Special Needs

 

Strider® Bikes for All Abilities

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 special needs 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 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.

 

 
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Learn To Ride!

A Strider® No-Pedal Balance Bike is the perfect tool for teaching balance and riding skills to toddlers, children, and adults of all abilities.

Rethink the Definition of Riding

What defines riding? Does pedaling define riding? Downhill mountain bikers don't pedal, road bike riders descending a highway don't pedal, BMX riders in a halfpipe don't pedal, and motorcyclists don't pedal. They are all riding. So what do they all have in common? The ability to balance on two wheels and lean through turns regardless of what put them in motion. For children, walking and running are the natural means of propulsion. The simplicity of Strider Bikes allows children to concentrate on the fundamental skills of balancing, leaning, and steering while propelling the bike in a natural way.

Advantages of Riding a Strider

Research shows that learning balance and coordination with exercise jump-starts a child’s growth and development during the important formative years of early childhood. Strider Bikes:

• Are ultra lightweight and easy to control

• Increase balance, coordination, and confidence

• Allow children to focus on learning balance first

• Are free of chains, pedals, and protrusions that can harm a child

• Provide a safe, smooth, and natural transition to a pedal bike



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