Need something to smile about? Just look at our facebook page!
At Strider we get to hear a ton of fun stories from parents of toddlers learning to ride bikes and their amazing adventures. The pictures we receive could literally have us overdosing on cuteness on any given day. It is truly one of the most rewarding parts of our job!
I have to admit, though, I have a soft spot in my heart for the letters, emails and pictures we get from therapists who are using our bikes as a tool to improve the health and lives of kids with disabilities. The therapists are thankful for a bike that they can use to help the kids in their work and we are thankful for the amazing things they do to help kids every day!
From increasing balance, assisting with work on range of motion, to building strength, and aiding in bilateral motor coordination therapists are using STRIDER Bikes as tools. The kids are having fun and often don’t even realize they aren’t just playing!
Here are just a couple pictures and a couple stories to warm your heart today:
”Using the Strider Super 16 is the perfect tool to integrate balance, coordination, and strength along with giving kids with various challenges the confidence and independence that they would never experience with a standard bike. It’s priceless to see the smiles on their faces when they finally grasp the concept. Thanks Strider!!!” Kim Burke, MPT
“I have a few of one little camper on your bikes so I’ve attached them here. His Mom told me that the therapists had him using them a great deal though the week because he enjoyed them so much and they helped him work his quads which he needed to accomplish one of his goals for the week of going up and down stairs using alternate feet. He achieved that goal and others during his week at camp. And his parents said they’re going to be buying a Strider Bike for him now because of this experience.” Sarah Hartway, Adam’s Camp
The STRIDER Super 16 was developed for older kids still having balance issues, and playing around at the skate park. Chris, our South African distributor, is a big BMX rider and thought it would be fun to see what a local racer could do with it. The results are pretty cool!
If you thought STRIDER Bikes were only for toddlers, think again.
Now get outside and have a great Saturday!
Once kids learn how to read and write their own name, anything personalized becomes even more special to them!
Here is a quick easy project you can do with your child (between the ages of 6 and 10 years old.)
These are the supplies you will need:
1. Card Stock. (Color of your choice)
2. Zip ties. (You could also use twist bread ties or pipe cleaners.)
3. Marker or other writing utinsil. (I used a good ol' trusty sharpie.)
5. Hole Punch. (This is optional. You could also use the scissors for the holes.)
6. Tape (Or glue.)
7. (Not pictured) Any other decorating supplies you can think of! This can be as simple or extravagant as they want!
After your child is finished with his or her personalized license plate, you can use a plastic bag and packaging tape to waterproof, or peel and stick laminating sheets. Again, this is optional, but it will help extend the life of their masterpiece a little bit longer!
Attach the plate to your child's bike around the seat rails. If you are using zip ties, cut off the excess ends of the ties for your child.
Now your child can tear it up with thier new custom plate! Post pictures of your child's new personalized STRIDER license plate on our facebook page!
Revolutionary 16” Balance Bike Brings No-Pedal, Two-Wheel Fun To An Older Audience
Rapid City, SD (February 14, 2013) — Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes for toddlers learning to ride, is taking riding, racing and off-road fun to a whole new level and audience. Designed for kids aged 6-10 years old, the STRIDER™ SUPER 16 (SS-1) No-Pedal Balance Bike is the ultimate bike for those young riders who are ready to venture off trail or perform tricks and stunts that a heavier, more complicated pedal bike won’t allow.
The SUPER 16™ was designed and built based on the same, simple, lightweight, no-pedal design as the original Strider No-Pedal Balance Bike. It has a unique combination of features — the larger integrated footrests and ergonomic caliper handbrakes — making it the only bike of its size capable of pulling double duty as a teaching tool and stunt bike. It is the perfect starter bike for older kids who don’t yet know how to ride on two-wheels, while also designed to ride alongside skateboards, scooters and mountain bikes at skate parks and BMX tracks around the globe.
The SUPER 16 will offer many of the same advantages as the original STRIDER, but with new features innovated specifically for the older age group.
- ●Simple, lightweight design (15 pounds/6 kg)
○ Perfect for kids 6-10 years old.
- ●Patented STRIDER LAUNCHPAD Footrests
○ Uniquely integrated into frame and positioned for advanced riding skills.
- ●Pneumatic “Dirt Jump” Tires
○ Smooth riding with great traction.
- ●Aluminum 16” Rims with Steel Hubs
○ Strong and light.
- ●Adjustable Seat & Handlebar
○ Keeps bike properly fit for a growing child.
- ●Custom STRIDER Handlebar Pad
○ Adds extra protection and cool motocross styling.
- ●Ergonomic Hand Lever & Caliper Brake
○ Develops hand-control coordination and fosters next level skills.
- ●Choice of three vibrant colors
○ Choose from Blue, Green, Red, or Black.
- ●Weight Limit 120 pounds (54 kg)
“We are so excited to introduce the SUPER 16,” said Ryan McFarland, CEO of Strider Sports International. “It’s a natural next step for both the company, and our family of STRIDER Riders. Life really is more exciting on two wheels… and with the STRIDER™ SUPER 16, we’re able to teach even more kids to ride.”
The Super 16 is available for sale throughout the Strider dealer network and online at www.StriderBikes.com.