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Results and photos from both days at the Blue Bay Showdown at the Burg Cycling Complex in St Petersburg, FL on March 2 and 3, 2013.
Saturday March 2
2 yr old
1 - Etahn Rose
2 - Sarah Bencomo
3 - Curren Barlowe - 1
4 - Charlie Mulling
5 - Madilynn Thomsa
6 - Laila Maszaka
7 - Peyton Aykins
3 yr old
1 - Lilani Pringle
2 - Carson Hemingway
3 - Logan Coakley
4 - Faith Bertges
4 yr old
1 - Dylan Geary
2 - Eidson Mulling
3 - Kaila Ivey
4 - Haley Hobbs
5 yr old
1 - Thomas Montaldo
2 - Jacey Siler
3 - Jordyn Siler
Sunday Mar 3
Main A - 2 yr old
1 - Ethan Rose
2 - Jacob Unger
3 - Curren Barlow - 1
4 - Salvatore Aliberti
5 - Charlie Mulling
Main B - 2 yr old
1 - Sarah Bencomo
2 - Madilynn Thomas
3 - Laila Maszaka
4 - Mason Parker
3 yr old
1 - Logan Coakley
2 - Lilani Pringle
3 - Carson Hemingway
4 - Faith Bertges
4 yr old
1 - Eidson Mulling
2 - Kaila Ivey
3 - Haley Hobbs
5 yr old
1 - Jordyn Siler - twin
2 - Jacey Siler - twin
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Only 30 days away from Spring and we're already getting excited for Summer STRIDER fun in Sarasota October 11-13th! The Highlight video from the 2012 STRIDER World Championship at Sarasota BMX definitely is making us more excited for the Summer ahead.

Check out the video whether you were there or not. If you were able to attend look for your STRIDER rider and share with your friends and family! If you weren't able to make it in 2012, watc it to find out what you can look forward to at the 2013 STRIDER World Championships! General information and a count down can be found HERE.


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Two-Wheeled Fun For Toddlers At Daytona International Speedway March 9-11

Rapid City, SD (February 14, 2013) — Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is bringing their Strider Adventure Zone to the Monster Energy Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross (RCSX) March 9-11, 2013 at Daytona International Speedway, 1801 West International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114.

This STRIDER® Adventure Zone will be open for all three days of the event: March 9-11 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). The Adventure Zone gives kids 18 months to five years old a chance to test ride a STRIDER™, play with other kids, and develop balance and coordination in a STRIDER-designed area. This safe and friendly environment encourages kids to explore mobility on two wheels and experience the challenge and thrill of riding a STRIDER on unique terrains and obstacles.

The RCSX gives amateur racers the unprecedented opportunity to compete on one of the most prestigious motorsports grounds in the world for two days of racing. For riders, family, friends, and fans, there isn’t another event anywhere in the world that presents such a potent package, making this an instant can’t-miss event on the amateur motocross schedule.

As always, the full weekend includes: Saturday night’s Daytona Supercross by Honda, where the fastest Supercross riders in the world go to battle. The facility will then open its doors to amateur riders and their families, who are welcome to camp on the Daytona infield and watch Saturday’s professional action before taking the track Sunday and Monday.

Strider Sports International CEO Ryan McFarland says, “At Strider, we love seeing little kids light up with excitement when they get the first taste of riding. Getting the next Ricky Carmichael on a bike earlier than ever is what we do at Strider, so bringing the Strider Adventure Zone to the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross couldn’t be a better fit.”

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Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:32

STRIDER Dealer Spotlight: Hap's Cycle


Hap's Cycle is a family owned (2nd generation) and operated shop in Sarasota, Florida. Hap's was founded in 1948 as a Harley dealership and became the 5th Honda dealer in the country when they made the switch in 1961! All of the 22 employees, including the owners Alice, David, & Bob, are bmx and motorcycle enthusiasts.

Ninety year old Uncle Kenny was the first employee hired in 1949. Where is Uncle Kenny today? You can find him driving his convertible Roush Mustang to work or back in the warehouse whipping donuts (we presume) on the company forklift.

In 1974 Alice Bixler got involved with BMX racing with her kids at Sarasota BMX. In 2011 her grandson Gavin competed in the inaugural STRIDER World Championship at the very same track that Alice's kids starting riding at! The entire Hap's cycle crew is excited about the next generation of 2 wheeled enthusiasts!


This commitment to two wheeled fun, from STRIDER bikes to custom racing motorcycles, is the reason Hap's Cycle Sales is the first installment of the STRIDER Dealer Spotlight!

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After two days focused on STRIDER Racing it's going to be time to rest and relax...Sunday (10/14) is going to be the perfect day for both!

We'll start the day playing at Lido beach right behind The Helmsley Sandcastle (host hotel).  Ride on the beach, Swim, bury Mom and Dad in the sand, and see how far you can coast into the ocean on your STRIDER!


At 11:00 am we'll gather on the beach for a STRIDER Surf Beach Parade! At 11:30 the STRIDER bike toss is the perfect chance for the bigger kids (aka Mom and Dad) to show off their muscles. Whoever throws the STRIDER bike the farthest gets...BRAGGING RIGHTS for an entire year!

Ride In The Grass, Play At The Park

Between 4:00pm and 6:00pm we'll have trolley's heading to Payne Park. This is a local STRIDER rider favorite with an amazing new playground, grassy hills, and a challenging skate park there's sure to be something for everybody.

At 6:00 we're heading downtown for a STRIDER stroll and Dinner. The trolleys will be picking up STRIDER families at the corner or Lemon and Main St from 8:00 to 9:00pm.

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East Coast Nationals

Strider World Cup racing had another amazing weekend at the USA BMX East Coast Nationals! The weather was perfect and the crowds were enthusiastic. We couldn't help but notice that there were a few STRIDER riders from Florida as well. Hopefully getting in some final races in before the Strider World Championship in Sarasota in a few weeks!

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4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Dylan Harnage - Team Atomic BMX - Valrico, FL
2 Pixx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA

3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Collin Momper - Jonesboro, GA
2 Lilani Pringle - Team Profile - Archer, FL
3 Logan Coakley - St Petersburg, FL
4 Camryn Ross
5 Luke Suppes
6 Conor Kennan - Simpsonville, SC

1 Mikaela Gilbert - Atlanta, GA
2 Bronx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA

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With only 3 weeks to go until the 2012 STRIDER World Championship we're all getting excited to head down to Sarasota! We've tried to pack in the maximum allowable amount of fun into this year's event...if only the days were longer. The calendar is also available on Strider Life and you could add ideas on Dining or spare time activities there as well.


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We know there are a lot of STRIDER Riders in the Sarasota, FL area!

This Saturday is the Grand Opening of the amazing new playground at Payne Park in Sarasota in conjunction with Sarasota Sports Festival! STRIDER has been asked to be a part of the festivities. Bring your STRIDER down or test ride one!

Join us at 9am for a STRIDER Bike parade and then continue the fun in the STRIDER Adventure Zone until 3pm! It should be a really great time with activities for the entire family. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is sending down some  clowns too...what more could you want?

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