Yesterday after much nagging by my 5yo we took the training wheels off his bike. According to him he was ready. Maybe. But he does not get that much practice on his bike. Our drive way is gravel so the only safe place to ride is the park. But when we go ridding there it usually consists of ridding there, playing and ridding back. However, most of his friends ride without training wheels so his dad and I were willing to give it a try. So we took the training wheels off.
He gave it a good shot.
A few blocks down the road he had enough. Not to mention Dads back. The training wheels went back on.
When we got home dad did what he does best got on line and researched it. We read many articles on how to teach your child to ride a bike. We will keep on trying...all of us.