The concept of a "Toddler Bike" didn't mean much before the Strider®. Prior to the introduction of the Strider® Balance Bike the term would likely conjure images of tricycles, training wheels, and plastic ride-on toys.
Kids love to play, explore, and expand their mobility. It is a natural drive that takes them from sitting, to crawling, to walking, and to running. Riding a bike represents the next natural step in the pursuit of these experiences. It's why "riding a bike" represents such a monumental childhood milestone. With the development of Strider® Balance Bike children are reaching this milestone earlier than ever before...as toddlers!
A Strider® is a true balance bike for toddlers. They are properly 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, allowing the toddler to focus on the fundamental skill development of balancing their bike on two wheels.
No! Pedaling is not the foundation of riding, it is simply a means of propulsion, a way to make the bike move. Bikes can be propelled by many means: walking, striding, pedaling, gravity, an engine, etc. The comment element to riding is balance on two wheels and leaning through turns. For young children, toddler bikes like the Strider® are the most simple and natural way to learn to ride with walking and running as the means of propulsion.
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:
Here at Strider we take pride in building an award winning product that teaches children riding skills and balance while they have fun!