Here are a couple great videos of Griggs, a Strider rider and now a recent pedal biker!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmDeb6pYiF8[/youtube]

This is a great video showing how balance skills are developed with the Strider.  Griggs is ripping down the hill and is able to use his feet to balance...If you've ever seen a child on a tricycle in this same situation you'd be mortified!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oeFH_BP1Ng[/youtube]

"Griggs rides a bike with Pedals for the first time. He received the Strider from his grandparents for Christmas 2009. He turned two at the end of January 2010. This is the end of October 2010. He has not ridden with training wheels, only on a tricycle type setup to learn to pedal. Strider or balance bikes in general are the way to go! We like Strider b/c they fit small kids, and they are light!"    ~Griggs' parents

We love the enthusiasm from Griggs' sibling at the end of the video!  Keep up the great work Griggs!

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Thursday, 21 October 2010 18:48

Jesse, the Boy on the Box

If you've seen a Strider box, then you've seen Jesse.  He is the boy on the box!  The Strider staff is happy to report that he is still shredding.  Here is Jesse at a local BMX track showing off his mad wheelie skills.

[caption id="attachment_732" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Jesse showing off his wheelie skills"]Jesse showing off his wheelie skills[/caption]

We at Strider are also happy to report that no hole has yet been found in the space-time continuum as a result of this apparent paradox.  Let us just hope that Jesse hasn't figured out how to time travel on his Strider or it could prove to be disastrous.

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Here's one from our emails:

[caption id="attachment_590" align="alignnone" width="428" caption="Nate in Alta Badia"]Nate in Alta Badia[/caption]

Hi:

We don't normally take the time to write testimonies, but my son has had so much fun with your Strider bike that we shipped it to Italy for our summer vacation, and it was the hit of the trip. We thought you would want to know that all the Italian kids watched with envy as my 3 year old rode through the streets of Florence, the hill towns of Toscany, and kids and adults alike were impressed as we rode the trails and gondolas in Alta Badia in the Italian Alps.

Also, you should know that we called once, shortly after we got the bike, to say that there was a bearing problem with the front wheel, and to our surprize someone answered the phone (on a weekend) and we had a new wheel shipped in a couple days without the hassles and paperwork you would normally expect.

Thanks,

Adam, Wendy and Nate

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Annette Sweigart sent us this comment:

"I never write reviews but I couldn't resist this one. I set out less than two months ago to buy my 2 1/2 year old son a bike (with training wheels). I discovered the Strider online and ordered it thinking that with the money back guarantee, we had nothing to lose. He's been riding it for the last 6 weeks, not even every day. Three days ago we put him on a two wheel bike, no training wheels! Check out the video taken yesterday on his third day riding a "big boy bike". Trey will be 2 years, 9 months old tomorrow. And he's riding a bike with no training wheels! Amazing--thank you!"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO0G_eTSzSg[/youtube]

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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 09:57

Toddler Bikes: Best Money We Ever Spent!

Mother of twins Sarah Farthing recently bought Strider bikes for her boys. She sent us this comment:

"I have twin 3 year old boys and we just bought Striders for them about two weeks ago. It is the best money we have ever spent on them! These bikes have changed the way we spend our evenings and made exercise a part of every single day for all four of us. I have attached three fun videos. It is obviously not Christmas but I think it speak volumes about the excitement kids feel about your bikes that one of my boys made up a song "I got a new bike for Christmas!" just because he felt so much joy over getting it!

Thank you for this wonderful product, I recommend these bikes to everyone I know. I first saw them on The Good Stuff Guide recently..."

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9bl3A29nTs[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jvC7QrmrhU[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC8iGkf8R-c[/youtube]

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Friday, 02 July 2010 09:30

Learning to Ride a Bike

We've been inundated with testimonials from parents lately who are thrilled that their child is on a regular pedal bike after just a few short time on their Strider PREBike.

Here are just a few of the comments submitted on our site and you can read more and become a fan on our Facebook page:

"We bought a Strider bike for our 2 year old son in october and 7 months later at 2 years and 10 months old he is now riding a two wheeled bike - no training wheels. He absolutely LOVED his Strider bike and it made it so easy for him to transition to the pedal bike. Thanks for such a great product." - Alyson Miyose

"Hands down the best investment we have made on an item for our son. He was riding his by the time he was 18 months old. We were so happy that the bike fit him. He is now 3 1/2, the bike still fits him and he still loves to ride it! The transition to a pedal bike was seamless. We love this product and can't say enough wonderful things about it! Thank you for creating such an incredible product! We can't wait to pass it on to our youngest" - Amber Tjeerdsma

"I never write reviews but I couldn't resist this one. I set out less than two months ago to buy my 2 1/2 year old son a bike (with training wheels). I discovered the Strider online and ordered it thinking that with the money back guarantee, we had nothing to lose. He's been riding it for the last 6 weeks, not even every day. Three days ago we put him on a two wheel bike, no training wheels! Check out the video taken yesterday on his third day riding a "big boy bike". Trey will be 2 years, 9 months old tomorrow. And he's riding a bike with no training wheels! Amazing--thank you!"

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO0G_eTSzSg[/youtube]
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Thursday, 01 July 2010 09:22

Strider Comes in Six Colors

Here's a note from a happy mom... happy that we offer 6 colors!

"My daughter has a been a very happy rider of her Strider bike for the last year. Now, I am shopping to get her a pedal bike.

This makes me realize how grateful I am for Strider bikes and how I wish you offered a pedal bike also.

I am particularly put off my the different color schemes for "girls" and "boys" bikes, except the Strider, and even the differences in frames. I am the first to admit that girls and boys are often very different but at 3 years of age? Give me a break!

i will shoot myself before I let my daughter ride a pastel bike with white tires and a white chainguard. But I will have to settle for red, I guess, there are no purples or oranges in pedal bikes since I guess those are neither boy or girl colors.

Anyhow, thank you for not contributing to the madness.

-Mom of a happy rider of a lime green bike
(not a girl's bike or a boy's bike, but just a bike, for crying out loud)"

Joan Bartlett

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Thursday, 01 July 2010 00:20

Toddlers Can Keep Up On Family Walks!

We love getting video links from our customers!

[vimeo]http://www.vimeo.com/9520834[/vimeo]

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Comments and photos from a very happy dad...

"Holy smokes, just took Estelle out for her first pedal bike ride without training wheels. She started riding the Strider over a year ago and today at 3 years and 4 months she went straight to the pedal bike w/out training wheels and she had no problem. Was riding in minutes! I have to help her start, but then it's off to the races. She even said, "I never want to stop Daddy!" Music to the ears of a dad who runs a bike touring business.

Thanks guys!

Estelle 1Estelle 2

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The foot rests on a Strider balance bike are in the perfect place to ready toddlers for pedals. They offer a very natural riding position, making it so that kids are comfortable enough when they switch to a full fledged bike.

Here's a cool video of Jack gliding downhill, awesome view of the foot rests in action!

Here's another video of Jack easily striding back up the hill for another ride.

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