My girl is starting to take off occasionally on her bike. I was pushing her like I always do and periodically throughout our travels around the circle we live on she started pedaling on her own. A couple times I even had to hurry to keep up. By next year I may be running to catch her. It does my heart good to see her improving. Of course there are still the two times she pulled her foot out of her shoe, leaving the shoe still secured in the pedal.  She was still more interested in the velcro on her foot braces occasionally than in riding. A few times she was even trying to escape the bike altogether. But when she tried to pedal,  man, she could go.