Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

A Sunny Day in Striderville!

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  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:…
Saturday, 01 March 2014 07:00

Why We Ride!

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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!  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!
Thursday, 06 February 2014 07:00

10 Things You Didn't Know About Eddie Benford

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 Meet Eddie! Strider Bikes Director of Sourcing, who literally travels around the world to help make STRIDER Bikes the best that they can be!  I lived in the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness-(Detroit, Oregon) – 5 days/ 4nights a week during the summer for 3 years I fought forest fires and became a 20 person crew leader for 4 years. I tried to derail a train as a kid with plywood – ‘epic failure’! That would be considered a good failure… My Dad gave me my first car when I turned 13 – Coupe Deville Cadillac – ‘No License’, but I was…
Tuesday, 28 January 2014 07:00

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kyla Wright

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  Meet Kyla Wright, Strider Marketing Manager Extraordinaire!    I graduated from High School in Mannheim Germany, home of the world’s first bicycle. I played flute and sang in a classical quartet called Thopereky. On my 40th birthday, I ran my first half marathon. I’ve competed in 5 half marathons since then. My favorite was Canyonlands in Moab, Utah. I enjoy baking desserts and cooking ethnic foods, especially Indian. I love to travel. My husband and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in Peru and visited Machu Picchu. We have two awesome grown sons. Austin is studying Herpetology at…
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 15:08

10 Things You Didn't Know About Terry Grant

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Meet Terry, Strider Controller Extraordinaire!    I met my husband on Match.com. Kids in my family share a middle name with my dad, Gary Lee (girls spelled differently): We are Richard Lee, Terry Lea and Shari Lea. I am a freelance writer. My husband and I pray together every morning. I parachuted three times. The first time I landed bottom-down in a puddle, but no one believed me—they thought I peed my pants. When I retire, I am going to auctioneer school. I’ve run two marathons (and a bunch of half-marathons) including New Orleans, Kauai, Virginia Beach, Las Vegas and…
Thursday, 09 January 2014 07:00

10 Things You Didn't Know About Kent Jacobs

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  I worked my way through High School and College as an Alligator Wrestler and Snake Handler Showperson at Reptile Gardens. I’m a fanatic about stereo systems both in my car and at home…I’m very picky about sound!  Case in point….the first two cars I owned and drove both had their back seats removed…and replaced wall to wall with MTX subwoofers. I met my wonderful wife when she rolled up in her Mustang 5.0 cruising 8th Street and asked me for a ride on my motorcycle. Kent is my middle name! Our family has a tradition, for no particular reason,…