• Be a cheerleader, not a coach: praise your child for any amount of time they spend on the Strider!
• Let the child set the pace: some kids are cautious and that's ok!
• Support the child - NOT the bike! The child must feel the bike tip sideways to learn how to keep it upright.
I got the Strider Sport (12") for my 2 year old Nephew "D", and he loved it the moment it was put together! Instantly deciding it was time to get on any play, as well as consider it his Motorcycle! He improves his skills in balance every time he uses it, and will probably be riding a bike by summer time with how well he's doing! I am considering getting the bigger Strider Sport for myself now! Considering it's been 18 years since I could last ride a back, and the last time I attempted to I had terrible balance and got scared!
Great quality, awesome bike, quick to put together and just get up and move. I wish I could have had something like this when my oldest four kiddos were smaller!
Bought a ST- Green and an ST-4 Blue for my twin grandsons. They were only a year old so they were just a novelty for a while. But, within a month or so they were walking beside the bikes and, a few months after, that were sitting on the seats and walking all over the house. In just a few short months they were "gliding" and now they are careening in and out of all the rooms in the house. It made a VERY LONG winter much easier to tolerate since they were able to participate in an "outdoor-activity" indoors !!
Thanks Strider - I have been encouraging all our friends to buy them for their grandkids !!
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Too often people with cognitive or developmental disabilities have been unable to ride a bike or have been told they will never be able to ride a bike. With the proper special needs bike and a proven method to learn, this is changing!
Strider Balance Bikes are a perfect compliment to pre-school, daycare, or any other environment that brings kids,
or individuals with special needs together.
Strider can help you launch an Education Program in your area.
At Strider, we love riding bikes and we love inspiring kids to ride. Our mission is to build lightweight, efficient, all-terrain bikes that build two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children. Strider Balance Bikes are the result of 10 years of development, manufacturing improvements, riding, observation, testing, and even racing. When you purchase a Strider, you buy into the 'club' that is Team Strider; you become one of the early adopters that are changing the paradigm of how kids learn to ride and setting the new standard for how young children explore the world on two wheels.