riding changes lives

About Strider Education Foundation

We believe learning to ride a bike builds the confidence that changes everything! Riding increases health and happiness, expands opportunities, and creates a can-do attitude for life. Our mission is to deliver superior balance bikes and a proven Learn-To-Ride curriculum to organizations that wish to teach young children, individuals with special needs, and the elderly how to ride.

The Strider Education Foundation was created because we know that acquiring a bike can be difficult for some individuals and organizations. We want to provide bikes and the process of learning to ride to as many people as possible who don’t have the means to do so themselves. By working with industry partners, we’re able to amplify our giving and increase our outreach.

The Strider Education Foundation was formed when Strider Sports International, Inc. (SSI) came to understand that learning to ride a bike was out of reach for certain populations of children and adults. Through the development of a proven Learn-To-Ride curriculum and donations of the world’s most popular balance bikes, SSI worked with organizations ranging from Special Olympics to public school districts to make riding safe, easy, fun, and available to everyone. The magnitude of this need, coupled with requests from numerous other organizations provided a clear indication something needed to be done. With the generous backing of SSI, the 501(c)(3) Strider Education Foundation was formed to meet this important need.