Teaching Your Toddler to Ride a Bike
Strider bikes aren’t anything new when it comes to teaching kids how to ride, although the hipster-styled, exorbitant price tagged European models that grace toy store floors have come into favor more recently. I don’t know how it goes for most other bicycling breeders, but my stepson wouldn’t have anything to do with a machine without training wheels, not even a tag-a-long hitched bike, but put him in front of a group of adults on rides of their own and his insatiable desire to be accepted by older cyclists had him trying to ride impressively skinny ledges in no time. One major stepping stone to getting him to that level was first taking off his pedals and letting him kick around like the video shows.
Sure, you can impress your neighbors with a kick bike model that will cost more than your entry-level comfort bike, but considering they are probably going to outgrow it by the time they get to the end of the driveway, you are probably better off going the low-budget route and just dropping the seat and taking the pedals off a bike a size or two too small. You never know, you could be jump starting their future as a trials rider…the bikes look about the same really. Trials. Trying.