Liberty, Freedom, Independence. I think the first time children feel that is riding a bike. Freedom from a closely guarded or fenced yard. Freedom to cruise the block or the neighborhood. Even if they are so little as to have the parent controlled handle behind them.... there is something freeing about choosing (or thinking you are choosing)a direction all your own at any age. I took these at Catonsville High School this morning, where there was a lollipop hunt and a bike decorating contest among other games. Cherish every moment. It Flies By.