Shane's Story

Shane had a special chopper bike made just for him, with no pedals and fancy detailing. Not only did he love the bike, he also looked pretty cool while riding it! Because of this experience, he had a technical knowledge of balance bikes and more specifically, Strider Balance Bikes.

Once his class received their Strider Bikes from the Strider Education Foundation, he was doing tricks and turns before his teachers could tell him to stop! Shane clearly had a strong understanding of how to navigate a balance bike, but with that experience he had not yet progressed to the milestone of riding a bike with pedals.


Shane’s passion for riding was fueled by the pleasure it brought him from riding with friends, but also from learning and executing new tricks. At the end of the second school year, afterriding two or three times a week with Strider Bikes and following the Learn-To-Ride Curriculum, Shane hopped on his friend Grady's fold-up bike and took off. He needed NO support pedaling the bike around and looked like he had been riding a pedal bike for ages. Despite being highly skilled and confident on a balance bike, Shane had a noticeable sense of pride as he was now a Strider graduate able to pedal without any assistance.



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