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Tiny STRIDER Riders to Compete on Specially-Designed Tracks from Coast to Coast

Rapid City, SD (February 19, 2015) — Strider Sports International Inc, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its 2015 STRIDER Championship Series, a national racing series for children. These family-friendly races for the tiniest competitors will give small children a chance to put their STRIDER balance bike skills to the test at four stops across the country this spring and summer, as well as the final worldwide event this fall, the STRIDER World Championship.

The unique STRIDER Championship Series caters directly to children between two and five years old who want to show off their riding skills and compete in a friendly atmosphere against other STRIDER riders from the region. 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.

You’ll find STRIDER Championship Series races in the following cities this year:
• Saturday, April 25: Bradenton, FL on Main Street at Lakewood Ranch
• Saturday, May 9: Ventura, CA at the Pier
• Saturday, June 6: Pittsburgh, PA at Station Square
• Saturday, August 8: Salt Lake City, UT Location TBD

There will be races for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds at each event. Registration fee is $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. Visit www.StriderBikes.com/ChampionshipSeries for further information.

New this year, Strider will host races and demo opportunities for athletes with special needs at each of the events. These athletes will race the 12” models, as well as Strider’s new, larger 16” and 20” balance bikes, which the company launched in 2014 specifically for the Special Needs Community. Strider bikes have transformed the lives of many individuals with special needs, such as those with Down syndrome, Autism, and Cerebral Palsy, by improving both physical and emotional health. The physical benefits mentioned by family members and physical therapists include improvements with motor skills, strength and balance. Some of the emotional benefits include freedom, confidence and increased social interactions with peers. Strider believes every person should have a chance to ride and last year gave more than $100,000 worth of bikes to the Special Needs Community.

A typical Strider race scene has young parents and grandparents holding their breath as 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 600-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. This series-ending race will be held August 28-29 in Rapid City, South Dakota — world headquarters for Strider Sports International, Inc.

About STRIDER® No-Pedal Bikes
STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children, as well as teenagers and adults, learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. Strider's trademark simplicity, lightweight design, durability, functionality, and easy adjustability teach riding to individuals of all ages abilities. With feet safely on the ground, a rider is able to easily maneuver, ride, and race the lightweight bikes. For more information about the product line, visit www.StriderBikes.com.

About Strider Sports International
Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage people to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company staffed with passionate riders and sports enthusiasts of all types. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size and lightweight simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in new riders. The STRIDER bike built for the inventor’s son is now recognized as a global brand, and Strider continues its mission to inspire riding with the creation of Strider riding events and competitions.

 

 Pittsburgh

The third stop of the STRIDER Championship Series is Pittsburgh, PA on June 6th! 

Join us at Station Square and get your STRIDER Riders ready to race!

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STRIDER Racing Rules Can Be Found HERE!


 

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9am - 10:30am 2 and Under
10:30am - Noon 3 Year Olds
Noon - 12:30pm Lunch/Break
12:30pm - 1:30pm Special Needs
1:30pm - 2:30pm 4 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

 

Event Registration: Includes a STRIDER Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!

  • - Pre-Registration is now over.  You may still register on site for $35.
  • - On-site registration will be available starting at 8am and ending 30 minutes prior to each race time - $35 (STRIDER jersey size and color subject to availability)
  • Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2015 STRIDER Championship Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs. We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any STRIDER Rider with Special Needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • - 8 and under class on 12" STRIDER Bikes
  • - 8 and under class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes
  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes
  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 20 Sport Bikes

Packet Pick Up: Packet Pick Up:Friday, June 5th from 6pm to 8pm will be at theWheel Mill Bike Park at 6815 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Early pick up is not obligatory, but will help speed things along on race day.  If you don't plan on picking your packet up on Friday night please make sure that you're at least 30 minutes early for your scheduled race time.

 

Bring your STRIDER Bike along and get into the Wheel Mill Bike Park for only $8.00

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Hotel of choice: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square 300 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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 VENTURA strider championship series

The second stop of the STRIDER Championship Series is Ventura, CA on May 9th! 

Join us at the Ventura Pier and get your STRIDER Riders ready to race!

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STRIDER Racing Rules Can Be Found HERE!

Pre-Registration is closed. Please register at the event on Saturday. Registration ends 30 minutes before each age category!

- Hotel closest to the race venue (2 minute walk): Crowne Plaza Ventura Beach 450 East Harbor Boulevard Ventura, CA

- Packet Pick-Up: Friday, May 8th from 6pm to 8pm will be early packet pick-up and registration at Sports Authority Ventura - 4870 Telephone Road; Ventura, CA  93003

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Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9am - 10:30am 2 and Under
10:30am - Noon 3 Year Olds
Noon - 12:30pm Lunch/Break
12:30pm - 1:30pm Special Needs
1:30pm - 2:30pm 4 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

 

Event Registration: Includes a STRIDER Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!

  • - Pre-Registration $25 is now closed. Please register at the event at least 30 minutes prior to your age group.
  • - On-site registration will be available starting at 8am and ending 30 minutes prior to each race time - $35 (STRIDER jersey size and color subject to availability)

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2015 STRIDER Championship Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs. We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any STRIDER Rider with Special Needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • - 8 and under class on 12" STRIDER Bikes
  • - 8 and under class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes
  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes
  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 20 Sport Bikes

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The first stop of the STRIDER Championship Series is Lakewood Ranch, FL on April 25th! 

Join us at Main Street at Lakewood Ranch and get your STRIDER Riders ready to race!

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STRIDER Racing Rules Can Be Found HERE!

Packet Pick-Up: Friday, April 24th from 6pm to 8pm will be early packet pick-up and registration at Village Bikes - 8111 Lakewood Main Street #108; Lakewood Ranch, FL  34202

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Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9am - 10:30am 2 and Under
10:30am - Noon 3 Year Olds
Noon - 12:30pm Lunch/Break
12:30pm - 1:30pm Special Needs
1:30pm - 2:30pm 4 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

 

Event Registration: Includes a STRIDER Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!

  • - Pre-Registration is now over.  Please register at the event.
  • - On-site registration will be available starting at 8am and ending 30 minutes prior to each race time - $35 (STRIDER jersey size and color subject to availability)

 

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2015 STRIDER Championship Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs. We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any STRIDER Rider with Special Needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • - 8 and under class on 12" STRIDER Bikes
  • - 8 and under class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes
  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes
  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 20 Sport Bikes

 Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

             605-342-0266

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015 20:47

STRIDER Calendar Winners for January

 

Way to start off the year!

Thanks for another great month of STRIDER Calendar Contest entries! If your photo is one of the top 3 watch for an email this week with your gift certificate information. If you want to see how tough our voting is check out all of the January entries on our Flickr page!

We've already got a bunch entered for February

Without further ado here are the winners for January:

1st Place

1st Place - Striding Into The Sunset

 

2nd Place

2nd Place - A Little Help From My Friends

 

3rd Place

3rd Place - Little Bike Mechanic

 

Share your Strider success stories, photos, video and interact with other Strider enthusiasts by joining the Strider conversation on our Facebook wall! How about Instagram? Do you tweet? We Do!

 

Saturday, 07 February 2015 07:00

Happy STRIDERday: Lets Check In On Tele!

Tele got a sweet red STRIDER 12 Sport and our friends at Sony Action Cam followed him around for 100 days as he learned to stride! He even got to participate in a STRIDER race at his local USA BMX track, Whittier Narrows BMX.

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Take a couple minutes to head over to the Action Cam From Sony YouTube channel and check out all the other great videos.

And don't forget to get outside and have some FUN today! #StrideOn

Share your Strider success stories, photos, video and interact with other Strider enthusiasts by joining the Strider conversation on our Facebook wall! How about Instagram? Do you tweet? We Do!

 

Strider Sports Announces Golden Ticket Contest

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Winner of the Millionth STRIDER® Bike to Receive $1,000+
Travel Voucher to Attend Strider World Championship Race August 28-29, 2015.

Rapid City, SD (February 6, 2015) - Strider Sports Intl., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and
marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, has announced plans to celebrate the millionth STRIDER
Bike sold worldwide by awarding a Golden Ticket travel voucher worth over $1,000 to a lucky STRIDER
Rider and his/her family. The company is asking its fans for help.

Strider Sports just celebrated its 8th year in business this past January, and based on historical sales,
anticipates selling the millionth STRIDER Bike the 3rd week of February. “That's a lot of little riders outside and active
instead of watching TV!” according to owner and founder, Ryan McFarland. On the day worldwide sales
surpass the millionth STRIDER bike mark, Strider will randomly pick a winner from that day’s bike
purchases made on our web-site: StriderBikes.com. That bike will be shipped with a Golden Ticket
inside. The lucky STRIDER Rider who receives the Golden Ticket will be given a $1,000 travel
voucher, a FREE 3- night hotel stay, and a FREE Registration for the pinnacle Strider Racing event, the
Strider World Championship Race, held in Rapid City, SD August 28-29, 2015.

For more information, contact Kyla Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 605-342-0266 or visit
www.StriderBikes.com.

Share your Strider success stories, photos, video and interact with other Strider enthusiasts by joining the Strider conversation on our Facebook wall! How about Instagram? Do you tweet? We Do!

 

 

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Do you have a bunch of great photos of your adorable (most of the time) STRIDER rider(s) on your hard drive? Would you like to see him/her on the 2016 STRIDER Rider Calendar? Each month the employees of Strider Sports International will pick their favorite photo from those sent in. That month's winning photo will:

  1. Be in the STRIDER calendar for 2016
  2. Be the banner photo for the next month of 2015 on the Strider Bike facebook page
  3. The top photo each month will receive a $200 product voucher for bikes, accessories, or parts from the Strider Sports webstore. The 2nd place photo each month will receive a $100 product voucher for the Strider Sports webstore and the 3rd place photo with the will receive a $50 product voucher!

Rules and Regulations:

The 2015 STRIDER Calendar can be purchased HERE!

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Thursday, 29 January 2015 21:30

Results and Photos - USA BMX Sooner Nationals

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Find all the photos on our Flickr page HERE and check out the STRIDER Calendar to find an event near you!

5 year old STRIDER 

  • 1COLIN HOTSON, STILLWATER, OK
  • 2LAYLA GIBBINS, HASLET, TX
  • 3NORA FLYNN, HASLET, TX

3 year old STRIDER

  • 1CALEB SCHEFFE, BURKEURNETT, TX
  • 2ETHAN GARCIA, EL RENO, OK
  • 3HAVYN FRAZIER, TOPEKA, KS

Share your Strider success stories, photos, video and interact with other Strider enthusiasts by joining the Strider conversation on our Facebook wall! How about Instagram? Do you tweet? We Do!