Snow bikes for tykes

Strider offers snow attachment for no-pedal bikes

Strider Sports is selling a kit that turns its no-pedal balance bike for toddlers into a ski bike.

The $31/£19 Snow Strider Skis attachment straps to the wheels and equips your child to slide down snowy hills.

The Snow Strider Skis can be bought through retailers and online at

Strider bikes can help teach kids balance before introducing pedals — and ideally to allow them to skip training wheels.

With two tiny skis and four straps, a Strider bike becomes a ski bike

 “From Slovakia to Japan to the ski slopes in the Black Hills, we’ve been putting them to use all across the world," said Ryan McFarland, CEO of Strider Sports International. "The kids love them!”

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team, Trek Boone 5, Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL4, Marinoni fixed gear, Santa Cruz Roadster TT bike
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA
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