The USA BMX Gator Nationals are taking place this weekend.  It is the 3rd of 31 National STRIDER World Cup races that will be taking place all over the country.

It sometimes seems overwhelming when we think about all of the pre-race, day of race and post-race work that needs to get done. When we're feeling like this we watch this video (from our Japanese friends) to remember how much fun the 2011 STRIDER World Championships were! The parents, and Strider employees had a blast (of course the STRIDER Riders did too!)

Ryan McFarland, STRIDER founder and chief enthusiast, still tells the story of his "epic fall" during the adult race in 2011.  Mark your calendars now for the 12th-14th of October 2012 in Sarasota, FL. We'll have to wait and see what stories come out of 2012...they are sure to be good.

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STRIDER World Cup Racing is coming back to Florida! This Saturday (2/11) at Oldsmar BMX Strider racers will be ripping up the track, along with some Olympic BMX hopefuls, during the USA BMX Gator Nationals.  There will be a STRIDER Adventure Zone Friday at noon (2/10) through Sunday 2/12 for experienced and rookie Striderers as well.

I know that we have a lot of STRIDER riders in Florida so make sure to join us at Oldsmar BMX for some racing fun at the Gator Nationals!

Strider Cup Racing Info:
- Registration handled by USA BMX @ their Registration Semi-trailer from 2pm to 5pm on Friday (2/10) and 7:30am to 9:30am on Saturday (2/11)

- Participants to meet at Strider tent Saturday (2/11) at 11 am for Pre-Race info.

- Racing on Saturday (2/11) starts with practice at 11:20 with races to start at 11:45 or asap.

Race Entry Fee: $25 which includes Membership in USA BMX/Strider

Additional STRIDER World Cup Races at USA BMX National events are $25 each.

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Published in Strider Events
Saturday, 04 February 2012 12:18

Happy STRIDERday: BFF Edition

STRIDER hopes that your children will be BFF (Best Friends Forever) with bicycles. In this particular case BFF stand for 'Bicycle Film Festival'. It is a fun video of highlights from the Festival last year. Watch it with your kids and be inspired by the diverse sport/fun/utilitarian thing that is a bicycle.

Make sure to pay close attention at the 2:10 mark...Have a great Saturday!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MW3MsoiOVw[/youtube]

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Thursday, 02 February 2012 23:52

Six More Weeks of Winter!

Jason Cohn / Reuter

Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil came out of hibernation this morning and saw his shadow.  We'll have to wait and see if this actually forecasts six more weeks of Winter or not, but with the weather we've been having in Striderville lately it wouldn't be so bad.

Even if it does get cold and wintry Have no fear STRIDER is indoor friendly! With no grease from a chain to worry about, lightweight construction, non-marking tires and a tight turning radius you can bring them into the house if you do happen to get snowed in. Head over to StriderLife and add your suggestions to where to ride inside when the weather gets too cold.

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Published in Adventure Striding
Friday, 27 January 2012 21:13

1970's BMX Roots!

This weekend is the Sooner Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma! It is the second stop in the Strider World Cup racing season as we storm the newly formed USA BMX.  We are super excited about helping the next generation of BMX racers and bicycle enthusiasts to get on two wheels earler than ever before.

To get all you parents and kids stoked for the Strider World Cup here is a great video talking about Bicycle Motocross' roots.  Pretty neat to see how the sport has evolved since the 1970's. Enjoy this flashback to Soledad Sands and have a great weekend no matter what your plans are! Leave a note in the comments if you have any memories from this era or recognize anybody from the video.

BMX legend and STRIDER'S own Greg "the Machine" Hill was the 1979 Amateur Men's #1 Title.

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Last Saturday the next generation of Enduro racers got to warm up the track with some STRIDER Cup racing action! 34 kids came out to race on a challenging course with obstacles that included tires, logs and some mud for good measure.

Head over to www.StriderLife.com and share your photos and reactions.

2 Year Olds

[1] Bailey Merchant #202

[2] Spenser Orozco #201

[3] Caedmaon Hauck #203

[4] John Farrar #209

3 Year Olds

[1] Liah Torpy #301

[2] Kason Barry #303

[3] Finnan Wheaton #302

[4] Claire Reth #306

[5] Talia Hagan #305

[6] Cole Brumbaugh #304

[7] Quinn Mason #308

[8] Leah Belmore #307

4 Year Olds

[1] Taycen Bertolotto #408

[2] Ronan Wheaton #402

[3] Landyn Kruske #407

[4] Evan Adams #403

[5] Tanner Engesser #406

[6] Evan Duncan #411

[7] Gavin Chiaroni #409

[8] Bridger Massa #401

[9] Kendall Wittenberg #410

[10] David Lewis #405

[11] Rush Turner #404

5 Year Olds

[1] Kadin Gonzales #502

[2] Gavin Spellman #503

[3] Jackson Morrison #507

[4] Brady Johnson #508

[5] Hunter Merchant #504

[6] Payton Powles #511

[7] Alexa Jacobs #501

[8] Wyatt Brumbaugh #506

[9] Holden Harmon #509

[10] Maddy Arehart #505

[11] Freddie Reth #510

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Published in Strider Racing
Thursday, 19 January 2012 06:23

The Silver Dollar National Results Are In!

Last weekend was the first National races for the newly formed USA BMX and Strider Cup was very pleased to be a part of it! There were 18 STRIDER racers from 2 to 5 years old rocking the main track in Reno, NV.

Check out the top racers in each age group then head over to www.StriderLife.com to share your stories from race day!

2 Year Olds

[1] Jacob Krenek

[2] Izaak Fujon

[3] Braxton Rollins

3 Year Olds

1. Solonan Kaniauu

2. Avery Chavez

4/5 Year Olds

1. Landon Haffman

2. Aedan McKinnon

3. Ryder Gale


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Hinata got a STRIDER for Christmas! His Mom was super excited and posted to www.StriderLife.com, but she was a bit anxious because she had never seen other STRIDER riders around their neighborhood.

After having a dialogue in the introduction forum for a few days another STRIDER parent suggested that she look into some of the Japanese STRIDER clubs that had been posting videos and messages in other areas of the website.

Yesterday, this video was posted with a brief cameo of Hinata at the very end.  He is loving his STRIDER as much as his Mom and has found some Stridering partners to boot. If you haven't checked out StriderLife yet, drop in and introduce yourself...maybe you'll find somebody in your area to ride with!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Wednesday, 11 January 2012 21:41

Yamaha STRIDER GP!

There is something about a STRIDER that inspires both children and adults to want to ride them.  It's fun to watch a child riding because you can literally see them learning to balance and explore the world around them on two wheels.  When you see an adult on a STRIDER it's similar to when you see 5 clowns get out of a tiny car!

We started the adults on a STRIDER video phenomenon with the very serious "Rippin' the M" which was shot on a local Striderville mountain biking trail. The STRIDER craze in Japan has brought it to a whole new level. We should have known that with our recent addition of a Yamaha branded STRIDER we'd have a whole new group of adult  STRIDER riders showing up on YouTube!

Sit Back, Relax and enjoy; "Jace Speed", "Rad Styles", and "Axel NOS" from Yamaha of Camp Hill tear it up.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEHJ1QtgGlQ[/youtube]

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Published in Adventure Striding
Friday, 06 January 2012 23:04

Ilan's Winning Run

Here is a creative video for Friday. If you can't find a competition near you or the racing season is over...make up your own!

The double butt lift, the shout out and the 360 bench bump are but a few of Ilan's signature moves.  It is always fun for us to watch a STRIDER Rider progress.  We'll check back in with Ilan next summer to see what cool new tricks he has mastered and check his current ranking in the Toddler Games!

Stride On Ilan!

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Published in Adventure Striding