Have you ever wondered how your friends can make a wheelie for a whole block and you can't even keep it in a dirt bed. What do you do differently?
Step 1. Start at medium speed
When you have more experience, you can go faster. Don't go faster than you can until you feel confident enough.
Step 2. Decide how you want to position your feet
Do what is most comfortable for you. Right-handed people generally put the right foot forward. The same for lefties. Position your feet like this: the strongest foot forward.
Step 3. Pedal slowly so that your slowest foot is at the highest point possible
The crankshaft arm should be in a vertical position relative to the strongest foot below.
Step 4. Pedal harder
When your strong foot is forward, lean your weight back and gently push up with your arms.
Step 5. Keep pedaling until the front wheel is at a degree equal to that of a diagonal bar ()
If you start to roll backwards, stop pedaling and let the bike roll. However, it may be more effective to hit the rear brake (not to be confused with the integrated brake) to bring the front wheel down a bit. If you start to fall forward, pedal harder and faster.
Step 6. Show your friends, your girlfriend, your mother or your father
- If you start falling backwards, don't pedal hard. This will only make the situation worse.
- As you gain distance, you will have to lean back a bit and pedal harder.
- If you start to fall forward, pedal harder and faster.
- Remember: a long wheelie is more impressive than a short, tall one. Of course, a tall, long wheelie is best.
- If you start to roll back, take your feet off the pedals and start running. Try to hold your feet on the bars to control the bike. If you can't hold the bike, get off and run alongside it. You will not be able to jump on top of it.
- To finish a wheelie, stop pedaling, squeeze the brakes carefully, or just get off the bike.
- Wear a helmet and knee pads at first.
- Never ride the bike alone. It's not that fun and you won't have someone to help you in case you get hurt.
- Know your limits. Don't try this if you barely know how to ride a bike.