We had over 60 videos from 16 countries entered into the STRIDER Bikes Rule Video Contest!

STRIDER Bikes Rule

 

Voting has officially ended! Watch for the results to be posted on Thursday 7/30!

 

Head over to our YouTube channel and see all of the amazing videos sent in from parents all over the world!

 

There's is $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs! Make sure to find your favorite video and get the word out! Winners of both the "Staff Picks" and "People's Choice" will be announced on Thursday 7/30!

 

How Winners Will Be Chosen: There will be two categories with five winners in each.

  1. Staff Picks will be the top five videos as chosen by the staff of Strider Sports Int'l, Inc.
  2. People's Choice will be the top five videos based on a combination of the quantity and quality of the comments on their videos (excluding those who have already won "Staff Picks"). Individuals are encouraged to share their video entries through social media, e-mail, and word of mouth to get friends and family to comment on them. If the same user submits multiple comments on an individual video, only the first comment will be considered. Only comments on the video entries uploaded on the STRIDER Bike YouTube channel will count toward the awards.

 

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The competition for the June Calendar Contest was heated! We had a lot of great photos entered, but alas we had to narrow it down to the top 3. Check out the winners below and make sure that you enter your best photos for July!

If your photo is one of the top 3 make sure to look for an email from us with instructions on spending your gift certificates.

 

1st Place - Balance On Abandoned Rail

1st Place June Web

  

 

2nd Place - Splashing In The Mountains

2nd Place June Web 

 

 

3rd Place - Keep That Bike Shiney

3rd Place June

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:08

STRIDER Calendar Winners for May

And The Winners Are...

Thanks for another great month of STRIDER Calendar Contest entries! If your photo is one of the top 3 watch for an email next week with your gift certificate information. If you want to see how tough our voting is check out all of the May entries on our Flickr Page!

We've already got a bunch of great entries for June

Without further ado here are the winners for May:

1RideYourselfToSleep 

1st Place - Stride Yourself To Sleep

 

2DesertRipping 

2nd Place - Dreaming Of The Desert

 

2Peace 

3rd Place - Peace

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What a fun day of STRIDER Championship Series Racing at the Station Square on June 6th; new friends were made, challenges were overcome, and smiles were abundant!

A big shout out goes to all the folks who participated and helped out in the recent race in Pittsburgh, PA! What a great day! Fabulous weather, great venue and tons of enthusiasm from everybody involved.

All of the STRIDER HQ staff that went out to Pittsburgh were amazed at the response and the great vibes that we got from everybody that we met. What a cool city too, with beautiful bike paths, a great bike community, and a neat bike rental system.

Also a big thanks to the fine folks at the Wheel Mill Bike Park for letting us do packet pickup there! While Taylor Swift didn’t make it over to see us on Saturday we still
rocked Station Square! : )

Another big shout out to FedEx for sponsoring the race in Pittsburgh and the upcoming race in Salt Lake City! A special thanks to KIND Snacks and Honey Stinger for the goodies in the swag bags!

Check out the excellent photos from race day on our Flickr page HERE!

2 YEAR OLDS and under

  • 1#218 - Patrick "Paddy" Marsic - PA
  • 2#202 - Kabir Raphael - MD
  • 3

    #216 - Oakley "Oakdawg" Lindner - MD

  • 4

    #226 - Gavin McNulty - PA

  • 5

    #206 - Lily Opitz - PA

  • #221 - Brayden Cooney - PA6

    #224 - Hunter Clayton - NJ7

    #203 - Steven "Buddie" Heagerty - PA8

 

3 YEAR OLDS

  • 1#302 - Isshi Komatsu - PA
  • 2#323 - Travis Clayton - NJ
  • 3#311 - Tristen Mieczkowski - PA
  • 4#324 - Jarrett Dearborn - WV
  • 5#317 - Jacob Shafer - PA
  • 6#304 - Connor Clemons - MD
  • 7#316 - Leopold Hossbach - PA
  • 8

    #325 - Finn Lithgow - PA 

 

Special Needs

  • 1#903 - Kolby Liston - PA
  • 2#902 - Nicholas "Nick" Monteparte - PA
  • 3#801 - Dante Hoffman - PA
  • 4#802 - Matthias "Matti" Shelton - PA
  • 5#805 - Nydia "Yaya" Deeter - PA
  • 6
  • #804 - Eric Jackson - PA

 

4 YEAR OLDS

  • 1#419 - Eddy Hosack - PA
  • 2#403 - Christopher "Chris" Opitz - PA
  • #409 - Declan "Diamond Cutter" Sims - PA
  • 4#415 - Giovanni Riccelli - PA
  • 5#405 - Jackson Donahue - PA
  • 6#407 - Bradyn Stanley - PA
  • 7

    #404 - Evan Wood - PA

  • 8

    #422 - Ryan Craig - PA

 

5 Year Olds

  • 1#505 - Eito "EITO!" Tokunaga - IL
  • 2#502 - Leo Sicilia - PA
  • 3

    #504 - Max Klaich - PA

  • 4

    #512 - Coleman Hixenbaugh - PA

  • 5

    #503 - Jacob Andreyo - PA

  • #501 - Alaina Shea - PA6

    #508 - Raymond "Ray" Valentine Lanza - PA7

    #506 - Tommy "Tommy Gun" Guenther - PA8

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AblePlay Endorsement of Strider Camp Shows Benefits for Children of All Abilities


Rapid City, SD (May 26, 2015) –  Strider Sports International, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce its Strider Camp, a five session Learn-to-Ride curriculum, has been highly rated by AblePlay as a “Great Find” that helps children with disabilities develop balance, coordination, and other valuable developmental skills. Recognized for their innovation, safety, and ease-of-use, STRIDER® Bikes join an elite list of products reviewed and rated by AblePlay.

“We evaluated the program under AblePlay “Great Finds,” as Strider Camp is not a toy, but a teaching tool to help kids learn to ride a bike inclusively and independently. Kids are having fun while working on their skills to ride a bike”, stated Ahren Hoffman, CTRS and Manager of Industry Relations & Partnerships for the National Lekotek Center. “Strider Camp received checkmarks in all five of the developmental categories—we were thrilled to award Strider Camp such high marks!” said Hoffman.

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AblePlay is an online resource at www.ableplay.org that provides comprehensive research, ratings, and reviews on toys and products that are a good fit for children of all abilities. By providing concise, insightful reviews, AblePlay helps parents choose from among the thousands of toys for children.

The Strider Camp evaluation was conducted by Lekotek Certified professionals who have degrees and experience in special education, child life, therapeutic recreation, or other therapy disciplines. The AblePlay seal represents the quantifiable rating by disability category. The ratings concluded the Strider Camp, along with the STRIDER Bikes,promoted key developmental processes, including “action concepts, core strengthening, stability, coordinated movement, gross motor skills, balance, and self-esteem.”

“Our main mission is to give kids of all abilities the chance to experience the joy of riding a bike,” stated Ryan McFarland, Founder and CEO of Strider Sports International, Inc. “We are honored to be recognized by AblePlay and excited about the opportunity this gives us to share the Strider story with a new world of moms, dads, and young families. This endorsement of Strider Camp shows our training methods and our bikes are perfect tools for building confidence and bringing the thrill of the riding experience to children of all abilities.”

To see the STRIDER Bikes in action with kids of all abilities, visitwww.StriderBikes.com/special-needs-bikes.

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KEEN

 

Closed-Toe KEEN Sandals Are Perfect for Summer Riding

 

Rapid City, SD (May 19, 2015) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s STRIDER® no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce that KEEN -  the leading manufacturer of original hybrid footwear -  has teamed up with Strider Sports to produce a Special make-up Strider KEEN sandal. The all-new Strider KEEN Sandals for kids aged 2-5 are available for purchase on the StriderBikes.com E-commerce store and at Strider Championship Events. The sleek, black-and-yellow sandals come in sizes 8-13 for toddlers and retail for $55.

 

The new Special make-up Strider KEEN sandals are a sturdy and safe sandal option for active kids who like to ride all day. This low-profile “Seacamp” style KEEN sandal allows little feet increased flexibility and freedom while protecting piggies during quick stops. With a grippy rubber sole that won’t mark up the floor and KEEN's Secure Fit Lace Capture System, this shoe offers tough protection for indoor and outdoor riding adventures and Strider races. Parents will appreciate the rugged design of this closed-toe sandal that will surely save on multiple shoe purchases as young riders use their toes to brake, turn, and stop while riding their STRIDER Bike.

 

“The Strider KEEN sandals are the perfect shoes for active toddler riders,” said Ryan McFarland, CEO of Strider Sports International. “Parents have been asking us to offer closed toe sandals for a long time. Any parent who has a STRIDER Rider knows that KEEN’s are an essential piece of gear for little riders.”

 

The Strider KEEN sandals are available through the Strider website and onsite at national racing events, including the upcoming Strider Championship Races to be held in Pittsburgh June 6 and Salt Lake City August 8. MSRP $55. To learn more about the sandals and/or to purchase, visit http://www.StriderBikes.com/KEEN.

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About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for all ages and abilities. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months 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 worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

 

About KEEN

Inspired by a love of the outdoors, KEEN, Inc., manufacturer of hybrid outdoor and casual products, including footwear, clothing, and accessories, is dedicated to creating quality products that support the lifestyles and outdoor adventures of active people around the world. KEEN products can be found online and through more than 5,000 retail locations in more than 60 countries, as well as in KEEN Garage retail stores in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. The company’s operations and culture reflect a stand-out commitment to building a strong community and a healthier planet so that all can create, play, and care. Learn more athttp://www.keenfootwear.com

Published in In The News
Tuesday, 12 May 2015 03:56

STRIDER Calendar Winners for April

And The Winners Are...

Thanks for another great month of STRIDER Calendar Contest entries! If your photo is one of the top 3 watch for an email next week with your gift certificate information. If you want to see how tough our voting is check out all of the April entries on our Flickr Page!

We've already got a bunch of great entries for May

Without further ado here are the winners for April:

HelpingHandFromDad 

1st Place - A little help from Dad

 

TrainSpotting 

2nd Place - Trainspotting

 

SnackBreak 

3rd Place - Snack Break

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What a fun day of STRIDER Championship Series Racing at the Ventura Pier on May 9th; new friends were made, challenges were overcome, and smiles were abundant!

Starting at 9am with the 2 and under racers, we wrapped up a little early thanks to the parents, local staff, sponsors, and all the great volunteers! If you had a good time, make sure that you check out the 2015 STRIDER World Championship races coming up August 28th-29th in STRIDERville (aka Rapid City, SD)! We're anticipating another exciting year of racing with competitors from at least 10 countries, and a ton of family fun!

Big shout out to CycleTrader.com for sponsoring the races in Florida and California, and a special thanks to KIND Snacks and Honey Stinger for the goodies in the swag bags!

Check out the excellent photos from race day on our Flickr page HERE!

2 YEAR OLDS and under

  • 1#209 - Jeremiah "SpiderMan" Trujillo - CA
  • 2#212 - Anakin "Vader" Smith - AZ
  • 3

    #219 - Hudson Rodriguez - CA

  • 4

    #210 - Joaquin "J Bugsy" Martinez - CA

  • 5

    #204 - Leland Wilson - CA

  • #226 - Gio Ricalde6

    #208 - Brandon "Bubba" Kemmerly7

    #222 - Kouta Toyoda8

 

3 YEAR OLDS

  • 1#323 - Gunner Clinedinst - CA
  • 2#312 - Patrick "PJ" Fernandes - CA
  • 3#303 - Donovan "DMac" McElroy - CA
  • 4#321 - Kurt Akciz - CA
  • 5#315 - William "Wimmy" Realivasque - CA
  • 6#324 - Corbin Nava - CA
  • 7#316 - Ryder Choplin - CA
  • 8

    #304 - Ethan "River" Mack - CA

 

Special Needs - 8 and Under

  • 1#609 - Cassidy Miner
  • 2#605 - Cole Shearen
  • 3#604 - Dylan Toth
  • 4#701 - Jaret Wilson
  • 5#606 - Elle Bowden

 

Special Needs - STRIDER 16"

  • 1#710 - Kaden Holmes - CA
  • 2#706 - Joshua Langford - CA
  • 3#703 - Preston Wood - CA
  • 4#702 - Noah Hatamian - CA
  • 5#705 - Parker Bryant - CA
  • 6#707 - Tyler Hartung - CA
  • 7#708 - Rennie Lee - CA
  • 8

    #704 - Quinn Evans - CA

    9

    #709 - Luke Carlin - CA

     

4 YEAR OLDS

  • 1#411 - Lance Rezac - CA
  • 2#401 - Jamison Posca - CA
  • #403 - Asa Roberts - CA
  • 4#408 - Patrick Schneider - CA
  • 5#410 - Ryan Almaraz - CA
  • 6#407 - Maxton "Max" Mantel - CA
  • 7

    #402 - Cayden Hammer - CA

  • 8

    #406 - Teegan "T-Gun" Hultman - CA

 

5 Year Olds

  • 1#502 - Ryder Clinedinst - CA
  • 2#501 - Talin "Talanelo" Richards - CA 
  • 3

    #503 - Ben Terry - CA

  • 4

    #504 - Henry "Hank" Gasich - CA

  • 5

    #506 - Noah "NoNo" Holmes - CA

  • #508 - Jake "Stunt Man Jake" Familton - CA6

    #505 - Jonah "Jones" Lague - CA7

    #510 Gabriel Torres - FL8

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Set up for the 2015 Lakewood Ranch Strider Championship Race (sponsored by Cycletrader.com) started in the early pre-dawn hours Saturday, April 25th! Bright orange cones and freshly built ramps were dropped in place in preparation for the 9 am start of the two year old race class. 2 and 3 year old STRIDER riders outfitted with full riding gear, GoPro cameras, and customized STRIDER Bikes started rolling in about half hour before race time. Good thing they arrived early and fresh. The weather was not kind to the little ones.

By mid morning and the start of the largest race class – the 3 year olds – the temperature was already over 82 degrees and the humidity just as high. That didn’t phase the young STRIDER riders – mostly boys, who made several practice laps around the 900’ course complete with ramps, tire obstacles and tight corners. Nor did it stop the group of over 25 riders with special needs – some who travelled from over an hour away to race against one another.

It was a beautiful day filled with colorful STRIDER Bike riding, huge smiles, lots of cheers, sweaty heads, personal pride, big shiny trophies, a few minor crashes and likely finished with a solid night’s sleep!

Results are listed below. Unfortunately some of the paperwork was lost so if you don't see your little 2 year old please give us a call so we can update the results. Share your great photos from Lakewood Ranch with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! Check out all of the great photos we have over on our Flickr Account HERE!

2 YEAR OLDS

  • 1#202 William Kennedy - FL
  • 2#207 Moto Harris - FL
  • 3

    #213 - TBD - Please call 605-342-0266 with name

  • 4

    #205 Jack McLoughlin - FL

  • 5

    #214 - TBD - Please call 605-342-0266 with name

  • #208 Cormac Daniel - FL6

    #206 Gunnar Hendrix - FL7

    #212 - Zayn Lamaa - FL8

3 YEAR OLDS

  • 1#308 Brody Johnson - FL
  • 2#302 Brantley Gagne - FL
  • 3#319 Austin Stubbington - FL
  • 4#331 William Larson - FL
  • 5#312 Logan Fleming - FL
  • 6#314 Joseph Toledo - FL
  • 7#330 Ryder Leigh Collins - FL
  • 8

    #306 Landon Rosenberg - FL

4 YEAR OLDS

  • 1#408 Chase Alicea - FL
  • 2#411 Jacob Florea - FL
  • #413 Jasper Mulvihill - FL
  • 4#407 Alexander Mesia - FL
  • 5#404 Peyton Atkins - FL
  • 6#401 Shea Bartholomew - FL
  • 7

    #405 Hayden Bishop - FL

  • 8

    #402 Nicolas Leguizamon - FL

5 Year Olds

  • 1#504 Eito Tokunaga - IL
  • 2#506 Kooper Norton - FL
  • 3

    #507 Maddox Parks - FL

  • 4

    #502 Brady Wallis - FL 

  • 5

    #509  Alejandro Santos - FL

  • #503 Brady Schulte - FL6

    #508 Lily "LaLa" Culver-Wollaston - FL7

    #510 Gabriel Torres - FL8

    #501 Zaniel Cole - GA 9

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Published in Strider Racing
Tuesday, 29 December 2015 18:45

How To: Make a Strider Nature Trail

The Strider staff got out some weed whippers, rakes, shovels, and even a pick axe to build a cool STRIDER Nature Trail on a piece of unused park space! This 1000 foot long trail goes over tree stumps, through small valleys, and by a small creek.

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Check out some additional photos from the Strider Nature Trail on our Flickr Page! Want to figure out how to know how you can build one in your area? We summarized the process in a short 1 page PDF that you can DOWNLOAD Here.

 

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