Zeva’s birthday is coming up on the 13th so I reached out to a few companies to get her birthday presents covered by them in exchange for some honest reviews of their products. One of those presents was her a Strider bike. She has her own regular bike with training wheels on it, but she can’t maneuver it on her own at all. Basically it’s become a place for spiders to build their homes at best right now. I saw the Strider advertisements, and felt it would be the perfect first bike for her that would be worth trying.
I had planned on waiting until her birthday to give her the Strider bike, but she snuck into the room while we were opening the package and saw it before we could hide it. Boy did she go nuts wanting to ride it right then and there. We caved and put it together for her. She LITERALLY rode it through the house and right out the front door. We honest to goodness had to pry her little behind off of it when she first got it.
We store it under our car shed, and if I’m just a few minutes behind her she snatches it up and goes for a ride around the property on it. She adores her Strider bike with a passion. She has gained the sense of freedom on it. She also feels like she’s a part of the other kids as they are riding their bikes. She literally joined in on their bike races the other day, and even though she was way behind everyone else she was squealing in delight that she was a part of the group. It’s proven its worth as her being her first bike.
Just by watching the short video above you can see just how proud and happy she is to ride it. I can see she’s learning how to control a bike on her own and maintain balance using one. After watching Delbert learn how to ride a bike, I know how valuable it is for her to use her feet to control the bike first. Delbert walked his bike around for ages, and his peddles got in the way every time. That’s one of the reasons why I love the Strider bike because she can learn the concept of handling a bike without getting her legs banged up in the process. Plus I don’t have to fear her getting hurt quite as much.
When she first starting riding her Strider bike, I personally didn’t see the value in this bike. However, the more she road it and the more comfortable she became with it I knew it was well worth having. Her love of it alone makes it worth having. It reminds me of me riding my broom horse when I was a little toddler and how much of a difference it made in how I rode my bike and horses too.
These bikes to me are the perfect first bike for any beginner rider. The Strider bikes start out at $99.00 for the bikes made for kids’ ages 18 months-5 years old. They have various level bikes for each age group. They even make these bikes for adults too. You can find out more information about these bikes by visiting their website. You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.