Thursday, 11 August 2016 08:57

July Strider Calendar Contest Winners!

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!

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1st Place - Quadruplets! 

 

 

2ndPlaceJuly2017Web

2nd Place - Pure Joy

 

 

3rdPlaceJuly2017Web

3rd Place - Summer Puddles

Published in Parents Are Talking

SpokaneResults

What a GREAT day of Strider Cup racing in Spokane's Riverfront Park! We were a little nervous when we woke up to clouds and a light rain, but the skies cleared and little legs strode over, through and around various obstacles. We ended up with 188 registered racers. Happy, smiling faces received medals and trophies as champions were crowned in 2 and under, 3, 4, 5 year old, and special needs divisions. Don't forget, everyone who participated is welcome to attend the Strider Cup World Championships in San Francisco, California, July 29th and 30th.

A huge thank you to all the racers, their families, and to our sponsor, Toyota, for the wonderful support. It could not have been as amazing without you!

Speaking for the staff of Strider (and all of the amazing volunteers) we had a wonderful time in Spokane exploring the city and the beautiful Riverfront Park, but most of all enjoyed race day along with the enthusiasm and stories that surrounded the Strider experience of the racers.

We've got some great photos posted on our Flickr page. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to catch all the latest Strider Happenings!

News Coverage: The Spokesman-Review, KHQ, KXLY 920

Below are the results from each race class: 

 

2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 63

  • 1#221 Reid Jordan - Kennewick, WA
  • 2#202 Ryan "Flyin' Ryan" Taylor - Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 3#226 Eli Gwinn - Otis Orchards, WA
  • 4#214 Beckett Cook - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 5#201 William "Will" Stuart - Spokane, WA
  • 6#203 Zane Scholes - Post Falls, ID
  • 7#223 Colton "Bird" John - Post Falls, ID
  • 8#256 Connor Runnion - Moses Lake, WA
  • 9#241 Connor Mabbott - Spokane, WA

 

3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 63

  • 1#329 Reese Keyser - Kalispell, MT
  • 2#345 Ryder Meyer - Spokane, WA
  • 3#302 Alexander "AJ" Rodriguez - Spokane, WA
  • 4#332 Lorenzo Hewitt - Spokane, WA
  • 5#320 Braydin "B-Dog" Gaines - Spokane, WA
  • 6#307 Nikko Nuxoll - Lewiston, ID
  • 7#310 Emmet Zvekan - Seattle, WA
  • 8#357 Noah Everson - Polson, MT
  • 9#306 Gabe Mazzuca - Coeur d'Alene, ID

 

4 YEAR OLD CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 39

  • 1#434 London "Lando" Ellenwood - Polson, MT
  • 2#422 Gauge Butler - Happy Valley, OR
  • 3#435 Emmett Clemenhagen - Kendrick, ID
  • 4#405 Rylie Prussack - Post Falls, ID
  • 5#407 Rad Rieth - Cheney, WA
  • 6#402 Tomota Brodsky - Spokane, WA
  • 7#419 Karson Wise - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 8#404 Matthew "MJ" Orlob - Spokane, WA

 

5 AND UNDER CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 13

  • 1#513 Grady Caudill - Blanchard, ID
  • 2#507 Ateden Koplin - West Bountiful, UT
  • 3#506 Atticus Krenz - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 4#503 Jamseon Holleran - Cheney, WA
  • 5#501 Haakon Nies - Bozeman, MT
  • 6#512 Sawyer Haggerty - Liberty Lake, WA
  • 7#511 Cohen Burke - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 8#510 Adah Schur - Kennewick, WA
  • 9#508 Bergen Gates - Spokane, WA
  • 10#509 Kari Legg - Lewiston, ID

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 8 and up (Group 1) - Total Riders = 5

  • 1#902 Johanna Schuele-Van Aken(9) - Medical Lake, WA
  • 2#904 Kaden Pinyo(11) - Spokane, WA
  • 3#908 Morgan Reel(13) - Spokane, WA
  • 4#906 Kenner Clark(10) - Spokane, WA
  • 5#901 Payton Pearce(9) - Spokane Valley, WA

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 8 and up (Group 2) - Total Riders = 5

  • 1#903 Abigail Gacusana(11) - Spokane, WA
  • 2#907 Hailey Borbridge-Dishneau(14) - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 3#905 Nathanial Contreras(8) - Cheney, WA
  • 4#909 Andrew Roy(10) - Spokane, WA
  • 5#910 Benjamin Mueller(10) - Spokane, WA

 

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Published in Strider Racing
Tuesday, 12 July 2016 11:01

June Strider Calendar Contest Winners!

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!

1stPlaceJuneWeb

1st Place - They Own the Block 

 

 

2ndPlaceJuneWeb

2nd Place - Getting Muddy

 

 

3rdPlaceJuneWeb

3rd Place - All-In-One Triathlon

Published in Parents Are Talking

SLC Presented By Intermountain LDS Hospital

Strider returned to Salt Lake City, Utah June 25th for another fun-filled day of toddler racing! 244 Strider riders rolled into Pioneer Park for the 2016 Strider Cup Race. Not a cloud in the sky and some super striding made for some great race action! Happy, smiling faces received trophies as champions were crowned in 2 and under, 3, 4, 5 year old, and special needs divisions. Don't forget, everyone who participated is welcome to attend the Strider Cup World Championships in San Francisco, California, July 29th and 30th.

A huge thank you to all the racers, their families, and to our sponsor, Intermountain LDS hospital, for the wonderful support.  It could not have been as amazing without you!

Speaking for the staff of Strider we had a wonderful time in Salt Lake City exploring the city and the beautiful Downtown Farmers Market , but most of all enjoyed race day along with the enthusiasm and stories that surrounded the Strider experience of those racers.

We've got some great photos posted on our Flickr page. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to catch all the latest STRIDER Happenings!

News Coverage: KTVX 4, Fox13

Below are the results from each race class: 

 

2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 81

  • 1#234 Andrew Yates - South Weber, UT
  • 2#266 Lincoln Hewett - Draper, UT
  • 3#208 Ryden "Ry Ry" Morgan - West Valley City, UT
  • 4#212 Will Gordon - Ephraim, UT
  • 5#257 Jackson Strauss - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 6#250 Jax "Scrappy J" Loter - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 7#255 Lukas Nielsen - Price, UT
  • 8#214 Zander "Monkey" Henderson - Lehi, UT
  • 9#262 Mason Hart - Riverton, UT
  • 10#207 Taydien "Mater" Gregston - Erda, UT

 

3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 77

  • 1#307 Milo Rees - South Jordan, UT
  • 2#346 Kyler Muir - Payson, UT
  • 3#365 Brayton Goodrich - Roosevelt, UT
  • 4#348 Ryker Faddis - Riverton, UT
  • 5#377 Jaxsen Shoemaker - Grantsville, UT
  • 6#340 Riggen "Rigs" Koenig - Harrisville, UT
  • 7#354 Karson Huffman - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 8#352 Quaid Garcia - Draper, UT
  • 9#315 Ryder Tauszik - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 10#313 Ethan Baughman - Herriman, UT

 

4 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 60

  • 1#460 Brekken King - Lindon, UT
  • 2

    #449 Hawk Hewett - Draper, UT

  • 3#440 Kort Barnes - Bountiful, UT
  • 4#401 Kayson McGee - Tooele, UT
  • 5#456 Pratt Williams - South Jordan, UT 
  • 6#415 Landon Nielson - Sarasota Springs, UT
  • 7#438 Kayner Sweat - Heber City, UT
  • 8#421 Porter Price - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 9#455 Boone "Booneman" Tischner - Elk Ridge, UT

 

5 year old class - TOTAL RIDERS = 13

  • 1#503 Ayeden Koplin - West Bountiful, UT
  • 2#512 Carter Easton - Sandy, UT
  • 3#506 Sophie Gregory - Herriman, UT
  • 4#502 Lincoln Smith - Saratoga Springs, UT
  • 5#513 Beckham Easton - Sandy, UT
  • 6#508 Luke "Ghost" Walton - Twin Falls, ID
  • 7#501 Ryker "Roo" Martinez - Roy, UT
  • 8#510 Gavin Sherwood - Tooele, UT
  • 9#511 Krew Christensen - Salem, UT

  

Special Needs 8 and under Strider 12" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 3

  • 1#902 Kinlee Owens
  • 2#901 Hunter Clark - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 3#904 Jayson West

 

SPECIAL NEEDS STRIDER 16" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 8

  • 1#910 Michael Molten - Saratoga Springs, UT
  • 2#908 Joshua Whiting - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 3#906 Emma Clark - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 4#905 Patrick Goodwin - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 5#911 Jordan Barlow - Draper, UT
  • 6#907 Sara Clark - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 7#903 Sarah Whiting - Eagle Mountain, UT
  • 8#909 Alyssa Kirkland - Herriman, UT

 

SPECIAL NEEDS STRIDER 20" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 12

  • 1#914 Mylz Bennett - South Jordan, UT
  • 2#913 Braden Kip Baker - Herriman, UT
  • 3#920 TJ Molten - Saratoga Springs, UT
  • 4#919 Arianna Gregerson - Salem, UT
  • 5#921 Savannah Nelson - Magna, UT
  • 6#915 Macie Mortensen - Riverton, UT
  • 7#922 Maren Feller - Salt Lake City, UT

 

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Published in Strider Racing

LincolnOverview

I believe that I saw fire coming off of those tires on Saturday at the first stop of the 2016 Strider Cup in Lincoln Nebraska!

A big thank you for everyone who braved the heat and showed up at the Railyard in Lincoln to have a great time and race with their fellow Strider riders. The day was indeed warm but it was bearable (especially with ice cream nearby)! A total of 120 racers took part in the first ever Strider Cup race in Lincoln and champions were crowned in the 2, 3, 4 and 5 year old classes along with 3 special needs divisions. A total of 28 out of state racers made the journey from 9 states outside of Nebraska.


Also thanks goes out to our main Sponsor Raising Cane’s along with the Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s bureau, and the Railyard.

Speaking for the staff of Strider we had a wonderful time in Lincoln exploring the sites and the very cool Haymarket area, but most of all enjoyed race day along with the enthusiasm and stories that surrounded the Strider experience of those racers.

We've got some great photos posted on our Flickr page with more to come next week. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to catch all the latest STRIDER Happenings! 

Below are the top 8 racers from each race class: 

 

2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 39

  • 1#225 Brayson, Yingling - Topeka, Kansas
  • 2#232 Jensyn Codr - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#221 Brady Pearson - Omaha, NE
  • 4#227 Bodhi Harmon - Bloomington, MN
  • 5#215 Taggart Jensen - Lincoln, NE
  • 6#208 Chandler "Chan Chan Man" Lundstrom - Lincoln, NE
  • 7#204 Case Dubbelde - Box Elder, SD
  • 8#217 Ivan Shearer - Lincoln, NE

 

3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 40

  • 1#304 Ryan Hauf - Rapid City, SD
  • 2#327 Madden Thulin - Topeka, KS
  • 3#305 Cashton "Cash" Allen - Sioux Falls, SD
  • 4#323 Kaiya "Dabee Doos" Hecht - Omaha, NE
  • 5#316 Eldyn DeFreece - Cairo, NE
  • 6#303 Monroe Nelson - Omaha, NE
  • 7#335 Madelyn "Speed Rider" Sherman - Lincoln, NE
  • 8#320 Drake "Silas" Franklin - Lincoln, NE

 

4 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 20

  • 1#402 Maddox Van Dyk - Sioux Falls, SD
  • 2

    #413 Brecken Yingling - Topeka, KS

  • 3#403 Logan Brehm - Lincoln, NE
  • 4#405 Maddox Snell - Lincoln, NE 
  • 5#411 Zackeith "Zack" James - Lincoln, NE
  • 6#406 Blair Ivy Willmott - Lincoln, NE
  • 7#409 Mason Trentman  - Grand Island, NE
  • 8#410 Yuga Miyazaki - Buffalo Grove, IL

 

5 year old class - TOTAL RIDERS = 9

  • 1#502 Brayden "Mr. B" Allen - Sioux Falls, SD
  • 2#505 Alva "Bells" Franklin - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#501 Paige Thompson - Lincoln, NE 
  • 4#504 Mckenzie Vandeventer - Hastings, NE
  • 5#509 Aidan Sakich - Littleton, CO
  • 6#506 Mason "Belitos" Hecht - Omaha, NE
  • 7#503 Landen "Landy" Brauer - Lincoln, NE
  • 8#507 Silas Revis - Omaha, NE
  • 9

    #508 Ella Jones - Lincoln, NE

  

Special Needs 8 and under Strider 12" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 4

  • 1#904 Andy Brockmeier - Lincoln, NE
  • 2#905 Cecelia Fritsch - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#902 Pia Flynn - Lincoln, NE - (tie for 3rd)
  • 3#901 Max Flynn - Linccoln, NE - (tie for 3rd)

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 8 AND UNDER STRIDER 16" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 4

  • 1#917 - Lincoln, NE
  • 2#918  DJ Steiner - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#916 Noel Canaah - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#915 Haley Aernie - Lincoln, NE

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 9 AND Older STRIDER 20" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 4

  • 1#923 Caleb Capps - Lincoln, NE
  • 2#922 Robert Michael - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#924 Devan Stutzman - Dorchester, NE
  • 3#921 Gavin Eichenberger - Lincoln, NE

 

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Published in Strider Racing
Wednesday, 08 June 2016 03:45

May Strider Calendar Contest Winners!

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...

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1st Place - Downtime At the MX Track 

 

 

2ndplacemay2017web

2nd Place - Stride On Cowgirl

 

 

3rdplacemay2017web

3rd Place - Perfect Strider Form

Published in Parents Are Talking

The first annual #WorldStriderDay was a huge success with over 250 photos entered from all over the world! 

Ten winners from all those that entered were randomly selected. If you see your photo below make sure that you're watching your inbox for your $100 gift card from your local distributor!

USA

USA2     USA1

 

Italy

Italy1     Italy2

 

Philippines

Philippines     Philippines2

 

Japan

Japan1     Japan2

 

Malaysia

Malaysia

 

Vietnam

Vietnam

See all of the photos entered over on our Flickr page HERE

 

Published in Around The World

LINCOLN SPECIAL OLYMPIC ATHLETES TRAIN FOR STRIDER CUP

Special Olympic athletes in Lincoln are now training for the City’s first Strider Cup Race from
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 in the Railyard. Most of the 23 athletes who are learning
to ride Strider Bikes are on the Lincoln Shooting Stars, a Special Olympics Nebraska team
sponsored by the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department’s Easterday Recreation Center.

Strider Sports International donated 30 of the no-pedal balance bikes to Special Olympics
Nebraska, with 22 designated for Easterday. In addition to the 12-inch model for younger riders,
the company has in recent years developed 16-inch and 20-inch models for older children and
adults with balance and coordination challenges. A 2015 research study confirmed that riding a
Strider Bike improved stability scores of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Three Strider Cup training sessions have already been held in Lincoln, and two more are
planned. Media are invited to cover the training from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at
Easterday, 6130 Adams Street.

“The training program is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults to overcome anxieties
about riding bikes in a fun setting with peers,” said Kerry Zingg, Easterday Center Director. “It
was so exciting to see such joy and enthusiasm from the youth who participated in our first week
of training. We look forward to seeing the youth develop confidence in their abilities in the
weeks to come.” Zingg said the athletes range in age from three to 16 years old.

The bikes were assembled by Scott Anderson, a Special Olympics athlete and part-time
employee at Special Olympics Nebraska; parents of those in the Young Athletes Program; and
Lincoln Parks and Recreation volunteers. Parks and Recreation Carpentry Maintenance staff
built two rumble bars and a bike ramp for the Strider Bike Program.

Special Olympics Nebraska CEO Carolyn Chamberlin said the agency is excited about the new
partnership with Strider Bikes. “Many of our athletes who previously could not ride a bicycle
are excelling on the Strider Bike, and it means so much to see them experience the thrill of riding
like their typically-abled peers,” she said.

“My son Matt struggled to learn how to ride a traditional bicycle, but excelled on his Strider
Bike,” said Alisa Hoffman, mother of Special Olympics Nebraska athlete Matt, 15. “He finally
learned how to balance while riding and has since become more independent in his play.”

The Special Olympic athletes will compete in the Special Needs Races during the Strider Cup,
presented by Raising Canes Chicken Fingers® franchise in Lincoln. Strider Cup attendees will
receive free admission to the Strider Adventure Zone, where riders can test ride all three sizes of
Strider Bikes. Helmets will be provided. The event is the first of three national Strider Cup
Races. Participants in the Lincoln event as well as those competing in Salt Lake City, Utah and
Spokane, Washington can qualify for the Strider World Championship presented by FedEx in
July in San Francisco.

This is the second year the series has included Special Needs Races for athletes of all ages and
abilities. Strider has waived the registration fee for athletes in these races. Strider works with
Special Olympics teams in each race city, but the races are open to any Strider Rider with special
needs. To register, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEBRASKA
Special Olympics Nebraska is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1972. Its mission
is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type
sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The athletes have continuing
opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate
in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes
and the community. For more information, visit sone.org.


ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider Sports designs
efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders
with special needs. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight
and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding, to instill confidence in the rider and to
help people learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for
individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented
Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning and steering without the
distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in
more than 75 countries. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. For more information, visit
StriderBikes.com.

Published in In The News

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...

1stAprilWeb

1st Place - Muddy Ride With Friends 

 

 

2ndAprilWeb

2nd Place - Striding Along the Scree

 

 

3rdAprilWeb

3rd Place - Raise Your Hand if You Want to Ride

Published in Parents Are Talking

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:

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:

* https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/news/health-rankings

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