The Next BIG Thing In Outdoor Toys-Strider Balance Bikes For Kids

As a Kindermusik educator, Moms have entrusted me with the musical education of their families. Our relationships go far beyond just the classes, and I am constantly on the lookout for new techniques to nurture and develop their youngsters. As a Mom, I know what it indicates to be quality conscious and penny thrifty, so when I came upon this unique “toy”, which has fairly literally changed our lives, I was thrilled to share with anyone and everybody.

I am a cautious shopper and yet when I saw the possible that this bike offered, not to mention the beatific grin on my son’s face, not only did I buy the bike on the spot but convinced the owner/inventor to let me grow to be one of his distributors. I knew that this would be the end of a dinosaur. The tricycle as we know it – unwieldy, cumbersome, dangerous, frustrating and heavy could be put to rest. Usher in a new era, a bicycle ergonomically designed to accommodate the natural movement of a developing toddler. This is the bike for the next generation of riders.

Ryan Mcfarland, the inventor of this priceless item, is a family man who recognized the need to improve the safety and design of bikes for children who were learning to ride. He and I shared the frequent desire to provide suitable outlets for our active youngsters. How ingenious, to produce a vehicle that could accommodate even the littlest one just learning to walk. The beauty is in the design. The child merely sits on the bicycle and begins to “stride”. Who knew exercise could be so much fun!

My life’s direction changed one ordinary Sunday afternoon, when we chanced upon a demonstration Ryan was holding at the annual International Motorcycle show. I eyed the bike with skepticism. After all, who wants a bicycle with no pedals? My son was growing bored with the exhibition, so I thought it would buy me a few moments of distraction if I let him “test drive” the item. It was cute, a miniature replica of a bicycle, sans the pedals. I was confident this wouldn’t last far more than a few minutes. The child was just 2 and I was positive he would turn into frustrated as with all the other riding toys piled up at property. To my surprise and delight within moments he was scooting around the test arena and drawing fairly a crowd!

I was impressed with Ryan’s warm demeanor and his genuine interest and passion in his product. He provided me with some ideas and methods to enhance the riding experience and we were on our way! I chose to have the bike assembled and we were truly able to hang it on the back of our carriage. Mind you, as we wended our way through the throngs of individuals the lightweight tiny vehicle remained steady the entire time. I knew that with an ordinary tricycle, within minutes the wheels or handle bars, would have injured a passerby. This was true freedom! I was sold.

The minute we returned from the city, my son tried’ out his bike, ignoring the reality that we had been in midst of a substantial snowfall. Surprisingly, he was able to maneuver the bike quite well, despite the snow. The strider can ride anywhere a child can walk. Sand, dirt, land, snow and of course the street are some of the locations to “stride”. The finest part is all the movement is controlled by the child’s legs. He is able to stop and begin at his own pace.

This little bike is small, compact and featherweight. Throw it in the back of your trunk and you’re ready to ride-anytime. No far more backs aching from pushing the tricycle that your child’s little legs aren’t strong sufficient to push. No much more whining to re-position the trike every single couple of minutes because your child hasn’t mastered the pedals. Take pleasure in the freedom to permit your child to experiment with his bicycle although you watch his progress. Share in the successes as a family-applaud every new physical milestone and watch your child’s confidence grow.

The 360 degree swivel of the deal with bars prevents chest, stomach and spleen injuries, 1 of the causes of emergency room visits. The handlebars collapse flat when the child falls as opposed to the 90 degree fixed position of a tricycle. Case in point, the other day my son fell on the bars on a low cost plastic riding toy, fashioned after a tricycle. It took me awhile to sort through the screams to locate the source- a nasty abrasion on his chest.

This bike is the only form of outdoor recreation your child will ever require or want. How quite a few varieties of riding toys are collecting dust awaiting their correct burial at the garage sale? I will never have to search once more for the annual spring outdoor toy, knowing it will join its brothers in a couple of months. This bike grows with the child as the adjustable seat makes it possible for a 50 pound weight limit. Never worry about the training wheel nightmare, once more. The bike is created with the premise of permitting the child to find his/her natural balance which eliminates the want for stabilizers once transitioning to a regular bike. Your child will naturally shed the “Strider” like outgrown clothes, once he/she is ready for a normal bicycle.

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