Until the begininng of this school year, Ryan was afraid to ride his bike without training wheels. We would walk places with the kids and he would walk with Mom and Dad, with E on his bike and Lily (with her training-wheels bike or bobby car) zooming all around him.
Certain things that are fairly easily for most children to overcome their fear of are much more difficult for Ryan. The need to balance a bike, that feeling you get when you take both feet off the ground, just terrified him. When he did try to ride, it was only when we absolutely forced him to do it.