Where were these bikes when I was learning how to ride? We hear this all the time here at our Milwaukee bike shop when parents first see their kids scooting around the shop on a Strider balance bike. These pedal free bikes are propelled forward by the riders feet by walking or running and are an amazing way to teach a child the balance needed to ride a bike. With both feet planted securely on the ground, kids can slowly move around on the Strider and as you sit back and watch, you'll see their confidence quickly grow. Within time, riders quickly learn to pick up their feet as their speed increases and without even realizing it, they've just learned how to balance on a bike!
Both the owners of Fyxation taught their kids how to ride bikes using Striders and we couldn't say enough about how fun it is to watch your children experience the joy and confidence that comes from zipping around on a Strider. We have Strider models in stock here at our shop so we encourage you to bring your little one for a test ride.
We had an AWESOME experience buying our son his first bike from Fyxation. This Strider balance bike was exactly the right thing for him to learn on. He practiced on "Orange Bike" for about 18 months, then graduated to a bike with training wheels this spring...2 months later, we knocked the training wheels off, and we only had to help him balance/push off a few times, before he figured it out! I can tell that he's not afraid of how the bike reacts when he steers (or gets distracted and accidentally steers) -- he knows how to correct, and has so much confidence as a rider as a result. Bigger kids in our neighborhood are in absolute awe of this little not-quite-4-year-old, and I tell everyone who asks where we got the Strider!