RYDA Bikes, Durable Bicycles Designed Especially for Kids that Don’t Break the Bank for Parents, Roll onto Kickstarter

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Inventors aim to make flat tires and loose chains a thing of the past for parents by building economically-priced rugged bikes for children – designed especially for the way they ride them.

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We were tired of seeing kids’ bikes that were either too expensive or too cheap, so our new line of RYDA Bikes provides parents with an affordable, quality bike that can withstand the wear and tear of kids.

Making good on a goal to make rugged, reliable and affordable bikes for kids and their parents, two long-time bicycle enthusiasts and bike-shop owners have introduced RYDA Bikes on Kickstarter.

“Imagine your child being able to bike anytime they want, with a bike made so durable that they’ll never have to bother you again the issue of a flat tire or a loose chain that needs to be tightened,” said Co-creator Dave Ballard. “That was our goal in designing RYDA Bikes, which will give kids more opportunities and freedom to ride their bikes while saving their parents time and money in return.”

Ballard, along with co-creator Ryan Cook, used their history and knowledge of bicycles to develop a bike especially designed for the way kids ride them.

“We had talked about doing a line of kids bikes for years, so we’re finally excited to introduce RYDA Bikes – not just to sell kids bikes, but also want to help engender a love of bicycles and healthy living to as many children as we can,” Cook said. “We were also tired of seeing kids’ bikes that were either too expensive or too cheap, so our new line of RYDA Bikes provides parents with an affordable, quality bike that can withstand the wear and tear of kids.”

There are eight models of RYDA Bikes to choose from, priced from $165 to $239, and each has the following features:

  • An aluminum frame, which creates a strong but lighter-weight bike that are easier for kids to maneuver
  • Flat-Free Tannus Tires, which are lightweight, durable and ride like a regular tire, but will never go flat (guaranteed to provide up to 5,000 miles of flat-free riding)
  • A Bash Guard, an anti-slip chainring that eliminates most chain issues (chains falling off or coming loose)
  • A Derailleur Guard that protects the gear-mechanism so kids will have less issues when shifting
  • Holographic Paint, which is available on many models to add extra style to the design
  • An adjustable seat and kickstand

Other accessories available include baskets for some models, along with water bottle bolts on larger-sized RYDA Bikes.

“These innovations really set RYDA Bikes apart from anything else on the market today,” Ballard said. “Up to now, parents were faced with deciding between expensive high-quality bikes or poor-quality bikes that last a couple of months. With RYDA Bikes, parents now have a bike with the qualities of a high-end brand but at a price they can afford.”

Ballard and Cook are also introducing a 'Giving More Program' with the Kickstarter Campaign – giving a portion of the proceeds to purchase and provide bikes to kids who’ve lost a parent or sibling. The program, and the new line of bikes, also honors the son of Ryan Cook, Ezra, who passed away at a young age and had a passion for biking.

For more information and to purchase a RYDA Bike at an early-bird crowdfunding discount, visit the RYDA Bike Campaign Page on Kickstarter.

About RYDA Bikes
RYDA Bikes is a Utah-based company founded by two ‘biking evangelists’ and lifelong friends, Dave Ballard and Ryan Cook – part of a team that has operated Noble Cycling, ‘The friendliest bike shop in Utah,’ since 2009. The two had been working a line of bikes and considering designing a bike for kids when Ryan and his wife lost their son, Ezra. With Ezra’s passion for biking, the team decided to honor him by developing a bike that would also spread his passion for bicycling to others. For reviews and other product updates, visit http://www.rydabikes.com.

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