I'm not sure if you've ever heard of the Tour de France before. It's a quaint little race that meanders through the French countryside, over a couple mountain passes and ends on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, a little known side street in Paris.

Tom Danielson is a professional road racing cyclist with a pretty amazing career so far.  In 2011 he finished 9th overall in the Tour de France and 3rd overall in the Tour of California.  The video below is proof that 2012 is going to be another amazing year for him and his family.  His son is riding a new red STRIDER!

We'll have to keep an eye on him and see if he follows in his Dad's footsteps Tire prints.

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Published in Parents Are Talking

Happy STRIDERday to you! Check out this fun video of Spencer having a great time with his biking partner, aka Fido.

I have no doubt that that Spencer will be riding a motorcycle very soon. He already has the sound effects down, plus he laughs off his falls.

Enjoy your Saturday...now get off the computer and get outside!

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Published in Adventure Striding
Wednesday, 04 January 2012 18:07

2012 STRIDER Florida Cup Series!

2012 STRIDER Florida Cup Series

For ages 2-5 years old ---- Born between 2007 and 2010

Racing for year end awards!

Race two (2) 2012 STRIDER Florida Cup Series races plus the Championship Race in Tampa, FL

Each STRIDER rider will receive a number plate plus a large trophy! _____________________________________________________________

STRIDER FLORIDA CUP SERIES RACES

Naples, FL – January 14-15, 2012 Okeeheelee, FL – March 10-11, 2012

High Springs, FL – April 14-15, 2012      Sarasota, FL – May 5-6, 2012

Championship Race – Tampa. FL – May 19-20, 2012 ___________________________________________________________________

STRIDER Florida Cup Series Saturday Race schedule

Practice 10:30 to 10:40 am – Race at 11:00 am

Race (2 motos) immediately after Pro’s 1st round

Main event immediately after the Pro’s 2nd round

Sunday Race schedule

Race (2 motos) immediately after Pro’s 2nd round

Main event immediately after Pro’s 3rd round

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Published in Strider Racing
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 22:50

New Years Resolutions

The Earth has completed yet another trip around the sun...that means time to make at least one resolution. I'm taking inspiration from this cool footage from the Library of Congress Video Archive where the employees of Parke Davis can be seen leaving their jobs in 1899 by walking or riding a bike.

Before you say anything we know that Automobiles were invented less than 15 years before this footage was shot, that they were unattainable luxuries for the average factory worker, that they have improved the lives and mobility of most of the world since and lets face it...they can be pretty fun to drive!

So, without looking down on anybody for driving a vehicle, We resolve to ride our bikes more frequently (starting with short trips) and to ride more with our kids! Did any of you make bike related resolutions for 2012? Leave a Comment

Have Fun, Ride Safe and Ride More in 2012...Happy New Year!

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:24

Like Father, Like Son: Follow The Leader

Here is a great video of Paxton on his KTM STRIDER following his Dad over objects in the back yard.  This is a fun way to encourage your kids to try obstacles on their STRIDER.  Going up and over patio stones, 2 x 4's and off of small curbing will help your STRIDER rider improve there riding and balance.

This also has the added benefit of improving a parent's balance while showing their kids that being out of doors on two wheels is fun! Whether you're on your trials motorcycle, mountain bike or beach cruiser get out for a ride soon.

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Saturday, 24 December 2011 12:19

BMX Santa

Merry Christmas from Strider Sports International!  Hope you are all having a happy holiday with family and friends. Don't eat too much and safe travels!
If Santa rides a BMX bike his elves must ride STRIDERS!

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Published in Around The World
Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:30

The Bendy Guys are Stealing Striders!

We often hear stories of siblings stealing a STRIDER, but this photo of wooden bendy guys caught in the act is a first. Hopefully they don't get too far with this STRIDER or there is going to be a disappointed child on Christmas morning!  Go check out some more antics from "The Bendy Guys" to add a smile to your day.

His Inseam might not be big enough.

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Saturday, 17 December 2011 12:25

Happy STRIDERday: Santa Edition

We're getting in the holiday spirit here at Strider Sports International. Only 8 days until Christmas...make sure to call your orders in or find a dealer near you if you've been procrastinating and need a STRIDER or accessories before the big day!

Here's a fun video to get you in the holiday spirit as well!

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Published in Around The World
Thursday, 15 December 2011 12:22

Support Your Local Skate Park

Skate  parks are great places for little STRIDER riders to gain some confidence on their bikes. Most will have ramps of various sizes for everyone from the youngest, to those looking to practice more advance skills.

Travis is 3 years old and has been riding his STRIDER for only 4 months!  He certainly looks like he's having a great time at the Lewisville Skate Park with his family.

Large Amounts of smooth concrete for the kids and no vehicles driving around for Mom and Dad to constantly be worried about...Win/Win!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Monday, 12 December 2011 19:35

Japanese STRIDER Commercial...Take Two!

Last month we posted this great animated commercial on our Facebook page.  It is being aired on the Japanese Cartoon Network and is a lot of fun to watch.

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They are at it again! This time they've replaced the cartoons for highlights from their STRIDER Cup season and some very fun trick riding. This one is great because it shows riders all the way from beginners to some of their most advanced riders.

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

We can't wait to watch these great tricks and fast Strider Cup racers again at the 2012 STRIDER World Championship in Sarasota, FL!

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Published in Around The World