Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

A Sunny Day in Striderville!

 

Bike Path Blog

What do all of the following have in common?

1. An 80 year old granddad riding his cruiser in green skinny jeans.
2. Two elderly couples holding hands.
3. Five fly fisherman wearing muddy camouflage waders.
4. A mother holding her 9 month pregnant belly in one hand, and her cell phone in the other… Just in case.
5. A high-fiving co-worker.
6. The tiniest little Chihuahua I’ve ever seen keeping up just fine.
7. A beautiful women covered in tattoos and sporting red lipstick pushing her twins in a stroller.
8. Three STRIDER Balance Bikes.
9. Zero training wheels. Progress.

The Answer: All of these were on the bike path at last Friday in STRIDERville. Spring is just around the corner and there are so many people out enjoying this BEAUTIFUL weather! I hope you get a chance to do the same!

P.S. It's going to snow tonight...we need the moisture...

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Thursday, 13 March 2014 00:00

February STRIDER Calendar Contest Winners!

The February STRIDER Calendar Contest winners have been chosen! Once again, a huge thanks to everyone for entering and make sure that you're snapping more great photos for the March Contest!

Without further ado, here are the winners for February.

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1st Place - My Cat Thinks I'm A Rockstar

 

 

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2nd Place - Future Nitro Circus Star

 

 

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3rd Place - Feet Up Through The Puddle

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Tuesday, 11 March 2014 14:03

Winners of the STRIDER Snow Photo Contest

There is still snow on the ground in large portions of the US, some areas are still getting fresh snow as I type this. That makes it the perfect time to announce the (belated) winners of the Snow STRIDER Photo Contest. If you're a winner make sure to respond to the email that should be in your inbox. The new accessories should be a great addition to your little one's STRIDER for Spring!

Make sure that you're entering your photos in the monthly STRIDER Calendar Contest as well for a chance to win big!

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1st Place - STRIDER Sled Pull

 

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2nd Place - Snow Monster

 

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 3rd Place - STRIDER Snow Buddies

 

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Published in Parents Are Talking

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Tiny Strider Riders To Compete On Specially-Designed Tracks Across America 

Rapid City, SD (March 3, 2014) — Strider Sports International, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, has created a new national racing series known as  the STRIDER Championship Series. This groundbreaking program will give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at four stops across the country this summer, plus the final worldwide event this fall.

 

The unique Strider Championship Series will cater directly to children between two and five years old who want to experience the thrill of racing. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

 

Find STRIDER Championship Series races in the following cities this summer:

 

·         Saturday, May 10: Vacaville, California at Andrews Park - Media Highlights from the race HEREResults and photos HERE.

·         Saturday, June 21: Rapid City, SD, at Main Street Square - Register HERE

·         Saturday, July 12: St. Cloud, MN, at Lake George, Presented by Scheels - Register HERE

·         Sunday, August 24: Denver, CO, as part of the festivities surrounding the final stage of the USA Pro Challenge professional cycling race - Register HERE

 

There will be heats for 2 and under, 3, 4, and 5-year-olds at each of the races. Registration fees are $25 online or $35 on site. Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration. Pre-registration is open now and can be found at www.StriderBikes.com.

 

A typical Strider race scene has young parents and grandparents holding their breath as the bright yellow cowbells are rung and the starting gate drops. Toddlers, some still in diapers, lean forward, grasp their mini grips, kick their short legs, and embark upon their 400-foot plus journey over obstacles from dirt mounds to wooden ramps. All young racers are treated to an Olympic-style podium award ceremony immediately following their race, where trophies taller than some of the riders are given to top finishers. All participants receive medals and pose for the crowd of proud parents and spectators.

 

Participating in any of these events will automatically qualify the rider for the Strider World Championship. The series-ending race will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota — world headquarters for Strider Sports International, Inc. The big event goes down this year on September 19, 20 and 21.  Please visit our website at STRIDER World Championship for more information.

 

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed worldwide in over 70 countries. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com.

 

About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes

We Create Riders! STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows toddlers to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime.  Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. Available at www.StriderBikes.com

 

About Scheels

SCHEELS is a 24-store operation with stores in 10 states including North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Nevada, Illinois; as well as a new store in Sandy, Utah.  Play, shop, and explore over 85 amazing specialty shops with the area's largest selection of sports, fashion, and footwear! www.Scheels.com

About USA Pro Challenge

Referred to as “America’s Race,” the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 18-24, 2014. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2014. Featuring a challenging course, the fourth annual race will spotlight the best of the best in professional cycling and some of America’s most beautiful scenery.

More information can be found online at www.USAProChallenge.com and on Twitter at @USAProChallenge.

 

Published in Strider Racing
Saturday, 01 March 2014 07:00

Why We Ride!

Strider Sports is made up of all different types of riders. From our youngest STRIDER test riders (aka employee's children) to Ryan Mcfarland (STRIDER Founder and Chief Enthusiast) who likes multi-day rides on his KTM 990 Adventure. 

This movie, "Why We Ride", looks pretty cool. Can your family identify with this? Maybe we need to make a similar movie with all different types of bicycles.

Have a great weekend with your little 2 wheeled enthusiast! 

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Published in Our Passionate Staff

It's the 4th year of Michelle Obama's Let's Move! The First Lady is kicking off the celebration and encouraging people of all ages to show her, and the rest of the world, how they move. No matter what your political leanings, you have to like the idea of getting kids more active and eating healthier foods.

Where does STRIDER come in? We would love to see the Let's move social team flooded with photos and hashtags of STRIDER Riders from around the US and the rest of the world!

Share your photos and video on whichever social media platform you prefer (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram) and make sure to use #LetsMove in your post.

Check out the video invite from Michelle and get moving!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Thursday, 20 February 2014 20:56

STRIDER in USA BMX's February PULL Magazine

Where can you find STRIDER Bikes in USA BMX's Pull Magazine? Why the Push section of course. We're 3 races into the 2014 season and it's already looking like it will be an epic one!

Check out the full 2014 Nationals schedule HERE and find your local USA BMX track HERE for weekly STRIDER racing action!

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Published in In The News
Saturday, 22 February 2014 07:00

Happy STRIDERday: Inspired In Barcelona

Here is a great new video to watch with your STRIDER Riders for some inspiration! These trials riders, including Danny MacAskill, show just how important balance is on a bike. 

The balance skills your little one is learning on their STRIDER will carry through to all types of fun later in life...even if they never jump off a 10 foot pergola in Barcelona!

Check out the video, then turn off your screens and get outside! Have a great Saturday.

Stride On

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Published in Stuff and Whatnot
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:06

STRIDER Calendar Contest Winners For January!

 

Here are the Top 3 photos, as chosen by the STRIDER staff, for January! We loved all of the entries this month so it was hard narrowing it down to only 3...go check all of them out for yourself on our Flickr page.

If you were a winner make sure to check your email inbox for instructions on using your gift certificate. If you weren't chosen or didn't enter, head over to the blog to find out how to enter your photos for the February Contest!

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1st Place January Calendar Contest

 

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2nd Place January Calendar Contest

 

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3rd Place January Calendar Contest

 

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Monday, 10 February 2014 14:10

Win A STRIDER From Belly Ballot!

Are you looking for a baby name? Have you narrowed it down to a select few names? Chances are, if you're looking for baby names, you'll also be needing a STRIDER Bike before long!

We've partnered up with Belly Ballot to give away a STRIDER for somebody just in your situation!

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Belly Ballot is all about crowd sourcing. Pick some names, share them with your friends on Facebook and Twitter for them to vote on, and get entered to win!

For the full details click on the image above and get started!

Have fun, Stride On, and best of luck with finding a name!

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Published in Parents Are Talking