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If you love motorcycles and STRIDER Bikes then you should definitely head to one of the ten stops of the 2015/2016 International Motorcycle Shows!

Come on out, bring your STRIDER Bike or ride one of our demo bikes! This will be a great chance to stoke the motorcycle fever in your little ones. Check out all of the newest motorcycles from major manufacturers and amazing custom builders! Don't forget to stop by and ride around the free Allstate Kid's Zone!

Kids under 11 are FREE and make sure to use promo code "STRID16" at check out to get $3 off adult tickets!

View the full schedule and buy tickets here

 

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Over 270 STRIDER Riders came out for the 2015 STRIDER World Championship at Main Street Square in Rapid City, SD! The 5th annual race had participants from Canada, China, Ecuador, Japan, Slovakia, and all over the US. It's always fun to see international friendships rekindled as previous champions return to reclaim their title in the next age bracket. We also had a number of racers who had participated in one of the four 2015 STRIDER Championship Series races held in Florida, California, Pennsylvania, and Utah.

The weekend was full of family focused events and everyone had a great time despite high temperatures.

Friday night was a chance to get to know the lay out of the track and for last chance qualifiers. We capped Friday night off with the STRIDER Corporate Challenge! Eight local businesses had a blast racing the track in a relay. The best part? We raised $1,000 for Youth & Family Services and $1,000 for Black Hills Works.

Saturday was RACE DAY! Some riders were fast, some were slow, but smiles were out in abundance! It was another hot one and many of the racers took advantage of the water hazard for a quick (sometimes mid-race) cool-down! Abbey Road (a Beatles cover band) played in Main Street Square at 7pm. Many of the STRIDER Riders stayed to get rid of even more energy through some pretty amazing dancing skills.

Check out the social media links at the bottom of the page to make sure you don't miss the2016  STRIDER Championship Series dates and locations when they're announced! You should also head over to our Flickr Page to see some amazing photos of all the little racers:

Finallya huge shout out to all the families and STRIDER Riders that came out!

We also had a ton of support from some amazing sponsors: FedEx, Rapid City CVB, Scull Construction, Courtesy Subaru, Honey Stinger, Black Hills & Badlands, KIND Snacks, SCheels, Western Dakota Insurors, Ketel Thorstenson, Black Hills Power, Black Hills Urgent Care, Security First Bank, and Vast Broadband.

See you next year! 

Results

2 and under - TOTAL RIDERS = 65

  • 1#240 - Ryan Hauf - Rapid City, SD
  • 2#274 - Vance Singer - Rapid City, SD
  • 3#217 - Lucah Behnke - Rapid City, SD
  • 4#238 - Cashton Allen - Sioux Falls, SD 
  • 5#215 - Saaya Hino - Tokyo, Japan
  • 6#213 - "Madd" Maddox McKie - Rapid City, SD
  • 7#251 - Hudson Williamson - Black Hawk, SD
  • 8#228 - Ethan Simonton - Rapid City, SD

3 year olds - TOTAL RIDERS = 84

  • 1#302 - Waku Kunitate - Nisshin-Shi, Japan
  • 2#301 - Mason Murphy - Rapid City, SD
  • 3#380 - Gage Ritter - Rapid City, SD
  • 4#376 - Sam "Froggy" Hauk - Lead, SD
  • 5#374 - Vladimir "The Impaler" Lewis - Rapid City, SD
  • 6#324 - Shane "Green Ghost" Scott - Fontana, CA
  • 7#332 - Gunner Clinedinst - Apple Valley, CA
  • 8#322 - Jose Diaz - Riobamba, Ecuador
  • 9

    #315 - Maddox "Max" Van Dyk - Sioux Falls, SD

  • 10

    #386 - Damian "Dae Dae" Cury - Rapid City, SD

4 YEAR OLDS - TOTAL RIDERS = 54

  • 1#413 - Raisei Miyashita - Nagano, Japan
  • 2#402 - Liam Dixon - Rapid City, SD
  • 3#437 - Brayden Stephen - Rapid City, SD
  • 4#445 - Talon Saiz - Box Elder, SD
  • 5#419 - Ayeden Koplin - West Bountiful, UT
  • 6#415 - Marvin Cuny - Hermosa, SD
  • 7#409 - Landon Green - Rapid City, SD
  • 8#441 - Titan Ross - Summerset, SD

5 YEAR OLDS - TOTAL RIDERS = 38

  • 1#502 - Ryoichi Nakayama - Osaka, Japan
  • 2#512 - Rui "Louis" Takahashi - Tokyo, Japan
  • 3#503 - Danny "Pastrana" Villacis Barriovuevo - Puyo, Ecuador
  • 4#514 - Koki Hara - Kanagawa, Japan
  • 5#504 - Patrik Dinka - Trencin, Slovakia
  • 6#518 - Ryder Clinedinst - Apple Valley, CA
  • 7#534 - Sousuke Hino - Tokyo, Japan
  • 8#515 - Kaisei Shimizu - Aichi, Japan

special needs - TOTAL RIDERS = 33   Total Races = 5

Race 1

  • 1#904 - Timothy Hathaway - Rapid City, SD
  • 2#907 - Sara Mellegard - Rapid City, SD
  • 3#901 - Daniel Cousins - Box Elder, SD
  • 4#910 - Courtney Schreiber - Quinn, SD
  • 5#906 - Colette Long Wolfe - Rapid City, SD
  • 6#911 - Kjersten Slusser - Rapid City, SD
  • 7#908 - Renae Moller - Rapid City, SD

Race 2

  • 1#903 - Jeffrey Fuller - Rapid City, SD
  • 2#915 - Chardinai Duvall - Rapid City, SD
  • 3#913 - Cindy Rooney - Rapid City, SD
  • 4#916 - Aimee Johns - Ft. Pierre, SD
  • 5#914 - Ruth Reed - Rapid City, SD
  • 6#912 - Bob Tomahawk - Rapid City, SD
  • 7#909 - Twilia Otterstetter - Rapid City, SD

Race 3

  • 1#920 - Blaze Johnson - Rapid City, SD
  • 2#923 - Dale Landorf - Hot Springs, SD
  • 3#917 - Shannon Hammer - Rapid City, SD
  • 4#922 - Navaeh Smith - Peidmont, SD
  • 5#924 - Dakota Teel - Hot Springs, SD
  • 6#925 - Jessica Anderson - Rapid City, SD
  • 7#919 - Amy Fugate - Kadoka, SD

Race 4

  • 1#931 - Grady Leonard - Rapid City, SD
  • 2#929 - Ali Miles
  • 3#926 - Robert Nichols - Rapid City, SD
  • 4#927 - Bryce Olafson - Rapid City, SD
  • 5#930 - Rachel Lefberene
  • 6#928 - Austin Nichols

Race 5

  • 1#701 - David Drolc - Rapid City, SD
  • 2#703 - Jimmy Landorf - Hot Springs, SD
  • 3#601 - John Landorf - Hot Springs, SD
  • 4#801 - Kama Coyle - Walnut Creek, CA
  • 5#702 - Nathaniel Durrett - Hot Springs, SD
  • 6#921 - Harvey Gammill - Rapid City, SD

 

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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 2016 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 2016
  2. Be the banner photo for the next month of 2015 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 2015 STRIDER Calendar can be purchased HERE!

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 14:08

STRIDER Calendar Winners for May

And The Winners Are...

Thanks for another great month of STRIDER Calendar Contest entries! If your photo is one of the top 3 watch for an email next week with your gift certificate information. If you want to see how tough our voting is check out all of the May entries on our Flickr Page!

We've already got a bunch of great entries for June

Without further ado here are the winners for May:

1RideYourselfToSleep 

1st Place - Stride Yourself To Sleep

 

2DesertRipping 

2nd Place - Dreaming Of The Desert

 

2Peace 

3rd Place - Peace

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Tuesday, 12 May 2015 03:56

STRIDER Calendar Winners for April

And The Winners Are...

Thanks for another great month of STRIDER Calendar Contest entries! If your photo is one of the top 3 watch for an email next week with your gift certificate information. If you want to see how tough our voting is check out all of the April entries on our Flickr Page!

We've already got a bunch of great entries for May

Without further ado here are the winners for April:

HelpingHandFromDad 

1st Place - A little help from Dad

 

TrainSpotting 

2nd Place - Trainspotting

 

SnackBreak 

3rd Place - Snack Break

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!

 

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The third stop of the STRIDER Championship Series is Pittsburgh, PA on June 6th! 

Join us at Station Square and get your STRIDER Riders ready to race!

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STRIDER Racing Rules Can Be Found HERE!


 

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9am - 10:30am 2 and Under
10:30am - Noon 3 Year Olds
Noon - 12:30pm Lunch/Break
12:30pm - 1:30pm Special Needs
1:30pm - 2:30pm 4 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

 

Event Registration: Includes a STRIDER Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!

  • - Pre-Registration is now over.  You may still register on site for $35.
  • - On-site registration will be available starting at 8am and ending 30 minutes prior to each race time - $35 (STRIDER jersey size and color subject to availability)
  • Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2015 STRIDER Championship Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs. We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any STRIDER Rider with Special Needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • - 8 and under class on 12" STRIDER Bikes
  • - 8 and under class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes
  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 16 Sport Bikes
  • - 9 and older class on STRIDER 20 Sport Bikes

Packet Pick Up: Packet Pick Up:Friday, June 5th from 6pm to 8pm will be at theWheel Mill Bike Park at 6815 Hamilton Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Early pick up is not obligatory, but will help speed things along on race day.  If you don't plan on picking your packet up on Friday night please make sure that you're at least 30 minutes early for your scheduled race time.

 

Bring your STRIDER Bike along and get into the Wheel Mill Bike Park for only $8.00

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Hotel of choice: Sheraton Pittsburgh Hotel at Station Square 300 W Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sponsor

 

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Supporters

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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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