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!
The KTM Strider was recently given a great review in Transworld Motocross magazine!
"We have only one thing to say about the Strider bikes: why didn't we think of that? These are amazing starter bikes for the little BMXer/MXer in your life. They promote balance and the concept of bike riding without those sissy training wheels. Add in the KTM branding, and it only reinforces the moto mind." ~ Transworld Motocross (The Things You Need)
That sounds about right to us! Let us know if you see Striders anywhere else in the press and keep sharing your photos, videos and stories with us and the other Strider fans on facebook.
That's what the graphic on this great video introducing Striders to North Carolinians says. While 63 degrees sounds good (as we sit inside on another chilly night in South Dakota) the story sounds even better! The only thing we can find to disagree with is the bike mechanic saying that Striders are "probably better than training wheels." As most of you know already...Striders Rule, Training Wheels Drool! (Click on the screen shot below to jump to news story)