After practicing in the driveway (pictured), it was time for Ethan to see if he was strong enough to climb and skilled enough to safely descend a little hill around the corner. Going up had been easy for him on his tricycle, although down as harder without breaks.
On a bicycle, I thought the gear reduction would cause him to get stuck, but he make the climb. At first, he didn’t want to try going down, for fear of losing control. After I reminded him about the breaks, he gave it a try and found a comfortable pace for the ride back home.