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The more kids we can get outside, active and riding bikes, the better off the world will be!


Why donate to the Strider Education Foundation?

The Strider Education Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of children with intellectual disabilities, members of communities in financial need, and other deserving schools or organizations, by teaching individuals how to ride a bicycle in a structured environment. Learning to ride a bicycle is important and life changing; all money given will be used to teach individuals who may not have access to the right bike or the opportunity to learn to ride a bike. We use a proven program that not only teaches individuals how to ride, but sends riders home with a bike that is fitted perfectly to them! Your gift makes a difference, and is 100% tax deductible. The joy and excitement that learning to ride a bike brings to the faces of children and parents alike is priceless! We need your support… join us today by giving to this life-changing endeavor!


The power of your donation with Strider founder Ryan McFarland

How does a learn to ride program benefit individuals, organizations, and communities?

Riding a bike is considered a key developmental milestone for children at the age of 5. Unfortunately, not everyone has the opportunity or ability to learn this skill. A learn to ride program provides everything needed in one simple kit to teach kids of all ages and abilities two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence. It also helps facilitate the development of healthy lifestyle habits. Childhood obesity is on the rise. More than one-third of all children and adolescents are overweight. This can lead to a lifetime of health risks as well as immediate health related problems. By teaching kids a skill that keeps them active and outdoors and socializing with other children rather than sitting inside, being glued to a screen, we all win. The Strider Learn-To-Ride program is unique in that children go home from their class not only with a new skill, a sense of accomplishment, and beaming confidence—but also a new bike that is fitted perfectly for them. Best of all, the program is inexpensive, making it accessible to lots of families, while still providing a great source of revenue or fundraising for community organizations.

Learning to ride a bike is a milestone of growing up—everyone remembers the day and circumstances of their first ride. Once you know how to ride, you never forget! There’s a freedom that comes with the ability to ride and balance on two wheels that is priceless. Balance is key to almost every physical sport and activity. Learning to ride a bike, especially at a young age, provides numerous benefits such as confidence, adventure, transportation, exploration, mobility, competition, independence, and socialization.

We want to deliver results, to the kids, adults, organizations and to the donors. The Foundation has strong backing from the Strider Bikes company. Nearly all the overhead burden is covered by Strider Bikes. That means when you give to the Strider Education Foundation, your money goes directly to getting bikes into the hands of the organizations that teach riding.

Learning to ride a bicycle is important and life changing; all money given will be used to teach individuals who may not have access to the right bike or the opportunity to learn to ride a bike.