Ashton was the 2012 UK STRIDER Champion and joined us for the STRIDER World Championship in Sarasota, FL. He even patented his now signature move, "The Fire Hydrant" (pictured below), during the STRIDER trick competition!

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The video below is a great example of STRIDER progression and balance. Did I mention that the video is shot in Sherwood Forest? If you didn't think it could get any cooler than that, watch Ashton's balance skills. This is one of the main reasons that we tell parents to hold on to their STRIDER bikes even after their children have started pedalling.

He goes through the enitre rhythm section standing on the Launchpad footrests. He also is able to balance and keep going through some slow going on top of the tabletop jumps.

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Friday, 06 December 2013 03:42

STRIDER Bikes Featured on Cycle News Website

We're pretty proud of working together to get these graphic wrap bikes out in time for Christmas. We've been pulling some late nights with all of the staff and even getting a hand from some high school family members looking to earn some extra cash for an upcoming missions trip. 

Now, the brand new custom STRIDER wraps have been highlighted on the Cycle News: Product Showcase! Contact your local Tucker Rocky dealer to snag one of these bad boys before they're all gone.

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Give us a call 605-342-0266 if you're interested in exploring the custom wrap possibilities with your brand. Minimum orders of 30 bikes with quantity price breaks.

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Pneumatic Tires Give Older Riders An All-Terrain Wheel For All Seasons

 Rapid City, SD (November 27, 2013) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is releasing an all-new wheel just in time for the holidays. The Heavy-Duty Wheel 12” set is designed to help young riders advance to the next stage of their bicycling progression.

Developed for kids aged 3 years old and up, the STRIDER™ Heavy-Duty Wheel Set is the perfect accessory for older riders who desire high traction more than an ultralight wheel, while still weighing in at a modest 1.8 pounds a piece.

 

The STRIDER Heavy Duty Wheels meet the same quality of the stock STRIDER wheel, but with new features innovated specifically for the older age group:

 

·         High-Traction, Inflatable Tires

o    Ideal for kids 3 & Over

·         All-Surface Tread

o    Perfect for the trails, the park, or the backyard

·         Strong Alloy Rims

o    Easily handles skatepark stunts

·         Steel Hub & Spokes

o    Tough & ready for performance

·         Fits All STRIDER 12” (ST) Model Bikes

o    Easy to upgrade

 

“The STRIDER Heavy-Duty Wheels help bridge the gap during a crucial stage of a young rider’s development,” said Ryan McFarland, CEO of Strider Sports International. “When a child is ready to start doing more intense riding, it’s a natural step to upgrade to a pneumatic wheel and bring the ‘Strider Evolution’ one step closer to a full-fledged pedal bike.”

STRIDER Heavy Duty Wheels are available through the Strider website and at local dealers. MSRP $49. To learn more about the STRIDER Heavy Duty Wheels and how to purchase, visit http://www.StriderBikes.com

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Published in STRIDER Tech
Thursday, 28 November 2013 07:00

Happy Thanksgiving From Strider!

 

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This is a day to remember and be thankful for what we have. It's a day to spend time with family and friends enjoying each other's company, even if they drive you up the wall every now and then!

We, at Strider Sports, are thankful that we live in such a great country! A country where there's opportunity for a Saturday afternoon project to turn into a thriving business that connects parents and kids from all over the world through a little bike. 

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Jerseys, Pocket Bikes, Gloves, Custom STRIDER Book...We're putting the stuff in Stocking Stuffers!

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We've got so much more than STRIDER Bikes for your toddlers this holiday season! Are you looking for some stocking stuffers? We've got you taken care off. Combine accessories for a total of $50 or more, and not only will you be a hit around the Christmas tree, but you'll also get FREE Shipping!

Here are some of the latest and greatest:

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1. Customized "My Amazing STRIDER Adventure" book with pocket bike of your choice :  Your child becomes a superhero and tames the mighty Hippomoose in this customized Strider adventure! Enter your child’s name, city, gender, and bike color below and we’ll create a personalized story about your very unique Strider hero! Your choice of a Red, Blue, or Green STRIDER Pocket Bike is included with a purchase of this Storybook.  If purchased individually, the customized book and Pocket Bike will incur a $10 shipping fee.  However, if you bundle this book and child’s toy with other STRIDER bikes, accessories or apparel totaling over $50, then shipping is FREE.

 

Snow Strider2. Snow STRIDER Ski AccessoryDoes the cold weather have you feeling down? Do you feel like you’re stuck indoors? Introducing our New Snow Strider(R) Ski Accessory! The Snow Strider Ski(R) is a fun new accessory that easily attaches and transforms your strider into the perfect winter toy, in the back yard, cross country, or on the slopes! Check out this YouTube video from some snow loving Canadians to see the Snow STRIDER in action!

 

STRIDER Adventure Riding Gloves3. STRIDER Adventure Riding GlovesOur STRIDER Adventure Riding Gloves provide excellent protection for your child’s hands. Features an easy to use Velcro closure with a wide glove opening allowing parents and kids to easily slip on the gloves. STRIDER Gloves improve hand grip and are padded to help cushion impacts.

 

STRIDER Bell4. STRIDER Handlebar Bell Kids love making a little noise! This simple, lightweight bell mounts to the handlebars and lets little ones politely let the world know to "Look out!"

 

Strider Racing Jersey5. STRIDER Racing Jersey : Show your STRIDER Spirit on and off the race course! Available in three colors with "STRIDER" on the front and "Team STRIDER" on the back.

 

CalendarCover5. 2014 STRIDER CalendarThe 2014 STRIDER Calendar has arrived! Thanks to our passionate group of STRIDER owners and riders, the calendar has an amazing collection of photos that are sure to make you smile each month. Remember to start saving this year’s photos for entry into the 2015 calendar, and thanks again to all our great customers who participated this year!
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Click HERE for additional Holiday ideas 
 
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Published in STRIDER Tech
Saturday, 23 November 2013 07:00

Happy STRIDERday: UK Super Enduro!

Check out this fun video from the Super Enduro in Liverpool, UK. An enduro course is a great example of what can be done on a STRIDER! Riding over/around tires, over 2x4's, and through soft dirt would be nearly impossible for a toddler on a heavy training wheeled bike or tricycle.

If you're in STRIDERville (aka Rapid City, SD) make sure to keep watching for info on STRIDER racing on January 4th at the Extreme Indoor Enduro!

Now get outside and have a great Saturday!

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The USA BMX Grands are coming up Thanksgiving weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma!  If you're looking for a way to burn off some Thanksgiving calories make sure to pack your STRIDER and check it out.

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For the 2nd year in a row there will be a STRIDER specific track. Whether you come for the entire weekend or only for the STRIDER racing (Saturday at 11:30) it is sure to be a fun time. 

If you're going:  

Where - River Spirit Expo in Tulsa, OK (Google Map)

Sign ups - Thursday (11/28) 8am to 3pm and 5pm to 8pm, Friday (11/29) 9am to 3pm, or Online Pre-sign (Recommended) to avoid the long lines and just show up on race day.

What - Awesome STRIDER racing fun!

When - STRIDER Races on Saturday (11/30) at 11:30am (prompt)

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If you're anywhere near Austin, TX you'll want to go check out the 2013 Austin Fan Fest

4 days of Music, Food, and Fun for all ages. Bring your STRIDER rider down for some fun in the STRIDER Adventure Zone and stick around to hear some free musiand eat at one of the food trucks (which we hear is a quintessential Austin experience).

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For more information and times head over to www.AustinFanFest.com

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Ever wondered what it looks like from the perspective of a STRIDER rider at a USA BMX national event? We found this great footage from a 3 year old racer at the Disney Cup last weekend! Enjoy, and if you want to see some photos from the event you can find those HERE.

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Published in Strider Racing
Thursday, 31 October 2013 06:00

Cool Gifts From Around the World

The STRIDER World Championships is always a fun event with a truly international contingency. This year we had participants from 11 countries including; Japan, Slovakia, & South Korea!

Not only do we have the unique privilege of hanging out and racing with them, but we also received unique gifts from their home countries.

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International team; James, Todd, Mary, & Ryan show off a hand hammered knife set from Japan

 

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Our European distributor, based in Slovakia, sent a local bottle of wine...it has since gone missing!

 

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South Korea sent a gift box including a mother of pearl inlaid jewelry box.

 

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