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Join us in Salt Lake City, UT July 21-22 for the 2017 Strider Cup World Championship!

It promises to be another fun weekend of international racing competition, and plenty of other fun activities for the whole family!

 

The Strider Cup World Championship is open to all Strider riders of every ability! 

Friday night packet pick up is mandatory. It will include a bike inspection, some ride time, last chance registration, and time to ask staff any last minute questions.

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Schedule for Friday and Saturday:

Friday, July 21st - Last Chance Registration, Packet Pick-Up, and Strider Tech Inspection

Note:  Must attend


3:00pm - 8:00

(tentatively scheduled)

 Last Chance Registration, Packet Pick-Up, and Strider Tech Inspection (Location TBD) - Come with your racer, bike, and helmet at any timeduring these hours. This process should take 45 minutes depending on the crowd size.

 

Saturday, July 22nd - Strider World Championship

Note:  No Registration on this day

8:00am to 8:40am

Open Track

9:00am to 11:00am

2 year old and under and under - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

11:00am to 12:00pm

4 year old class - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

12:00pm to 12:30pm

Lunch Break

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Open STRIDER bike Freestyle session - bring your best tricks!

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Special needs races

2:00pm to 4:00pm

3 year old class - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

4:00pm to 5:00pm

5 year old class - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

 

Strider Cup Racing Rules

This race is for Genuine STRIDER Bikes only.  No other balance bike brands are allowed.  For acceptable modifications and other important information see full listing of rules which is linked on the Strider website landing page for this event or here.

Event Registration and Packet pick up:

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    • - Online registration is now OPENRace fee includes a Strider jersey, number plate, and a bunch of other goodies!
    • - Packet pick up, tech inspection, and last chance registration will be Friday - July 21st for $25.00 (Location TBD) from 5pm to 8pm.
    • - Online registrationcloses at age group's capacity limit or at 8pm on Friday night
    • - There will be NO on-site registration on Race day (Saturday July 22nd)

Race Hotel:

HyattHouseSLCdowntown 

The Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtownwill have discounted rates for Strider Cup race participants.

Use code g-stsi at check-out or click through directly HERE.

You can also contact Spencer Reed directly at 801-875-4677 if you would like to make your reservation by phone.

Sponsor

 

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Video highlights from 2016 Strider Cup World Championship

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 13:12

Strider Cup - Lincoln, NE - June 10th

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The third stop of the 2016 STRIDER Cup Series is Lincoln, Nebraska sponsored by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Tower Square!  

Genuine STRIDER Bikes are the only balance bikes allowed to race.

Race Schedule: 

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Packet Pickup
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM 2 Year Olds and Under Races
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM 4 Year Old Races
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Special Needs Races
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 3 Year Old Races
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM 5 Year Old Races

Race Day packet pickup will be available from 8am to 2pm. 

Event Registration:

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Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2017 Strider Cup Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs toddler to adult! We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any Strider Rider with Special Needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Early Packet Pick-Up and Early Registration: Friday June 9th at Scheel's in Lincoln from 5pm - 7pm (2960 Pine Lake Rd). Early packet pick-up is not required, but highly recommended! Early packet pick-up will allow you to avoid lines on race day and will also give us a chance to fully explain what you can expect on race day. For example:

- Important times as related to your race class

- How the race heats and mains will work

- How the awards ceremony will flow

Early packet pick-up is also a great time to address any concerns that you might have with your racer's bike and answer any questions you might have. If you can't make it out Friday night make sure that you pick up your packet at least 40 minutes prior to your race time. 

 

Hotel Information: Check back soon for more information regarding a discounted race rate host hotel.

Day of Race Parking: Self Parking. Racer families are responsible for their own parking fees.  There are several public parking ramps nearby Tower Square.  The closest of which is University Square Garage, 101 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE

http://parkandgo.org/find-parking/parking-facilities/university-square-garage/

 

 

Sponsor

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Thursday, 29 December 2016 07:12

Strider Cup - Pittsburgh, PA - May 27th

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The second stop of the 2016 Strider Cup Series is Pittsburgh, PA on May 27th! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Southside Works!  

Genuine STRIDER Bikes are the only balance bikes allowed to race.

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9:00am - 10:30am 2 and Under
10:30am - 11:30am 4 Year Olds
11:30am - 12:30pm Special Needs Race
12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm 3 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

 Race Day packet pickup will be available from 8am to 2pm.

 

Event Registration:

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  • - Online pre-Registration is now OPEN. $25 + service fee Includes a Strider Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!
  • - There is no registration race day.
  • Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Full Strider Cup race rules HERE.
  • - Online registration closes May 26th, 2016 at 7pm EST

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2015 STRIDER Championship Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs toddler to adult! We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any STRIDER Rider with Special Needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Early Packet Pick-Up and Last Chance Registration: Packet pickup and the last chance to register will be Friday night (5/26) from 5pm to 7pm.  Please check back for more information. Early packet pick-up is also a great time to address any concerns that you might have with your racer's bike and answer any questions you might have.

  • - Important times as related to your race class
  • - How the race heats and mains will work
  • - How the awards ceremony will flow

If you can't make it out Friday night make sure that you pick up your packet at least 40 minutes prior to your race time. 

 

Hotel Information:  Check back soon for more information regarding a discounted race rate host hotel.

 

 

Sponsor

 

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            605-342-0266

 

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 20:12

Strider Cup - Fort Worth, TX - May 6th

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The first stop of the 2017 Strider Cup Series is Fort Worth, TX on May 6th! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Sundance Square! 

 

Genuine STRIDER Bikes are the only balance bikes allowed to race.

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9:00am - 10:30am 2 Year Olds and Under
10:30am - 11:30am 4 Year Olds
11:30am - 12:30pm Special Needs Races
12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm 3 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

Race Day packet pickup will be available from 8am to 2pm.

 

Event Registration:

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  • - Online pre-Registration is now open. $25 + service fee Includes a Strider Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!
  • - On-site registration will not be available. Last chance to register will be at packet pick up.
  • Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Full Strider Cup race rules HERE.
  • - Online registration closes May 5, 2017 at 7pm CST

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2017 STRIDER Championship Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs toddler to adult! We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any STRIDER Rider with Special Needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Early Packet Pick-Up and Early Registration: Packet pickup and the last chance to register will be Friday night (5/26) from 5pm to 7pm. Please check back for more information. Early packet pick-up is also a great time to address any concerns that you might have with your racer's bike and answer any questions you might have.

- Important times as related to your race class

- How the race heats and mains will work

- How the awards ceremony will flow

If you can't make it out Friday night make sure that you pick up your packet at least 40 minutes prior to your race time. 

 

Day of Race Parking:

Racer families are responsible for their own parking.  Please reference this Sundance Square site for information regarding parking nearby: https://sundancesquare.com/parking/ 

 

Hotel Information:  Check back soon for more information regarding a discounted race host hotel

 

 

Sponsor

 

 

Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

            605-342-0266

 

Thanks for making 2016 another great year for the Strider Calendar Contest! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ from November and December! You can check the other entries Here and Here on our Flickr Page.

If you were one of the top 3 selected you will receive an email with your gift certificate information next week.

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November Calendar Winners

 

 

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December Calendar Winners

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Strider Bikes Announces 2017 Strider Cup® National Race Series for Toddlers
Tiny Strider® Bike Riders to Compete on Custom-Designed Tracks from Coast to Coast

Rapid City, SD (November 17, 2016) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its 2017 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children. These family-friendly races for the tiniest competitors will give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at three stops across the country next spring and summer, as well as the final worldwide event next July, the Strider Cup World Championship event.

The unique Strider Cup race series caters directly to children between 2 and 5 years old who want to show off their riding skills and compete in a friendly atmosphere against other Strider riders. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

You’ll find Strider Cup races in the following cities in 2017:
• Saturday, May 6: Fort Worth, TX, at Sundance Square
• Saturday, May 27: Pittsburgh, PA, at Southside Works
• Saturday, June 10: Lincoln, NE, at Tower Square

The series-ending Strider Cup World Championship race will be held July 22 at Gallivan Center
in Salt Lake City, UT, where nearly 250 toddlers competed on the custom Strider track in 2016. Organizers are expecting over 400 toddler-aged racers from around the world to compete at this pinnacle event.

There will be races for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds at each event. Registration fee is $25, and will open in January. Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration.
Pre-registration will be available soon; visit http://www.striderbikes.com/events for further information. Sponsors for the 2017 events include Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, LDS Hospital, FedEx, Amica Insurance, and more.

For the second year in a row, Strider will host races for athletes with special needs at each of the events. These athletes will race the 12” balance bike models, as well as Strider’s new, larger 16” and 20” balance bikes, which the company launched in 2014 specifically for the special needs community.

A typical Strider race scene features excited and proud young parents and grandparents eagerly encouraging their young racers as bright yellow cowbells are rung and the starting gate drops. Toddlers, some still in diapers, lean forward, kick their short legs, and embark upon their 600-foot plus journey over obstacles from dirt mounds to wooden ramps. All racers are treated to a celebratory podium award ceremony immediately following their main race, where they will receive either a trophy or a medal and pose for the crowd of proud parents and spectators.

As one parent put it, “My son loves his Strider Bike and this event has given him a great way to race, go fast, and feel like a big kid without having to navigate pedals.”

Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World Championship. Please visit our website at http://www.striderbikes.com/events for more information.

2017 Strider Cup Race Rules

2017 Strider Cup Weather Policy


ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

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New Realtree® Strider® 12 Custom Balance Bike for Active Outdoor Toddlers
Officially Licensed Realtree Balance Bikes Give Toddlers An All-Terrain Camo Look

Rapid City, SD (November 15, 2016) — Strider Sports International, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of no-pedal balance bikes for kids ages 18 months to 5 years old, is pleased to announce the launch of its Realtree Strider 12 Custom Balance Bike in response to demand from hunting/fishing outdoor enthusiasts.

According to Strider Founder and Chief Enthusiast, Ryan McFarland, “Our bike designs often come from a group of passionate families in the market place. In this case, we had so many people asking for a camo pattern color bike that we simply couldn’t resist. Better yet, we share the same values with the Realtree brand: family, friends, and the outdoors. We are very excited about seeing, or should I say, not really seeing young toddlers riding the new Realtree Strider Bikes out in nature.”

If your toddler can walk, Realtree Strider Bikes will get your toddler cruising over dirt, grass, twigs, and trees. The bike is customized with the official Realtree graphics on a black Strider 12 Classic model for toddlers ages 18 months to three years old. An optional extra-long seat post will extend the life of the Realtree Strider to kids five years old (or 44 inches in height). The Realtree Strider Bike weighs just 6.5 pounds, has the lowest seat height and an integrated footrest for easy striding, is easy to control, and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. Most importantly, the Realtree Strider Bike teaches a child balance and coordination and develops a glittering confidence not seen with tricycles or training-wheel bikes.

Realtree Strider Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children of all abilities as young as 18 months learn to ride on two wheels. The simple, no-pedal design builds confidence and eliminates fear by allowing kids to have their feet on the ground and progress at their own pace. With over 1 million sold to date, parents agree this is the top of the line for a kid’s first bike.

The Realtree Strider 12 Custom Balance Bike will be initially available for sale 4th Quarter at retailers such as Dick’s Sporting Goods and Cabela’s, and retails for $99.99. All other Strider Bikes and accessories are available through the Strider website and at local Authorized Strider Dealers. To learn more about the Realtree Strider Bike and where to purchase, visit https://www.striderbikes.com/launch/realtree-balance-bike.

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ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. Through its charitable Rider Fund, Strider Sports has donated over $250,000 in cash and over $350,000 in Strider products since 2008. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

ABOUT REALTREE
Realtree is the world's leading camouflage designer, marketer, and licensor with over 2,000 licensees utilizing the Realtree camouflage brand. Thousands of outdoor and lifestyle products are available in Realtree camouflage patterns. In addition, Realtree is committed to supporting individuals and groups that work to ensure our outdoor heritage, the conservation of natural places, and the wildlife that resides there. Realtree promotes its products and relationships widely on television, as well as through Realtree.com and many other outlets.

Monday, 21 November 2016 20:59

Asher Nash is Down Right Perfect!

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                                                                                 Photo Credit: Crystal Barbee Photography

If you've been on Facebook in the last 3 months you've probably seen a picture of Asher Nash! His Mom, Meagan, submitted some photos to a casting agency to hopefully land a photoshoot with Carter's. The agency didn't submit them because they hadn't specifically asked for a model with "special needs". Meagan decided to post the story on Facebook and it went viral! 

As a company that values our Strider riders of all abilities we wanted to highlight Asher's story and hopefully add to the larger dialogue on inclusion. We asked his Mom some questions and she shared a great photo of him (below) trying out the new Strider rocking base! We have no doubt that soon he'll be striding around with that perfect little smile!

Strider (S): Tell us a little about your family.
Meagan Nash (MN): We live in Buford , Ga. My husband is 31 and works in glass, and I'm 27 and am a stay at home mom. Our daughter Addison is 8. She's a competition cheerleader, and is also in a STEM and robotics club. Addison is a huge advocate for her brother and the Down Syndrome community. Asher is 15 months and loves to laugh and play with his toys. We love to go camping and our family vacation spot is the beach.

S: Would you tell us a little about Asher's diagnosis?
MN: We found out Asher would have Down Syndrome when we were 12 weeks pregnant. Down syndrome, also known as Trisomy 21, is an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. This extra genetic material manifests itself in a number of ways, most notably intellectual and developmental delays, and recognizable physical characteristics.

AsherRockingBaseQuoteS: How does Asher's diagnosis impact his life?
MN: Asher's diagnosis impacts his life in many ways. It means he might look a little different then other babies --Or that hitting his milestones will be challenging at times. One thing it doesn't do is define who he is as a person. Asher will do whatever it is he wants to do in his life.

S: What led you to act when you heard back from the casting agency?
MN: When they contacted me about the post? The agency emailed me in regards to a casting for Carters. When they told me they did not submit his pictures I was very hurt and confused. I wondered how many other agencies in Georgia or the US thought the same way and so I went online and started researching.

S: Were you surprised by how quickly the story spread on social media?
MN: I was surprised that world took to Asher's photos like they did. It makes me so proud as his Mom that they see what we see in him.

S: Have you had to interact with people who don't understand why inclusion matters? What do you say to them?
MN: Yes! I interact with people who don't understand why inclusion matters all the time and I am so glad I do because it gives me a chance to spread awareness and teach them exactly why it is so important. I typically talk about Asher and how he will want to be accepted around his peers in school, work, and the community he lives in just like any typical person would. We all have to accept people with disabilities because without accepting them, they aren't able to be included.

S: What advice would you give to parents/siblings of children with special needs?
MN: I want parents/siblings that are in the same position as me to know that you can do this! Don't let the negative put you down. There will always be negative in the world, but It's our job as these amazing kid's families to show the world the positive. Show them our kids can do anything they set their minds to.

S: What would you want people to know most about Asher?
MN: Down Syndrome is a part of Asher, but it doesn't define him. We plan to continue to raise awareness and help advocate for individuals with Down Syndrome and their families. I encourage you to learn more about T21 and please feel free to contact me with any questions--- And please, consider what you can do to make a more accepting and inclusive community for individuals of ALL abilities--- I wouldn't change Asher for the world but I am determined to help him change it for the better.

You can follow Asher's journey on his Facebook page, Asher's Down Right Perfect.

 

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 15:51

October Strider Calendar Contest Winners!

Halloween Costumes, riding through leaves, Huge Smiles...October was another great month for the Strider Calendar Contest! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ. You can check out all the entries on our Flickr page.

If you were one of the top 3 selected for October you will receive an email with your gift certificate information. 

Don't forget November and December entries are due by November 15th

1st Place October 2017 Web

1st Place - Leaf Pile Drop In

 

 

2nd Place October 2017 Web

2nd Place - Small Block Engine

 

 

3rd Place October 2017 Web

3rd Place - Minnie In The Mountains

Strider Balance Bikes Exhibiting at EICMA, “The Milan Show”
Popular Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes Teach Riding Skills to Toddlers

Rapid City, SD (November 2, 2016) — Strider Sports International, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, will be exhibiting at the EICMA Motorcycle Show November 8-13, 2016, at the Milan Convention Center, Milan, Italy. Stop by Hall 06 - Stand L35 to learn how toddlers as young as 18 months are quickly and safely learning to ride on two wheels. Company founder, Ryan McFarland, will be on-site to share his story about how the Strider Bike has quickly become the world’s leading balance bike.

Strider will be debuting its newest products, the Strider® Rocking Base and the Realtree® Strider 12” Custom Balance Bike. The Rocking Base easily attaches to any 12-inch Strider Balance Bike and allows the youngest member of the family to play with, rock, and ride a Strider Bike on a safe and stable base until they are old enough to ride the bike – which is typically around 18 months. The Realtree Strider Bike is customized with the official Realtree (camo) graphics on a black Strider 12 Classic model.

The company also recently announced the license for sales of the Honda Strider 12 Custom Balance Bikes has been expanded worldwide. The other officially-licensed, custom models that will be on display in the Strider booth include the Harley-Davidson®, and Suzuki Strider Bikes. There is a perfect Strider Bike for every toddler! Distribution and race event sponsorship opportunities are available.

By using a Strider Bike, young riders from 18 months to 5 years get to experience the fun and freedom of riding a bike without relying on restrictive training wheels or tricycles. A university study concluded that participants quickly improved their balancing skills by using a Strider Bike.

The limited company EICMA is the marketing tool of Confindustria ANCMA, the National Association of Bicycles Motorcycles and Accessories, through which Italy consolidates its role on the international scene. EICMA organizes the International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan, and is the only platform in the world capable of illustrating all the different aspects of the two-wheeler world. It is considered to be the world’s largest motorcycle sector trade show event that attracts the most visitors, trade and press.

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

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