Special Needs Bikes

Strider Bikes
for All Abilities

Children Benefit from Genuine Strider Bikes

Too often people with cognitive or developmental disabilities have been unable to ride a bike or have been told by doctors and other health care providers that they will never be able to ride a bike. With the proper bike and a proven method to learn, this is changing!

For several years, parents of children with special needs all over the world have been approaching Strider and letting us know how life changing our bikes have been for their children. Strider Bikes are providing a means for inclusive social interaction and play. Suddenly, a child that had previously been sitting on the porch while the other children in the neighborhood rode their bikes is now riding right alongside their peers, grinning ear to ear.

So, why is a Strider Balance Bike the best option for a person with special needs? Our bikes break down the overwhelming task of learning how to ride into a safe and natural progression; it's as easy as walking. With feet safely on the ground, a rider is easily able to maneuver and ride our lightweight bikes.

Strider Balance Bikes have turned individuals with Down syndrome, autism, low muscle tone, poor balance, arthrogryposis, and cerebral palsy into bike riding enthusiasts! We have received countless success stories from parents around the world.

Strider 12 Sport

ages 18 months to 5 years

Strider 14x Sport

ages 3 to 7 years

Strider 16 Sport

ages 6 years & up

Strider 20 Sport

ages 10 years & up

We have done our research and we know that a Strider Balance Bike is without a doubt, the best way to teach a person how to ride and balance on two wheels. Genuine Strider Balance Bikes are designed specifically to help individuals learn balance and coordination before pedaling. The no-pedal design and low frame height allow riders to have both feet on the ground and simply walk with the bike. These features allow people of all abilities to learn to balance and propel the bike in a natural way, instilling confidence and bike handling skills in the process.

"Starting on a STRIDER Bike can assist children with special needs in transitioning to a regular, two-wheeled bicycle without the anxiety of falling or using training wheels."
-Dr. Andrew Shim, Briar Cliff University

Strider Sports International Supports the Strider Education Foundation

The Strider Education Foundation was formed when Strider Sports International, Inc. (SSI) came to understand that learning to ride a bike was out of reach for certain populations of children and adults. Through the development of a proven Learn-To-Ride curriculum and donations of the world’s most popular balance bikes, SSI worked with organizations ranging from Special Olympics to public school districts to make riding safe, easy, fun, and available to everyone. The magnitude of this need, coupled with requests from numerous other organizations provided a clear indication something needed to be done. With the generous backing of SSI, the 501(c)(3) Strider Education Foundation was formed to meet this important need.