"These are awesome! I chose this brand after reading a review on a few brands in a NY Times article. After struggling with a clunky, heavy, tippy training wheel bike that never gets ridden we decided to try this route. We are only on ride #3 and the confidence is unbelievable. My daughter can go most anywhere on this and is now even putting her feet up on the pegs for short distances. She is 4 (almost 5) and hope she will soon be moving on to her big girl bike so little brother can have a shot."
– Sistersmom, Bothell, WA
"We got this glide bike in April for our incredibly uncoordinated 4 year old. When we got it, she could barely pedal a tricycle so we thought the glide bike would last us a while. She loved her glider and rode it as often as she could all summer long. In early September, while playing at a neighbors, she borrowed their “pedal” bike and started riding without training wheels. There was no hesitation and none of the normal scrapes or frustration associated with learning to ride a bike. Best of all, she was so proud of herself!"
– ProudMom, Madison, WI
"We have had the opportunity to use Glide Bikes at Easter Seals/UCP Preschool in Wilmington, NC over the spring and summer of 2010. Even though typically developing children enjoyed trying the Glide Bikes, children with special needs also enjoyed using them. As a physical therapist, I found the Glide Bike to be a very beneficial tool when working with young children. The Glide Bike was especially helpful for a young child with cerebral palsy. This four year old boy has a diagnosis of diplegia. He underwent surgery to release the spasticity in his lower extremities and over the past two years has undergone intense therapy for strengthening and trunk control to walk independently. The Glide Bike provided a means to not only strengthen his lower extremities by propelling the glider forward, but also worked on his balance and trunk control. This little boy enjoyed riding the Glide Bike with assistance, attempting to propel it independently. Although he was not able to propel the glider without assist, he benefitted greatly by giving him another means of strengthening/balance exercise that was fun! The Glide Bike also proved beneficial for children with a hemiparesis. Controlling the Glide Bike forced them to try to hold onto to the bike with the involved hand, and to balance and push the glider forward with both feet. This was easier than attempting to push the pedals on an adaptive tricycle since both feet were on the ground. (Guidance and assistance were needed from the therapist).
I highly recommend the Glide Bike as a therapeutic tool when working with children. The Glide Bike can be used as a tool for generalized strengthening, endurance and balance activities regardless of the diagnosis. It is a “fun” way for children to perform an exercise activity. As they gain control of the Glide Bike it also increases their confidence."
– Dolores Reese, PT, Easter Seals UCP, North Carolina
"This was by far the best money we have spent on something for our children. Our 5 year old was struggling with learning to ride without training wheels. We purchased the Glide Bike & in less than a week of practicing on her Glide Bike she was ready for her big bike. No hesitation, no help, just off like she had been riding for years.
It boosted her confidence and allowed her not to get frustrated. Since she was in control of the Glide Bike, it was easy for her to handle. We look forward to our 4 year old learning next. The Glide Bike has a lifetime guarantee so be prepared to pass it down. It is a great product."