No, I didn't learn when I was a kid. I don't know why, I just didn't. Ryan has slowly been teaching me since we've been married. We recently bought a $30 used bike for me, so I could pick up where I left off, over a year ago in Hawaii. There are a couple nice big empty parking lots near our house where we practiced today. I'm still not ready for the sidewalk (too narrow for my unexpected turns and wobblings) but I'm feeling pretty confident. Also, a little sore since I was gripping the handles so very tight.