Being a parent with a large age gap between my oldest and youngest (8 years difference), there are bound to be items I wish I would’ve had with my older kids that weren’t around when they were young. The Strider Bike is the most perfect example of an item that would’ve saved myself, and my children, tons of time, pain, and frustration.
I received the Strider Sport for my 4 year old and I was eager to see how she’d handle it. The first thing you’ll notice is that the Strider Bike has no pedals, and yes, that’s intentional. The idea (and proven testing) behind the Strider Bike is to help kids learn to balance on two wheels, and build the confidence in themselves so the transition to a standard bike is flawless.
Right out of the box, my daughter was VERY eager to try the bike out. She stayed close to the front porch and didn’t want to venture out very far. At first she wasn’t wanting to sit down and was just walking along with the bike but that quickly changed. Within a few hours, she was sitting down comfortably, going fast enough to gain momentum, and pick up her feet and coast along. You’re kidding me right?? Just a few hours and she’s BALANCING on two wheels and coasting with no feet?? I would’ve never guessed it was the pedals making bike riding so complicated for young kids. I can’t begin to tell you how much I wish I had the Strider Bike with my middle child. His first day riding without training wheels he broke his right arm and was in a cast for almost 2 months. It was a horrible experience for him and took a long time to get him to get back on the bike again.
Within just a couple of days, my daughter was all over our acre+ property exploring and having fun. The Strider Bike is a great way to encourage your child to stay active while learning new skills at the same time. There are different accessories you can buy for the bike to upgrade it however you need. There are larger models available, make sure you check out the Strider Bike website for more information.
***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***