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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.

Published in Press Releases
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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Published in Parents Are Talking

Kids are great imitators, as any of you with STRIDER riders of your own already know. Check out this little 2 year old kickstarting his KTM STRIDER in the rain.

He has some trouble, but eventually gets it going.

Now get outside on have some fun!

 

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Published in Adventure Striding
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 18:33

Passing on the passion

 

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Motocross and riding dirt bikes in general have been a huge part of my life.  Some of the fondest moments growing up involve hot summer days, great friends and dirt bikes. From a  mustard colored 1972 Honda CT 70 to a 2012 KTM 450 SX-F, I can relive thousands of laughs, triumphs, bonds and tears.  All those days riding down by the river or on a track have driven my passion for two wheeled adventures.

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The passion started the day my father brought home a blown up 1976 Honda XL70.  I remember being super excited to what I considered a real dirt bike.  I sat in the garage every night and stared at that thing for hours just imagining the freedom of ripping down the trails and ditches by our house.  Finally, my father got around to switching the piston, cylinder, and head from the old CT70 onto the XL70.  Call it crazy, but I can still feel the excitement of that cool Saturday morning.  

The next task was to modify the bike into a finely-tuned moto machine.  He removed the blinkers and taillight, installed a K&N air filter, and welded on some type of Briggs and Stratton muffler on that thing that had to save a dozen or so pounds.  Like a surgeon's assistant, I was sucking up knowledge and grabbing tools like a pro.  These days with my father were priceless as he was a traveling sales representative and seldom home during the week. After everything was tested and ready, I threw on my helmet and we rode double to a friend's farm.  This was no ordinary motorcycle, it had a manual clutch.  I was probably six at the time and couldn't yet reach the ground.  My father stood behind and pushed me off as I let out the clutch.  Stopping was none of our concern and off I went.

Fast forward 30 years and this last fall I bought my son a used 1998 Honda XR80.  He was coming off a Honda XR70 of all things with an auto clutch.  We brought it home and immediately tore into it, taking off the broken hand guards, fixing what needed to be fixed and giving the bike a full service.  He was right next to me learning how things worked and handing me tools.  Looking onto his eyes, he had found the passion.

Glancing over at the 70, I smiled remembering where it all began.

 

Either in a local park on a STRIDER or on your friend's farm, get your kids out riding!

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Thursday, 12 April 2012 21:05

STRIDER Birthday Party!

What kind of birthday party do you have when your Dad owns a powersports store? You guessed it...A STRIDER party with all your friends.

This wasn't just any STRIDER either! Check out the Yamaha racing plate signed by none other than James Stewart and Davi Millsaps at a recent Supercross event.

Racen turned 3 and he is all about STRIDER riding and Dirt Bikes. With a name like Racen and a jump start on two wheels he may be riding for team JGR Racing and autographing number plates someday!

Stride On and Happy Birthday!

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Published in Parents Are Talking

Last Saturday the next generation of Enduro racers got to warm up the track with some STRIDER Cup racing action! 34 kids came out to race on a challenging course with obstacles that included tires, logs and some mud for good measure.

Head over to www.StriderLife.com and share your photos and reactions.

2 Year Olds

[1] Bailey Merchant #202

[2] Spenser Orozco #201

[3] Caedmaon Hauck #203

[4] John Farrar #209

3 Year Olds

[1] Liah Torpy #301

[2] Kason Barry #303

[3] Finnan Wheaton #302

[4] Claire Reth #306

[5] Talia Hagan #305

[6] Cole Brumbaugh #304

[7] Quinn Mason #308

[8] Leah Belmore #307

4 Year Olds

[1] Taycen Bertolotto #408

[2] Ronan Wheaton #402

[3] Landyn Kruske #407

[4] Evan Adams #403

[5] Tanner Engesser #406

[6] Evan Duncan #411

[7] Gavin Chiaroni #409

[8] Bridger Massa #401

[9] Kendall Wittenberg #410

[10] David Lewis #405

[11] Rush Turner #404

5 Year Olds

[1] Kadin Gonzales #502

[2] Gavin Spellman #503

[3] Jackson Morrison #507

[4] Brady Johnson #508

[5] Hunter Merchant #504

[6] Payton Powles #511

[7] Alexa Jacobs #501

[8] Wyatt Brumbaugh #506

[9] Holden Harmon #509

[10] Maddy Arehart #505

[11] Freddie Reth #510

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Published in Strider Racing
Thursday, 29 December 2011 20:24

Like Father, Like Son: Follow The Leader

Here is a great video of Paxton on his KTM STRIDER following his Dad over objects in the back yard.  This is a fun way to encourage your kids to try obstacles on their STRIDER.  Going up and over patio stones, 2 x 4's and off of small curbing will help your STRIDER rider improve there riding and balance.

This also has the added benefit of improving a parent's balance while showing their kids that being out of doors on two wheels is fun! Whether you're on your trials motorcycle, mountain bike or beach cruiser get out for a ride soon.

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Published in Parents Are Talking

At the age of seven "Cowboy" Kenny Bartram (#690) started his career in motorcycles.  After turning professional at the age of fifteen his destiny was clear.  Since that fateful day he has become the winning-est freestyle (10 X-game medals) motocross rider in the world!

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Kenny was inspired by his uncle...we have a feeling that his son, Brooks Bartram, will have all the inspiration he'll ever need! For his 4th birthday his Dad bought him a KTM STRIDER to match his own KTM Motocross bike.

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After a little experimentation Brooks is already hitting ramps, albeit a bit smaller than the ones his Dad is jumping off of:

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Published in Reviews