The Bean rode on her own this afternoon. Her mom has the guts to let go without too much practice. I'm not sure if she has more faith in our kids or if she has a more sadistic maternal instinct than most. Regardless, her courage at their expense has gotten both of our kids on two wheels.
Bean is still a little ways away from taking off and stopping all on her own, and she rides only on the downhills, but she's taken the first big step.