Stephen Rides His Bike

For a while I’ve been wanting to get Stephen a “strider” bike. This is a type of bike that teaches kids how to use a two wheeler without training wheels. Bikes with training wheels are difficult to ride and tend to pitch over suddenly and cause injury. They also don’t teach balance very well because  kids are constantly just leaning on one training wheel or the other. A strider  bike on the other hand teaches kids to balance. Then they can learn to pedal later. I made Stephen a strider bike out of a 12″ wheel bike that I bought off a guy on Craigslist. It turned out pretty well but the seat was a little to high for Stephen to put his feet flat on the ground.

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Here is the bike Stephen got from Grandma and Grandpa for his birthday. It is called a Bikee. It’s super light and works really well for him. I think it looks pretty sharp too!

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Here is Stephen trying the bike out in front of our house.

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Here is a video


Yesterday Judy went to the church to help make pierogies or pyrohy or however you want to spell it. Our church makes these for fundraising. Stephen went on a fun adventure. We took the bus to the main library in downtown Akron. The bus route down the street takes us there in about 15 minutes. Stephen rode his bike to the bus stop and I carried the bike on the bus. After we got some good books Stephen rode his bike around while we waited for the return bus.

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Here is a video 

It was a fun trip! We’ll have to try it again.






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