Joel Hagan

Joel Hagan

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 22:04

Reviews From Bloggers Just Like You!

 

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 We can tell you all about how much we love STRIDER Bikes, but you wouldn't expect any less. Follow the links below to find out what Moms and Dads (just like you) are saying on their blogs! 

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RuralMom   LongWaitForIsabella   MommyPRButton

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Enter to win a KTM Thor Quadrant Youth Helmet (S - Ages 5-6) worth $170!

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Has your STRIDER Rider started tearing it up on a KTM dirt bike? Does your toddler sit on your KTM and dream of future glory? We're running a contest through December 15th!

To Enter: Email 1 photo of your son or daughter on their STRIDER Bike and 1 more of them on their (or your) KTM motorcycle to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A great example was recently posted on our facebook page HERE by a proud parent, Dale Baker. 

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Now get out there and twist that throttle, snap some photos, and catch some air!

 

Rules and Regulations:

  • - By emailing the images to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you are releasing the copyright of the image for use by Strider Sports International, Inc. for promotional purposes in perpetuity.
  • - In the subject line of the email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. enter KTM Contest (example: KTM Contest - My daughter on her STRIDER and KTM 50 SX) that you are entering the photo for. Attach your photo as a jpeg no larger than 5mb and no smaller than 500kb. The photo will be uploaded to the STRIDER Flickr page
  • - In order for the photo to be considered it must be a photo of your child as the main subject, taken by you. If it is a STRIDER group shot you must have permission of all the other children's parents to enter.
  • - Individuals may submit 1 entry.
  • The 1st Place Photo wins the Thor KTM Helmet (valued at $170!, The 2nd and 3rd place winners will each receive a $50 STRIDER Gift Certificate. Everyone will be notified through an email reply to the original submission.
  • Photos are welcome from all over the globe! Should you win remember that shipping charges will come out of the product voucher, but we will make all efforts to get a gift certificate from your country of origin.
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Rapid City, SD (October 10, 2014) – Teenagers with huge smiles, parents with tears streaming down their cheeks and spectators clapping and cheering. That is the scene when a person with special needs learns to ride for the very first time on two wheels – on a STRIDER Balance Bike.

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Strider Sports is excited to announce a holiday campaign kicking off today: the STRIDER GIVES BACK Promotion. Between October 13th and December 12th, the company has committed to giving away seven balance bikes per day – every day! That is 490 Balance Bikes in the next two months! The application process for a chance to win is extremely simple. Interested families need to go to www.StriderBikes.com/StriderGivesBack and complete three simple steps: submit a photo, write a brief story and name the special needs organization to which the applicant belongs.

As the leading manufacturer and marketer of No-Pedal Balance Bikes for people of all ages and all abilities, Strider Sports has been inspiring riding and confidence for over seven years. STRIDER balance bikes are the best option for a person with special needs because they break down the overwhelming task of learning how to ride into a safe and natural progression. Riding a STRIDER is as easy as walking. With feet safely on the ground, a rider is easily able to maneuver and ride the lightweight bikes. Although not originally designed as adaptive bikes, STRIDER bikes have turned individuals with Down syndrome, autism, low muscle tone, poor balance, arthrogryposis, and cerebral palsy into bike riding enthusiasts!

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 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/stridergivesback.

About Strider Sports International

Founded in 2007, Strider Sports International designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for all ages and all abilities. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, weight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in new riders. STRIDER™ balance bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride on two wheels. STRIDER balance bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels.

 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 19:11

STRIDER Calendar Contest Winners For September!

 

September was another month with many great entries for the calendar contest! As always we had a tough time narrowing it down to the top 3 photos. Check out the winners below and all of the entries on our Flickr Page.

We've extended our Calendar Contest entries for October, November, and December through October 30th! We're also adding contest entries for Custom and Branded STRIDER Bikes through October 30th...Read More HERE!

If your photo is one of the top 3 make sure to look for an email from us with instructions on spending your gift certificates.

 

1st Place - Stop To Smell The Flowers

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2nd Place - Superb Balance

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3rd Place - Like A Cow Through Water

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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 World Championship 2014 Rocks Downtown Rapid City!

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The 2014 STRIDER World Championship was a great time for all involved! We had a total of 212 Registered Racers from 11 US states and 10 countries! (48 - 2 year olds, 75 - 3 year olds, 56 - 4 year olds, and 33 - 5 year olds) The gates were dropping, little legs were whirls of constant motion, and smiles were on the faces of racers and observers alike!

We have a ton of great photos from Friday's Qualifying/Practice Day, From Saturday's Big Race Day, and Sunday's adventure in the Black Hills Day! Please feel free to link directly to the photos of your little racers on Flickr or download from the site and share with your family and friends. We'd also love to see YOUR photos and videos from the 2014 STRIDER World Championship. Post on our Facebook wall and tag us on Twitter and Instagram!

News posts with great footage and interviews are located at the bottom of this blog post!

Keep checking back for video from the big event coming SOON...In the meantime here's a 1 minute teaser video with some great shots!

The Full higlight Video from the 2014 STRIDER World Championship is now available on our Youtube channel!

And as my 3 year old says..."Remember Dad...it's kind of about racing, but mostly about having fun." #StrideOn #SWCh2014

2 Year Old Finals

2 Year Olds and Under
1 - 256 Mason Murphy - SD, USA
2 - 219 Waku Kunitate - Japan
3 - 216 Cole Jurrens - SD, USA
4 - 234 Hunter Baumiller - SD, USA
5 - 217 Vladimir Lewis - SD, USA
6 - 253 Patti Koly - SD, USA
7 - 243 Zane Clements - SD, USA
8 - 239 Jonas Purcell - SD, USA

3 Year Old Finals

3 Year Olds
1 - 335 Cullen Kangas - MN, USA
2 - 329 Liam Dixon - SD, USA
3 - 321 Trevor Judo - MN, USA
4 - 332 Crosby Backer - WY, USA
5 - 361 Parker Case - SD, USA
6 - 322 Taylan Berlinquette - Ont, Canada
7 - 318 Lucas Daniel Bajana Delgato - Galapagos Islands
8 - 315 Lucas Fletcher - ND, USA
9 - 355 Landon Green - SD, USA

4 Year Old Finals

4 Year Olds
1 - 416 Negishi Kosei - Japan
2 - 425 Ryoichi Nakayama - Japan
3 - 406 Danny de Alexander Villacis Barrinuevo - Ecuador
4 - 403 Patrik Dinka - Slovakia
5 - 457 Bryant Zimmerman - NE, USA
6 - 414 Cameron Williamson - Canada
7 - 413 Ryker Staab - NE, USA
8 - 447 Ryan Connell - NE, USA

5 Year Old Finals

5 Year Olds
1 - 522 Kosei Muraoka - Japan
2 - 521 Riichi Takahira - Japan
3 - 516 Yuan Chida - Japan
4 - 504 Rider Knight - MS, USA
5 - 527 Henry Simonds - SD, USA
6 - 511 Madalynn Bowman - TX, USA
7 - 523 Ziah Torpy - SD, USA
8 - 519 Talia Hagan - SD, USA

 

2014 STRIDER World Championships - In The News

Rapid City Journal -    "Strider World Championships More About Fun Than Winning"

                                    "Young Striders Run the Gamut"

Kota Territory News - "Strider World Championship - Happening This Weekend at Main Street Square"

                                    "Toddlers Race in Strider Bike World Championships"

                                    "International Strider Championships"

                                    "Strider World Championship Race Embraces International Competitors"

                                    "First Team Salute 9-21"

KEVN Black Hills Fox - "Strider Sports International is a Booming Business"

                                    "Hundreds of Kids are Ready to Experience the Thrill of Racing"

                                    "Little Strider Riders Put Their Training and Skills to the Test"

KNBN Newscenter 1 - "Strider Bikes World Championship"

Bicycling Magazine   - "Rapid City, SD Hosts Strider World Championships"

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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!

 

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:16

STRIDER Calendar Contest Winners For August!

We had a ton of great entries for the August calendar contest! As always we had a tough time narrowing it down to the top 3 photos. Check out the winners below and all of the entries on our Flickr Page. Make sure that you're taking more great photos and enter your best for September!

If your photo is one of the top 3 make sure to look for an email from us with instructions on spending your gift certificates.

 

1st Place - Striding Into the Sunrise

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2nd Place - Ready To Stride

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3rd Place - Try To Keep Up

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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!

 

Friday, 05 September 2014 19:14

STRIDER South East Invitational - Oct 3 & 4

There is still some time to get your STRIDER Racing fix in Florida before the end of 2014. Our very own Erma Miller, with the help of Sarasota BMX, and many other fine folks are putting on the STRIDER South East Invitational!

Two days of STRIDER fun for the whole family including practice time on the track, a STRIDER riding clinic with Carley Young, Races, and STRIDER 16" and 20" Charity Races! 

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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!

 

2015 Calendar Cover 

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 2015 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 2015
  2. Be the banner photo for the next month of 2014 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 2014 STRIDER Calendar can be purchased HERE!

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The racing in Denver was intense and everyone had a lot of fun! It was an AMAZING 4th stop on the 2014 STRIDER Championship Series. We had 130+ STRIDER Riders show up and to test their STRIDER skills on the tight turns of a demanding track! 

We've got a bunch of great Photos from Roger Williams Photography which can be found on our Flickr Account HERE.

You may have see the photo journalist with the large video camera throughout most of the races...Make sure to also check out this amazing video put together by NBC 9News KUSA!

 

We'd love to see your photos as well. Share them on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Tag us and tweet us @StriderBikes!

Results

2 and Under STRIDER Riders

1st - Macallan Wheeler - Colorado Springs, CO
2nd - Miles Abeyta - Lakewood, CO
3rd - Braxton Vogt - Strasburg, CO
4th - Asa Geisthardt - Parker, CO
5th - Jayden Dupree - Aurora, CO
6th - Archer Peyton - Denver, CO
7th - Quinn Cizik - Westminster, CO
8th - Hayden Hyslop - Vail, CO


3 Year Old STRIDER Riders

1st - Lucas Fletcher - West Fargo, ND
2nd - Landon Avischious - Broomfield, CO
3rd - Steven Street - Pueblo West, CO
4th - Carson Greenwood - Pueblo, CO
5th - Leion Stinehlfer - Aurora, CO
6th - Preston Cramer - Colorado Springs, CO
7th - Abel Arce - Westminster, CO
8th - Deion Stinehlfer - Aurora, CO


4 Year Old STRIDER Riders

1st - Talin Richards - Hemet, CA
2nd - Brayden Basil - Aurora, CO
3rd - Jameson Wheeler - Colorado Springs, CO
4th - Bryant Zimmerman - Morrill, NE
5th - Ethan Kroyer - Arvada, CO
6th - Ethan Gragus - Centennial, CO
7th - Josephine Nunnelly - Centennial, CO
8th - Ryker Staab - Broken Bow, NE


5 Year Old STRIDER Riders

1st - Hana Gragus - Centennial, CO
2nd - Cliff Edwards
3rd - Sarah Wiggs - Parker, CO
4th - Henry Gira - Denver, CO
5th - Isaac Lozoya
6th - Aidan Crankshaw - Westminster, CO 

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!

 

This is going to be another great year at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Our good friends with the Axel Project will once again be at the finish festivals at all seven stages from 8/18- 8/24! We will also be hosting the final race in the STRIDER Championship Series in Denver on Sunday 8/24 at the overall finish of the USA Pro Challenge. 

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STRIDER Adventure Zone Locations:

  • August 18 - Aspen/Snowmass Village
  • August 19 - Crested Butte
  • August 20 - Monarch Mountain
  • August 21 - Colorado Springs
  • August 22 - Breckenridge - includes a STRIDER Race hosted by Breckenridge Grand Vacations presented by the Grand Lodge on Peak 7. For more information, some fun videos, and to register for the race CLICK HERE.
  • August 23 - Vail
  • August 24 - Denver - STRIDER Championship Series Race in Civic Center park. Racing starts at 11:30 and ends before the overall finish of the USA Pro Challenge! For more information, and to register for the race CLICK HERE.

For detailed information about the USA Pro Challenge finish festivals please visit their site HERE and look for the city that you would like to attend.

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!