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5 Year Old STRIDER
      Brody "Bad Boy" Murphy - Team Gold's Gym - Magnolia, TX
      Gage "12 Gage" Weidman - T & K Repair/AZBG - Phoenix, AZ
      Landden Richardson - Victorville, CA
      Colin Baldwin - Team Stylin - Randallstown, MD
   
4 Year Old STRIDER
      Peyton Keesee - Joshua, TX
      Jude Avellaneda - Henderson, NV
      Waylon Honnold - COSTA MESA, CA
      Levi Toia - Henderson, NV
      Makayla Allred - Oceanside, CA
      Brodie Chote - Bakersfield, CA
      Addison Kirkpatrick - Meairie, LA
      Joseph Vandaam - Loyalton, CA
      Joshua Carey - Henderson, NV
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
      Jeremiah Rodarte - Albuquerque, NM
      Aliyah Yungker - Team Empowered Clothing - Peoria, AZ
      Isabella "The Gremlin" Leija - Team Chico Corsa - Chico, CA
      Spencer Patterson - Bullhead City, AZ
      Jaxson Worth - Coalinga, CA
      Ella-Blu Rickards - Houston, TX
      Gavin "HOK" Yogues - "Team HOK9" Corona, CA
      Aspen Lavin - Las Vegas, NV
      Diesyll Mastenbroek - Rio Linda, CA
      Owen "Rocket" Garthe - Team X Factory - Phoenix, AZ
      Jax Phillips - Anaheim, CA
      Dylan "SHowtime" McAtee - Team Jalapeno Eexperience - Mesa, AZ
      Adyson Abbott - Track Rats BMX Club - Rosevile, CA
      Jude Phillips - Anaheim, CA
      Bradley Baldwin - Sparks, NV
      Quinci Chambers - Team ORP Racing - Surprise, AZ
   
2 & UNDER STRIDER
      Darius "Little D" Chapman - Team Bighorn Reno NV - Sparks, NV
      Gavyn Degiacomo - Westminster, CA
      Viggo Leoncio - Bellflower, CA
      Kaden Cota - National City, CA
      Talon "FIshy" Gaona - Team Papa Kelly Auto Mexhanix - Desert Hot Springs, CA
      Brandon Smith - Imperial Beach, CA
      Tristan Kay - Las Vegas, NV
      Addie Redford - Riverbank, CA
      Carson Conway - Boulder City, NV
      "Spicy" Thai Martin - Long Beach, CA
      Arlo Sexton - Boise, ID
      Kayden Hemphill - Eliminator - Las Vegas, NV
      Gunner Clinedinst - Apple Valley, CA
      Jack Carrier - Las Vegas, NV

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Officially Licensed Ducati Corse STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes Give Toddlers The Look Of  Famous Motorcycle Racing Champions

Rapid City, SD (July 15, 2013) — Building on the worldwide success of the original STRIDER bike (over 500,000 sold to date), the new Special Edition Nicky Hayden Ducati Corse STRIDER gives toddlers a bike with the true look of a motorcycle champion! After hopping on the Ducati Desmosedici GP13 inspired STRIDER bike, any toddler will want to feel the thrill of racing like their heroes.

 If a toddler can walk, the Ducati Corse STRIDER will have them cruising over dirt, grass, and pavement. The bike is mechanically the same as a standard STRIDER, but is customized with graphics inspired by the livery of the Ducati Desmosedici GP13 and a number plate sporting the famous race number used by Ducati’s superstar Nicky Hayden, for an authentic racing look.

The Ducati Corse STRIDER bike is a must-have developmental tool for children aged 18 months to five years. It weighs just 6.7 pounds, is easy to control, and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. Most importantly, the STRIDER bike teaches children balance and coordination and develops a glittering confidence not seen with tricycles or training wheel bikes.

 The STRIDER bike was recently tested at the University of South Dakota’s Division of Kinesiology and Sport Science where a study conducted over a four-week period with three to five-year-old children 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 Ducati Corse STRIDER is an exciting new addition to our line of moto branded STRIDERS,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider. “The Ducati brand is synonymous with performance and passion for riding. We’re thrilled to bring that trademark Ducati red and all the official logos to our STRIDER bike, offering the look of a true racing machine!”

 To learn more about the Ducati STRIDER,visit

http://www.StriderBikes.com/bikes/co-branded/ducati

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We hear it all the time, "Our neighbor's son has training wheels and he can't keep up with our STRIDER Riders." or "Little Susie was riding in a 4th of July parade on her STRIDER and was doing laps around all the other kids on training wheels and tricycles." 

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This is where YOU come in! Send in a 1-3 minute video featuring a STRIDER Vs. Training Wheels and/or Tricycles. We want to see the versatility and maneuverability of your STRIDER: Faster Acceleration, Easier Turns, and rideability on diverse terrain.

Lets see how creative you can be.  We will be giving away a $200 product voucher and a cool STRIDER jersey for the winning video submission.

Rules and Regulations:

-  Video submissions (emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) will be accepted until August 14th and should either be sent as a link to a video upload site (i.e. YouTube, Vimeo, etc.) or sent through a service such as Hightail.

 In order for the video to be considered it must be of your child(ren) as the main subject.

- By emailing the video to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you are releasing the copyright of the image for use by Strider Sports International, Inc. for promotional purposes in perpetuity.

 

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Published in Strider Education
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:13

June Calendar Contest Winners!

Better late than never...working around vacation schedules and a ton of events the STRIDER staff has voted on the top 3 photos for June. If you were one of the winners look for an email today with further instructions. If you didn't win make sure to keep snapping photos and entering them in the 2nd half of the year!

Send in your July entries NOW.

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June 1st Place  |   Cruising Through The Berm

 

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June 2nd Place    |    SuperWoman Picks A Flower

 

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June 3rd Place    |    Afternoon Ride With Your Best Friend

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Published in Parents Are Talking

 

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4 Year Old STRIDER
      Kayla Ward - Union, IL
      Nathan Russell
      Christopher Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Madalena Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL
      Matthew Jahnke - Team Answer-SSquared-TLD - North Prairie, WI
      Francesca Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL
      Payton Robinson - Findlay, OH
      Nathan Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Emma Lehnen - Springfield, IL
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
      Kaden Lundgren
      Deegan "Daggar" Ertman - Team Action Extreme - Sheboygan, WI
      Ryder Karr - Rockford, IL
      Alessandra Lupo - San Carlos, CA
      Andrew Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Evan "The Destroyer" Okey - Answer/Rennen - Libertyville, IL
      Juan "Jelly Bean" Mandujano- Team K9 - Rockford, IL
      Noah "Non Stop" Schumacher - Fond Du Lac, WI
      Logan Ahonen - Winthrop Harbor, IL
      Isaiah Liermann - Sheboygan, WI
   
2 & Under STRIDER
      Ava Steinke 
      Gunnar Trimolt - Team ZMX Racing - Munster, IN
      Jackson Pochmara - Team Motor City BMX - Lake Orion, MI
      Gavin Strain - Indianapolis, IN
      Avery Speagle - Team Motor City BMX - Oxford, MI

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Balance Bike Toddler Athletes Compete in Rapid City, SD

Family Fun Day Activities for All Bike Enthusiast Families

Rapid City, S. D.  June 17, 2013  ­ These days, even preschoolers can be national race champions. On Saturday July 13, Strider Sports Intl., Inc., is throwing down the gauntlet to all fun loving toddlers and their bike enthusiast families by hosting the first ever STRIDER U.S. Championship balance bike race!

This national event will see STRIDER’s famous no-pedal bike race course take over Rapid City’s Main Street Square as toddlers face off at the start line to show their skills on two wheels. The young athletes will get the chance to showcase their ability to balance, handle their STRIDER No- Pedal balance bikes, and compete like real cyclists on the custom designed racecourse.

The event also includes fun activities for the entire family with the racing action starting at 10:00am for two years and under. Three year olds compete at 11:00am, with four year olds at 1:00pm and five year olds closing down the racing at 2:00pm in the afternoon. The U.S. Championship is a qualifying event for the 3rd Annual STRIDER World Championshiptaking place in Sarasota, FL October 11-13, 2013.  

“There’s absolutely nothing more amazing than watching toddlers lined up on their STRIDER bikes like they’re in the Olympics racing for gold,” says Strider Founder and CEO, Ryan McFarland. “And the race course itself is going to be incredibly fun, combining all of the best parts of what we’ve learned from holding STRIDER races around the world. The U.S. Championship event is just one part of our global movement to bring early childhood riding skills to young children everywhere” , says McFarland.

The top 8 finishers will get trophies in a true podium ceremony, and all participants will receive a medal. Each registered STRIDER rider will also receive a Strider backpack and a Strider race jersey.   Online registration is open until Friday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m. (MST) and costs $15 per rider. Same day registration will begin at 9 am. Parents should register racers at least 30 minutes prior to race start time.

Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and just 30 minutes from the Mt. Rushmore National Monument, the STRIDER US Championship also makes a great stop for any family on their summer vacation.

For more information about the U.S. Championship and STRIDER bikes, and to register a child for the event, visit the event website or go to www.StriderBikes.com .

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USA BMX Olympic Day

Have you been wanting to try out STRIDER Racing, but didn't know where to start? The next couple weeks USA BMX tracks all over the country will be celebrating Olympic Day in commemoration of the June 23, 1894 convening of the first International Olympic Committee.

What else is cool about Olympic Day? FREE Racing! 

It's coming up quick though so go over to www.USABMX.com and find a track near you.

What do you need? 1. A STRIDER for your toddler

                                    2. A bike for yourself (Once you see others racing you'll want to get in on the action)

                                    3. Long pants, long sleeve shirt, closed toe shoes, and a helmet (adults require full face)

                                    4. A sense of Adventure!

If you're a local Rapid City (aka STRIDERville) resident make sure to check out Olympic Day at Rapid City BMX (6/26) and Box Elder BMX (6/29).

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Published in Strider Racing
Saturday, 08 June 2013 06:00

Happy STRIDERday: Time for Some Gravel!

 

We found this cool video from a STRIDER parent on YouTube last week. It seemed like a perfect time to share it since several of the STRIDER employees are taking part in the Gold Rush Gravel Grinder today!

Have a great Saturday, whether you're out on your bike suffering like us or enjoying a leisurely ride to visit some farm animals!

Stride On!

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Published in Parents Are Talking

 

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5 Year Old STRIDER
    1  "Racin" Gracyn Hill - Team Poppaclutch BMX Racing - MURFREESBORO, TN
    2  Kyle Sperber - Thomas Station, TN
   
4 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Matthew Jahnke - Team Answer/SSquared/TLD - North Prairie, WI
    2  Lucas Hutson
    3  Matthew Edens - Kingston Springs, TN
    4  Preston Bowlin
    5  Collin Momper - Team Potter Plates/Dan's Comp - Jonesboro, GA
    6  Chloe "Wild Wild" West - Big Ring Travis Racing - Nashville, TN
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Larry Andrews - Smyrna, TN
    2  James Lester - Antioch, TN
    3  Caris McConnell - Brentwood, TN
    4  Harper Hoge - Lenexa, KS
   
2 & UNDER STRIDER
    1  Marshall Miller - Union, KY
    2  Gunnar Trimolt - Munster, IN
    3  Avery Speagle - Oxford, MI
    4  Jackson Pochmara - Lake Orion, MI
    5  Ian Ruffino - O'Fallon, MO
    6  Uhllana Woods - Benbrook, TX
    7  Talon Trahan - Team Trikin Out Truks - Houston, TX
    8  Jayce "Boo Bear" Grieve - Team Factory Doublecross - Cabot, AR

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The Covered track at Duke City BMX in Albuqueque, NM saw some amazing STRIDER racing action last weekend. Check out the some photos and results and head over to our facebook page to share your photos from raceday. 

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4 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Lane Mihm, Team Flip it Bikes/Alienation - Fritch, TX
    2  Ellery Hoffman - Los Ranchos, NM
    3  Rebecca Biberos 
    4  Camryn Ross - Pearland, TX
    5  Ella Spitz - Albuquerque, NM
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  "Racin" Masin Stice - Yucca Valley, CA
    2  Ashton Hunt - Westminster, CA
    3  Isaiah Chavez - Albuquerque, NM
    4  Thomas Avila - Albuquerque, NM
   
2 & UNDER STRIDER
    1  Ruby Reece - Fort Worth, TX
    2  Sophia Chavez - Albuquerque, NM
    3  Anthony Maul 
    4  Gordy Cordova - Albuquerque, NM
    5  Isaac Spitz - Albuquerque, NM

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