Strider Bike camps, lessons connect kids with cycling

Strider balance bikes are a popular way for young children to learn to ride. Their simple, low-to-the-ground design allows youngsters to focus on balance, leaning and steering, while using foot propulsion as opposed to pedals. Then it’s a much easier transition to a bicycle with pedals, and there’s no need for training wheels!

Apex Park and Recreation District offers Strider Bike camps and lessons in June and July for children ages 2-3, 3-5 and 4-6. These five-day camps meet for an hour each day and include learning, fun, socialization and instruction. Bikes are provided during camp.

The Apex Therapeutic Recreation Division also offers special needs bike lessons, using Strider Bikes, for ages 7 and up to learn to ride on two wheels, gaining confidence and bike handling skills. Strider bikes also help with the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that everyone can reach their maximum riding potential. There are two sessions of special needs bike lessons in July.

For youngsters participating in the Strider Bike Camps who might be ready for some more excitement, the 2018 Strider Cup World Championship is coming to Boulder on July 20 and 21.
Strider Cup Races give small children a chance to put their skills to the test at several stops across the United States and worldwide. This unique race series caters directly to children 2-6 years old who want to experience the thrill of racing. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. For more information visit