sk stiderWe had the pleasure of meeting Susie last year at the National Parks and Recreation Conference in North Carolina. She had expressed her interest in learning to ride a bike since she had never had the opportunity growing up. With an open mind and an unchecked item on her bucket list, she was eager to learn! Here is her story...

Growing up in a small town in India during the 1960’s, I didn’t have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike.  Only boys were allowed to ride bikes back then.  I have always wanted to learn, but was afraid of falling. In late 2014, I came across Strider bikes at a National Park and Recreation Conference.  The concept of learning to balance first and then to pedal made sense to me and I decided to give it a try when the weather turned nice.  I bought a Strider bike in spring 2015 right before Easter and I was able to balance on it rather quickly. The bike is light weight and very manageable which made me feel comfortable on it. I was thrilled when I first balanced on the strider bike and I kept riding it for hours that day.  My children bought me a regular bike as a gift for Mother’s Day and I was able to learn pretty fast since I already learned to balance on the Strider bike.  I now can ride a bike! I would not have been able to do this without the Strider bike!  Thanks to Lori at Strider bike for all her help as I was trying to decide on a bike and also afterwards by checking on my progress.

Times have changed in India, even in the small town where I grew up. It is now a common sight to see girls and women on their bikes, scooters and mopeds.  I am glad that I had the opportunity to learn even though it is at age 54! And again, it wouldn’t have happened without the Strider bike!

I have decided to keep the Strider bike for its sentimental value.  All the children in my family will sure be using Strider bikes in the future to learn to ride a bike instead of training wheels.

-Susie  Kuruvilla, CPA, CPRP

 

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Tuesday, 29 December 2015 18:45

How To: Make a Strider Nature Trail

The Strider staff got out some weed whippers, rakes, shovels, and even a pick axe to build a cool STRIDER Nature Trail on a piece of unused park space! This 1000 foot long trail goes over tree stumps, through small valleys, and by a small creek.

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Check out some additional photos from the Strider Nature Trail on our Flickr Page! Want to figure out how to know how you can build one in your area? We summarized the process in a short 1 page PDF that you can DOWNLOAD Here.

 

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