Another fun filled STRIDER World Championship is in the books! if you made it out, watch the video to catch a glimpse of your STRIDER rider. If you weren't there, watch the video to see all of the fun you missed!

Have a great Saturday! Now get out and ride.

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It has been a busy week since the STRIDER World Championship at Sarasota BMXWe are sorting through all the photos and video and will have them posted this next week. You can view the results HERE.

In the mean time check out this video of the 3 year old finals. It always amazes me how fast these little guys are!

Whether you're tearing it up at the BMX track or taking a leisurely stride through the park, have a GREAT Saturday!

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Calling all European motorcycling enthusiasts! Stop by booth #i85 in hall 10P of the 17th annual International Motorcycle Exhibition in Milan to say, Ciao!

Whether you are a dealer looking to expand your sales or public that is coming out to check out the latest and greatest, we would love to see you. We are specifically looking to add some additional STRIDER sub-distributors throughout Europe.

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Published in Around The World

Once again the STRIDER World Championship weekend was filled with FUN! We have a bunch of photos and a fun highlights video to share from Sarasota thanks to our friends over at Bog Dogs Race Report for the fast turn around! Below are the results and podium shots from the weekend.  

Photos:

Day 1 - 2013 STRIDER World Championship - Qualifiers/Practice

Day 2 - 2013 STRIDER World Championship - Race Day!

Day 3 - 2013 STRIDER World Championship - Fun at Payne Park and the Beach!

Video:

Highlights from the entire weekend!

If you have some great photos of your little one's race experience we'd love to see them! Share them on our Facebook wall, use #SWCh2013 on Instagram, or tweet them at us!

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2 Year Old Class

1st - #218 Demond P-H Jr. - USA
2nd - #221 Nikola T - USA
3rd - #220 Austin S - USA
4th - #226 Lucas C - USA
5th - #231 Shea B - USA
6th - #234 Addison S - USA
7th - #223 Elizabeth M - USA
8th - #221 Lucas B - USA

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3 Year Old Class

1st - #319 Osuke W - Japan
2nd - #322 Doogi C - S. Korea
3rd - #303 Patrik D - Slovakia
4th - #330 Yaroslav S - UK
5th - #346 Braden U - USA
6th - #332 Blake H - USA
7th - #305 Daniel C - USA
8th - #311 Cooper D - Canada

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4 Year Old Class

1st - #416 Tasuku M - Japan
2nd - #419 Koshiro T - Japan
3rd - #417 Tsumugu M - Japan
4th - #403 Rider K - USA
5th - #418 Ryoma S - Japan
6th - #412 Danny d A - Ecuador
7th - #407 Nathan R - Canada
8th - #405 Sebastian F - USA

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5 Year Old Class

1st - #501 Yuki M - Japan
2nd - #523 Gintaro T - Japan
3rd - #525 Christopher V - Ecuador
4th - #522 Rise Y - Japan
5th - #521 Sana M - Japan
6th - #517 Nicholas K - Australia
7th - #508 Adrian D - Slovakia
8th - #520 Riku K - Japan

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Published in Strider Racing
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 21:12

STRIDER Calendar Winners from September!

 

Here are the Top 3 photos as chosen by the STRIDER staff for September! We loved all of the entries this month so it was hard narrowing it down to these 3...go check all of them out for yourself on our Flickr page.

If you were a winner make sure to check your email inbox for instructions on using your gift certificate. If you weren't chosen or didn't enter, head over to the blog for instructions on entering by 10/21/13 for October, November, & December!

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1st Place September

 

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2nd Place September

 

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3rd Place September

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Published in Parents Are Talking

We have a lot of STRIDER fans throughout the Spanish speaking world and we finally have a video just for them. Our good friends over at Mama y Bebes did a great review with both the STRIDER ST-4 and the STRIDER Super 16.

Now get outside and ride your bicicleta!

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Published in Reviews
Thursday, 26 September 2013 08:59

STRIDER Pro Is the Lightest STRIDER in the World!

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The Newest In Strider’s Line Of Popular No-Pedal Balance Bikes Sports An Ultra Light, Aluminum Frame For Maximum Performance

Rapid City, SD (September 25, 2013) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is bringing lightweight performance to a new level with the new STRIDER ST-PRO. Designed for kids aged 18 months to five years old, the STRIDER ST-PRO will have children cruising on asphalt, grass, and even more demanding obstacles with the strength of an aluminum frame for total control on any terrain.

 

The STRIDER ST-PRO was designed and built based on the same, simple, lightweight, no-pedal design as the original STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bike. It is the perfect bike for toddlers to start exploring life on two wheels. The lightweight durability of the aluminum frame makes it a true multi-functional bike for the adventuresome child. And at under 5 pounds, it is the lightest STRIDER available to date. The STRIDER ST-PRO received impressive reactions during its debut this past week at Interbike 2013 in Las Vegas.

 

The STRIDER ST-PRO offers many of the same features as the STRIDER ST-4 model, but with an emphasis on lightweight performance.

  • Simple, ultra-lightweight design (4.9 pounds)

o    Perfect for toddlers aged 18 months - 5 years old.

  • All-Aluminum Frame, Fork, Handlebars, and Seat Post

o    Lightweight and Stylish look from a true aluminum frame

  • Patented STRIDER LAUNCHPAD Footrests

o    Uniquely integrated into frame and positioned for advanced riding skills.

  • Puncture-Proof EVA Polymer Tires

o    Eliminate flats at approximately half the weight of an inflatable tire.

  • Adjustable Aluminum Seat & Handlebar

o    Keeps bike properly fit for a growing child – all the way from 18 months to 5 years!

  • Stylish Number Plate

“The STRIDER ST-PRO is a natural progression for Strider Bikes,” said Ryan McFarland, Founder and President of Strider Bikes. “The aluminum frame is the perfect way for STRIDER Riders to take the next step with their riding, whether it’s onto the playground or the dirt track. We can’t wait to see toddlers enjoying life on two wheels in more ways than ever before!”

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Officially Licensed Harley-Davidson® STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes Perfect For Teaching Toddlers How To Ride

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Rapid City, SD (September 23, 2013) — Strider Sports International is pleased to announce that the ST-4 No-Pedal Balance Bike for toddlers is the newest Harley-Davidson officially licensed product. Building on the worldwide success of the original STRIDER bike (over 600,000 sold to date), the new Special Edition Harley-Davidson® STRIDER gives toddlers a bike with the classic look of the most famous motorcycle brand in the world.

Strider No-Pedal balance bikes are the fastest, safest, and easiest way to teach toddlers as young as 18 months to discover the world on two wheels. By using a Harley-Davidson® STRIDER bike, young riders from 18 months to five years get to experience the fun and freedom of riding a bike without relying on restrictive training wheels or tricycles. The new Harley-Davidson® model bike will be dealer-exclusive for six months before being offered through additional channels.

 

The Harley-Davidson STRIDER bike is a must-have developmental tool for children aged 18 months to five years. It weighs just 6.7 pounds, is easy to control, and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. The newest STRIDER will be available worldwide by Thanksgiving and will come in two colors: black or pink.

 

The Harley-Davidson STRIDER is truly a special bike,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider Bikes. “The iconic Harley-Davidson® brand evokes an image of feeling the wind in your face on the open road. We know the trademark Harley-Davidson® orange and black STRIDER bike will help children develop that same feeling of freedom and fun.”

 

A recent study conducted over a four-week period with three to five-year-old children concluded that participants benefited from using a STRIDER bike by improving their balance and functional fitness, while likely reducing future injuries during their daily routines.

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 2014

In order for us to print the calendars in time for the new year we need the entries for October, November, and December now! September entries are still being accepted until the end of the month and Oct, Nov, Dec will be accepted until 10/21!

Do you have a bunch of great photos of your adorable (most of the time) STRIDER rider(s) on your hard drive? Would you like to see him/her on the 2014 STRIDER Rider Calendar? Each month the employees of Strider Sports International will pick their favorite photo from those sent in. That month's winning photo will:

  1. Be in the calendar for 2014
  2. Be the banner photo for the next month of 2013 on the Strider Bike facebook page
  3. The top photo each month will receive a $200 product voucher for bikes, accessories, or parts from the Strider Sports webstore. The 2nd place photo each month will receive a $100 product voucher for the Strider Sports webstore and the 3rd place photo with the will receive a $50 product voucher!

Rules and Regulations:

  • - By emailing the image to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you are releasing the copyright of the image for use by Strider Sports International, Inc. for promotional purposes in perpetuity.
  • - In the subject line of the email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. enter the Month (example: September Entry - My son on his STRIDER) that you are entering the photo for. Attach your photo as a jpeg no larger than 3mb and no smaller than 500kb. The photo will be uploaded to the STRIDER Flickr page
  • - In order for the photo to be considered it must be a photo of your child as the main subject taken by you. If it is a STRIDER group shot you must have permission of all the other children's parents to enter.
  • - Individuals may submit 1 photo per month for each month opening on the 1st day of the month. Winners will be announced on the first business day of the following month. *
  • The winning photos for each month will be tallied at 4:30 MST the last day of each month.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be notified through an email reply to the original submission.
  • Photos are welcome from all over the globe! Should you win remember that shipping charges will come out of the product voucher.
  •   *The photos for the annual calendar will be sent to the printer in the end of October, thus the Oct., Nov., and Dec. submissions will need to be submitted by 10/21/13 and winners will be chosen for all three months by 10/25/13 at 4:30 MST.

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Download a free .pdf file of the 2013 calendar here!

Published in Parents Are Talking
Thursday, 19 September 2013 17:48

Put The Fun Back in Fundamentals!

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Every once in a while we get an email from a concerned parent saying, "We bought our son a STRIDER and he just isn't interested" or "Our daughter will ride for a couple minutes, but she doesn't seem to be getting it". 

There may be many reasons these questions arise, but the leading cause may simply be boredom. Below are a couple games you can play with your STRIDER rider that will be fun for them and also work on their STRIDER skills. Whether they are just beginning or have mastered balance these suggestions should help motivate your rider to get in the saddle! 

1. Run Over My Foot - This is a great way to get the youngest STRIDER riders moving around and can be played anywhere. Keep moving your foot as they get close to running it over, but make sure you let them get you once in a while. Make it even more fun by rolling around on the floor in fake agony! The downside to this game is they may run over random feet when out for a ride...

2. Follow the leader - If you have a STRIDER group this is an easy way for everyone to have fun. Pick one rider as "the leader". Encourage the leader to speed up, slow down, ride in circles, and weave around objects. Every couple of minutes yell out the name of the new leader. This is a favorite at my house when riding with my kids. As your STRIDER rider progesses add more advanced skills when you're the leader: ride off a small curb, pop a wheelie, lead them in a figure eight, stand up, or encourage them to lift their feet up.

3. Chalk Lines - This is an especially good one for kids hesitant to fully trust their balance skills. Use sidewalk chalk to draw two lines. The goal is to have both feet off the ground from one line to the next. Start with the lines relatively close to each other. As their balance abilities increase draw the lines further apart. I've also used this game to work on more advanced striding skills like; Use of the Launchpad Footrests on the frame of the STRIDER while they are balancing and even standing on the footrests between lines.

4. Red Light, Green Light - In this game, you are the "stop light". Stand about 15-20 feet away from your STRIDER rider(s). When you face away yell, "Green Light". The kids can ride towards you until you yell, "Red Light" and turn around. The goal is for them to stop before  you turn around. The first person to touch the "stop light" wins. The added benefit is that your rider will have it drilled into them to stop when you yell "Red Light" when they get too far ahead of you or you need them to stop!

Remember, the key to STRIDER success is fun! Get out on your bike with your kids...these games may rekindle your own love of 2 wheeled adventure as well! Stride On 

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Published in Adventure Striding