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!
Warning: Great review followed by a video with some nasty trike/training wheel crashes.
"We bought two Striders for our 2.5 year old twins who had been really struggling with trying to peddle a tricycle. Within a couple of days they were zipping down the slight incline on our gravel driveway, and really balancing with no adult training required.
We saw them crash many times trying to negotiate riding a tricycle, but they really learned to balance quite easily on the Strider bike. It is well and thoughtfully engineered, strong, but light in weight for small kids.
5 out of 5 stars! Highly recommended!!!!" -- (Jay in Ohio)
...of a Strider racer!
Found some cool photos of Nick this week, he is a Strider racer/rider from Washington State. This past summer he rode in the kids race at 'Bavarian Bike and Brew' in Leavenworth, Washington. His Dad had this to say about the start to his illustrious racing career, "He loved it! He even did 3 extra laps past the cheering crowd in the Beer garden. Gotta love fans!"
It seems like more and more racing venues are adding fun events for the Strider crowd. Make sure to find one in your local area, they are a great way for your kids to have fun and connect with riding buddies for the rest of the year. Our home base of the Black Hills has Winter and Summer fun, both with festive atmosphere!