Learning Every Day

We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately concerning the different levels of skill for riders. When my daughter first got her Strider as an 18 month old she mostly spun the wheels with the bike laying on the ground. At the time I kept wondering if she would ever ride it.  When she did straddle the Strider most of her time was spent walking with her butt off the seat.

Nine months later I can barely believe how competent she has become.  She wants to ride ALL the time and when there are other Strider riders around she is cruising right along with them.  She’s still working on balancing with her feet off the ground for extended distances, but now I know that it is the next step in her Strider progression and it will happen soon enough!

Here is a great video that comes out of Germany where the generic term for balance bike is ‘laufrad’. We like this video because it shows an 18 month old Strider rider taking his first steps with his new Green Strider. Hopefully this video will give you an idea of the beginning process on a Strider.  Good luck and happy Striding!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xERGLvhjC_w[/youtube]

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