Strider Balance Bikes Exhibiting at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo)
Popular Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes Teach Riding Skills to Toddlers
Rapid City, SD (October 4, 2016) — Strider Sports International Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, will be exhibiting at the AIMExpo October 13-16, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32869. Stop by booth #2643 to learn how toddlers as young as 18 months are quickly and safely learning to ride on two wheels.
Strider will be debuting its newest products, the Strider® Rocking Base and the Realtree® Strider 12”Custom Balance Bike. The Rocking Base easily attaches to any 12-inch Strider Balance Bike and allows the youngest member of the family to play with, rock, and ride a Strider Bike on a safe and stable base until they are old enough to ride the bike – which is typically around 18 months. The Realtree Strider Bike is customized with the official Realtree (camo) graphics on a black Strider 12 Classic model.
The company also recently announced the license for sales of the Honda Strider 12 Sport Balance Bikes has been expanded worldwide. The other officially licensed, custom models that will be on display in the Strider booth include the Harley-Davidson®, Suzuki, Husqvarna, and KTM Strider Bikes. There is a perfect Strider bike for every toddler! Distribution and sponsorship opportunities are available.
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. A university study concluded that participants quickly improved their balancing skills by using a Strider Bike.
The purpose of the AIMExpo is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S. and North America. The AIMExpo will have international impact within the motorcycling community.
August 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 August 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 September entries!
1st Place - Rocky Mountain Ride
2nd Place - Strider Graduate
3rd Place - Swimming With Strider
Rapid City, SD (August 17, 2016) — Strider Sports Int’l., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, has identified an even younger group of potential bike riders – toddlers, ages 12-24 months, just learning to stand and walk.
According to Strider Founder and Chief Enthusiast, Ryan McFarland, “a baby who rocks becomes a toddler who rides! We all know babies enjoy rocking horses when they are small. The problem is that no child ever gets to unhitch the horse and ride off into the sunset. With the Strider Bike and Rocking Base system, babies as young as 12 months can safely rock and play on the bike when first introduced, then graduate to the true freedom that the Strider bike offers as they ride away some months later.”
This new product easily attaches to any 12-inch Strider Balance Bike and allows the youngest member of the family to play with, rock, and ride a Strider Bike on a safe and stable base until they are old enough to ride the bike – which is typically around 18 months. The Rocking Base is made of all-weather, durable black plastic and includes all tools necessary to attach to a bike. Maximum rider weight for the rocking base is 40 pounds. The Strider Rocking Base is available for order immediately, retails for $79.99, and does not include a Strider bike.
Strider Sports International, the leading manufacturer of no-pedal balance bikes, has sold over one million Strider Bikes since 2007. The Strider Bike line-up includes the 12” model for younger riders and the 16” and 20” models, developed in the last couple of years for older children and adults with balance and coordination challenges.
All Strider Bikes and accessories are available through the Strider website and at local Authorized Strider Dealers. To order your Strider Rocking Base, visit https://www.striderbikes.com/launch/rocker.
July 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 July 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 August entries!
1st Place - Quadruplets!
2nd Place - Pure Joy
3rd Place - Summer Puddles
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!
1st Place - They Own the Block
2nd Place - Getting Muddy
3rd Place - All-In-One Triathlon
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...
1st Place - Downtime At the MX Track
2nd Place - Stride On Cowgirl
3rd Place - Perfect Strider Form
April saw another batch of amazing photos submitted by our very talented Strider parents! You can check out all the entries on our Flickr page.
If you were one of the top 3 selected for April 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 May entries!
Without further ado...
1st Place - Muddy Ride With Friends
2nd Place - Striding Along the Scree
3rd Place - Raise Your Hand if You Want to Ride
Toddlers as young as 18 months enjoy Strider Adventure Zones and Strider Races
Rapid City, SD (May 5, 2016) — Colorado is consistently highlighted as one of the healthiest states in the U.S. and currently ranks No. 1 in physical activity*. Many parents seek out healthy activities for kids over the summer, and Strider Bikes is meeting that demand with state-wide opportunities to introduce toddlers as young as 18 months old to bicycling.
Strider Sports International is the leading manufacturer of no-pedal balance bikes, which has sold over one million Strider Bikes since 2007. Strider Balance Bikes break down the overwhelming task of learning how to ride into a safe and natural progression; it's as easy as walking. With feet safely on the ground, a rider is easily able to maneuver and ride the lightweight bikes.
Kids new to Strider Bikes can take demo rides at Strider Adventure Zones, while experienced riders can practice skills at Strider Bike Races.
“Valmont Bike Park is excited to partner with Strider and Bicycle Village and provide a setting for kids to compete in their first race,” said Skyler Beck, Valmont City Park Manager. “Strider Bikes are great at helping kids learn balance and provide the best transition possible to pedal bikes.”
The Strider Event Calendar has the latest information on these upcoming Colorado events:
- May 14: Colorado Bike Expo, Sports Authority Field. Strider Learn to Ride Clinics: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. Sign up onsite.
- June 5: Elephant Rock Cycling Festival, Castle Rock. Strider Adventure Zone.
- June 12, 19, & 26, July 3,10, & 24, Aug 14, 21, & 28: Keystone Strider Balance Bike Series
- July 9 & July 16: Valmont Bike Park, First ever Strider Bike Race series.
- July 23 Rocky Mountain State Games, Strider Adventure Zone and Strider Bike Race.
Since its inception, Strider has donated over $600,000 through its Rider Fund to organizations that serve children and adults in need. Last fall, Strider donated 20 bikes to seven Colorado non-profit organizations. A 2015 research study of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) confirmed that riding a Strider Bikes helps children with ASD. Events for individuals with special needs include:
- May 7: Autism Speaks Walk, Coors Field. Strider Adventure Zone demo rides on all three sizes.
- August 8 – 12, Star Center Sensory Therapies and Research Bike Riding Camp. Ages 3-10.
Excited children and their families came with fingers crossed to win a Strider Bike at Raising Cane’s Giveaway Party on April 17 in Lincoln, Nebraska, held at one of their four Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® franchise locations.
Strider and Raising Cane’s teamed up to give away 120 Strider Bikes to local children. More than 50 of the bikes were donated to children and families at the Montessori School for Young Children in Lincoln. In addition, 35 bikes were given away to the general public who registered onsite at the April 17 party. An additional 20 bikes were given to customers who registered in-restaurant between March 28 and April 10, and the remainder was given to children of Raising Cane’s crewmembers.
Kids at the event loved the free Adventure Zone set up by the local SCHEELS store. The play zone was busy all day with toddlers and younger children riding demo Strider Bikes. The Strider cowbells and participation ribbons were a big hit as well.
"We thought this event was going to be great, but after seeing the excitement on the faces of so many children, it really sunk in how amazing it truly was," said Dee Walker, Director of Marketing for the Lincoln Raising Cane's restaurants. "We couldn't be happier with how it turned out and can't wait to see many of these kids racing at the Strider Cup in June."
Acacia and Tyler Gentrup came to the event hoping to win bikes for their sons; 2-year-old Cash and 4-year-old Cade. They were delighted to hear Cade’s name called early on, and he chose a blue bike. When Cash’s name was called a bit later, he also wanted a blue one. Unfortunately, just a few bikes were left and none of them were blue. Cade graciously offered to give Cash the blue one he won, and take a red one instead. How’s that for brotherly love!
Besides parents of toddlers, several grandparents came and were able to win bikes for their grandchildren. An older gentleman even came specifically to win a bike for a boy in his neighborhood. He wasn’t disappointed and took home a Strider Bike for the little guy.
The Lincoln Journal Star stopped by and wrote an article, Raising Cane's Gives Away Strider Bikes to Lincoln Toddlers. The local ABC affiliate, KLKN-TV, also came by.
Many folks left with smiles and brand new Strider Bikes. They have plenty of time to practice before the Strider Cup Race in Lincoln on June 11, www.striderbikes.com/lincoln.
Strider Brings Fun for Kids to Major League Triathlon Series
Strider Adventure Zones to Teach Riding Skills to Kids 2 to 5 Years Old
Rapid City, SD (April 12, 2016) — The country may not be quite ready for Toddler Triathlons, but kids as young as 18 months can learn to ride a bike and have fun at this month’s Major League Triathlon (MLT) event kicking off in Temple, Texas. Thanks to Strider, the leader in no-pedal balance bikes and its famous Strider® Adventure Zone, parents and spectators visiting the Major League Triathlon weekend of events can introduce the youngest members of the family to the fun of riding a bike. Ideal for toddlers and kids up to age five, the Strider Adventure Zone is a safe, free, fun, and friendly environment where all young riders can take a spin around the specially designed course of ramps and obstacles. Strider Bikes help children develop vital balance and coordination skills needed to ride on two wheels, while the Adventure Zone course allows riders of all abilities to take their time getting comfortable on a bike as they socialize, play, and show off to their parents.
“A big thing for us is making everyone feel comfortable to get involved at our events,” said MLT CEO Daniel Cassidy. “That includes children, and we know that having Strider on site with their Adventure Zone will make our weekends even more conducive to families.”
Ryan McFarland, Strider Founder and CEO agrees, “At Strider, we go where the action is. The Major League Triathlon events are full of families and athletes who love the outdoors, so they are a perfect venue for our Adventure Zones.”
A fun event for the entire family, the 2016 Major League Triathlon - Temple takes place April 15-17. The Strider Adventure Zone will be open Saturday, April 16 from 12:00 noon – 3:30 p.m. at the Mayborn Convention Center in Temple, TX. The MLT festival will include food vendors, craft beer vendors, game zones featuring SpikeBall, interactive expos, MLT Pro interaction, a headliner concert featuring Russell Dickerson, and more! Three other MLT events (and Strider Adventure Zones) will take place throughout the summer and fall in Sarasota, Florida; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Greater Portland, ME.