Monday, 18 April 2011 18:55

Sessions: Cade At The Dirt Track

Here is a great video for Monday!   Cade is ripping up his neighborhood dirt track with his dog, mountains in the background and last years plant life over his head.  (disclaimer: remember to always wear your helmet)

Dirt tracks like this are a great place to get your Strider rider onto some varied terrain.  They can be put in with little more than some spare dirt and elbow grease.  If you have an amazing Parks department like Striderville does they may just allow it to be built on city land as well!

Recently a group of Strider employees and their families went for an outing at our local dirt jump park.  The older kids had a great time trying some new tricks (some even catching air).  You could see the confidence level increase in the younger Striderers just from watching the older kids buzz by.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx59hplRCxg[/youtube]

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Published in Adventure Striding
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 16:52

Oskar: All Tuckered Out

Oskar is a 23 month old from Australia...Tasmania to be exact.  As you can tell by his outfit and KTM Strider, his parents are avid motorbikelysts.  In case you were wondering motorbikelyst is defined as somebody who rides pedal bikes and motorbikes.

Apparently sticking out of the tongue is universal toddler behaviour...According to his Mum, Oskar is a bit cheeky (I think cheeky is British for sassy).

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The photo below was taken after after riding his Strider (named PeeWee) for four and a half hours at an enduro-x motorbike race in Granville, Australia while watching his parents race.

"I just wanted to let you know that the Strider is the best toy that we have bought. Our son rides around the house, to the shops, at the skate park, takes it to the motorbike races, he loves it. It's hard to get him off it!"  ~Tara (Oskar's Mum)

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Published in Testimonials

The 7th annual Dahl Mountain Culture Festival kicked off last night in Rapid City, SD with the opening of the photo exhibition!  If you live in or near Striderville come check it out.  There will be events all week centered around "mountain culture" culminating on the 15th and 16th of April at the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour.

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Strider is the perfect fit for this crowd of outdoorsy folks...that's why we've donated 2 Striders to the Dahl Arts Center to raffle off during the film festival.  Make sure that you stop down at the Dahl next week to pick up some tickets for your chance to win a Strider for a child, grandchild, niece or nephew.  The added bonus (if you win or don't win) is that you help support arts education and exhibitions throughout the year!

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Published in Pay It Forward
Thursday, 07 April 2011 16:04

Strider Locks In On the European Market!

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.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="432" caption="Can you find Strider's lock?"]8 Can You Find the Strider Lock[/caption]

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.

11 The Bridge and Dom

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Published in Around The World
Saturday, 02 April 2011 15:46

Strider Family Fun Day

Last weekend the Strider family got together for a fun afternoon with the Pine Wood Derby track which has been housed in the warehouse for the last couple months.

The kids had a great time, most of the Moms just had fun watching and the Dads got a bit competitive.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI-8G8fweaA[/youtube]

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Thursday, 31 March 2011 17:57

Double Trouble Test Ride!

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!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxyN3TScGc[/youtube]

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Tuesday, 29 March 2011 18:45

Space Age Technology

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.

Will David be the lone survivor when the intergalactic horde arrives? Tune in next episode of David in Jammies.

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Friday, 25 March 2011 22:27

Strider Twins After a Month!

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.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmoOA-_-ax0[/youtube]

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Published in STRIDER Tech

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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CLICK HERE for PDF of official Rules

  • 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.

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Published in Strider Events
Friday, 18 March 2011 00:28

Happy St. Patrick's 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"

Published in Around The World