Friday, 28 December 2012 16:07

And Now...A Review

Every once in a while we have to toot our own horn...Today is one of those days. It's always nice to hear from parents who were reluctant to buy a STRIDER, because they often end up being the greatest proponents when they see how well they work. Were you a hesitant STRIDER buyer? 

Random Photo of a Happy STRIDER Rider

"Reluctantly Purchased this STRIDER for my two year old. Reluctance was due to the price. However, after a whole summer riding it, (and I mean , he rode it everywhere) we watched him learn to balance and lift his legs. After awhile he would just give a couple push offs and glide around. We raised the seat accordingly and he never missed a beat. Then we put him on a bike slightly larger with pedals (no training wheels) and he just took off. He's a middle child and his older sister is still using training wheels.
I was recommended this bike by a friend, and now I recommend it to everybody. My son could ride a pedal bike with without training wheels before his third birthday. It's also durable. My kids leave it outside and are rough on it, and it still looks new a year later."

~Ryan (A Formerly Reluctant STRIDER Parent)

Have a great weekend!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Monday, 24 December 2012 15:30

Merry Christmas From STRIDER Sports!

Merry Christmas from Strider Sports International!  Hope you are all having a happy holiday with family and friends. Don’t eat too much and don't over drive the conditions!

Luckily, we've been able to get some stealth photos from the North pole of an elf enjoying the new STRIDER Ski Attachments. These are proving to be a popular accessory for Santa's helpers during the off season!

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Published in Around The World
Friday, 21 December 2012 02:49

First STRIDE Of Isaac!

Isaac had his first bike ride this week...on a SUPER STRIDER!

First Stride

“This is Isaac and his first day on the STRIDER. Isaac has low (muscle) tone issues and has not been able to manage riding toys yet, but he is excited about this one. Thank you for the opportunity! I look forward to his gaining strength and enjoying the ride!”  ~Isaac's Mom

This is a story that we hope to hear repeated over and over!

Stride On Isaac!

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Published in Parents Are Talking

Attention STRIDER fans, parents, grandparents, and computer savvy toddlers!

STRIDER

Every once in a while (once a month or so) we send out a newsletter to all of our STRIDER friends (YOU)!

We never give away your email to anyone, but we do share promotions, news from Strider Headquarters, and information about events in your area.

It's great to be a fan on facebook and follow us on Twitter. If you subscribe to our emails as well you're sure to get the best of all three!

Stride On!

Published in Strider Adventure Zone
Monday, 10 December 2012 09:27

STRIDER Article In The Rapid City Journal!

Take a look at the inner workings of Strider in the local Striderville paper! Click on the image below to head over to the Rapid City Journal website to read the article and check out the photos.

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Published in In The News

The calendars are printed and selling like hot cakes. If you want to smile every time you look at your calendar in 2013 you better head over to the STRIDER Webstore now because we're running out!

With the success of the contest over the last year we'll be starting it up again in January of 2013! Check back on the blog often or like us on Facebook for updated information on how you can enter!

Thanks to all who participated, whether your STRIDER rider made it into the top 3 of any month we LOVED looking at all the great pictures! Stride On

 

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Published in Parents Are Talking

University Of South Dakota Shows STRIDER Bike Helps Toddlers Improve Balance And Coordination During Four-Week Study

STRIDER Bike Scientifically Proven To Increase Balance Skills in Pre-School Age Children

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Rapid City, SD (November 26, 2012) – Strider Sports International, developer of the patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bikes, is pleased to announce the results of a recent study of the STRIDER bike at the University of South Dakota’s Division of Kinesiology and Sport Science. The study was conducted over a four-week period with three to five-year-old children and concluded that participants benefited from using a STRIDER bike by improving their balance and functional fitness, while likely reducing future injuries during their daily routines.

The data analysis showed a “significant improvement” in the Limit of Stability scores (the subject’s ability to lean in different directions without a loss of balance) for the experimental group after four weeks of targeted training with the STRIDER bike. The study concluded that society could benefit from the knowledge that pedal-less bicycles are a tool for improving stability in three to five-year-old children and are possibly a safer alternative to using training wheels for bicycle riding acclimatization.

“This scientific proof is truly groundbreaking for us at Strider Sports,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder and CEO of Strider Sports International, Inc. “We have witnessed thousands of anecdotal instances of children learning balance and coordination after using a STRIDER bike. Now the empirical evidence has been gathered and supports what we have seen for years – the STRIDER bike significantly improves a child’s gross motor skill development as it relates to balance.  This, in turn, lets toddlers and young children enjoy life on two wheels like never before!”

“We think the results of this study are fascinating,” says Dr. Andrew Shim, Department Chair of the University of South Dakota Division of Kinesiology and Sport Science. “According to our data collected from the study, the STRIDER bike product really does increase balance in 3-5 year old riders.  Ultimately, this increase in balance may eliminate the need for training wheels and tricycles.”

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About the University of South Dakota

Founded in 1862, the University of South Dakota is designated as the only public liberal arts university in the state and is home to a comprehensive College of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, the state’s only School of Law, School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, the accredited Beacom School of Business and the College of Fine Arts. It has an enrollment of more than 10,200 students taught by more than 400 faculty members. More information is available at www.usd.edu/press/news

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Published in Press Releases
Monday, 26 November 2012 11:16

Results From The USA BMX Grand Nationals!

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While most people were at home eating Turkey and watching football 59 STRIDER Riders (from a dozen states) and their families were taking part in the 2012 USA BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa! USA BMX stepped up this year at the QuikTrip Center with a dedicated STRIDER only track. As a result the racers got a lot more track time and were able to hone their skills before the "Greatest Race On Earth" that took place on Saturday!

We're super excited about the upcoming 2013 USA BMX National Series. We'll once again be at all the Nationals starting January 11-13 in Reno, NV (Schedule HERE). Follow us on facebook to get the latest news and information.

Stride On!

5 Year Old STRIDER
1 Braedon Soileau
2 Brody "Bad Boy" Murphy - Team Gold's Gym/ORP - Magnolia, TX
3 Rocco Devita - Team Off Road Peddler - The Woodlands, TX
4 Peyton Prichard - Team Cowtown BMX - Benbrook, TX
5 Francesca Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL

4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Dylan "Dominator" Harnage - Team Atomic BMX - Valrico, FL
2 Pixx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
3 Keldwin Davis - Glenpool, OK
4 Gage Lane - Houston, TX
5 Kira Scheidegger - Vail, CO
6 Matthew "Mad Jack" McLeod - Team Cowtown BMX - Euless, TX
7 Renner "Frank The Tank" Haven - ST Cloud, MN
8 Theron McKinney - Dickinson, TX

3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Maximus "Tuda" Nichols - Team St Peters BMX - Ofallon, MO
2 Peyton Hodges - San Dimas, CA
3 Colby Piper - Grand Junction, CO
4 Aiden Anderson - Coweta, OK
5 Lilani Pringle - Team PROFILE - Archer, FL
6 Samuel Brand, Team Phat Tire Bike Shop - Wyandotte, OK
7 Jak Johnson - Stillwater, OK
8 Ethan Sanchez - Midland, TX

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Dean "GO" Stewart - Team Stylin - Clifton Park, NY
2 "Racin" Masin Stice - Yucca Valley, CA
3 Carter Judkins - Broken Arrow, OK
4 Kohen Birkedal - Chico, CA
5 Bronx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
6 Revyn "RPM" Massey, Team Kid Dynamite/GOPro/EVS - Hominy, OK
7 Conner Law - Glenpool, OK
8 Bryden Eitel - Oklahoma City, OK

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Published in Strider Racing
Saturday, 01 December 2012 12:19

Happy STRIDERday: Winning!

We're gearing  up for the 2013 STRIDER World Cup races at the USA BMX Nationals. Here is a fun reminder that STRIDER racing is fun no matter how many participants. All you need is one STRIDER rider and a parent who is cool enough to hop on a bike!

Happy Saturday! Now get outside and race your kids...let them win once in a while.

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Published in Parents Are Talking

 

300 toddlers, aged just 18 months to 5 years-old, raced no-pedal balance bikes at the Strider UK World Cup this Sunday, in the biggest ever UK celebration of balance bike riding and racing at the National Cycling Centre, the home of British Cycling, in Manchester.

The event, which was the second biggest event globally, saw the British balance bike champion Ashton Heron (3 years) retain his title; and saw 2 year-old Jack Wall and 5 year-old Tosin Adegbehingbe take the honours in their respective age-group finals.

Adrian, Ashton’s dad, said: “It was an incredible day of racing in a stunning venue - all of the kids just loved it! There really is nothing else like this type of event around for toddlers and young children in the UK. It’s these type of events that will really leave a legacy to the Olympics this year.”

2012 saw the first ever organised series of toddler STRIDER balance bike events in the UK with thousands of children taking up the chance to ride and race at events across the country.

The event this Sunday, which is the last event of the 2012 season, saw some of the most exciting and closely fought Strider Cup racing of the year, Melanie Thomas, Organiser of the Strider UK World Cup event, summed up the day by saying: “It was a great day from start to finish with the final race of the day being decided by a matter of inches!

“Even though this is the first ever year that strider racing has been held in the UK, we have amassed a very loyal and rapidly growing following of riders and families who have loved the chance to race at events all over the country. Not only are we planning to continue the Strider Cup series in 2013 – but we’re hoping to make it bigger and better than ever giving access to children to ride and race at events all over the country – no matter what their ability!”

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Published in In The News
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