When Ryan McFarland became frustrated with traditional bikes for his son, he bought him a bike and took everything off including the pedals. It then became pretty much like a running bike. He really wasn’t planning on starting a company – he just wanted a bike that his son could ride without the fear or being frustrated. He teamed up with a friend of his, Gene Woodle and his father Joe McFarland. McFarland already had experience with dirt bikes, mountain bikes, and stock car racing.
I immediately became interested in Strider Prebike the first time that I came across them. I was given a great opportunity to work with them on a review and I have to give them a special thank you for that! Our 4 year old son’s new favorite color of the month is green so that was the color of the Prebike that we chose. You may be wondering from the picture what this bike is all about since there aren’t any pedals. Well, the Prebike is a running bike or a balance bike in other words.
Now you may be wondering what in the world is the point. Well, learning to ride a bike even with training wheels can be frustrating, confusing, and can even be scary for some kids. Traditional bikes can tip over and focusing on the pedals are frustrating – I know it is for our son! The point to the Strider Prebike is to teach kids balance before they even begin to learn to pedal. Getting the balance down, makes it a lot easier for them to learn to ride a pedal bike. They also have more confidence and less fear because if they have their balance under control, there is no need for training wheels and they don’t have fear of a bike tipping over on them.
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