Our 3 year-old daughter has really gotten into riding her strider bike in the last few weeks and loves riding at the local bike park. She's getting fast enough on the downhills that just dragging her feet isn't really slowing her down very well so we'd like to move her start introducing a pedal bike with hand brakes.

Does anyone have tips for making the transition from a strider bike to pedals without going through training wheels?

Any reccommendations for a good toddler bike with a hand brake? Or should we try coaster brakes?