So after a whole year and a few trial runs Alex was able to ride his bike to school, which is in our neighborhood! I bought him a pre-paid cell phone so that he could call me when he got to school and right before he left. It takes him 4 minutes to get there/back! This was a huge milestone for us! He didn't want me to drive him anymore...and he is only 7! At least I have Nick this year! Actually he will probably want to ride his bike too! My boys are growing up so fast!