Strider's mission as a company is to bring the exhilaration of cycling to younger generations. Strider founder and inventor, Ryan McFarland, has had a burning passion for mountain biking and dirt biking since an incredibly young age. After two years of being a father, Ryan was eager to share his love for cycling with his son - only to be met with frustration. Traditional children's bikes and tricycles were heavy, awkward, and did almost nothing to prepare young kids for a real bicycle. So Ryan set out to craft a bike that was sleek, light weight, and most importantly educational. The Strider Balance Bikes make use of a premium mountain bike design, offering realistic balance and steering training. Removing the propulsion element from a traditional children's bike makes the process more instinctual for young minds. Young kids develop an understanding of balance and how to achieve it relatively quickly. This revolutionary design plays off of that innate understanding and familiarizes young kids with many of nuances of cycling. With over one millions sold, its time you prepare your son or daughter for a lifetime of riding, fitness, and excitement with the original Balance Bikes from Strider.