My daughter is 6, and it is definitely time for her to learn to ride her bike. She really really wants to ride it. But at the same time, she never quite committed to it.
She's been doing well with the pedals off, just coasting with her feet out. So we put the pedals back on and off she went, almost without even thinking about it!
That was two days ago. As incentive, I proposed that we ride our bikes to the ice cream shop. It is mostly down hill, but not too steep.
Ideally, I would have ridden my bike too. But she still needs me to run alongside her. So I got a pretty good workout on the way to the ice cream shop.
It was lovely. Daughter was so proud of herself. Son was actually quite supportive of her. Ice cream was terrific.