Glide Bikes are built for safety; they are balance bikes first and foremost. They have no pedals and a low center of gravity, so children can mount the bike while conveniently keeping their feet on the ground. They start out by propelling the bike forward with their feet, slowly learning how to balance the bike and “glide along” with their feet off the ground. Since the Glide Bike doesn’t have pedals, the child doesn’t have to feel overwhelmed; they can instead focus on mastering their balance.
After learning about the glide bike and taking a look at one first hand, I can say that it has a very friendly set-up that caters to the struggles children with autism may encounter.
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Without the added support of training wheels or a tricycle, a child immediately starts to understand how a two-wheel bike feels. Glide Bikes give children the opportunity to practice shifting their weight as they would if they were riding a regular bike. Not to mention, the physical benefits yielded during an afternoon spent on a Glide Bike can be utilized throughout various athletic activities, such as skipping or schoolyard activities with friends.
The Glide Bike is a pedal free bike that helps kids learn the skills needed to transition to pedal biking. It's not only fun, it's educational! The Glide Bike is now made in 3 sizes to perfectly fit toddlers 18 months to children ! The Go Glider has proven to be invaluable for school age kids needing that extra help to overcome fear of falling or a bad biking experience, as well as kids with various disabilities who haven't had the opportunity to start on a safe and lightweight bike.