After his homework was completed, the boy finally rode his bike without training wheels.
Sunday his training wheels became bent so we took them off. You can see how it happened here. The culprit apologized but we had wanted to take them off anyway so it worked out.
He practiced for a while Monday but was not able to get going. Today he and I went out, I ran next to him with my arms at his side and he took off.
He needs to work on his turns, but he is not afraid to fall and that got him going. Like skating, he enjoys the idea of moving really fast and not getting into trouble.
Oh yeah, and next time he will wear his helmet.