"At Strider®, we love riding bikes, and we love inspiring kids to ride. Our mission is to build lightweight, efficient, all-terrain bikes that develop two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children."
About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage Toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded in Rapid City, South Dakota, USA in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, weight and ease-of-use combine to eliminate any fear of riding; instilling confidence in young new riders.
The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bike is now distributed worldwide.
2221 N. Plaza Dr.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
Call Us: 605-342-0266
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2013 Media Kit
Complete media kit for Strider Sports, International.
About Ryan McFarland,
Founder and Chief Enthusiast
Ryan McFarland is a riding and racing enthusiast. Born into a mechanical family, his grandfather was a racecar engineer and his father owned a motorcycle dealership. This early exposure to cars, cycles, and racing influenced Ryan to ride dirt bikes. Later, he added mountain biking, dirt bike and stock car racing to his list of hobbies. His natural inclination to tinker and a finely-tuned competitive spirit led him to invent the U.S. Patented Thudbuster suspension seatpost for bicycles. The inventions continued when Ryan also developed a U.S. Patented suspension system for wheel chairs. He is currently the Founder and CEO of Strider Sports International, Inc., home of the STRIDER ™ No-Pedal Balance Bike. Ryan resides in Rapid City, SD with his wife and two young boys.
About STRIDER ™ No-Pedal Balance Bikes
If your toddler can walk, your toddler can ride a STRIDER™. STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows even the youngest children to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime. STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. STRIDER™ Bikes are available at a variety of bike, motorcycle and toy retailers nationwide, and online at http://www.StriderBikes.com.