Strider Education Foundation


We believe learning to ride a bike builds the confidence that changes everything! The opportunity to ride should be available to everyone, regardless of their physical, mental or financial abilities. The Strider Education Foundation exists because of generous donors who support this belief and are passionate about the process of giving bikes to anyone and everyone who can benefit from learning to ride.

Learning to ride should be safe and easy. The Strider Learn-To-Ride curriculum has proven not only to be a successful way to teach young children, individuals with special needs, and the elderly how to ride, but it also increases confidence, social skills, independence and creates a can-do attitude for life. We deliver this effective curriculum with every bike donation.


Group of special needs riders with their new bikes


Foundation Overview with Strider founder Ryan McFarland




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We believe learning to ride a bike builds the confidence that changes everything!

Strider Education Foundation



Confident rider on Strider Balance Bike


We have done our research and know that a Strider Balance Bike is without a doubt, the best way to teach a person how to ride and balance on two wheels. Strider Balance Bikes are designed specifically to help individuals learn balance and coordination before pedaling. The no-pedal design and low frame height allow riders to have both feet on the ground and simply walk with the bike. These features allow people of all abilities to learn to balance and propel the bike in a natural way, instilling confidence and bike handling skills along the way. We take pride in delivering the most superior balance bike and a proven curriculum as our donation. This combination enables individuals and organizations to reap the life changing experience and benefits riding a bike has to offer.

Monetary donations go directly towards purchasing bikes. This is what makes the Strider Education Foundation so unique. With strong backing from the Strider Bikes company, nearly all the overhead burden is covered. Because of Strider Sports International’s overwhelming success at teaching the skills needed for everyone to reach their maximum riding potential, the Strider Education Foundation distributes only genuine Strider Bikes and Strider curriculum. Donors can have confidence that their money will go directly to getting bikes into the hands of organizations that teach riding. Strider Education Foundation has witnessed firsthand that providing the proper bike and proven method to learn to ride has changed lives. We are so excited to have you join us on the journey of changing many, many more.



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