Ok, so...many of you have been asking...how old is Riley? Why is he not on training wheels? I thought I'd take this time to tout the advantages of starting your tot out on a balance bike. Balance Bike...you ask? What is a balance bike? You can see an example of one here. It is a bike without pedals and without training wheels. The child learns to "skoot" and pick up their feet to glide, so to speak. This teaches them how to balance so that when you put them on a bike with pedals, they never need training wheels. It REALLY does work.
Riley used his balance bike for one year (mastered it after a few months) and the first time on a pedal bike (on his 4th birthday!) he was off and pedaling...with NO HELP! And hasn't needed any help.
Seriously...check it out. I might be a little bit biased at the skills of my just-turned-4 year old...BUT I thought I'd put the info out there in case other parents wanted to avoid years of training wheels, skinned knees, and scared kids. Consider yourself informed!