About the Learn-To-Ride Curriculum

Young riders taking part in Learn-To-Ride class

The Strider Education Foundation’s Learn-To-Ride curriculum is built around five 1-hour sessions of learning, fun, socialization, and instruction sure to ignite a passion for riding. Upon completion of the course, individuals will have the balance and bike handling skills needed to ride on two wheels.

The quick online modules featuring instruction and quizzes make it easy for anyone to become a Strider Education Certified Instructor and teach Learn-To-Ride classes to individuals of all ages and abilities. The step-by-step guide allows even the most novice teacher to follow along. Each Strider Education curriculum features printable lesson plans and gives minute by minute activities and tutorials.

Instructors are welcome to utilize the online dashboard to print certificates of achievement for their class and make use of several other support materials available to them.

"I currently have 8 bikes for my classroom and a wide variety of students use them. Students with physical impairments, blind students, kids with Down Syndrome, kids with autism; basically anyone who can walk on their own (and even several who are a little shaky). We use them for recreation, social skills, community skills, physical therapy, adaptive PE, language development, and behavior interventions. They’re incredible."

Amy Heuston, Special Education Teacher/Special Olympics Coach

Strider Sports International has spent years developing and improving their Learn-To-Ride classes to benefit a wide range of individuals and the success rate is unprecedented. Teachers, therapists and parents agree that the Strider Education Learn-To-Ride curriculum is changing lives in a big way.

Strider Instructor and Students in a Gymnasium using Learn-To-Ride curriculum

The really cool part about the Strider Education Learn-To-Ride class is it’s not “one and done”. Instructors start with the Riding Basics Class for individuals who have never been on a bike or feel very uneasy on two wheels and can progress to more classes from there. Strider Education offers a wide range of classes from Traffic Safety which is important for riders commuting to and from work, to a Racing Techniques course that gives riders an introductory look at the ins and outs of bike racing!

"The training program is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults to overcome anxieties about riding bikes in a fun setting with peers. It was so exciting to see such joy and enthusiasm from the youth who participated in our first week of training. We look forward to seeing the youth develop confidence in their abilities in the weeks to come."

Kerry Zingg, Easterday Center Director

One thing is certain after completing any of the Strider Education Learn-To-Ride Classes, every rider will walk away as part of a team. They will have the skills needed to ride on two wheels, and more importantly, a newfound sense of freedom, confidence and independence.

David's Story

There was a time when it seemed to David and his family that he was just going to be “one of those kids who couldn’t ride a bike”...


Grady's Story

Grady's family bought him a special fold-up bicycle, thinking it would be easier than most bikes. He could never figure out how to balance without a parent holding onto his bike...


Zachary's Story

Zachary was in the Special Olympic Strider group at Rapid City Central High School. Being very athletic, he took to riding very quickly...


Shane's Story

Once his class received their Strider Bikes from the Strider Education Foundation, he was doing tricks and turns before anyone could tell him to stop...


We love inspiring kids to ride.

Learning to ride a bike builds the confidence that changes everything. Riding increases health and happiness, expands opportunities, and creates a can-do attitude that is critical for all areas of life. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity and access to the right bike to learn this skill. Apply now to receive bikes and the proven Learn-To-Ride curriculum.

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