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



Rapid City, SD (May 20, 2013) – 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 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.” 

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