The European Strider Team was in Cologne, Germany recently and put their own twist on a growing tradition – attaching a “Love Lock” to the Hohenzollern Bridge which crosses the Rhine near the Cologne Cathedral or Kölner Dom as it is known locally.
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Even though it was a cold winter day in Germany, JoJo took the opportunity to go for a spin on the bridge and deliver the Strider Lock to the right location. The lock was attached amongst thousands of others, and in cerimonous fashion, the Euro Strider Team threw the key into the Rhine as a symbol of Strider’s commitment to the toddlers of Europe.
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If you’re in Cologne and think of it, go for a walk on the Hohenzollen Bridge and look for the Strider Lock in the sea of Love Locks. Maybe add a lock of your own, and make sure you bring your Strider – there are tons of great spots to ride around the city and along the Rhine.
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.
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.
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona! Anseo is é sin le go leor eachtraí bicycling!
Today is the day to celebrate being Irish, even if you claim no Irish lineage. So...rain or shine (or snow) get your "tíre beag" out on a Strider today and have some fun.
Send us some photos on facebook of your child(ren) riding in their Celtic green! Here's a great collage of Strider Superstar JoJo in Cleveland at last year's "137th St. Patrick's Day Parade"
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
Six degrees Fahrenheit with Six more inches of fresh snow on the ground! We're gonna have to do our Strider riding in the house for a while longer. Hopefully it's better in your neck of the woods.
While we're dreaming of higher temps, less snow and dry trails here is a great video of :"Kai killin' it on his Strider!"
Kai rocks it down grassy slopes (make sure you're wearing your helmet), down stairs, bike trails and a bmx track! Awesome footage that will help with cabin fever while the snow is melting...it's got to melt sometime right?
After mastering such skills as balance, ramps and offroad riding (among other things) it's not time to hang up the Strider just yet. Upgrading to the extra long seat post will make it useful until they are 5!
This is a great way for them to continue working on their balance skill without being hindered by pedals. It also gives them an opportunity to be a little more daring. Whether they start getting some air off of curbs and ramps or they get more comfortable "shredding the gnar" (We're not quite sure what that means, but probably not this) at their local skate park.
A lot of Strider riders will continue to go back to their pedal-less friends even after starting to ride a pedal bike. Remember it's all about fun and honing their craft!
Here's a great video showing a lot of the skills that your rider will continue to develop.
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.