Terminology | Push Bikes


What is a Push Bike?

The term "Push Bike" has been popular expression typically used to mean a regular, ordinary bicycle. This colloquialism is used to distinguish a human powered bicycle, one with pedals, from one with a motor. While most often two wheeled vehicles with a motor are referred to as a motorcycle, in the early 1900’s, many motorcycles were simply bicycles with a motor attached. It was during this time referring to bicycles without a motor as push bikes became popular.

Since the early 2000's, Strider® Bikes have completely changed the way kids learn to ride. As Strider's became better known the push bike term was re-purposed by many to describe the bikes behind this phenomenon. After all, children make them go by pushing with their feet!

Strider is the new Push Bike

Strider® Bikes are sized for beginning riders, as young as 18 months, and adjust as children grow, offering up to 4 years of use from one bike. They are lightweight and simple, focusing on the fundamental skill development of balancing on two wheels.

If you are searching for a kids push bike for your toddler, there is no better way to get them started on two wheels than with a Strider® Bike. The ability to ride a bike is a milestone of childhood. Bikes like the Strider® are helping millions of children all over the world reach this milestone earlier than ever before.

Once your child has mastered pushing, striding, and riding the transition to a bike with pedals will come naturally to them.

Strider® Balance Bikes are also often referred to by any number of other terms, such as toddler bikes, running bikes, baby bikes, or no pedal bikes.


Strider® Balance Bikes are the award winning choice for inspiring children to ride.


Awards  Strider® Balance Bikes not only have some of the best customer and editorial reviews of any children's product, they are also award winning! The Strider® Bike has been the recipient of awards from:

  • interbike "Next Generation Award"
  • National Parenting Center
  • Creative Child Magazine
  • Parents Choice
  • Tillywig
  • Toy Insider
  • Parent Tested Parent Approved
  • Able Play
  • National Parenting Publications

Here at Strider we take pride in building an award winning product that teaches children riding skills and balance while they have fun!





Strider® Balance Bikes are clearly the best choice for inspiring your child to ride.




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