Officially Licensed Redline STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes Give Toddlers A Head Start On Riding
Rapid City, SD (August 28, 2013) — Building on the worldwide success of the original STRIDER bike (over 600,000 sold to date), the new Special Edition Redline STRIDER brings the best in the world of BMX to tomorrow’s racing and freestyle stars.
The Redline STRIDER bike is a revolutionary developmental tool for very young children aged 18 months to five years. At just 6.7 pounds, it is lightweight and easy to control. The adjustable seat and handlebars help accommodate a growing child.
Choose between bright red and blue Redline models, featuring the official logos and number plate of the famous BMX company. The bikes will be made available worldwide early November through both Strider Bike and Seattle Bike Supply distributors. The latest STRIDERS give children the look of their favorite Redline riders like Olympic Silver Medalist, Sam Willoughby, and Dew Tour Champion, Brandon Dosch.
A study by the University of South Dakota with three to five-year-old children concluded that participants benefited from using a STRIDER bike by improving their balance. The researchers demonstrated STRIDERS to be a safer alternative than using training wheels for learning to ride and discovering the world on two wheels.
“The new Redline STRIDER is a natural fit for us after being involved with BMX racing for the past three years through our Strider Racing program,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider Bikes. “It’s amazing to see kids get the thrill of being on the track for the first time. We know the Redline STRIDERS will bring that joy to more children at USA BMX tracks and bike parks around the country!”
Seattle Bike Supply Marketing Manager Dirk Sorenson adds, “We are very excited to work with Strider. Combining our Redline BMX heritage with Strider’s surefire system to develop young riders, made an enormous amount of sense to us.”
Redline® is a trademark of Seattle Bike Supply Inc. and used under license. This product is manufactured by Strider Sports International, Inc. and is a Redline Officially Licensed Product.
To learn more about the Redline STRIDER,visit http://www.StriderBikes.com/bikes/co-branded/Redline.
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About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed worldwide. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit http://www.StriderBikes.com.
About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes
If your toddler can walk, your toddler can rider a STRIDER™. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows toddlers to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. Available at http://www.StriderBikes.com.
About Redline Bicycles
Redline bicycles is dedicated to cycling on dirt, in mud, and on the street.
We got our start in 1974 by reinventing the BMX race fork when we released the first tubular chromoly design to the market. Rooted in BMX, our design succeeds in building bikes that best transfers control and power from rider to dirt. This design focus has led to breakout bikes in the Cyclo-cross and Mountain bike categories. The bottom line is we love riding in the dirt and that passion is found in the bikes and accessories we build. Ride the winning line, Redline bicycles. Find out more at http://www.Redlinebicycles.com/.
About Seattle Bike Supply
Seattle Bike Supply, an Accell Group Company, is one of the United States’ largest cycling specific parts and accessories distributors. Seattle Bike Supply (SBS) serves the independent bike shop by providing rapid access to hundreds of cycling’s top brands. SBS serves the retailer with an online ordering system, expert in-house sales staff , a custom-wheel service, and a distribution system to serve all US independent bicycle retailers. SBS owns Redline Bicycles, Torker Bicycles, and Pryme Protective Gear. Additionally, SBS is the exclusive US distributor for XLC, Basil, WeThePeople, and MacNeil. For more information, please contact Dirk Sorenson, Marketing Manager at 425-251-1516 ext. 1211 or visit www.seattlebikesupply.com.
Daniel (yellow bike above), is a seasoned STRIDER Pro at 4 years old. Over the years we've shown video of him on family vacations, Riding his STRIDER Snow Skis down Canadian mountain-sides, and in skate parks. He has been featured in several 2013 STRIDER calendar shots as well (download the 2013 calendar here).
Now it's time to meet his little brother, Lucas (age 2) who hasn't quite gotten the hang of his seat yet. After watching this video a couple times now we were impressed by his wildman mentality and resilience. There is a cameo from cousin Jason in the skate park and also some really good footage of Daniel (4) on his pedal bike.
Watch out world, there are some bike masters coming out of Canada, eh!