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Strider Balance Bikes Exhibiting at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo)

Popular Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes Teach Riding Skills to Toddlers

Rapid City, SD (October 4, 2016) — Strider Sports International Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, will be exhibiting at the AIMExpo October 13-16, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32869. Stop by booth #2643 to learn how toddlers as young as 18 months are quickly and safely learning to ride on two wheels.

 

Strider will be debuting its newest products, the Strider® Rocking Base and the Realtree® Strider  12”Custom Balance Bike. The Rocking Base easily attaches to any 12-inch Strider Balance Bike and allows the youngest member of the family to play with, rock, and ride a Strider Bike on a safe and stable base until they are old enough to ride the bike – which is typically around 18 months. The Realtree Strider Bike is customized with the official Realtree (camo) graphics on a black Strider 12 Classic model.

 

The company also recently announced the license for sales of the Honda Strider 12 Sport Balance Bikes has been expanded worldwide. The other officially licensed, custom models that will be on display in the Strider booth include the Harley-Davidson®, Suzuki, Husqvarna, and KTM Strider Bikes. There is a perfect Strider bike for every toddler! Distribution and sponsorship opportunities are available.

 

By using a Strider Bike, young riders from 18 months to 5 years get to experience the fun and freedom of riding a bike without relying on restrictive training wheels or tricycles. A university study concluded that participants quickly improved their balancing skills by using a Strider Bike.

 

The purpose of the AIMExpo is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S. and North America. The AIMExpo will have international impact within the motorcycling community.

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Rapid City, SD (June 14, 2016) — Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of no-pedal balance bikes for kids ages 18 months to 5 years old, is pleased to announce that the license for sales of the Honda Strider 12 Sport Balance Bikes has been expanded worldwide.  The Honda licensed Strider Balance Bike enables children as young as 18 months to begin their love of all things two-wheeled, and connect that love to the Honda brand.

Since 2011, Strider has been licensed in the USA and has enjoyed tremendous success, with Strider Bikes sold across the nation. ”We are very excited to be expanding the license worldwide. Our international distributors and Honda fans from around the world have been waiting for this expanded territory,” says Ryan McFarland, CEO of Strider Sports Int’l, Inc. “We are always eager to put more kids on bikes. And that’s good for everyone’s future – especially the motorcycle industry.” 

 

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs.  Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. Through its charitable Rider Fund, Strider Sports has donated over $250,000 in cash and over $350,000 in Strider products since 2008.To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Published in In The News
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 18:33

Passing on the passion

 

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Motocross and riding dirt bikes in general have been a huge part of my life.  Some of the fondest moments growing up involve hot summer days, great friends and dirt bikes. From a  mustard colored 1972 Honda CT 70 to a 2012 KTM 450 SX-F, I can relive thousands of laughs, triumphs, bonds and tears.  All those days riding down by the river or on a track have driven my passion for two wheeled adventures.

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The passion started the day my father brought home a blown up 1976 Honda XL70.  I remember being super excited to what I considered a real dirt bike.  I sat in the garage every night and stared at that thing for hours just imagining the freedom of ripping down the trails and ditches by our house.  Finally, my father got around to switching the piston, cylinder, and head from the old CT70 onto the XL70.  Call it crazy, but I can still feel the excitement of that cool Saturday morning.  

The next task was to modify the bike into a finely-tuned moto machine.  He removed the blinkers and taillight, installed a K&N air filter, and welded on some type of Briggs and Stratton muffler on that thing that had to save a dozen or so pounds.  Like a surgeon's assistant, I was sucking up knowledge and grabbing tools like a pro.  These days with my father were priceless as he was a traveling sales representative and seldom home during the week. After everything was tested and ready, I threw on my helmet and we rode double to a friend's farm.  This was no ordinary motorcycle, it had a manual clutch.  I was probably six at the time and couldn't yet reach the ground.  My father stood behind and pushed me off as I let out the clutch.  Stopping was none of our concern and off I went.

Fast forward 30 years and this last fall I bought my son a used 1998 Honda XR80.  He was coming off a Honda XR70 of all things with an auto clutch.  We brought it home and immediately tore into it, taking off the broken hand guards, fixing what needed to be fixed and giving the bike a full service.  He was right next to me learning how things worked and handing me tools.  Looking onto his eyes, he had found the passion.

Glancing over at the 70, I smiled remembering where it all began.

 

Either in a local park on a STRIDER or on your friend's farm, get your kids out riding!

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Tuesday, 18 December 2012 14:32

STRIDER Dealer Spotlight: Hap's Cycle

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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!

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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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Published in Around The World
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
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