This charming statue is located in Clinch Park along the TART Trail and the Traverse City, Michigan waterfront. The statue was created by Verna Bartnick and depicts a parent teaching their child to ride a bike, as they must eventually let the child ride off on their own.
I cannot think of a more fitting statue to locate along a bike trail, as it clearly depicts the sense of adventure, challenge, joy, fun, trepidation, and wonder of first learning to ride a bicycle. It is an accomplishment that no one ever forgets. Enjoy!