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What a GREAT day of Strider Cup racing in Spokane's Riverfront Park! We were a little nervous when we woke up to clouds and a light rain, but the skies cleared and little legs strode over, through and around various obstacles. We ended up with 188 registered racers. Happy, smiling faces received medals and trophies as champions were crowned in 2 and under, 3, 4, 5 year old, and special needs divisions. Don't forget, everyone who participated is welcome to attend the Strider Cup World Championships in San Francisco, California, July 29th and 30th.

A huge thank you to all the racers, their families, and to our sponsor, Toyota, for the wonderful support. It could not have been as amazing without you!

Speaking for the staff of Strider (and all of the amazing volunteers) we had a wonderful time in Spokane exploring the city and the beautiful Riverfront Park, but most of all enjoyed race day along with the enthusiasm and stories that surrounded the Strider experience of the racers.

We've got some great photos posted on our Flickr page. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to catch all the latest Strider Happenings!

News Coverage: The Spokesman-Review, KHQ, KXLY 920

Below are the results from each race class: 

 

2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 63

  • 1#221 Reid Jordan - Kennewick, WA
  • 2#202 Ryan "Flyin' Ryan" Taylor - Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 3#226 Eli Gwinn - Otis Orchards, WA
  • 4#214 Beckett Cook - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 5#201 William "Will" Stuart - Spokane, WA
  • 6#203 Zane Scholes - Post Falls, ID
  • 7#223 Colton "Bird" John - Post Falls, ID
  • 8#256 Connor Runnion - Moses Lake, WA
  • 9#241 Connor Mabbott - Spokane, WA

 

3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 63

  • 1#329 Reese Keyser - Kalispell, MT
  • 2#345 Ryder Meyer - Spokane, WA
  • 3#302 Alexander "AJ" Rodriguez - Spokane, WA
  • 4#332 Lorenzo Hewitt - Spokane, WA
  • 5#320 Braydin "B-Dog" Gaines - Spokane, WA
  • 6#307 Nikko Nuxoll - Lewiston, ID
  • 7#310 Emmet Zvekan - Seattle, WA
  • 8#357 Noah Everson - Polson, MT
  • 9#306 Gabe Mazzuca - Coeur d'Alene, ID

 

4 YEAR OLD CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 39

  • 1#434 London "Lando" Ellenwood - Polson, MT
  • 2#422 Gauge Butler - Happy Valley, OR
  • 3#435 Emmett Clemenhagen - Kendrick, ID
  • 4#405 Rylie Prussack - Post Falls, ID
  • 5#407 Rad Rieth - Cheney, WA
  • 6#402 Tomota Brodsky - Spokane, WA
  • 7#419 Karson Wise - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 8#404 Matthew "MJ" Orlob - Spokane, WA

 

5 AND UNDER CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 13

  • 1#513 Grady Caudill - Blanchard, ID
  • 2#507 Ateden Koplin - West Bountiful, UT
  • 3#506 Atticus Krenz - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 4#503 Jamseon Holleran - Cheney, WA
  • 5#501 Haakon Nies - Bozeman, MT
  • 6#512 Sawyer Haggerty - Liberty Lake, WA
  • 7#511 Cohen Burke - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 8#510 Adah Schur - Kennewick, WA
  • 9#508 Bergen Gates - Spokane, WA
  • 10#509 Kari Legg - Lewiston, ID

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 8 and up (Group 1) - Total Riders = 5

  • 1#902 Johanna Schuele-Van Aken(9) - Medical Lake, WA
  • 2#904 Kaden Pinyo(11) - Spokane, WA
  • 3#908 Morgan Reel(13) - Spokane, WA
  • 4#906 Kenner Clark(10) - Spokane, WA
  • 5#901 Payton Pearce(9) - Spokane Valley, WA

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 8 and up (Group 2) - Total Riders = 5

  • 1#903 Abigail Gacusana(11) - Spokane, WA
  • 2#907 Hailey Borbridge-Dishneau(14) - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 3#905 Nathanial Contreras(8) - Cheney, WA
  • 4#909 Andrew Roy(10) - Spokane, WA
  • 5#910 Benjamin Mueller(10) - Spokane, WA

 

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Published in Strider Racing
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 11:01

June Strider Calendar Contest Winners!

June was yet another month full of amazing Strider Calendar Contest Entries! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ. You can check out all the entries on our Flickr page.

If you were one of the top 3 selected for June you will receive an email with your gift certificate information. 

Don't forget to keep snapping and capturing the cute, intense, and fun moments for your July entries!

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1st Place - They Own the Block 

 

 

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2nd Place - Getting Muddy

 

 

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3rd Place - All-In-One Triathlon

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SLC Presented By Intermountain LDS Hospital

Strider returned to Salt Lake City, Utah June 25th for another fun-filled day of toddler racing! 244 Strider riders rolled into Pioneer Park for the 2016 Strider Cup Race. Not a cloud in the sky and some super striding made for some great race action! Happy, smiling faces received trophies as champions were crowned in 2 and under, 3, 4, 5 year old, and special needs divisions. Don't forget, everyone who participated is welcome to attend the Strider Cup World Championships in San Francisco, California, July 29th and 30th.

A huge thank you to all the racers, their families, and to our sponsor, Intermountain LDS hospital, for the wonderful support.  It could not have been as amazing without you!

Speaking for the staff of Strider we had a wonderful time in Salt Lake City exploring the city and the beautiful Downtown Farmers Market , but most of all enjoyed race day along with the enthusiasm and stories that surrounded the Strider experience of those racers.

We've got some great photos posted on our Flickr page. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to catch all the latest STRIDER Happenings!

News Coverage: KTVX 4, Fox13

Below are the results from each race class: 

 

2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 81

  • 1#234 Andrew Yates - South Weber, UT
  • 2#266 Lincoln Hewett - Draper, UT
  • 3#208 Ryden "Ry Ry" Morgan - West Valley City, UT
  • 4#212 Will Gordon - Ephraim, UT
  • 5#257 Jackson Strauss - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 6#250 Jax "Scrappy J" Loter - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 7#255 Lukas Nielsen - Price, UT
  • 8#214 Zander "Monkey" Henderson - Lehi, UT
  • 9#262 Mason Hart - Riverton, UT
  • 10#207 Taydien "Mater" Gregston - Erda, UT

 

3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 77

  • 1#307 Milo Rees - South Jordan, UT
  • 2#346 Kyler Muir - Payson, UT
  • 3#365 Brayton Goodrich - Roosevelt, UT
  • 4#348 Ryker Faddis - Riverton, UT
  • 5#377 Jaxsen Shoemaker - Grantsville, UT
  • 6#340 Riggen "Rigs" Koenig - Harrisville, UT
  • 7#354 Karson Huffman - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 8#352 Quaid Garcia - Draper, UT
  • 9#315 Ryder Tauszik - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 10#313 Ethan Baughman - Herriman, UT

 

4 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 60

  • 1#460 Brekken King - Lindon, UT
  • 2

    #449 Hawk Hewett - Draper, UT

  • 3#440 Kort Barnes - Bountiful, UT
  • 4#401 Kayson McGee - Tooele, UT
  • 5#456 Pratt Williams - South Jordan, UT 
  • 6#415 Landon Nielson - Sarasota Springs, UT
  • 7#438 Kayner Sweat - Heber City, UT
  • 8#421 Porter Price - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 9#455 Boone "Booneman" Tischner - Elk Ridge, UT

 

5 year old class - TOTAL RIDERS = 13

  • 1#503 Ayeden Koplin - West Bountiful, UT
  • 2#512 Carter Easton - Sandy, UT
  • 3#506 Sophie Gregory - Herriman, UT
  • 4#502 Lincoln Smith - Saratoga Springs, UT
  • 5#513 Beckham Easton - Sandy, UT
  • 6#508 Luke "Ghost" Walton - Twin Falls, ID
  • 7#501 Ryker "Roo" Martinez - Roy, UT
  • 8#510 Gavin Sherwood - Tooele, UT
  • 9#511 Krew Christensen - Salem, UT

  

Special Needs 8 and under Strider 12" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 3

  • 1#902 Kinlee Owens
  • 2#901 Hunter Clark - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 3#904 Jayson West

 

SPECIAL NEEDS STRIDER 16" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 8

  • 1#910 Michael Molten - Saratoga Springs, UT
  • 2#908 Joshua Whiting - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 3#906 Emma Clark - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 4#905 Patrick Goodwin - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 5#911 Jordan Barlow - Draper, UT
  • 6#907 Sara Clark - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 7#903 Sarah Whiting - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 8#909 Alyssa Kirkland - Herriman, UT

 

SPECIAL NEEDS STRIDER 20" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 12

  • 1#914 Mylz Bennett - South Jordan, UT
  • 2#913 Braden Kip Baker - Herriman, UT
  • 3#920 TJ Molten - Saratoga Springs, UT
  • 4#919 Arianna Gregerson - Salem, UT
  • 5#921 Savannah Nelson - Magna, UT
  • 6#915 Macie Mortensen - Riverton, UT
  • 7#922 Maren Feller - Salt Lake City, UT

 

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I believe that I saw fire coming off of those tires on Saturday at the first stop of the 2016 Strider Cup in Lincoln Nebraska!

A big thank you for everyone who braved the heat and showed up at the Railyard in Lincoln to have a great time and race with their fellow Strider riders. The day was indeed warm but it was bearable (especially with ice cream nearby)! A total of 120 racers took part in the first ever Strider Cup race in Lincoln and champions were crowned in the 2, 3, 4 and 5 year old classes along with 3 special needs divisions. A total of 28 out of state racers made the journey from 9 states outside of Nebraska.


Also thanks goes out to our main Sponsor Raising Cane’s along with the Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s bureau, and the Railyard.

Speaking for the staff of Strider we had a wonderful time in Lincoln exploring the sites and the very cool Haymarket area, but most of all enjoyed race day along with the enthusiasm and stories that surrounded the Strider experience of those racers.

We've got some great photos posted on our Flickr page with more to come next week. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to catch all the latest STRIDER Happenings! 

Below are the top 8 racers from each race class: 

 

2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 39

  • 1#225 Brayson, Yingling - Topeka, Kansas
  • 2#232 Jensyn Codr - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#221 Brady Pearson - Omaha, NE
  • 4#227 Bodhi Harmon - Bloomington, MN
  • 5#215 Taggart Jensen - Lincoln, NE
  • 6#208 Chandler "Chan Chan Man" Lundstrom - Lincoln, NE
  • 7#204 Case Dubbelde - Box Elder, SD
  • 8#217 Ivan Shearer - Lincoln, NE

 

3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 40

  • 1#304 Ryan Hauf - Rapid City, SD
  • 2#327 Madden Thulin - Topeka, KS
  • 3#305 Cashton "Cash" Allen - Sioux Falls, SD
  • 4#323 Kaiya "Dabee Doos" Hecht - Omaha, NE
  • 5#316 Eldyn DeFreece - Cairo, NE
  • 6#303 Monroe Nelson - Omaha, NE
  • 7#335 Madelyn "Speed Rider" Sherman - Lincoln, NE
  • 8#320 Drake "Silas" Franklin - Lincoln, NE

 

4 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 20

  • 1#402 Maddox Van Dyk - Sioux Falls, SD
  • 2

    #413 Brecken Yingling - Topeka, KS

  • 3#403 Logan Brehm - Lincoln, NE
  • 4#405 Maddox Snell - Lincoln, NE 
  • 5#411 Zackeith "Zack" James - Lincoln, NE
  • 6#406 Blair Ivy Willmott - Lincoln, NE
  • 7#409 Mason Trentman  - Grand Island, NE
  • 8#410 Yuga Miyazaki - Buffalo Grove, IL

 

5 year old class - TOTAL RIDERS = 9

  • 1#502 Brayden "Mr. B" Allen - Sioux Falls, SD
  • 2#505 Alva "Bells" Franklin - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#501 Paige Thompson - Lincoln, NE 
  • 4#504 Mckenzie Vandeventer - Hastings, NE
  • 5#509 Aidan Sakich - Littleton, CO
  • 6#506 Mason "Belitos" Hecht - Omaha, NE
  • 7#503 Landen "Landy" Brauer - Lincoln, NE
  • 8#507 Silas Revis - Omaha, NE
  • 9

    #508 Ella Jones - Lincoln, NE

  

Special Needs 8 and under Strider 12" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 4

  • 1#904 Andy Brockmeier - Lincoln, NE
  • 2#905 Cecelia Fritsch - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#902 Pia Flynn - Lincoln, NE - (tie for 3rd)
  • 3#901 Max Flynn - Linccoln, NE - (tie for 3rd)

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 8 AND UNDER STRIDER 16" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 4

  • 1#917 - Lincoln, NE
  • 2#918  DJ Steiner - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#916 Noel Canaah - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#915 Haley Aernie - Lincoln, NE

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 9 AND Older STRIDER 20" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 4

  • 1#923 Caleb Capps - Lincoln, NE
  • 2#922 Robert Michael - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#924 Devan Stutzman - Dorchester, NE
  • 3#921 Gavin Eichenberger - Lincoln, NE

 

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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
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 03:45

May Strider Calendar Contest Winners!

As the photos for May came in by email we were reminded once again how awesome our Strider riders and their parents are! You can check out all the entries on our Flickr page.

If you were one of the top 3 selected for May you will receive an email with your gift certificate information. 

Don't forget to keep snapping and capturing the cute, intense, and fun moments for your June entries!

Without further ado...

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1st Place - Downtime At the MX Track 

 

 

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2nd Place - Stride On Cowgirl

 

 

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3rd Place - Perfect Strider Form

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Toddlers as young as 18 months to race and enjoy family-friendly activities at event

Rapid City, SD (June 7, 2016) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is returning to Pioneer Park for its 2016 Strider Cup Series with the Strider Cup Race presented by Intermountain LDS Hospital on June 25 in Salt Lake City. 

The June 25 race is the second of three events in the national Strider Cup racing series, in which toddlers as young as 18 months old put their Strider Bike skills to the test. These family-friendly races also feature a free Strider Adventure Zone play area with games and Strider Bikes to test ride.

“Strider Bikes build up so much confidence and helped my boys be independent at a young age,” said Justin Hewett, of Draper, Utah. His 4-year-old son, Hawk, competed in 2015 and since then has quickly and easily transitioned to a pedal bike. He still loves his Strider Bike and is competing this year. His 2-year-old brother, Lincoln, will be racing for the first time. “We had such a great experience at the Strider race last year. My wife and I were so impressed, it totally exceeded our expectations!”

The event includes races for 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. The registration fee is $25 online before June 21 or $35 on-site. Racers will receive a Strider jersey, number plate for their bike and a goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration Pre-registration is open at http://www.striderbikes.com/saltlakecity

A typical Strider race scene features hundreds of excited and proud young parents and grandparents eagerly encouraging their young racers while ringing bright yellow cowbells as the starting gate drops. Toddlers, some still in diapers, lean forward, kick their short legs, and embark upon their 600-foot plus journey over obstacles such as dirt mounds and wooden ramps. All racers are treated to a celebratory podium award ceremony immediately following their main race, where they will receive either a trophy or a medal and pose for the cheering crowd. 

On May 25, Stoel Rives LLC teamed up with Strider to give away 120 Strider Bikes to local youth, including 50 bikes to the Lolie Eccles Early Education Center: Childcare, Preschool & Kindergarten, part of YWCA Utah, and another 50 to the Wasatch Christian Early Learning Center. Several of those recipients are expected to participate in the June 25 Strider Cup Race.

The Strider Cup events also include races for athletes with special needs in conjunction with the Special Olympics program in each city. In Salt Lake City, 24 Special Olympics athletes received Strider Bikes and are learning to ride for the June 25 race. These athletes will race the 12” models, as well as Strider’s new, larger 16” and 20” balance bikes, which the company launched in 2014 specifically for the special needs community. Strider has waived the registration fee for riders with special needs.

The other two Strider Cup races will be held June 11 in Lincoln, Nebraska and July 9 in Spokane, WA. Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World Championship, July 29-30 at Pier 35 in San Francisco, California. The Strider event page, http://www.striderbikes.com/events has more information on all of the races.

 

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. 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.

 

About Intermountain LDS Hospital

LDS Hospital has a long tradition of quality healthcare that dates back to 1905. It has since grown to a 220-bed, elite, full-service community hospital serving northern Salt Lake and southern Davis counties. Nestled in the heart of Utah’s most historic neighborhood, we offer a complete range of high-quality wellness, diagnostic, and treatment services to the community while providing excellent clinical outcomes and extraordinary personal service. https://intermountainhealthcare.org/

 

Toddlers as young as 18 months to race and enjoy family-friendly activities at event


Rapid City, SD (June 7, 2016) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is returning to Pioneer Park for its 2016 Strider Cup Series with the Strider Cup Race presented by Intermountain LDS Hospital on June 25 in Salt Lake City.

The June 25 race is the second of three events in the national Strider Cup racing series, in which toddlers as young as 18 months old put their Strider Bike skills to the test. These family-friendly races also feature a free Strider Adventure Zone play area with games and Strider Bikes to test ride.

“Strider Bikes build up so much confidence and helped my boys be independent at a young age,” said Justin Hewett, of Draper, Utah. His 4-year-old son, Hawk, competed in 2015 and since then has quickly and easily transitioned to a pedal bike. He still loves his Strider Bike and is competing this year. His 2-year-old brother, Lincoln, will be racing for the first time. “We had such a great experience at the Strider race last year. My wife and I were so impressed, it totally exceeded our expectations!”

The event includes races for 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. The registration fee is $25 online before June 21 or $35 on-site. Racers will receive a Strider jersey, number plate for their bike and a goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration Pre-registration is open at http://www.striderbikes.com/saltlakecity.

A typical Strider race scene features hundreds of excited and proud young parents and grandparents eagerly encouraging their young racers while ringing bright yellow cowbells as the starting gate drops. Toddlers, some still in diapers, lean forward, kick their short legs, and embark upon their 600-foot plus journey over obstacles such as dirt mounds and wooden ramps. All racers are treated to a celebratory podium award ceremony immediately following their main race, where they will receive either a trophy or a medal and pose for the cheering crowd.

On May 25, Stoel Rives LLC teamed up with Strider to give away 120 Strider Bikes to local youth, including 50 bikes to the Lolie Eccles Early Education Center: Childcare, Preschool & Kindergarten, part of YWCA Utah, and another 50 to the Wasatch Christian Early Learning Center. Several of those recipients are expected to participate in the June 25 Strider Cup Race.

The Strider Cup events also include races for athletes with special needs in conjunction with the Special Olympics program in each city. In Salt Lake City, 24 Special Olympics athletes received Strider Bikes and are learning to ride for the June 25 race. These athletes will race the 12” models, as well as Strider’s new, larger 16” and 20” balance bikes, which the company launched in 2014 specifically for the special needs community. Strider has waived the registration fee for riders with special needs.

The other two Strider Cup races will be held June 11 in Lincoln, Nebraska and July 9 in Spokane, WA. Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World Championship, July 29-30 at Pier 35 in San Francisco, California. The Strider event page, http://www.striderbikes.com/events has more information on all of the races.

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. 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.

About Intermountain LDS Hospital

LDS Hospital has a long tradition of quality healthcare that dates back to 1905. It has since grown to a 220-bed, elite, full-service community hospital serving northern Salt Lake and southern Davis counties. Nestled in the heart of Utah’s most historic neighborhood, we offer a complete range of high-quality wellness, diagnostic, and treatment services to the community while providing excellent clinical outcomes and extraordinary personal service. https://intermountainhealthcare.org/
Published in In The News

hippomooseYou’ve made the excellent decision to purchase a Strider balance bike for your kiddo, but did you know that you can take that gift to the next level with their own personalized book?  Your little one will enjoy sitting down with a story made just for them!! When you order, we will customize the story with his/her name to help engage them in an amazing adventure in which he/she is the hero.   In fact, not only will your child get a personalized story book, they will get a Strider Superhero Cape as well!  Encourage your child to dream big with Strider’s personalized book and Superhero Cape combo!

Create your own customized amazing Strider adventure here 

 

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Spokefest®, Mountain Gear®, and Strider®Donating 120 Bikes at June 4 Giveaway Party

Spokane parents encouraged to submit applications for balance bikes by May 27


Rapid City, SD (May 12, 2016) — SpokeFest Association and Mountain Gear are joining forces with Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, to give away 120 Strider Bikes to Spokane County youth ages 18 months to 5 years old.

Mountain Gear will host a Giveaway Party on Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at their retail location, 2002 N Division, Spokane, WA. The Giveaway Party is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided. Kids can test ride a Strider Bike at the Adventure Zone, where helmets will be available.

Of the 120 Strider Bikes, 90 will go to the children and families who submit applications by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ideas of what their children will do with the bikes. The deadline for submissions is May 27, and winners will be notified via email by June 1. Children must be between 18 months to 5 years old, live in Spokane County, WA, and be available to pick up the bike at the Giveaway Party on June 4.

At the Giveaway Party, 10 bikes will be donated through a random drawing. Another 10 bikes will go to children of employees, and then 10 bikes will be given away at the Spokefest Summer Parkways event on Tuesday, June 21. Mountain Gear and Bike Hub employees assembled all of the bikes.

After the June 4 Giveaway Party, local toddlers can practice their skills to race in the Spokane Strider Cup race on July 9. The Spokane Race is the last of three events in the 2016 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children. It is the first time the Strider Cup has been hosted in Spokane. These family-friendly races for the tiniest competitors give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test.

The July 9 Strider Cup event will have races for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds, and Special Needs riders of all ages. Registration fee is $25 online or $35 on-site for the toddler races. Strider has waived the registration fee for riders with special needs. Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration, and all racers will receive either a medal or a trophy. Pre-registration is open now at http://www.striderbikes.com/spokane.

The 2016 Strider Cup races will be held on June 11 in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 25 in Salt Lake City, Utah and July 9 in Spokane, WA. Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World Championship, July 29-30 at Pier 35 in San Francisco, California. The Strider event page, http://www.striderbikes.com/events has more information on all of the races.

ABOUT MOUNTAIN GEAR:

Mountain Gear is a leading multi-channel outdoor sports retailer headquartered in Spokane Valley, Washington. Mountain Gear's catalog was first published in 1993 and is now considered an encyclopedic reference of climbing, mountaineering and backpacking gear. Mountain Gear's corporate headquarters and environmentally sustainable distribution center live in a newly renovated, 112,000-square-foot LEED Gold certified building in Spokane Valley. They regularly offer classes in climbing, kayaking, backcountry cooking, how to layer clothing and have helped thousands of people start amazing adventures and life-long hobbies. The company supports several charitable causes, including The Access Fund, as well as with Big City Mountaineers Summit for Someone, a program that gets at-risk urban youth into the outdoors. Learn more at www.mountaingear.com.

 

ABOUT THE SPOKEFEST FOUNDATION:

The SpokeFest Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization which promotes bicycling for health and transportation. We do this through education on bike safety at school-age and adult levels, as well as the following events: SpokeFest: Featuring our signature annual 21 mile ride with 9 mile and 50 mile options. SpokeFest was developed with the non-bicycle enthusiast in mind just as much as experienced cyclists. We welcome anyone interested in riding a bicycle and families going out on a group ride for the first time. http://www.spokefest.org/

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. 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.

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The first annual #WorldStriderDay was a huge success with over 250 photos entered from all over the world! 

Ten winners from all those that entered were randomly selected. If you see your photo below make sure that you're watching your inbox for your $100 gift card from your local distributor!

USA

USA2     USA1

 

Italy

Italy1     Italy2

 

Philippines

Philippines     Philippines2

 

Japan

Japan1     Japan2

 

Malaysia

Malaysia

 

Vietnam

Vietnam

See all of the photos entered over on our Flickr page HERE

 

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