STRIDER Balance Bikes Given AblePlay Product Seal

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AblePlay Endorsement of STRIDER Bikes Shows Benefits for Children of All Abilities.

AblePlay Award Seal

The ratings concluded the STRIDER Bikes promoted key developmental processes, including “action concepts, core strengthening, stability, coordinated movement, gross motor skills, balance, and self-esteem.”

Strider Sports International, developer of the patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bikes, announces the STRIDER ST-3 and SUPER 16 model No-Pedal Balance Bikes have been highly rated by AblePlay as products that help children with disabilities develop balance, coordination, and other valuable developmental skills. Recognized for their innovation, safety, and ease-of-use, STRIDER Bikes join an elite list of products reviewed and rated by AblePlay.

AblePlay is an online resource at http://www.ableplay.org that provides comprehensive research, ratings, and reviews on toys and products that are a good fit for children of all abilities. By providing concise, insightful reviews, AblePlay helps parents choose from among the thousands of toys for children.

The product evaluation was conducted by Lekotek Certified professionals who have degrees and experience in special education, child life, therapeutic recreation, or other therapy disciplines. The product seal represents the quantifiable rating by disability category. The ratings concluded the STRIDER Bikes promoted key developmental processes, including “action concepts, core strengthening, stability, coordinated movement, gross motor skills, balance, and self-esteem.”

“My son is really tall and it helped a great deal that we could raise both the handlebars and the seat. We could adjust it and saw positive results in his riding immediately,” said the mother of one of the evaluation participants.

“Our main mission is to give all children the chance to experience the joy of riding a bike,” stated Ryan McFarland, Founder and CEO of Strider Sports International, Inc. “We are honored to be recognized by AblePlay and excited about the opportunity this gives us to share the Strider story with a new world of moms, dads and young families. This endorsement shows our bikes are a perfect tool for building confidence and bringing the thrill of the riding experience to children of all abilities.”

To see the STRIDER Bikes in action with kids of all abilities, visit http://www.StriderBikes.com/Education

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Note to Editors: High-resolution images of children riding STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes can be requested by emailing: media(at)striderbikes(dot)com.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed in over 35 countries. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit http://www.StriderBikes.com.

About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes
If your toddler can walk, your toddler can ride a STRIDER™. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows toddlers to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance, and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. Available at http://www.StriderBikes.com.

About AblePlay
AblePlay is an online resource at http://www.ableplay.org that provides comprehensive research, ratings, and reviews on toys and products that are a good fit for children of all abilities. AblePlay is a division of the National Lekotek Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing children who have disabilities access to the benefits of play experiences. Lekotek believes that toys and play can help children with special needs learn, develop and thrive in a world that presents them with many unique and complex challenges.

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