Strider Sports

At Strider Sports International, we’re enthusiastic about bike riding. Some would say we’re even a bit obsessive.

But we’ve channeled our cycling mania to rethink the way a child should learn to ride a bike.

Balance comes first:

As a parent of two boys, Ryan McFarland became frustrated with the drawbacks of traditional beginner’s bikes.

"Tricycle tip-overs" and "training-wheel wobbles" create a fear, hesitancy, and dislike of bike riding. And, after tinkering with several ideas, the answer hit Ryan: Balance and coordination should be taught before pedaling.

Yes, the traditional methods of learning to ride a bike have it backwards. Tricycles and training wheels place too much of the focus on learning to pedal.

Summit Hut: Start Your Adventure Here