Feb 03, · Northcotte teaches the basic “balance method,” which involves scooting on the bike with your feet, to adults as well as children. “Scooting along helps them to learn the feeling of balancing . Sep 11, · Our Learn To Ride method is to start with a bike that basically fits, remove pedals, and lower the saddle so the learner can sit with both feet flat on the ground and knees slightly bent. We’ve made a balance bike. Handlebars no higher .