Highlights impact of Strider Balance Bikes for individuals with special needs Rapid City, SD (September 13, 2016) — South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard recognized Strider Sports Int’l., Inc. with the Distinguished Service Award for its contributions to the rehabilitation and employment of South Dakotans with disabilities at the 2016 Governor’s Awards today. Since its inception in 2007, Strider Sports International Inc. has donated over $600,000 which includes cash and bikes to organizations that benefit children and adults, including individuals with disabilities. The Strider Bike line-up includes the 12” model for younger riders and the 16” and 20” models, developed in…
Sunday, 26 July 2015 22:04

STRIDER Bikes Rule - Video Contest Winners!

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With 62 entries from 16 countries we had a very tough time narrowing it down to the top 10 winners! There were two categories, Strider Staff Pick and People's Choice, with 5 winners in each. With over $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs we had a tough time picking the top 5 for the Staff Picks from all of the amazing videos. The film makers did a great job getting the word out as well! There were over 48,000 views on YouTube in less than one week. The winners for the People's Choice were chosen based on the quality and quantity of comments…
Wednesday, May 6th- The City of Rapid City, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department, Presented Strider’s own Marty Martinez for the Commuter of the Year Award. In honor of National Bike Month the city holds an annual Bike to School Competition. Despite the rainy conditions, 76 students participated in the event. The Parks Department notified Kent Jacobs, Strider US Sales Manager in advance of his award, and they must know how we love a great surprise! Marty said “I get this text from Ryan [Strider founder, chief enthusiast and CEO] saying he needs some help picking out a bike for…
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 16:07

R.I.P. Chance

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  Strider lost a great friend and long time familiar face around the office this week. If you've ever been to STRIDER HQ there is a good chance you've met Chance Chance was a rescue dog who became Joe McFarland's (STRIDER Co-owner) best friend and constant companion. He was the building greeter. Planting himself in the lobby waiting for somebody to arrive hopefully with a treat in hand or at least a scratch on the head. He also loved cuddling with toddlers and getting his daily treat from the UPS delivery driver. Chance also played a crucial role in testing…
Friday, 18 July 2014 22:51

10 Things You Didn't Know About David Christiansen

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 Meet Dave! Strider Bikes Logistics Specialist!  I apparently know and care way too much about 1980’s movies (so says my wife, maybe it has to do with all of the movie memorabilia I have?  Nah….) I survived/completed the 2005 Ironman Canada race at 35 yrs old. Believe me, if I could finish the race anyone can.  It’s amazing what your body and mind are capable of! When I was 4 I found a piece of wire, bent it, and poked it into both sides of an electrical socket (not recommended). I thankfully survived, but I always wondered if maybe that’s…
Tuesday, 06 May 2014 16:00

New STRIDER World Headquarters!

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Thanks to all of your support, Strider Bikes is getting too big for it’s britches! And that’s a GOOD THING! We've moved into a new building that our very own Joe McFarland designed just to fit all of our Strider goals... you know, the ones about two wheeled world domination and getting rid of training wheels and tricycles FOREVER. *Boo!! Hiss!!!*  Well it's been about 2 months and I think we’re pretty much all settled into our new building! (It’s right down the street from the old headquarters but it is still very exciting!) Our New Address is 2221 N.…
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