You've seen the Double Trouble in previous Strider blog entries, now see it in action! Wyatt and Cole, sons of Strider R&D man Charlie, test ride their Dad's creation to see if they can cooperate long enough to make it work.
Cole's legs are a little shorter than Wyatt's, but this is definitely the best test ride to date!
Here at Strider Sports International we are continually pushing the envelope. We've patented the lightest running bike with the greatest potential to grow with your child, literally leaving competitors in the dust. We have several prototypes for possible future realease, a wide range of colors with style for miles.
Now we are sending our fearless test Striderer (David) out to "the garage" to don a space age test suit with matching helmet and
binky mouth guard!
Don't fear for David. He has looked the future in the eye and is willing to accept the dangers that may arise. In future history books this brave soul will receive the admiration and respect he rightly deserves.
We were recently sent a video of some Oregonian 2 1/2 year old twin boys showing their Strider skills. After less than a month of riding they are feeling comfortable on their Striders and cruising down some hills at the local track!
This is a great example of how easy it is to move from standing and walking to more advanced Stridering skills.
JoJo has traveled all over the world on his Strider adventures. Last week he was in Peachtree City, Georgia for the Inaugural Strider World Cup races!
Did you see him?
He had a great time racing and making new friends. He finished first in a highly contested 4 year old class. He also worked on perfecting high fives and blowing up fist bumps. Below is a fun video from JoJo's Dad of the Sunday finals race.
Here is a great comment we received this week from a Strider parent!
"We came up to Peachtree City, GA on a lark from Gainesville, FL just to let our son ride in the first Strider Cup race. What a blast!! People thought we were crazy for coming so far, but we are such avid Strider fans (a number of our friends have bought striders for their kids and others want to buy our striders as our kids grow up) we just decided we had to do it. Now that we have experienced our first Strider Cup and NBL event, we are already making plans to attend the two events in FL and one in NC. It was also a pleasure to meet the folks who run the Strider Sports company. Thankyou for a great family event, Strider!"
Strider Down Hill
Strider Cup Adult Downhill, as in small toddler sized Strider balance bikes with adult sized riders! Last year’s crazy idea (at the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival) and spur of the moment race, has spawned this year’s (official) inaugural Strider Cup Adult Downhill. Put your game face on and race for $1000 in prize money.
The two classes are outlined in the PDF file linked to here.
1. The Modified Class allows your creative side to kick in, just follow the rules.
2. The Spec Class requires factory upgrades which can be purchased from Strider Sports Int’l. Inc.
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- Time: Check In by 3:30 pm at the Strider Booth | 4:00 p.m. Race Start
- Day: Sunday, May 29
- Entry: $10.00 to BHFTF for Youth 12 – 17 Years
$20.00 for 18 and up half to purse and half to BHFTF
Registration available on race day.
Update from the first of many "Strider World Cup" races! Everybody had a great time...Awesome weather, Strider riders excited about being on their bikes, Amazing support from all the onlookers. Couldn't ask for much else. Check out the photos below and plan on attending a Strider Cup race this year!
"We had a wonderful weekend with the Strider racing being the highlight. The weather was so perfect. By Sunday we had the Strider racing organized, or I should say more organized. This is going to get big, I am telling you. Everyone is talking about it. Last night at our track that was the buzz." ~ NBL (Erma)
So...Strider has been super busy lately and we've got some big announcements coming up this week. Make sure to check back and also "like" our facebook page for the latest exciting information on Strider happenings.
Stride on Quinn, we look forward to more video and stories in the future!
...go out to all of Japan today as they deal with this terrible disaster. Below is an email Strider sent to the Strider Japan Team. Please keep them and all of Japan in your thoughts in the weeks and months to come.
Dear Kazushi, Mathew and the entire Strider Japan Team,
We have seen the reports of the terrible events in Japan and our heart felt sympathy and prayers go out to all of you and all of Japan. From our hearts we hope that everyone close to you and your team are safe and out of harms way.
In disasters of such incredible magnitude, there is no doubt that it will touch and affect all the Japanese people. We hope that you feel the solidarity and support that your friends at Strider US are offering and sending to you from across the Pacific. We wish you strength and resolve as you pull together as a nation to overcome the devastation that nature has brought upon you. And we stand ready to help from afar in any way possible.
Please share our message and support with your team and let us know if there is anything we can do to help in the time ahead.
The Worldwide Strider Family
In this installment of Strider Progression we take a look at JoJo as he cruises off road on Earth Day!
JoJo is feeling very comfortable at this stage in his Strider riding. He is cruising on the rough trails and pulling up the front wheel over roots. Another key to this step in Stridering progression is the ability of your little Strider Rider to look around more while riding. JoJo is interacting with the Filmer and others around him all while cruising along.
The skate park is another great example of this step. Longer coasting, going up and down ramps and interacting with their environs.
The KTM Strider was recently given a great review in Transworld Motocross magazine!
"We have only one thing to say about the Strider bikes: why didn't we think of that? These are amazing starter bikes for the little BMXer/MXer in your life. They promote balance and the concept of bike riding without those sissy training wheels. Add in the KTM branding, and it only reinforces the moto mind." ~ Transworld Motocross (The Things You Need)
That sounds about right to us! Let us know if you see Striders anywhere else in the press and keep sharing your photos, videos and stories with us and the other Strider fans on facebook.