Thank you to Strider for providing me with a sample. All opinions are 100% my own.
Learning to ride a bike is a classic staple of childhood. Although I was a late learner, bike riding has always been a skill I’ve enjoyed knowing how to do and something I couldn’t wait to teach my own children. When I learned, it was using a bike with training wheels that felt freakishly unstable and would wobble from side to side as you rode it. You could’t wait to master the ability to balance yourself properly so that the training wheels could come off and you’d be set free among the world of bike riders! Although they are wonderful memories, I remember how scared I would get from the unevenness of training wheels.
Thanks to Strider, kids no longer have to worry about training wheels and can master the ability to balance much easier with Strider’s no pedal prebike balance bikes! These bikes are the perfect sizes for your children and feature everything a real bike does with one exception, there are NO pedals! Instead of pedals, children are forced to kick with their own feet to get going and in the process of picking up their feet to glide, they learn how to balance themselves properly on a bike. I can’t tell you how much I wish I had one of these when I was a kid. No more wobbly training wheels to put on and take off, plus the small balance bike is easily portable so taking it with you to the park is easy!
Strider offers an array of balance biked for kids of all ages from 18 months on up to adults! We received the Strider Sport Balance Bike which offers some great features including:
- The only bike or ride-on the toddler/preschooler in your life will ever need.
- Comes with a bonus, taller seat post and padded saddle for the taller child.
- No-tool, quick assembly and adjustment.
- Quick-release saddle and handlebar clamps for seat and handlebar height.
- Maintenance-free, light weight tires guaranteed to last a long time and never go flat.
- Super light weight (6.7 lbs) so that even your toddler can lift and handle it.
- Max rider weight: 60 pounds
The bike was easy to get going and very sturdy with it’s metal construction. I love that they are made to withstand tons of play and easy for my kids to move around by themselves. The seat adjusts so you can use it as they grow and the fun colors are nice and eye catching. If you’re looking for a great way to teach your children how to ride a bike, I highly suggest skipping the training wheels and grabbing a Strider balance bike instead!