Featured as part of the 2018 Strider Rider Custom build class benefitting The Flying Piston.   Jody Perewitz   About the build: “They are wicked cool little bikes,” said Jody Perewitz of Perewitz Cycle Fab when I asked what she thought of Strider Balance Bikes. In fact, she said she’d bought one for her niece and also told how a friend’s son got right on a mini bike after starting out on a Strider. It was especially nice of Jody to be so positive because her Dad, custom builder and painter Dave Perewitz, had volunteered Jody to customize a Strider…
Featured as part of the 2018 Strider Rider Custom build class benefitting The Flying Piston.   Pat Patterson on one of his custom bikes during a shop visit to Led Sled Customs. Dayton, OH, USA. February 6, 2012. Photography ©2012 Michael Lichter. About the build: When we pitched the idea of customizing a tiny Strider bicycle to Led Sled’s Pat Patterson, there was no hesitation. “Sure,” he said, “both my kids learned on them and never needed training wheels. They were riding pedal bikes by age 3.” How he managed to fit the job into his other work is a…
Featured as part of the 2018 Strider Rider Custom build class benefitting The Flying Piston.     About the build: When Paul Yaffe texted me a picture of Low Brow’s peanut gas tank and asked if I could procure one for his Strider custom, it threw me off at first. I politely confirmed that he was aware of the fact that Strider Balance Bikes didn’t have engines (yes, he’d noticed) – then reached out to Tyler at Low Brow. Well, you can see where Paul was going with the concept: a Captain America-style chopper Strider had to have a gas…
Featured as part of the 2018 Strider Rider Custom build class benefitting The Flying Piston.     About the build: Rick Fairless’s far out, tie-dyed sensibilities belie his early adopter attitude. See, there’s nothing retro about Rick’s awareness of cool opportunities. That’s why the Flying Piston Builders Breakfast organizers (Jeff Najar and Marilyn Stemp) were delighted but not surprised that Rick stepped up before anyone else to customize a Strider Balance Bike to be unveiled at the 4th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip breakfast event.   Rick's 2018 Custom Strider Rider Here’s how the stock Strider was transformed in the Strokers…
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2018 Strider Rider Customs

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2018 Strider Rider Customs Top Motorcycle Builders Customized 7 Strider Bikes for The Flying Piston Organization. Brace Yourself for Some Serious Eye Candy.   Customized by top motorcycle builders and coordinated by Marilyn Stemp of The Flying Piston organization, these 7 Strider Bikes became works of art, inspiring the next generation of riders while transporting current motorcyclists back to their childhood memories of falling in love with two wheels.  The collection resides with The Flying Piston organization and is featured at the legendary Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, SD. The custom Strider Bikes will also tour across the US at multiple events…
Excited children and their families came with fingers crossed to win a Strider Bike at Raising Cane’s Giveaway Party on April 17 in Lincoln, Nebraska, held at one of their four Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® franchise locations. Strider and Raising Cane’s teamed up to give away 120 Strider Bikes to local children. More than 50 of the bikes were donated to children and families at the Montessori School for Young Children in Lincoln. In addition, 35 bikes were given away to the general public who registered onsite at the April 17 party. An additional 20 bikes were given to customers…
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