Sunday may 15 th the first Strider Bike races were held for youngsters of the age of 2 years old till 5 years old. Yes! 2 year old kids on a 2 wheel bike, without pedals, have been racing against each other on a BMX track.15 toddlers between the age of 2-5yrs have participated at the Strider Race.
The race was held on the Global BMX Track and the kids raced from the first turn to the beginning of the track. Each category consisted of racing in 3 motos. Little trophies were awarded to the first 3 places in all categories, and as all the kids are winners, they all received a medal.
More of these Strider Races will be organized in the future to get these kids up and running and get not only the competitive spirit into them, but also to get that little body exercising at a young age.
Global Bike Shop has introduced, since last year, the Strider Bike No-Pedal Bike.
A Strider ® No-Pedal Balance Bike is the perfect tool for learning to ride, teaching balance, and instilling riding skills in toddlers, children, and adults of all abilitie.Rethink the Definition of Riding
What defines riding? Does pedaling define riding? Downhill mountain bikers don't pedal, road bike riders descending a highway don't pedal, BMX riders in a halfpipe don't pedal, and motorcyclists don't pedal. They are all riding. So what do they all have in common? The ability to balance on two wheels and lean through turns—regardless of what put them in motion. For children, walking and running are the natural means of propulsion. The simplicity of Strider Bikes allows children to concentrate on the fundamental skills of balancing, leaning, and steering while propelling the bike in a natural way.
Advantages of Riding a Strider Bike
Research shows that learning balance and coordination with exercise, jump-starts a child’sgrowth and development during the important formative years of early childhood.
Are ultra lightweight and easy to control (< 3 kg)
Increase balance, coordination, and confidence
Allow children to focus on learning balance first
Are free of chains, pedals, and protrusions that can harm a child
Provide a safe, smooth, and natural transition to a pedal bike
Strider Adventure Zones are safe and friendly environments that encourage kids of all abilities from 18-months to 5-years- old to test ride a STRIDER and play with other kids, while improving and developing fundamental bike handling skills. Global Bike Shop will time to time also organize adventure zones so the kids can come and try out the Strider Bikes. Dates and place will always be announced on our facebook page.
Global Bike Shop also offer Strider Camp
Strider Camp® is a Learn-to- Ride Class that teaches kids of all ages and all abilities how to ride on two wheels. The Strider lessons are built around five 45 min sessions of learning, fun, socialization, and instruction sure to ignite a passion for riding. Upon completion of the course, children will have the balance and bike handling skills to ride on two wheels and never need training wheels!The Strider lessons package: Nafl. 300 includes a Strider Bike + 5 Strider lessons
Lessons will be given at the Verkeerspark on Saturday mornings from 8:45 – 9:30am.
For information: Monique Russel 510-0075 / Lucien Isenia 529-8994