Are you thinking about teaching your toddler to ride a bike? STOP RIGHT NOW. Do NOT put on those training wheels! Spend the $100 on a Strider and save yourself years of headache.
Exhibit A – Axel Tries 2-wheels for the first time
Age: 4.5 years
Result: Training Wheels put back on. Retry in 6 months @ 5 Yr/Old
Exhibit B – Oliver tries Strider for the first time
Age: 1.5 years
Result: By the end of summer he is sitting and gliding.
Exhibit C – Oliver tries 2-wheels for the first time
Age: 2.5 years
Result: We un-boxed this bike 5 minutes before the video was taken.
He never looked back.
Barely out of diapers and riding to the park.
What's the beauty of a Strider? Learning to balance and hold the weight of the bike on their own.
When are they ready to move to pedals? When they go so fast on the Strider that brakes become necessary. As they start to go faster, the only way to stop the Strider is with their feet...it's terrifying to watch. Get them on a bike with a coaster break and they'll never look back.
Congrats Oliver. Two HUGE milestones just months after graduating from your crib. Oh the places you'll go.
- Proud Mom