• Support the child – NOT the bike! The child must feel the bike tip sideways to learn how to keep it upright.
• Let the child set the pace: some kids are cautious and that’s ok!
• Be a cheerleader, not a coach: praise your child for any amount of time they spend on the Strider!
Balance bikes are a very simple bike designed to teach young children how to steer and balance on two wheels. Balance bikes are designed with only foot propulsion to teach the fundamentals of riding. Because they have no pedals or other complicated forms of propulsion, most children find riding a balance bike as easy as walking. When the fundamentals of balance and steering are mastered, transitioning to a bicycle with pedals or motorcycle is straightforward.
We love riding bikes and we love inspiring kids to ride. Our mission is to build lightweight, efficient, all-terrain bikes that build two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children. Genuine Strider Balance Bikes are the result of 10+ years of development, manufacturing improvements, riding, observation, testing, and even racing.