We've wrapped up the calendar contest for the year!  A huge thank you to everyone who entered, we love seeing the photos from all over the world. You definitely didn't make the voting process easy this year!

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Below are the winners for October, November, & December. If your photo is in the top 3 be on the look-out for an email with your gift certificate number. Make sure to reply with your shipping address so that we can send you out a calendar.

We will be receving the calendars by the end of November and they will be available for purchase in our webstore as well.  

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We've wrapped up the calendar contest for the year!  A huge thank you to everyone who entered, we love seeing the photos from all over the world. You definitely didn't make the voting process easy this year!

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Below are the winners for October, November, & December. If your photo is in the top 3 be on the look-out for an email with your gift certificate number. Make sure to reply with your shipping address so that we can send you out a calendar.

We will be receving the calendars by the end of November and they will be available for purchase in the webstore as well.  

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See all of the entries from October over on our HERE.

 

NovemberWinners

See all of the November entries HERE.

 

DecemberWinners

See all of the December entries HERE.

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Wednesday, 24 July 2013 16:09

STRIDER Track Highlight: Charlotte BMX

Charlotte BMX - STRIDER Track

Florida is one of the hot spots for BMX racing in the US and Charlotte BMX is definitely one of the more unique tracks. Their signature yellow announcers nest and bridge are mirrored in their amazing STRIDER specific track! 

We sent track operator, Amanda Carr (yes, THAT Amanda Carr), and asked her some questions about the construction of the track and the success of their STRIDER program.

1. Where are you located?:  Charlotte BMX is located in Punta Gorda, FL.  and online at www.CharlotteBMX.net and on FaceBook.

2. When are you open?:  STRIDER practice ($3) is Monday & Wednesday 6pm-8pm, Sunday 2pm-4:30pm with STRIDER races ($5) the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at 3:45pm.

3. Why did you build a STRIDER track?:  Charlotte BMX understands the root of BMX Racing is with the youth. We recognize that STRIDER BIkes will help build rider retention and an overall enjoyable family experience at the BMX track!

4. Completion date, cost, and time spent?:  The track was completed on January 1st, 2013. It took about 6 months to completely build it, but racing/practice took place throughout the building process. Total cost was around $1,500.

5. Space and Materials:  Base is 8-10 loads of fill dirt with a surface top of 1-2 loads of 80/20 Red clay and Soil Tac. Track was built with volunteers, a small tractor, shovels, rakes and concrete mixer (for soil tac and slurry).

6. Track Layout:  Total course length is 127 ft. The track consists of Starting hill (7.5 ft wide), 3 turns, 9 rollers, and a 10 ft wooden bridge!

7. Overall Experience: STRIDERS are a great way to get little ones started with BMX racing. Families with multiple children, STRIDERS are a way for the younger siblings to get started and have fun at the track! Charlotte BMX races our STRIDERS at the beginning of our races (on the big track), the parents and riders enjoy watching the little ones stride! They add a new element to our facility.

If you are from the Punta Gorda area, or are ever in the area, make sure to stop by and say hello to Amanda and don't forget to bring your STRIDER riders!

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Your little STRIDER rider wants to ride + your local USA BMX track wants to grow their program = Win/Win!

Getting involved riding/racing BMX as a family is a great way to spend time together while honing your 2 wheeled skills. Luckily, there are tracks all over the country! You can start as early as the 2 and under STRIDER class and the  oldest current USA BMX member is in his 70's! 

STRIDERville is lucky to have two great bmx tracks: Box Elder BMX and Rapid City BMX

Here is a STRIDER video from Box Elder BMX. Go and look for your nearest track on the USA BMX website and go have some fun.

Have a great Saturday...now get out and ride!

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5 Year Old STRIDER
      Brody "Bad Boy" Murphy - Team Gold's Gym - Magnolia, TX
      Gage "12 Gage" Weidman - T & K Repair/AZBG - Phoenix, AZ
      Landden Richardson - Victorville, CA
      Colin Baldwin - Team Stylin - Randallstown, MD
   
4 Year Old STRIDER
      Peyton Keesee - Joshua, TX
      Jude Avellaneda - Henderson, NV
      Waylon Honnold - COSTA MESA, CA
      Levi Toia - Henderson, NV
      Makayla Allred - Oceanside, CA
      Brodie Chote - Bakersfield, CA
      Addison Kirkpatrick - Meairie, LA
      Joseph Vandaam - Loyalton, CA
      Joshua Carey - Henderson, NV
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
      Jeremiah Rodarte - Albuquerque, NM
      Aliyah Yungker - Team Empowered Clothing - Peoria, AZ
      Isabella "The Gremlin" Leija - Team Chico Corsa - Chico, CA
      Spencer Patterson - Bullhead City, AZ
      Jaxson Worth - Coalinga, CA
      Ella-Blu Rickards - Houston, TX
      Gavin "HOK" Yogues - "Team HOK9" Corona, CA
      Aspen Lavin - Las Vegas, NV
      Diesyll Mastenbroek - Rio Linda, CA
      Owen "Rocket" Garthe - Team X Factory - Phoenix, AZ
      Jax Phillips - Anaheim, CA
      Dylan "SHowtime" McAtee - Team Jalapeno Eexperience - Mesa, AZ
      Adyson Abbott - Track Rats BMX Club - Rosevile, CA
      Jude Phillips - Anaheim, CA
      Bradley Baldwin - Sparks, NV
      Quinci Chambers - Team ORP Racing - Surprise, AZ
   
2 & UNDER STRIDER
      Darius "Little D" Chapman - Team Bighorn Reno NV - Sparks, NV
      Gavyn Degiacomo - Westminster, CA
      Viggo Leoncio - Bellflower, CA
      Kaden Cota - National City, CA
      Talon "FIshy" Gaona - Team Papa Kelly Auto Mexhanix - Desert Hot Springs, CA
      Brandon Smith - Imperial Beach, CA
      Tristan Kay - Las Vegas, NV
      Addie Redford - Riverbank, CA
      Carson Conway - Boulder City, NV
      "Spicy" Thai Martin - Long Beach, CA
      Arlo Sexton - Boise, ID
      Kayden Hemphill - Eliminator - Las Vegas, NV
      Gunner Clinedinst - Apple Valley, CA
      Jack Carrier - Las Vegas, NV

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 09:13

June Calendar Contest Winners!

Better late than never...working around vacation schedules and a ton of events the STRIDER staff has voted on the top 3 photos for June. If you were one of the winners look for an email today with further instructions. If you didn't win make sure to keep snapping photos and entering them in the 2nd half of the year!

Send in your July entries NOW.

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June 1st Place  |   Cruising Through The Berm

 

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June 2nd Place    |    SuperWoman Picks A Flower

 

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June 3rd Place    |    Afternoon Ride With Your Best Friend

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4 Year Old STRIDER
      Kayla Ward - Union, IL
      Nathan Russell
      Christopher Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Madalena Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL
      Matthew Jahnke - Team Answer-SSquared-TLD - North Prairie, WI
      Francesca Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL
      Payton Robinson - Findlay, OH
      Nathan Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Emma Lehnen - Springfield, IL
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
      Kaden Lundgren
      Deegan "Daggar" Ertman - Team Action Extreme - Sheboygan, WI
      Ryder Karr - Rockford, IL
      Alessandra Lupo - San Carlos, CA
      Andrew Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Evan "The Destroyer" Okey - Answer/Rennen - Libertyville, IL
      Juan "Jelly Bean" Mandujano- Team K9 - Rockford, IL
      Noah "Non Stop" Schumacher - Fond Du Lac, WI
      Logan Ahonen - Winthrop Harbor, IL
      Isaiah Liermann - Sheboygan, WI
   
2 & Under STRIDER
      Ava Steinke 
      Gunnar Trimolt - Team ZMX Racing - Munster, IN
      Jackson Pochmara - Team Motor City BMX - Lake Orion, MI
      Gavin Strain - Indianapolis, IN
      Avery Speagle - Team Motor City BMX - Oxford, MI

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Balance Bike Toddler Athletes Compete in Rapid City, SD

Family Fun Day Activities for All Bike Enthusiast Families

Rapid City, S. D.  June 17, 2013  ­ These days, even preschoolers can be national race champions. On Saturday July 13, Strider Sports Intl., Inc., is throwing down the gauntlet to all fun loving toddlers and their bike enthusiast families by hosting the first ever STRIDER U.S. Championship balance bike race!

This national event will see STRIDER’s famous no-pedal bike race course take over Rapid City’s Main Street Square as toddlers face off at the start line to show their skills on two wheels. The young athletes will get the chance to showcase their ability to balance, handle their STRIDER No- Pedal balance bikes, and compete like real cyclists on the custom designed racecourse.

The event also includes fun activities for the entire family with the racing action starting at 10:00am for two years and under. Three year olds compete at 11:00am, with four year olds at 1:00pm and five year olds closing down the racing at 2:00pm in the afternoon. The U.S. Championship is a qualifying event for the 3rd Annual STRIDER World Championshiptaking place in Sarasota, FL October 11-13, 2013.  

“There’s absolutely nothing more amazing than watching toddlers lined up on their STRIDER bikes like they’re in the Olympics racing for gold,” says Strider Founder and CEO, Ryan McFarland. “And the race course itself is going to be incredibly fun, combining all of the best parts of what we’ve learned from holding STRIDER races around the world. The U.S. Championship event is just one part of our global movement to bring early childhood riding skills to young children everywhere” , says McFarland.

The top 8 finishers will get trophies in a true podium ceremony, and all participants will receive a medal. Each registered STRIDER rider will also receive a Strider backpack and a Strider race jersey.   Online registration is open until Friday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m. (MST) and costs $15 per rider. Same day registration will begin at 9 am. Parents should register racers at least 30 minutes prior to race start time.

Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and just 30 minutes from the Mt. Rushmore National Monument, the STRIDER US Championship also makes a great stop for any family on their summer vacation.

For more information about the U.S. Championship and STRIDER bikes, and to register a child for the event, visit the event website or go to www.StriderBikes.com .

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Great Salt Lake Nationals 

There were 2 racks of STRIDER bikes in Utah last weekend for a total of 10 riders, including a 2 year old and a 4 year old, all the rest were 3 years old. One moto having close finishes for the top 3 all three laps , the course was through the 3rd straight and around the 3rd corner at Rad Canyon BMX all the kids had a great time and were excited to receive their trophies. The results sheets went missing, but everyone had a great time! Thanks for coming out.

3 Year Old STRIDER
      Johnny Goodwin - Team Box Components - Anaheim, CA
      Jaden Dey - Team CRBMX - St. Helens, OR
      Emmett Landis 
      Isabella "The Gremlin" Leija - Team Chico Corsa - Chico, CA
      Jett Baker - Hemman, UT
      Ducky Adams - Extreme Team - Rock Springs, WY
      Cali Wilde
      Jesse James - Denver, CO
      Sam Smalley - Lodi, CA
      Owen "Rocket" Garthe - Team X Factory - PHOENIX, AZ

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The Covered track at Duke City BMX in Albuqueque, NM saw some amazing STRIDER racing action last weekend. Check out the some photos and results and head over to our facebook page to share your photos from raceday. 

Stride On!

4 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Lane Mihm, Team Flip it Bikes/Alienation - Fritch, TX
    2  Ellery Hoffman - Los Ranchos, NM
    3  Rebecca Biberos 
    4  Camryn Ross - Pearland, TX
    5  Ella Spitz - Albuquerque, NM
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  "Racin" Masin Stice - Yucca Valley, CA
    2  Ashton Hunt - Westminster, CA
    3  Isaiah Chavez - Albuquerque, NM
    4  Thomas Avila - Albuquerque, NM
   
2 & UNDER STRIDER
    1  Ruby Reece - Fort Worth, TX
    2  Sophia Chavez - Albuquerque, NM
    3  Anthony Maul 
    4  Gordy Cordova - Albuquerque, NM
    5  Isaac Spitz - Albuquerque, NM

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