Friday, 28 March 2014 06:00

Happy STRIDERday: Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh

Hope everyone is having a great Saturday! It snowed in STRIDERville yesterday and 70 degrees is forecast for today! 

Sometimes we run across a video that shows perfectly the fun and joy that can be found on a STRIDER. This video of Nathan is one of those. 

Watch his face, and listen to the excitement in his voice as he cruises down some hills on his KTM STRIDER with Dad.

 

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5 Year old STRIDER

  • 1KAI BARTHOLOMEW, SARASOTA, FL
  • 2COOPER DAVIS, VALRICO, FL
  • 3GRACEN WERRE, JACKSONVILLE, FL

4 year old STRIDER

  • 1LOGAN COAKLEY, KID DYNAMITE, ST PETERSBURG, FL
  • 2LILANI (LITTLE HAWAII) PRINGLE, PROFILE/CRIT, ARCHER, FL
  • 3VIOLET PAPOVICH, BADD & CO, MERRILLVILLE, IN

3 Year old STRIDER

  • 1CADE ANSORGE, JESTER/CYCLE CRAFT, BUNNELL, FL
  • 2SHEA BARTHOLOMEW, SARASOTA, FL
  • 3LAILA MASZAK, LAKE WORTH, FL
  • 5PEYTON ATKINS, TAMPA, FL
  • 6HAYDEN BRUTY, TAMPA, CO
  • 7CHARLIE MULLING, KID DYNOMITE, RUSKIN, FL
  • 8TRISTAN TURNER, PALM HARBOR, FL

2 & UNDER STRIDER

  • 1KALIA (RUM BUM) PRINGLE, PROFILE EXTREME, ARCHER, FL
  • 2TANNER BURDEN, KID DYNAMITE, TAMPA, FL
  • 3ANDRES ANDRADE, PINECREST, FL
  • 5HAYDEN DECKERT, PALM HARBOR, FL

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Published in Strider Racing
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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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
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
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
Thursday, 13 February 2014 07:00

Results From the USA BMX Bluegrass Nationals

 

It was another great weekend of racing in Louisville, KY during the 2014 Bluegrass Nationals! Check out all the photos from last weekend over on our Flickr page and make sure to join us in Monroe, LA for the Cajun Nationals March 8th.

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4 Year old STRIDER

  • 1Violet Papovich, Merrillville, IN
  • 2Larry Andrews, Smyrna, TN
  • 3Reagan Rice, Plainfield, IN

3 Year Old STRIDER

  • 1Bradley "B-Rad" Knapp, Bowling Green, KY
  • 2Cole "Man" Scheessele, Newport News, VA
  • 3Gunner Trimolt - Team ZMX Racing - Munster, IN
  • 4Chase Hodge, Columbus, OH
  • 5Gavyn Bennett, Lansing, MI
  • 6Mathew McDonald, Lewis Center, OH

2 & UNDER STRIDER

  • 1Brody Walters, Huntington, WV
  • 2Gavin Strain, Indianapolis, IN
  • 3Quinton Mudd, Louisville, KY

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Published in Strider Racing

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:

  • - By emailing the image 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 the Month (example: February Entry - My daughter on her STRIDER) that you are entering the photo for. Attach your photo as a jpeg no larger than 3mb 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 photo per month, each month, opening on the 1st day of the month. Winners will be announced on the 5th business day of the following month.*
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners 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.
  •   *The photos for the annual calendar will be sent to the printer in the middle of October, thus the Oct., Nov., and Dec. submissions will need to be submitted by 10/15/14 and winners will be chosen for all three months on 10/16/14 at 4:30 MST.

The 2014 STRIDER Calendar can be purchased HERE!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Saturday, 01 February 2014 07:00

Happy STRIDERday From Team Trick Riders!

Has your child learned everything they need to know on a STRIDER already? Here's a video to make you realize there is always more to learn!

The Japanese always have a strong showing at the World Championship Trick Competion. Check out this great video from Team Trick Riders...has your STRIDER rider perfected any of these moves?

Have a great Saturday!

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Published in Around The World
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 21:46

Where In The World Is STRIDER?

 

People are constantly surprised to learn that the world-wide headquarters for Strider Sports International, Inc., is located in Rapid City, SD. Even people in Rapid City are surprised!! So where is Rapid City? It’s nestled in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, in the southwestern corner of the state, 30 minutes from Mount Rushmore.

Where in the World is STRIDER

We’re putting Rapid City on the map as we’re hosting our 2014 STRIDER World Championship Race here in September 2014 (Watch for more details. If you’ve never visited, what are you waiting for?? This place is awesome—no smog, no crazy traffic, low crimejust clean air, beautiful mountains, great biking trails,and friendly people! We have a strong presence in this region of the U.S. with lots of children riding STRIDERS! But our presence extends far beyond the central US! In fact, STRIDER™ Bikes are available all over the US, as well as in 70+ countries, through our awesome global network of STRIDER distributors, and countless sub-distributors and dealers! 

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In the next weeks and months, we’ll begin introducing each of our distributors to you (pictured above with Strider staff at the 2013 STRIDER World Championship in Sarasota, FL), and sharing more of our global Strider culture. Stay Tuned.

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Published in Around The World