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Building New Riders | Wheels Beneath Her Youth

June 19, 2020

Building New Riders | Wheels Beneath Her Youth


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When you were a kid when was your first ride on a motorcycle? Maggie started her journey with bikes when she was only two years old. Fischer price trike, Strider Balance Bike, H-D Stacyc IRONe Bike, and now Papa's H-D Road Glide Limited. This is what Papa likes to call "osmosis." When you're around something long enough it naturally becomes part of you over time. 


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8 years old on a Road Glide Limited 

Maggie started her journey with bikes when she was two years old. First a trike, then a Strider Balance Bike, after that the H-D Stacyc IRONe Bike, and now Papa's H-D Road Glide Limited. Every three miles there was a head turn behind to make sure Mama was watching.

Maggie was over the moon that she saw Sand Hill cranes, Horses, and a Bald Eagle on her first ride!


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Riding is something that children can enjoy, and accept as a family sport. It's important to educate them about how to hang on, stay in the middle of the seat, and relax to enjoy the ride.

Gear to help your mini-biker prepare for their first ride:
  • DOT 3/4 or Full Face Helmet
  • ANSI Protective Goggles or Glasses
  • Boots & Gloves
  • Long Sleeves & Pants


Recommended Motorcycle setup:
  • Passenger floor boards
  • Passenger Highway Pegs
  • Passenger Grab Handles 
  • Tour Pak or Over Sized Back Rest
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Every day Maggie asks, "When can I take another ride with Papa?"
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