A couple months back, I had seen Strider™ bikes on another Mom’s Blog and thought that this product looked really interesting. I contacted the owner Ryan McFarland and asked if he would be interested in having At Home Moma review his product, and he agreed and sent me a Red Strider™ bike for my kids to try out.
Neither one of my children had really started riding bikes, and according to the Strider™ “The No Pedal PREbike” website Click Here the Strider™ running bikes helps toddlers learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. This skips tricycle and training wheels and teaches your child to ride a bike sooner.
So I went a picked up a helmet for my little girl and let her and my son both have a go at the Strider™ bike. My husband put it together and it was amazing how quickly both kids immediately got the concept. Of course my son couldn’t wait till daytime, so he got on it soon as my husband put it together.
I took my daughter out the next day and let her have a go at it.
My daughter isn’t quite two yet, so she needed help turning it around, but she was able to balance it very easily since it is extremely light weight. I highly recommend staying close to the little guys while they are learning, and never leave them unattended. What is also great about this, is the seat and the handles are easily adjusted up and down for each of the kids and as my little one grows, it can grow along with her.
History of the company:
Ryan McFarland of Strider Sports International, is an inventor who is credited with world-renowned and U.S. Patented Thudbuster suspension seat-post for bicycles and a U.S. Patented suspension system for wheel chairs.
Tricycle tip-overs” and “training-wheel wobbles” and a natural inclination to tinker, lead Ryan on a mission to build a bike that his son could ride without injury or fear.
He headed down to his local K-Mart to purchase the smallest and lightest bike he could find. After wards, Ryan went home, stripped off the components from the frame, cut out the upper frame rails, lowered the seat, cut and re-welded the handlebars and cut down the seat-post. From this, the Strider™ running bike was born.
Ryan feels that we need to rethink the way a child should learn to ride a bike and teach balance and coordination before pedaling. Source Strider Bikes
Check out Ryan’s video about the Strider™ bike:
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Thanks to Ryan at Strider™ bikes, one lucky At Home Moma Reader will also receive a Strider™ bike, a $110 value. This giveaway will end Monday November 15th, 2010 at 11:59am after which a winner will be chosen via Random.org.*
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