For the second year in a row he will be putting on a STRIDER riding clinic on Day 1 of the STRIDER World Championships! From 2:00pm to 3:00pm on October 12th Greg will be sharing his wealth of knowledge with parents and STRIDER riders.
This is a great chance for parents to help their STRIDER riders understand some of the basic concepts of BMX racing and bike handling. The full schedule of events is up at Strider Life. Please note that parental involvement is important for this event and will be held at Sarasota BMX.
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Strider World Cup Racers - Mar 26, 2012 -
Greg Hill, five-time BMX World Champion, has given his official endorsement for Strider Bikes, calling them “the most effective way for aspiring bike riders to develop basic riding skills”.
Greg Hill is an old-school professional bicycle motocross (BMX) racer whose prime competitive years were 1977 to 1989. He retired from the competitive top-level pro circuit after the 1998 season. Hill took his racing mentality to a number of business ventures, including motivational and how-to instructional books and videos. Additionally, he started a BMX bicycle company, Greg Hill Products (GHP), during the 1980s. The company is currently thriving as Greg teaches clinics around the world instructing children how to race.
The BMX legend continues about Strider No-Pedal PRE-Bikes, their ease of use, and impact on the sport of BMX Racing, "When it comes to products for developing basic bike riding skills, there is nothing quite like the Strider balance bike. These bikes are so light and easy for kids to ride — they’re just awesome! I witnessed the positive results firsthand when we picked up a few Striders for our grandkids. We put them together easily and let them hop on. At first they were just riding around our driveway, then the magic happened! I looked out the window at the miniature BMX track in my backyard the next morning and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The kids were actually making full laps on their Striders that they could not do on their other bikes.”
According to Greg, his grandchildren used to watch him ride and would simply push their bigger bikes around the track, as they were unable to ride the larger, heavier bikes on the challenging terrain. With the Strider bikes, both kids were riding laps. “They were so happy! I knew these Strider balance bikes were good, but witnessing my own grandkids riding them...wow! That really was the best form of advertisement anyone could ever see."
Greg is currently travelling around the country to USA BMX National races to help with the Strider World Cup races being run on Saturday morning of each event. The young riders are thrilled to get to race on a portion of the same track where their heroes will race minutes later.
“This is one of the most exciting products to happen to BMX. It’s rejuvenating the sport and ensuring that the sport continues long into the future. I am just amazed at the world of opportunity for these Strider Bikes. If they can have this kind of an impact on BMX, imagine what it can do for youngsters all over the world!”