As the sons of Strider's founder Ryan McFarland, Jesse and Bode have been the willing test riders for Strider since day one. If 'necessity is the Mother of invention' than 'teaching Bode to ride a bike was the Mother of Strider.' Ever since they were old enough to walk, they've been on two wheels of one kind or another.
Starting at three years old they were both on an Oset electric mini dirt bikes. Here are some great photos of Jesse and Bode decked out in Yamaha blue on their PW50 and TTR 90 respectively.
Their progression is moving along every day as they get older...but they both still love to ride Striders!
When my friend first suggested a bike with no pedals, I thought it was the stupidest idea in the world. "What's the point?", I asked. But when my son got on this bike, it was love at first sight. Even though he walked with the bike for the first few weeks, he eventually learn to sit and kick, then stop with his feet and then coast with his feet high in the air. I plan to keep this bike until he's about 4 and then transition him to a bike with pedals. But now, he loves it so he get exercise every day. Now I can barely keep up with him at a brisk walking pace. I have to take my own bike or start jogging. I highly recommend! ~Floresti (Nairobi, Kenya)
Keep it up Jesse...Maybe you'll be able to meet JoJo someday!
If you've seen a Strider box, then you've seen Jesse. He is the boy on the box! The Strider staff is happy to report that he is still shredding. Here is Jesse at a local BMX track showing off his mad wheelie skills.
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We at Strider are also happy to report that no hole has yet been found in the space-time continuum as a result of this apparent paradox. Let us just hope that Jesse hasn't figured out how to time travel on his Strider or it could prove to be disastrous.