February was another great month of Strider Calendar Contest entrants! The Strider HQ staff once again had a tough time picking their top 3 entrants.

If you were selected for February you will receive an email with your gift certificate information. 

Don't forget to keep snapping and capturing the cute, intense, and fun moments for your March entries!

Without further ado...

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1st Place - High Five!

 

 

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2nd Place - Tunnel Pom-Pom

 

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3rd Place - Dream Big

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SpokaneWillBlogWe have our first Strider Cup racer for the Spokane event on Saturday, July 9! Lyndsey Stuart signed up her 2-year-old son, Will. The little tyke got his STRIDER Bike on his first birthday and Lyndsey said he “mastered it by the time he turned 18 months old.”

Will loves his Strider Bike and tells everyone it's his "BMX race bike". His older brother, Drew (7) races BMX. Will attended practices with him last year, pretending to race with the big boys. Will is planning to race in the Strider class at the BMX track this spring. He should be in fine shape and able to navigate the fun Strider Cup obstacle course in July.

This is the first Strider Bike in the Stuart family. Drew and sibling Maggie (9) started on toddler ride on toys and tricycles before moving to bikes with training wheels.

“My older two got really frustrated with training wheels, they are loud and slow you down,” said Lyndsey. “We do a lot of trail riding, mountain biking and like to take our bikes camping with us. The training wheels just couldn't handle all that and it was very frustrating for everyone.”

She added that the Strider Bike has been a great improvement, “At just 18 months, this last summer, Will had no problem navigating and keeping up with the big kids. As a parent there seems to be a lot less ‘helping’ with the Strider Bike as well. He just gets on and goes.”

Strider looks forward to seeing Will and other racers at the Strider Cup in Spokane on July 9, and at the other two Strider Cup races this year; Lincoln, NE (June 11), and Salt Lake City, UT (June 25). The Strider Cup World Championship in San Francisco will be July 29-30, 2016. For more info and to check out all of the events, visit http://www.striderbikes.com/events.

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Thursday, 11 February 2016 05:18

January Strider Calendar Contest Winners!

If the photos submitted for January are any indication, we're off to another great year of Strider Calendar Contest photos! We already know that Strider Riders are some of the coolest, cutest, and most photogenic kids on the planet...naturally this makes it very tough for the staff here at Strider HQ to narrow it down to the top 3.

If you were selected for January you will receive an email with your gift certificate information. 

Don't forget to keep snapping and capturing the cute, intense, and fun moments for your February entries!

Without further ado...

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1st Place - Striding in a Winter Wonderland

 

 

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2nd Place - Get Out and Explore

 

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3rd Place - Adventures With Friends

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We've wrapped up the calendar contest for the year!  A huge thank you to everyone who entered, we love seeing the photos from all over the world. You definitely didn't make the voting process easy this year!

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Below are the winners for October, November, & December. If your photo is in the top 3 be on the look-out for an email with your gift certificate number. Make sure to reply with your shipping address so that we can send you out a calendar.

We will be receving the calendars by the end of November and they will be available for purchase in our webstore as well.  

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Use code "HRTSTRIDE" to donate $20.00 from your purchase to Heart Strides!

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We're teaming up with our friends from Another Mother Runner to donate a portion of sales to the amazing charity Heart Strides! When you spend $89.99 or more (through December 31st) on the Strider website and use the promo code HRTSTRIDE you'll get free shipping and $20 from your purchase will be donated to Heart Strides. Their mission is to provide new running shoes for Moms caring for children that are critically ill or have a special need.

A lot of you (parents of Strider riders) are avid outdoor enthusiasts; runners, bicyclists, or both. Sometimes just getting out and exercising is what's most needed.

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...in the midst of chaos, running allows me

to be who I want to be for my son,

leaving the stress and worry of things that

I can't fix for him on the pavement.  - E.C., Heart Strides Mom

 

Head over and check out Another Mother Runner (Psssttt...they're giving away 3 STRIDER Bikes), Donate some money to our friends at Heart Strides, and don't forget to use promo code HRTSTRIDE at checkout to have $20 of your purchase support a great cause!

 

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Another amazing batch of photos for the September Calendar Contest! Although we can't be absolutely certain, it appears that STRIDER riders are some of the cutest, coolest, and most photogenic kids in the world! It always make it very tough for the staff to narrow it down to our top 3 favorites. Check out the winners below and make sure that you enter your best photos for October, November, and December now! 

Want to see the rest of the entries for September? They're on our Flickr page HERE along with a ton of other great photos!

If your photo is one of the top 3 make sure to look for an email from us with instructions on spending your gift certificates.

 

1st Place - Biggest Smile Imaginable

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2nd Place - Like Father, Like Son

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3rd Place - Hydration is Important!

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Strider Announces Custom Grindz Jr Protective Pants for Toddler Riders

Durable Denims Perfect for STRIDER Riding

Rapid City, SD (September 29, 2015) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s STRIDER® no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce that Grindz™ by Kevin Robinson -  the leading manufacturer of protective riding gear for teens and adults  -  has teamed up with Strider Sports to produce a Grindz Jr. denim pant for toddlers. The all-new Strider Grindz Jr. Pants for kids aged 2-5 are available for purchase on the StriderBikes.com E-commerce store and at Strider Championship Series events. The BMX/Freestyle pants with custom Strider graphics come in sizes 2T-5T for toddlers and retail for $39.99.

 

The new Grindz Jr. protective gear pants are a safe option for active kids who like to ride all day because pads have to be worn to be effective. These pants feature protective knee pads, an adjustable waist band for growing toddlers, blended outer fabric for durability and comfort, and they are machine washable. Parents will appreciate the protection from the inside out from these rider-designed toddler riding pants that will surely save on scrapes, bumps, and bruises while racing their STRIDER Bike.

“The Strider Grindz Jr. pants are the perfect fit for active toddler STRIDER riders,” said Ryan McFarland, CEO of Strider Sports International. “Parents have been asking us to offer riding gear for a long time. These pants really complement our lineup of gear and accessories for the active rider or racer. Grindz Jr. pants are sure to become an essential piece of gear for little riders.”

 

The Strider Grindz Jr. pants are available through the Strider website and onsite at national Strider racing events. To learn more about the pants and/or to purchase, visit http://www.striderbikes.com/product/parts-and-apparel/strider-grindz-pant.

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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 all ages and abilities. 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 us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

 

About Grindz

Grindz, founded in 2011, is a safety based, innovative padding company founded by 10 time X Games medalist and World Record Holder, Kevin Robinson, who saw an overwhelming need for higher safety standards in the action sports industry.  Grindz pants offer a low profile, stylish pant designed to replace traditional, bulky padding.  This innovative product marries style and function while eliminating the excuse of not wearing protection.  Feel secure in knowing that your little ones are safe and protected with Grindz Protective Apparel. Protection from the inside out. To learn more, please visit www.grindzgear.com.

Published in In The News
Wednesday, 09 September 2015 14:34

STRIDER Calendar Contest Winners For August!

Another amazing batch of photos for the August Calendar Contest! Parents seing in photos from around the globe and the Strider staff once again had a tough time picking out our three favorites. Check out the winners below and make sure that you enter your best photos for September now! 

If your photo is one of the top 3 make sure to look for an email from us with instructions on spending your gift certificates.

 

1st Place - Triplets in Slovakia

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2nd Place - Please Prepare for Landing

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3rd Place - How Old Did He Say He Was?

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We had over 100 STRIDER Bike riders at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City! A huge thanks to everyone for coming out and sharing your Saturday morning with us. We had riders from all over Utah, and as far away as California and Georgia!

 

We've got some great photos posted on our Flickr page with more to come next week. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to catch all the latest STRIDER Happenings!

 

 

Below are the top 8 racers from each race class: 

 

2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 32

  • 1#234 Ryker Faddis - Riverton, Utah
  • 2#232 Mason Hunt - West Jordan, Utah
  • 3#236 Teagan "Teag" Steele - Price, Utah
  • 4#243 Kellen VanRoosendaal - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 5#258 Colin VonLinger - Meridian, Idaho
  • 6#247 Hesston "Dusty Crop Hopper" McCulley - Beaver, Utah
  • 7#245 Likka "Bear" Stuart - Eden, Utah
  • 8#231 Triston "Tornado" Neilson - Vernal, Utah

 

3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 41

  • 1#333 Boston Nish - Draper, Utah
  • 2#355 Kort Barnes - Bountiful, Utah
  • 3#359 Alex Filipovic - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 4#351 Hawk Hewett - Draper, Utah
  • 5#368 Otis Day - Farmington, Utah
  • 6#345 Landon Nielson - Saratoga Springs, Utah
  • 7#330 Kayson McGee - Tooele, Utah
  • 8#362 Kayner Sweat - Heber City, Utah

 

4 and 5 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 19

  • 1#513 Talin "Talenelo" Richards - Hemet, California - 5 Years Old
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    #434 Cooper Sheffield - Centerville, Utah

  • 2#437 Dane Fear - Big Piney, Wyoming
  • 3#436 Lorenzo "Enzo" Poll - Saratoga Springs, Utah 
  • 4#432 Harper Douthit - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 5#428 Gavin Sherwood - Tooele, Utah
  • 6#430 Ryker "Roo" Martinez - Roy, Utah
  • 7#427 Marshall Nixon - Santaquin, Utah

 

Special Needs CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 10

  • 1#596 Dominic Williams
  • 2#598 William Peterson
  • 3#496 Rhys Tuncel 
  • 4#499 Olivia Heiner
  • 5#597 Grayson Argyle
  • 6#595 Bryton Elias
  • 7#498 Davis Pauley
  • 8#495 Kyler Westmoreland
  • 9

    #497 Preston Moore

  • 10

    #599 Katie Valentine

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:47

STRIDER Calendar Contest Winners For July!

The competition for the July Calendar Contest was heated! We had a lot of great photos entered (It was especially neat that all the winners for July had more than one child in them), but alas we had to narrow it down to the top 3. Check out the winners below and make sure that you enter your best photos for August! 

If your photo is one of the top 3 make sure to look for an email from us with instructions on spending your gift certificates.

 

1st Place - Thumbs Up in Crested Butte

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2nd Place - Brothers In The Skate Park

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3rd Place - Pump Track Duo

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