Officially Licensed Redline STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes Give Toddlers A Head Start On Riding
Rapid City, SD (August 28, 2013) — Building on the worldwide success of the original STRIDER bike (over 600,000 sold to date), the new Special Edition Redline STRIDER brings the best in the world of BMX to tomorrow’s racing and freestyle stars.
The Redline STRIDER bike is a revolutionary developmental tool for very young children aged 18 months to five years. At just 6.7 pounds, it is lightweight and easy to control. The adjustable seat and handlebars help accommodate a growing child.
Choose between bright red and blue Redline models, featuring the official logos and number plate of the famous BMX company. The bikes will be made available worldwide early November through both Strider Bike and Seattle Bike Supply distributors. The latest STRIDERS give children the look of their favorite Redline riders like Olympic Silver Medalist, Sam Willoughby, and Dew Tour Champion, Brandon Dosch.
A study by the University of South Dakota with three to five-year-old children concluded that participants benefited from using a STRIDER bike by improving their balance. The researchers demonstrated STRIDERS to be a safer alternative than using training wheels for learning to ride and discovering the world on two wheels.
“The new Redline STRIDER is a natural fit for us after being involved with BMX racing for the past three years through our Strider Racing program,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider Bikes. “It’s amazing to see kids get the thrill of being on the track for the first time. We know the Redline STRIDERS will bring that joy to more children at USA BMX tracks and bike parks around the country!”
Seattle Bike Supply Marketing Manager Dirk Sorenson adds, “We are very excited to work with Strider. Combining our Redline BMX heritage with Strider’s surefire system to develop young riders, made an enormous amount of sense to us.”
Redline® is a trademark of Seattle Bike Supply Inc. and used under license. This product is manufactured by Strider Sports International, Inc. and is a Redline Officially Licensed Product.
To learn more about the Redline STRIDER,visit http://www.StriderBikes.com/bikes/co-branded/Redline.
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About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed worldwide. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit http://www.StriderBikes.com.
About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes
If your toddler can walk, your toddler can rider a STRIDER™. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows toddlers to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. Available at http://www.StriderBikes.com.
About Redline Bicycles
Redline bicycles is dedicated to cycling on dirt, in mud, and on the street.
We got our start in 1974 by reinventing the BMX race fork when we released the first tubular chromoly design to the market. Rooted in BMX, our design succeeds in building bikes that best transfers control and power from rider to dirt. This design focus has led to breakout bikes in the Cyclo-cross and Mountain bike categories. The bottom line is we love riding in the dirt and that passion is found in the bikes and accessories we build. Ride the winning line, Redline bicycles. Find out more at http://www.Redlinebicycles.com/.
About Seattle Bike Supply
Seattle Bike Supply, an Accell Group Company, is one of the United States’ largest cycling specific parts and accessories distributors. Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) serves the independent bike shop by providing rapid access to hundreds of cycling’s top brands. SBS serves the retailer with an online ordering system, expert in-house sales staff , a custom-wheel service, and a distribution system to serve all US independent bicycle retailers. SBS owns Redline Bicycles, Torker Bicycles, and Pryme Protective Gear. Additionally, SBS is the exclusive US distributor for XLC, Basil, WeThePeople, and MacNeil. For more information, please contact Dirk Sorenson, Marketing Manager at 425-251-1516 ext. 1211 or visit www.seattlebikesupply.com.
Not too far from Boise, you'll find the sports oriented town of Eagle, Idaho! Eagle Foothills BMX is located On the edge of town at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains. If you're in the area and haven't checked it out with your STRIDER rider, you should...the track is always open!
2. Race Day: Tuesday Sign-ups: 5:30pm-6:30pm Racing: ASAP Practice Day: Whenever, the track is always open.
4. STRIDER race/practice fee? No fees for non-point races, $5 race fee for point races. Practice is free and always open!
5. Why did you build a STRIDER track? So the younger riders would have an activity at the races. The regular track is very long and developed so this gives the toddlers an alternative area to develop skills and not be in danger of not being seen by the older riders.
6. The track was completed in 2010 and took about a 1/2 day to build. Unsure what the costs were because it was built at the same time as the new main track.
7. Space and Materials? Plot Size: 40 x 150, Yards of dirt: 40
8. Track Layout? Total course length: 200 feet, Starting hill width: 10 ft (on the list to be widened), Straightaway width: 12 feet. The track consists of rollers, 3 jumps (3-4 ft high), and 1 berm at the turn around.
9. Special Features: It sits within the main track
10. Overall Experience: The STRIDER program seems to be growing more and more every year. We are developing new riders and the 5 novie class has been expanded as riders have moved up.
11. Special Events: Olympic Day, Race for Life, Redline Cup Qualifier, State Championship Qualifier
4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Mitchell Jervis - ST Catherines, ON CAN
2 Payton Robinson - Findlay, OH
3 Mitchell Lukemire - Columbus, OH
4 Maxwell Lukemire - Columbus, OH
5 Izabella Smith - Louisville, KY
7 Rebekah Marsh - Barberton, OH
7 Madison Whitehead - Davison, MI
8 Dylan LaPierre - Romulus, MI
3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Callum Crouch - Mount Brydges, ON CAN
2 Isobel Boorom - Team Iron Pony Motorsports - Delaware, OH
3 Jacob Whitehead - Davison, MI
2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Jackson "Jack Attack" Pochmara - Team Motor City BMX - Lake Orion, MI
2 Gavyn Bennett - Lansing, MI
3 Olive Chapman-King - Lansing, MI
4 Gunnar Trimolt - Team ZMX Racing - Munster, IN
5 Matt McDonald - Lewis Center, OH
6 Daegan Truhan - Toledo, OH
7 Dreydon Vasquez - Romulus, MI
8 Ella Gabryel - The Nationals - Allenton, MI
We recently sold bike number 595,974 and it may have been sold in Thailand, one of our newer distributors.
It doesn't matter where you're from, the STRIDER is cross-cultural!
Now get out and enjoy some time on your bike...no matter where you are!
Thank You everyone who entered photos for the July STRIDER Calendar Contest! It was yet again another month of amazing entries. Remember, if you aren't in the top 3, keep snapping pics and enter every month! Head over to the August submission post for rules and regulationss to enter for this month.
If you were a winner, Congratulations! Be on the lookout for an email with information about your product voucher.
Here are the top 3. Click through to the Flickr set below (or here) to see all the entries.
1st Place July
2nd Place July
3rd Place July
Strider Bikes and the Axel Project Ride Through Colorado with the USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Toddlers Learn To Love Cycling Alongside the Pros at Each of The Race’s Finish Festivals August 19-25
Rapid City, SD (August 6, 2013) — Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, in conjunction with the Axel Project, is bringing Strider Racing® to downtown Denver on August 25 and Adventure Zones to each stage of the USA Pro Challenge, August 19-25.
The STRIDER™ Adventure Zone gives toddlers one 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 terrain and obstacles.
People can find an Adventure Zone at each stage along the USA Pro Challenge route, as well as during the opening weekend festival in Aspen. Dates and locations include: Aspen, August 18 (opening weekend); Aspen, August 19; Breckenridge, August 20; Steamboat Springs, August 21; Beaver Creek, August 22; Vail, August 23; Fort Collins, August 24; and downtown Denver for the finish on August 25.
On Sunday, August 25, the Adventure Zone will transform into the STRIDER race course. Tiny two-year-olds will kick off the racing at 11 a.m., followed by the thrilling three-year-olds at noon. The four and five-year olds will get their chance on the track at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., respectively. The top three finishers in each heat will receive a medal. All participants will receive a ribbon and customized number plate. Families may register their STRIDER riders on site. No registration fee required.
The USA Pro Challenge currently holds the record as the largest spectator event in Colorado history and one of the largest sporting events to ever take place in the United States. For seven consecutive days, 128 of the world’s top athletes will race 600 miles through the majestic Rockies — reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure — more than two miles in elevation.
Strider Sports International CEO Ryan McFarland says, “The USA Pro Challenge is a natural fit to help promote Strider Racing and the mission of the Axel Project. Showcasing Strider Racing next to the fastest road cyclists in the world is truly an honor for us. We know the passion and determination on display from every pro rider in the race will rub off on our young racers, showing them how much you can do on two wheels!”
For more information, visit www.StriderBikes.com or www.USAProCyclingChallenge.com
4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Matthew Jahnke - Answer/SSquared/TLD - North Prairie, WI
2 Joseph Whittemore - Ankeny, IA
3 Cyan Kramp - Rockford, IL
3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Callie Voigt - Saint Cloud, MN
2 Lucas "Bam Bam" Graham - East Moline, IL
3 Ian Ruffino - Team Wheelsports - O'Fallon, MO
4 Lane Busch
2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Kayden Jochim - Moline, IL
2 Gunnar Trimolt - Team ZMX Racing - Munster, IN
3 Avery Speagle - Motor City BMX - Oxford, MI
4 Henley Goulder - Moline, IL
Florida is one of the hot spots for BMX racing in the US and Charlotte BMX is definitely one of the more unique tracks. Their signature yellow announcers nest and bridge are mirrored in their amazing STRIDER specific track!
We sent track operator, Amanda Carr (yes, THAT Amanda Carr), and asked her some questions about the construction of the track and the success of their STRIDER program.
2. When are you open?: STRIDER practice ($3) is Monday & Wednesday 6pm-8pm, Sunday 2pm-4:30pm with STRIDER races ($5) the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at 3:45pm.
3. Why did you build a STRIDER track?: Charlotte BMX understands the root of BMX Racing is with the youth. We recognize that STRIDER BIkes will help build rider retention and an overall enjoyable family experience at the BMX track!
4. Completion date, cost, and time spent?: The track was completed on January 1st, 2013. It took about 6 months to completely build it, but racing/practice took place throughout the building process. Total cost was around $1,500.
5. Space and Materials: Base is 8-10 loads of fill dirt with a surface top of 1-2 loads of 80/20 Red clay and Soil Tac. Track was built with volunteers, a small tractor, shovels, rakes and concrete mixer (for soil tac and slurry).
6. Track Layout: Total course length is 127 ft. The track consists of Starting hill (7.5 ft wide), 3 turns, 9 rollers, and a 10 ft wooden bridge!
7. Overall Experience: STRIDERS are a great way to get little ones started with BMX racing. Families with multiple children, STRIDERS are a way for the younger siblings to get started and have fun at the track! Charlotte BMX races our STRIDERS at the beginning of our races (on the big track), the parents and riders enjoy watching the little ones stride! They add a new element to our facility.
If you are from the Punta Gorda area, or are ever in the area, make sure to stop by and say hello to Amanda and don't forget to bring your STRIDER riders!
Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes Will Be All Over Town During The Biggest Motorcycle Week
Rapid City, SD (July 22, 2013) — Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, will have their top-selling bikes at various locations during the 73rd Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally August 1-11, 2013.
Come see why STRIDER® No-Pedal balance bikes are the fastest, safest, and easiest way to teach toddlers as young as 18 months to discover the world on two wheels.
Find STRIDER bikes at the following locations throughout the week:
- Black Hills Harley Davidson ®: August 3rd through 10th from 10am – 8pm daily
- CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip: August 1st through 11th from 9am – 9pm daily
- Sturgis Motorcycle Museum: August 1st through 10th, 10am – 8pm daily
STRIDER bikes will also be donated for the benefit auctions following the Legends Ride on Monday, August 5, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductions held Wednesday, August 7, at 9:00am at The Lodge in Deadwood.
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.
Sturgis, South Dakota is the center of the motorcycle universe for one week every summer and STRIDER will be right in the middle of the Main Street madness. The Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally is the experience of a lifetime in a place where local people can still show you a thing or two about hospitality and visiting exhibitors can show you anything and everything needed for a true motorcycle lover.
“The 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally literally hits close to home for us at Strider headquarters,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider. “Our main offices are located only a quick 25 mile ride down I-90 from Sturgis. We are well aware of the history behind the rally and are honored to be a part of the event this year. Our popular no-pedal bikes are the perfect way to keep the passion for riding alive for the next generation.”
Your little STRIDER rider wants to ride + your local USA BMX track wants to grow their program = Win/Win!
Getting involved riding/racing BMX as a family is a great way to spend time together while honing your 2 wheeled skills. Luckily, there are tracks all over the country! You can start as early as the 2 and under STRIDER class and the oldest current USA BMX member is in his 70's!
Here is a STRIDER video from Box Elder BMX. Go and look for your nearest track on the USA BMX website and go have some fun.
Have a great Saturday...now get out and ride!