Wednesday, 13 December 2017 22:55

Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Strider Bikes

Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Strider Bikes

One of the best parts of owning a bike is making it unique to you.  The customization process is fun.  Putting our little creative spin on something we own helps us to express ourselves beyond the original design of the product.  One of the best parts about having a bike (Strider Bike, mountain bike, motorbike, etc.) is customizing it to fit our needs and match our personality.  Kids love personalizing their bikes, and our accessories make great stocking stuffers for StriderStrider Snow Skis riders at any age! 

Snow Skis

These are by far our most popular accessory.  With this handy attachment, your child’s Strider becomes an all-season bike.  Simply attach the snow skis to the wheels and get ready to take your little Strider rider to the slopes!  Nearest ski lodge too far away?  No worries!  These skis work great on the neighborhood sledding hills and snow-filled yards too.   This no-tool accessory is super easy to put on and take off the bike.  The lightweight and safe skis provide the ultimate way to enjoy a Strider Bike during those winter months when cabin fever sets in.  The Strider Snow Skis fit comfortably in a stocking or under the tree and provide hours of entertainment. Get your skis here!

Customization Bundle

Strider Customization BundleTired of the standard black grips and rims on your Strider?  Looking for a way to spruce up your child’s sweet Strider ride?  No problem! We’ve got your back.  The customization bundle on our website is a steal!  Not only will you get to choose a custom number plate, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of colored handlebar grips and our Ultralight Wheels.  This customization pack is a great choice for those who want to add a splash of color to their child’s bike and make it stand out in the crowd.  Customize your child’s ride today!




Bicycle Helmet

Strider Bike Helmet

The most important piece of equipment for anyone using a bicycle is the helmet.  There’s nothing more important than protecting your child’s head while they’re beginning to learn how to stride or they’re racing around the neighborhood.  With easy-to-use features, including a dial system for easy, on-the-go adjustability; a no-pinch buckle and padded chin guard for a snug, secure fit; and an internal wrap-around padded sweatband to keep riders comfortable, this helmet offers plenty of protection for your child’s head. With 14 large air vents, your little rider will stay calm, cool, and safe. No hassles, just plain fun! Protect your little one’s head!



Safety Package

Strider Safety BundleYou didn’t think we’d stop with the helmet, did you?  Of course not, safety first!  Practicing safe riding at an early age builds the foundation for safe riding practices that will last a lifetime.  We take riding safety seriously, our official safety bundle includes gloves, knee pads, and elbow pads. These pads are stylish, comfortable, and will keep your rider's elbows and knees injury free. The easy-to-attach Velcro straps make it simple for your child to gear up for riding. Your little riders will be striding in style while protecting their elbows, knees, and hands with this top-selling accessory bundle for ages 18 months to 5 years old! Gear up and get safe today!



Strider Jersey

Strider Racing JerseyNothing says, “Too Cool for School,” quite like a Strider Racing Jersey.  It’s true.  Watch your child go back to school from winter break and be the talk of the classroom as they sport the bold colors on their new Strider Racing Jersey!  Our jerseys come in a variety of colors so, no matter the occasion, they’ll be sporting their favorite color.  Speaking of all occasions, the Strider Racing jerseys have a custom, motocross-style design that keeps kids cool and even has UV 30 protection.  With 8 different color variations and four toddler sizes, you’ll have plenty of options to dress your little one like a champion in 2018 (plus they’re WAY cooler than Ralphie’s pair of pink bunny pajamas on Christmas morning). Get race ready here!


Heavy Duty Wheel Set

The standard EVA foam rubber tires that come with the 12” Strider Bikes are designed to keep the bike lightweight and low maintenance.  Strider Heavy Duty WheelsThey ensure that your child’s Strider stays light, which makes learning how to balance the bike easier.  Once your little rider gets a little older and might still be a little too timid to make the switch to the 14x Sport, consider upgrading the EVA foam tires to our Heavy-Duty tire set.  These inflatable, pneumatic rubber tires are great at helping your little one adjust to the heavier weight of a pedal bike.  Air tires like these are also great for when your child is ready to start going off the beaten path. They provide good bounce and cushion to help them maneuver through tough terrain. Upgrade your child’s wheels here!

The holiday shopping season might almost be over, but you’ve still got time to get some of those all-important stocking stuffers.  Make it a Strider Christmas and stock up on everything you and your child needs to customize their Strider Bike to make it something truly their own.  Our excellent customer service is here to answer any questions that you might have about our accessories.  Give us a call at 605-342-0266 to speak with them today.

Published in In The News
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 18:28

Save Christmas: Build Your Strider Bike Today

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Is there a Strider Bike box anxiously waiting to be unwrapped in your house? Go ahead, unwrap it! It's ok, really, we want you to!


The anticipation has been building up for weeks, it's finally time to unwrap the presents you've selected so carefully. Your child wakes up and runs downstairs, they tear the paper off at Mach-speed and you see their little face widen with the biggest grin they've had all year. They scream and jump and give you a bear-hug. They beg and plead for you to open the box so they can ride their brand new Strider Bike. A twinge of disappointment crosses their face when they realize that the bike is actually in 3 large pieces but they quickly recover when you assure them you can put it together.

You get to work when suddenly it's an hour later and you're still trying to figure out what you're missing, what step you mistook, why such a simple item isn't going together like it should? Your child has since moved on to other toys after a meltdown of epic proportions because they couldn't ride their bike "right now!" (Don't worry, it won't be like that hard, I'm just trying to prepare you for the potential worst-case-scenario).

We are right there with you! Not in that creepy-cute little elf on the shelf way but, we are just as excited for your child to get on their new Strider Bike!

We also want to ensure you success on Christmas morning, so we offer you this advice: build your Strider Bike now!

Okay not "right now," but, maybe tonight, when the kids are asleep.

At Strider, we encourage all of our Strider Elves to put the bikes together long before the big reveal (Christmas presents, birthday presents or just because they are a cool kid presents) to ensure that the bikes are ready to ride when their new owners first lay eyes on their new wheels.Putting the Strider Bike together is so easy anyone can do it in under 5 minutes!

We've created these simple videos to help guide you through the process:



When you're finished putting the bike together you'll want to adjust it to the estimated fit of your child to ensure instant-riding-satisfaction. The best way to do this, without letting your child know that they are getting a Strider for Christmas, is to take a pair of pants that fit them well and hold them so that they hang just off the ground. Adjust the saddle to meet the inseam of the pants. Once you've adjusted the seat accordingly move the handlebars approximately the same amount that you did the seat.

Another added benefit of having a perfectly put together and fitted Strider before Christmas is that there's no delay in bike riding time! No one is anxiously watching over your shoulder or worse, trying to play with the bike while you build it. Little Suzy or Johny can go straight from sitting by the fireplace to striding around the Christmas tree!

Assembling and fitting your Strider Bike now not only ensures that the bike is in perfect working condition, but it has the huge added benefit of allowing you just a little more sleep on Christmas Eve. With your extra time, you could take our advice to the next level and put all the toys together! Maybe not the Lego sets though.


If you're worried that wrapping an assembled bike is more difficult than wrapping a bike in a box, we have plenty of ideas for you:

  • Place a wrapped box on top of the bike 
  • Put the bike in a large fabric bag tied with ribbon at the top 
  • Wrap it to look just like a bike
  • Put it out with only a bow
  • Decide not to wait and give them the bike right away.



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14x Sport Pedal Bike

There’s always one more person to shop for, one more must-have gift, one perfect present that will make your Holiday season memorable for years to come.  We want to make sure that everyone who asked for a Strider Balance Bike this year, gets theirs by the right day.  December 11th is the last day that we can guarantee holiday shipping for any of our Strider Balance Bikes or accessories. Still not sure what to get? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Strider 14x Sport Balance Bike – Welcome the newest addition to the Strider Balance Bike family.  The Strider 14x Sport is a balance bike designed for children 3 – 7 years old.  This balance bike offers instant riding success and provides a strong foundation for future riders.  Read all about the 14x and how it was designed to give your child instant riding success.  As soon as your little one has mastered balancing and striding on the 14x, they’re ready to progress to pedaling.  Simply attach the included pedal kit and your child is ready to start using the 14x as a pedal bike.  This highly-acclaimed balance bike offers the complete learn-to-ride package in one great bike.  We only have limited quantities until 2018.  Get yours today before they’re all gone!

Strider 12 Sport

Strider 12” Sport Balance Bike – The Strider Balance Bike parents know and love.  The 12” Sport is our most popular model worldwide and for good reason.  It offers the best features that a balance bike should have. EVA polymer tires keep the bike extremely lightweight and don’t need to be filled with air. Quick-release clamps for the seat and handlebars make adjusting the Strider Sport easy for anyone.  Your little one can rest their feet easy on the patented footrest.  The handgrips were specifically designed to fit little hands more comfortably.  From 18 months to 5 years old, the Strider 12” Sport is perfect for the beginning rider.  Join the Strider family today!

Baby Bikes

Strider Rocking Base – Not quite ready to take the Strider balance bike out for a walk yet?  Can’t wait for your little one to start riding a Strider?  No problem. Start your baby rocking on this fun, low-to-the-ground Strider Rocking Base. The Strider Rocking Base easily attaches to a Strider Balance Bike and transforms it into the perfect rocking horse bike! The Strider Rocking Base doesn’t need any batteries and comes completely squeak-free, unlike some other rocking horses you might come across.  Get ready for hours of fun as the Strider Rocking Base teaches your child the beginning motor skills of balance and stability.  Ready to rock?  Get yours today!

Strider Snow SkisStrider Snow Skis – Dreaming of a white Christmas?  So are we!  Hitting the slopes is one of our favorite winter activities.  So, we thought we’d combine our two favorite things, bike riding, and skiing.  The end result?  Attachable skis to any 12” Strider model.  The Strider Snow Skis are one of our top-selling accessories that easily attaches and transforms your child's bike into the perfect winter toy, in the backyard, cross country, or on the slopes. Pair the Strider Bike ski attachment with your child's balance bike for the ultimate winter experience!  Don’t let cabin fever stop you and your little one from getting outside.  The Strider Snow Skis go fast, so make sure you’ve got enough pairs for every little Strider rider in your life today!

Share the joy of riding this Holiday Season with Strider Balance Bikes.  Already have a Strider Balance Bike for your little one?  No problem.  We’ve got a full selection of Strider accessories that make great stocking stuffers and fun little gifts for your little ones to enjoy.  From custom grips to seats and wheels, we’ve got everything you need to completely customize the look of your child’s Strider Balance Bike! Don’t forget to put your orders in by December 11th to make a Christmas delivery!  Stride On!


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