Strider Bikes Brings Two-Wheeled Toddler Fun to American Flat Track
American Flat Track To Add Children’s Area For Eight Races

Rapid City, SD (March 14, 2017) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce it is the official sponsor of the Children’s Area for eight of the 2017 American Flat Track races this season. The Strider activation in the Children’s Area will include a Strider Adventure Zone (ride and play area) where children as young as 18 months can learn to balance and ride on the pedal-less bikes.

“It is a key objective to make our events accessible for the entire family,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “The addition of the Strider Adventure Zone will open up many of our races to a new generation of fans, giving them a taste of two-wheel competition in a fun setting.”

The Strider Adventure Zone will be located in the vendor area at Daytona International Speedway – near the main injector – and will open on race day, at 2 p.m.

The first Strider Children’s Area and Strider Racing will kick off March 16 during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla. on a new TT circuit under the bright lights inside Daytona International Speedway. Other race cities include Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Red Mile, KY; Sturgis, SD; Williams Grove, PA; Rolling Hills, NY; and Perris, CA.The Children’s Area will open on Saturday of each race weekend, with the exception of Daytona, where the Strider Adventure Zone will open at 2:00pm, Thursday, March 16th.

The Adventure Zone gives kids 18 months to five years old a chance to test ride a Strider balance bike, play with other kids, and develop balance and coordination in a custom designed area. This safe and friendly environment encourages kids to explore mobility on two wheels and experience the challenge and thrill of riding a Strider on unique terrains and obstacles. Bikes and helmets will be provided. Admission is free for the American Flat Track Races to children under the age of twelve. Admission may be charged for adults at some of the events, and the hours of the festival area are 2:00pm-6:30pm.


About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.


About American Flat Track
American Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

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Strider Balance Bikes Exhibiting at the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo)

Popular Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes Teach Riding Skills to Toddlers

Rapid City, SD (October 4, 2016) — Strider Sports International Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, will be exhibiting at the AIMExpo October 13-16, 2016, at the Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32869. Stop by booth #2643 to learn how toddlers as young as 18 months are quickly and safely learning to ride on two wheels.

 

Strider will be debuting its newest products, the Strider® Rocking Base and the Realtree® Strider  12”Custom Balance Bike. The Rocking Base easily attaches to any 12-inch Strider Balance Bike and allows the youngest member of the family to play with, rock, and ride a Strider Bike on a safe and stable base until they are old enough to ride the bike – which is typically around 18 months. The Realtree Strider Bike is customized with the official Realtree (camo) graphics on a black Strider 12 Classic model.

 

The company also recently announced the license for sales of the Honda Strider 12 Sport Balance Bikes has been expanded worldwide. The other officially licensed, custom models that will be on display in the Strider booth include the Harley-Davidson®, Suzuki, Husqvarna, and KTM Strider Bikes. There is a perfect Strider bike for every toddler! Distribution and sponsorship opportunities are available.

 

By using a Strider Bike, young riders from 18 months to 5 years get to experience the fun and freedom of riding a bike without relying on restrictive training wheels or tricycles. A university study concluded that participants quickly improved their balancing skills by using a Strider Bike.

 

The purpose of the AIMExpo is to serve as the catalyst to bring together industry, press, dealers and consumers in a single arena that creates a grand stage for motorcycling in the U.S. and North America. The AIMExpo will have international impact within the motorcycling community.

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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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Tuesday, 29 October 2013 21:45

Photos From the USA BMX Disney Cup Nationals

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We love to see all the new and returning STRIDER riders at the USA BMX National events! The season is nearly wrapped up, but if you're in Tulsa the final weekend in November make sure to check out the Grands at the QuikTrip Center. You can also look for events in your area on the STRIDER Calendar or find a local STRIDER friendly riding area.

4 Year Old STRIDER
Logan Coakley - Kid Dynamite - St Petersburg, FL
Lilani Pringle - Profile/Crit Plate - Archer, FL
Rebecca Biberos - Loveland, CO
Reagan Rice - Plainfield, IN

3 Year Old STRIDER
Mark Beilfuss - Lutz, FL
Isaac Teran - Astoria, NY
Nixon Murr - Vert Clothing - New Smyrna Bch, FL
Ethan Rose - Winter Springs, FL
Andre Hernandez - Miami, FL
Isabella "Hellz Bellz" Pullen - Kingwood, TX

2 & UNDER STRIDER
Addison "Addi Bo Baddi" Schleifer - Jacksonville, FL
Logan Rudy - Pasadena, MD
Jaystin Simmons - Alachua, FL
Elise Schleifer - Jacksonville, FL
Tanner Burden - Tampa, FL
Edwin Gonzalez
Laila Maszak - Lake Worth, FL
Cooper Loggins - Newnan, GA
Kalia "Rum Bum" Pringle - Profile Racing - Archer, FL

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Another fun filled STRIDER World Championship is in the books! if you made it out, watch the video to catch a glimpse of your STRIDER rider. If you weren't there, watch the video to see all of the fun you missed!

Have a great Saturday! Now get out and ride.

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It has been a busy week since the STRIDER World Championship at Sarasota BMXWe are sorting through all the photos and video and will have them posted this next week. You can view the results HERE.

In the mean time check out this video of the 3 year old finals. It always amazes me how fast these little guys are!

Whether you're tearing it up at the BMX track or taking a leisurely stride through the park, have a GREAT Saturday!

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Once again the STRIDER World Championship weekend was filled with FUN! We have a bunch of photos and a fun highlights video to share from Sarasota thanks to our friends over at Bog Dogs Race Report for the fast turn around! Below are the results and podium shots from the weekend.  

Photos:

Day 1 - 2013 STRIDER World Championship - Qualifiers/Practice

Day 2 - 2013 STRIDER World Championship - Race Day!

Day 3 - 2013 STRIDER World Championship - Fun at Payne Park and the Beach!

Video:

Highlights from the entire weekend!

If you have some great photos of your little one's race experience we'd love to see them! Share them on our Facebook wall, use #SWCh2013 on Instagram, or tweet them at us!

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2 Year Old Class

1st - #218 Demond P-H Jr. - USA
2nd - #221 Nikola T - USA
3rd - #220 Austin S - USA
4th - #226 Lucas C - USA
5th - #231 Shea B - USA
6th - #234 Addison S - USA
7th - #223 Elizabeth M - USA
8th - #221 Lucas B - USA

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3 Year Old Class

1st - #319 Osuke W - Japan
2nd - #322 Doogi C - S. Korea
3rd - #303 Patrik D - Slovakia
4th - #330 Yaroslav S - UK
5th - #346 Braden U - USA
6th - #332 Blake H - USA
7th - #305 Daniel C - USA
8th - #311 Cooper D - Canada

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4 Year Old Class

1st - #416 Tasuku M - Japan
2nd - #419 Koshiro T - Japan
3rd - #417 Tsumugu M - Japan
4th - #403 Rider K - USA
5th - #418 Ryoma S - Japan
6th - #412 Danny d A - Ecuador
7th - #407 Nathan R - Canada
8th - #405 Sebastian F - USA

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5 Year Old Class

1st - #501 Yuki M - Japan
2nd - #523 Gintaro T - Japan
3rd - #525 Christopher V - Ecuador
4th - #522 Rise Y - Japan
5th - #521 Sana M - Japan
6th - #517 Nicholas K - Australia
7th - #508 Adrian D - Slovakia
8th - #520 Riku K - Japan

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Wednesday, 24 July 2013 16:09

STRIDER Track Highlight: Charlotte BMX

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Florida is one of the hot spots for BMX racing in the US and Charlotte BMX is definitely one of the more unique tracks. Their signature yellow announcers nest and bridge are mirrored in their amazing STRIDER specific track! 

We sent track operator, Amanda Carr (yes, THAT Amanda Carr), and asked her some questions about the construction of the track and the success of their STRIDER program.

1. Where are you located?:  Charlotte BMX is located in Punta Gorda, FL.  and online at www.CharlotteBMX.net and on FaceBook.

2. When are you open?:  STRIDER practice ($3) is Monday & Wednesday 6pm-8pm, Sunday 2pm-4:30pm with STRIDER races ($5) the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month at 3:45pm.

3. Why did you build a STRIDER track?:  Charlotte BMX understands the root of BMX Racing is with the youth. We recognize that STRIDER BIkes will help build rider retention and an overall enjoyable family experience at the BMX track!

4. Completion date, cost, and time spent?:  The track was completed on January 1st, 2013. It took about 6 months to completely build it, but racing/practice took place throughout the building process. Total cost was around $1,500.

5. Space and Materials:  Base is 8-10 loads of fill dirt with a surface top of 1-2 loads of 80/20 Red clay and Soil Tac. Track was built with volunteers, a small tractor, shovels, rakes and concrete mixer (for soil tac and slurry).

6. Track Layout:  Total course length is 127 ft. The track consists of Starting hill (7.5 ft wide), 3 turns, 9 rollers, and a 10 ft wooden bridge!

7. Overall Experience: STRIDERS are a great way to get little ones started with BMX racing. Families with multiple children, STRIDERS are a way for the younger siblings to get started and have fun at the track! Charlotte BMX races our STRIDERS at the beginning of our races (on the big track), the parents and riders enjoy watching the little ones stride! They add a new element to our facility.

If you are from the Punta Gorda area, or are ever in the area, make sure to stop by and say hello to Amanda and don't forget to bring your STRIDER riders!

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This last weekend there was some exciting STRIDER action at Cape Coral BMX at the Eagle Classic, part of the SSA Florida Cup Series! If you're in the Sunshine State and you haven't gotten involved in the local USA BMX racing scene you're missing out. This is a dedicated young group of STRIDER Riders who are having a ton of fun! We are also seeing a large number already moving on to pedal bikes, many racing in the STRIDER class and pedal bikes the same weekend!

Here are the results and a couple photos. Check back as we'll post more as they become available from the photographer.

Day 1

4 yr old STRIDER
1 - Stephaine Carroll
2 - Haley Hobbs

3 yr old STRIDER Main A
1- Logan Coakley
2 - Faith Bertges
3 - Cody Abel
4 - Skyler Rueda
5 - Sarah Bencomo

3 yr old Main B
1 - Kylar Juracka
2 - Lilani Pringle
3 - Mason Parker
4 - Ethan Rose

2 yr old STRIDER
1 - Nixon Murr
2 - Curren Barlowe
3 - Jacob Unger
4 - Laila Maszak
5 - Peyton Atkins
6 - Kalia Pringle

Day 2

4 yr old STRIDER
1 - Staphaine Carroll
2 - Haley Hobbs
3 - Jocelyn Foss

3 yr old STRIDER
1 - Logan Coakley
2 - Lilani Pringle
3 - Faith Bertges
4 - Kylar Juracka
5 - Ethan Rose
6 - Cody abel
7 - Mason Parker

2 yr old STRIDER
1 - Nixon Murr
2 - Jacob Unger
3 - Curren Barlowe
4 - Laila Maszak
5 - Peyton Atkins
6 - Kalia Pringle

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Another great weekend of racing at Oldsmar BMX during the 2013 USA BMX Gator Nationals! We'll add more photos as they come in, check back here or like us on Facebook.
 
5 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Jacey Siler - St. Petersburg, FL
    2  Jordyn Siler - ST Petersburg, FL
   
4 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Eidson Mulling 
    2  Haley Hobbs - St Cloud, FL
    3  Elias Horvet
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Lilani Pringle - Team Profile/Crit Plate - Archer, FL
    2  Logan Coakley - St Petersburg, FL
    3  Collin Momper - Team Potter Plates/Dans Comp - Jonesboro, GA
    4  Cooper Davis - Valrico, FL
    5  Matias Morales - Orlando, FL
   
2 & UNDER STRIDER
    1  Carson Hooks - Oak Ridge, NC
    2  Salvatore Aliberti - Land O' Lakes, FL
    3 Charlie Mulling 
    4  Peyton Atkins - Tampa, FL
    5  Uhllana Woods - Benbrook, TX
    6  Blake Herndon - Seffner, FL
    7  Drew Muenger - Oldsmar, FL
    8  Jayce 'Boo Bear' Grieve - Team Factory Doublecross - Cabot, AR
 
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