What a nifty invention! These no-pedal balance bikes from Strider help toddlers get acclimated to two wheels just as soon as they can walk. Can you say “future motorcyclist"? These bikes would make the perfect gift for a child or grandchild.
This little girl is riding the ST3, the model designed for kids ages 18 months to five years. If a child can stand and walk, he or she can ride the Strider.
Ryan McFarland, a riding and racing enthusiast, invented the Strider bike in 2007 to help children ages 18 months to five years learn balance and coordination before pedaling. His company, Strider Sports International, is based in Rapid City, S.D., not far from Sturgis, home to the world's most famous annual motorcycle rally. Take a look at this video to see Strider bikes in action.
The simple, no pedal design of Strider bikes allows even the youngest child to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training-wheel wobbles and instilling confidence and good bike-handling skills that will last a lifetime. Strider bikes also encourage the development of spatial awareness and basic motor skills so that children can more quickly and safely reach their maximum riding potential.
Strider bikes weigh just 6.7 pounds and can be ridden easily on dirt, grass and pavement. Maximum rider weight is 60 pounds.
Strider bike prices start at $109. Visit StriderBikes.com
for more information and to see more videos. You’ll be amazed at the cute competition events Strider has created.