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A: He heads to the Arizona desert to ride motorcycles!

We hope everyone had a great 2012...get out and ride to recharge for an even better 2013!

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:05

STRIDER Birthday Party!

What kind of birthday party do you have when your Dad owns a powersports store? You guessed it...A STRIDER party with all your friends.

This wasn't just any STRIDER either! Check out the Yamaha racing plate signed by none other than James Stewart and Davi Millsaps at a recent Supercross event.

Racen turned 3 and he is all about STRIDER riding and Dirt Bikes. With a name like Racen and a jump start on two wheels he may be riding for team JGR Racing and autographing number plates someday!

Stride On and Happy Birthday!

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Published in Parents Are Talking

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Westfield Yamaha was the site of an epic STRIDER drag racing battle on March 3rd.  Fifty brave souls (of the over 100 in attendance)signed up to Stride down the straight away to raise $1250.00 for the Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. With a matching donation from Westfield Yamaha the total raised was $2500.00 plus the donated STRIDER Bikes which will also be enjoyed at the hospital.

If you live in the Westfield, Indiana and weren't able to make it this year make sure to check out their facebook page for updates and for video of the STRIDER drag races!

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Published in Strider Events
Saturday, 25 February 2012 21:30

Happy Striderday: Chad Reed Edition

STRIDER employees and family love most two wheeled forms of transport, whether they are recreational or utilitarian. Chad Reed is a favorite Supercross rider of Jesse, son of Founder and Chief Enthusiast Ryan McFarland.

We found this great video of Chad talking about the importance of his family in his success on and off the track.  Reed is currently recuperating from some injuries. STRIDER wishes him a quick recovery and good times with his family while healing.

There is also some footage of Chad's son, Tate. In one clip you get to see the custom Two Two Motorsports decals on his red STRIDER!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Monday, 13 February 2012 23:26

Every 3 Minutes

2011 was a big year for STRIDER...here are a few highlights.

1. STRIDER Cup racing sailed across the Pacific (from Japan) and landed on American Soil! Two to five year olds from across the nation competed in varying venues from: BMX Tracks, USA Pro Cycling Challenge finish festival, Laguna Seca MotoGP, Gunnison River Festival, bike rodeos, moto-cross and cyclo-cross races not to mention countless sibling/neighborhood rivalries world-wide. The inaugural Strider Cup season culminated in October during a 3 day World Championship in Sarasota, FL!

2. StriderLife.com kicked off as the central social experience for everything STRIDER related.  Whether you want tips on getting your kids to ride more or want to share photos, video or stories of their Stridering successes, this is the place to do it!

3. Licensed STRIDERS with Yamaha, Honda, Monster Jam and Nitro Circus instilling a love for two wheels at an even younger age in the power sports industry.

4. Sold 171,000 STRIDER Bikes...that's one every three minutes! We're looking forward to getting even more toddlers on two wheels this year. Here's to a great 2012 with the best fans, parents, grandparents, riders & people on the planet!

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Published in Our Passionate Staff

Last Saturday the next generation of Enduro racers got to warm up the track with some STRIDER Cup racing action! 34 kids came out to race on a challenging course with obstacles that included tires, logs and some mud for good measure.

Head over to www.StriderLife.com and share your photos and reactions.

2 Year Olds

[1] Bailey Merchant #202

[2] Spenser Orozco #201

[3] Caedmaon Hauck #203

[4] John Farrar #209

3 Year Olds

[1] Liah Torpy #301

[2] Kason Barry #303

[3] Finnan Wheaton #302

[4] Claire Reth #306

[5] Talia Hagan #305

[6] Cole Brumbaugh #304

[7] Quinn Mason #308

[8] Leah Belmore #307

4 Year Olds

[1] Taycen Bertolotto #408

[2] Ronan Wheaton #402

[3] Landyn Kruske #407

[4] Evan Adams #403

[5] Tanner Engesser #406

[6] Evan Duncan #411

[7] Gavin Chiaroni #409

[8] Bridger Massa #401

[9] Kendall Wittenberg #410

[10] David Lewis #405

[11] Rush Turner #404

5 Year Olds

[1] Kadin Gonzales #502

[2] Gavin Spellman #503

[3] Jackson Morrison #507

[4] Brady Johnson #508

[5] Hunter Merchant #504

[6] Payton Powles #511

[7] Alexa Jacobs #501

[8] Wyatt Brumbaugh #506

[9] Holden Harmon #509

[10] Maddy Arehart #505

[11] Freddie Reth #510

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Published in Strider Racing
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:41

Yamaha STRIDER GP!

There is something about a STRIDER that inspires both children and adults to want to ride them.  It's fun to watch a child riding because you can literally see them learning to balance and explore the world around them on two wheels.  When you see an adult on a STRIDER it's similar to when you see 5 clowns get out of a tiny car!

We started the adults on a STRIDER video phenomenon with the very serious "Rippin' the M" which was shot on a local Striderville mountain biking trail. The STRIDER craze in Japan has brought it to a whole new level. We should have known that with our recent addition of a Yamaha branded STRIDER we'd have a whole new group of adult  STRIDER riders showing up on YouTube!

Sit Back, Relax and enjoy; "Jace Speed", "Rad Styles", and "Axel NOS" from Yamaha of Camp Hill tear it up.

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Published in Adventure Striding
Monday, 06 June 2011 21:40

Jesse and Bode: Strider Alumni

As the sons of Strider's founder Ryan McFarland, Jesse and Bode have been the willing test riders for Strider since day one.  If 'necessity is the Mother of invention' than 'teaching Bode to ride a bike was the Mother of Strider.'  Ever since they were old enough to walk, they've been on two wheels of one kind or another.

Starting at three years old they were both on an Oset electric mini dirt bikes.  Here are some great photos of Jesse and Bode decked out in Yamaha blue on their PW50 and TTR 90 respectively.

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Their progression is moving along every day as they get older...but they both still love to ride Striders!

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Published in Alumni