With the warmer weather coming, we thought we'd point out the Strider Running Bike. One of the moms in our local parenting group has been raving about it, so we decided to check it out. It's not a tricycle, not a bicycle with training wheels...more like part bike, part scooter, and part Flintstone car.
There are a bunch of videos on their website that will give you the idea. It's kind of cute watching the kids running on the bikes.
Here's the concept/reasoning from the maker of the bike:
"Remember your first training-wheeled bicycle? The bike wobbled from side to side and you were so high up that you couldn't touch the ground. It was terrifying. With the Strider™, run and balance bike the need for tricycles or training wheels is completely eliminated, along with the accompanying fear factor. The Strider™ is the only vehicle you will ever need to teach your child or grandchild how to ride a bike and to instill in him or her a deep love of biking."
What do you think? Anyone tried it out?