Step 12: Then, once you’re calm, get back up or go home.

Step 13: If you fall off, get help. If it does not hurt, get back up.

Step 14: Once the day is done, you should go back home. It is not safe to ride at night.

Step 15: Practice more and more and you will get better!

Luke M. is a Level 1 student who likes cats.

Publishing work by students at Alpha, a K-12 school in Austin, TX. Learn more at www.go-alpha.org.