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Westfield Yamaha was the site of an epic STRIDER drag racing battle on March 3rd.  Fifty brave souls (of the over 100 in attendance)signed up to Stride down the straight away to raise $1250.00 for the Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. With a matching donation from Westfield Yamaha the total raised was $2500.00 plus the donated STRIDER Bikes which will also be enjoyed at the hospital.

If you live in the Westfield, Indiana and weren't able to make it this year make sure to check out their facebook page for updates and for video of the STRIDER drag races!

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Published in Strider Events

Strange weather patterns and tornado warnings couldn't keep the STRIDER racers away from the Volunteer Nationals in Morristown, TN this last weekend. The two to four year old riders came from ten different states, and they all had a blast!

Were you at the Volunteer Nationals? Head over to StriderLife.com and add your photos, video or stories to the conversation!

4 Year Old STRIDER
1  Cody Eppig - Team HYPER FORCE - BALTIMORE, MD
3  Aiden Gilbert
3  Pixx Bess - HUMMELSTOWN, PA
4  Mollie Evans - MARIETTA, GA
5  Rylee Prockup - CHARLOTTE, NC

3 Year Old STRIDER
1  Jett Gibbs - CORNELIUS, NC
2  Dylan Harnage - VALRICO, FL
3  Payton Robinson - FINDLAY, OH
3  Garrett Hummel - WEST NEWTON, PA
4  Chance Walters - MARRIETTA, GA
5  Kamden Laird - WINCHESTER, VA
6  Dylan Krentz - HUNTERSVILLE, NC
8  Matthew Jahnke - NORTH PRAIRIE, WI

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1  Mikaela Gilbert
2  Sarge Campbell - LEXINGTON, KY
3  Skylar Waters - COVINGTON, GA
4  Jayce (BOO BEAR) Grieve –Team DELUXX BIKES

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Published in Strider Racing
Saturday, 03 March 2012 12:15

Happy STRIDERday: Evel Knievel Edition

Hello all you STRIDER riders and fans. Hope you're having a pleasant Saturday. As I was looking for a Travis Pastrana video to post for the STRIDERday entry this retro reminder of dare-devil Evel Knievel caught my eye.

In a lot of ways Travis is following in his tire tracks.  They've both jumped a lot of things and have both broken a lot of bones.

Check out the video and have a great day with your little STRIDER dare-devils Riders.

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Published in Adventure Striding

The STRIDER and BMX racers had a great time at the Gator Nationals in Sunny (and cold) Florida.  Our very own Eric Bess was there to capture footage from the Strider World Cup races and get some interviews from: USA BMX marketing man Shannon Gillette, Pro Racer Barry Nobles, and several stoked little STRIDER riders!

Visit StriderLife for photos, results and to add your voice to the conversation.

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Published in Strider Racing
Monday, 27 February 2012 18:35

Monday Morning Smiles

What better way to start off another week then with some video of a new STRIDER rider's first ride. The seat height is just low enough for this little guy to walk along with his STRIDER.  It is also a great example of the striding style of most beginners. When he finds his balance while seated the back yard is going to be too small.

I bet you can't watch it without cracking at least one smile.

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Saturday, 25 February 2012 21:30

Happy Striderday: Chad Reed Edition

STRIDER employees and family love most two wheeled forms of transport, whether they are recreational or utilitarian. Chad Reed is a favorite Supercross rider of Jesse, son of Founder and Chief Enthusiast Ryan McFarland.

We found this great video of Chad talking about the importance of his family in his success on and off the track.  Reed is currently recuperating from some injuries. STRIDER wishes him a quick recovery and good times with his family while healing.

There is also some footage of Chad's son, Tate. In one clip you get to see the custom Two Two Motorsports decals on his red STRIDER!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Wednesday, 22 February 2012 16:37

A Boy And His STRIDER: Day One

We love getting letters from new STRIDER fans, especially when they include some photos of their new little riders.  Yesterday we were forwarded this series of photos from our distributor in Slovakia. A brand new yellow STRIDER and a cool NutCase helmet...what more could a kid want?

He's got his tools ready to help put his STRIDER together.  Not only do they start riding earlier, they start slinging wrenches too!

Saddle in the lowest position, big smile...successful first STRIDER ride!

No explanation necessary. Another great first day for a new STRIDER rider. Stride On!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 18:12

Results Are In From the Gator Nationals!

Sun, sand and warm weather are the first things that come into mind when thinking of Florida. The Gator Nationals had none of these things...with cool weather and high winds the STRIDER World Cup racers had to keep moving to stay warm.

Luckily, the competition was fast paced and the STRIDER racers stayed warm and had a great time!

Were you at the Gator Nationals? Head over to StriderLife and share your photos, video and stories from Sunny Florida!

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1  Jakob Krenek  -  TUCSON, AZ
2  Shep Platt  -  TALLAHASSEE, FL
3  Max Johnson  -  OSPREY, FL
4  Lilani Pringle  -  ARCHER, FL

3 Year Old STRIDER
1  Jett Gibbs  -  CORNELIUS, NC
2  Dylan Harnage  -  VALRICO, FL
3  Logan Bogardus  -  DAVENPORT, FL
4  Keely Lippert  -  HARRISBURG, PA
5  Collin Momper

4 Year Old STRIDER
1  Brayden Bogardus  -  DAVENPORT, FL
2  Mollie Evans  -  MARIETTA, GA
3  Ryder Bondurant  -  OCOEE, FL

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Published in Strider Racing
Monday, 13 February 2012 23:26

Every 3 Minutes

2011 was a big year for STRIDER...here are a few highlights.

1. STRIDER Cup racing sailed across the Pacific (from Japan) and landed on American Soil! Two to five year olds from across the nation competed in varying venues from: BMX Tracks, USA Pro Cycling Challenge finish festival, Laguna Seca MotoGP, Gunnison River Festival, bike rodeos, moto-cross and cyclo-cross races not to mention countless sibling/neighborhood rivalries world-wide. The inaugural Strider Cup season culminated in October during a 3 day World Championship in Sarasota, FL!

2. StriderLife.com kicked off as the central social experience for everything STRIDER related.  Whether you want tips on getting your kids to ride more or want to share photos, video or stories of their Stridering successes, this is the place to do it!

3. Licensed STRIDERS with Yamaha, Honda, Monster Jam and Nitro Circus instilling a love for two wheels at an even younger age in the power sports industry.

4. Sold 171,000 STRIDER Bikes...that's one every three minutes! We're looking forward to getting even more toddlers on two wheels this year. Here's to a great 2012 with the best fans, parents, grandparents, riders & people on the planet!

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Saturday, 11 February 2012 12:55

Happy STRIDERday: Japanese Snow STRIDER

It is finally feeling like Winter in Striderville...cold weather with a smattering of snow.  We thought this video from StriderLife user Ryohei would get everybody in the Winter spirit. We are constantly amazed at the ingenuity of the STRIDER fans...this video of home-made snow attachments is a great example.

Have a great Saturday!

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Published in Parents Are Talking