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Title Sponsor Strider Presents Inspiration Award at Sturgis Hall of Fame Breakfast

Announces Strider Education Foundation

Rapid City, SD (August 23, 2017) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s balance bikes, was the presenting sponsor for the 2017 Sturgis Museum Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held on August 9 in conjunction with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. To kick off the ceremonies, its founder, Ryan McFarland, presented the Strider Inspiration Award to David Drolc, age 10. Despite having Down syndrome, David learned to balance and ride on a Strider 12” balance bike, and most recently, on a motorcycle. Upon watching David master a motorcycle on the large screen video, over 800 leather-clad motorcycle enthusiasts jumped to their feet with a standing ovation for the young man receiving the Inspiration Award. 

“Strider is changing the paradigm of how kids learn to ride and setting the new standard for how young children explore the world on two wheels and ultimately make their own history,” says McFarland. “To that end, we just announced the formation of a non-profit, the Strider Education Foundation, whose mission is to inspire new riders of all abilities to a life of two-wheeled adventures for years to come. Someday, these kids may be future inductees into the Sturgis Museum's Hall of Fame.”

For more information about the Strider Education Foundation, to donate, or to inquire about a Strider Education Foundation donation for an organization, please visit www.StriderEducationFoundation.org.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider Sports designs efficient, balance bikes for children ages 18 months – 5 years, and for older riders with balance and coordination challenges. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike, so proper size and weight combine to eliminate fear of riding and instill confidence. Strider Bikes allow riders to learn balance, leaning, and steering; thus eliminating the need for tricycles or training wheels. Founded in 2007 in Rapid City, S.D., Strider has sold over 1.7 million bikes which are distributed in over 75 countries. It has donated over $850,000 through its Rider Fund. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook or Instagram.

About The Museum

The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame's mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of motorcycling; honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle; and pay tribute to the heritage of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Our vision is to continue as a world-class museum offering comprehensive and educational exhibits and showcasing rare and unusual motorcycles significant to our history and our sport. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame stands out because of the fact that we not only document the history of the machines, we document the history of the people who have shaped and changed the sport and lifestyle. This will be a resource and inspiration for future generations. Honor the Ride… Build the Legacy!

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Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes Will Be All Over Town During The Biggest Motorcycle Week


Rapid City, SD (July 22, 2013) — Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, will have their top-selling bikes at various locations during the 73rd Annual Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally August 1-11, 2013.

Come see why STRIDER® No-Pedal balance bikes are the fastest, safest, and easiest way to teach toddlers as young as 18 months to discover the world on two wheels.

Find STRIDER bikes at the following locations throughout the week:

- Black Hills Harley Davidson ®: August 3rd through 10th from 10am – 8pm daily

- CrossRoads at the Buffalo Chip: August 1st through 11th from 9am – 9pm daily

- Sturgis Motorcycle Museum: August 1st through 10th, 10am – 8pm daily

STRIDER bikes will also be donated for the benefit auctions following the Legends Ride on Monday, August 5, and the Sturgis Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductions held Wednesday, August 7, at 9:00am at The Lodge in Deadwood.

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.


Sturgis, South Dakota is the center of the motorcycle universe for one week every summer and STRIDER will be right in the middle of the Main Street madness.
The Sturgis® Motorcycle Rally is the experience of a lifetime in a place where local people can still show you a thing or two about hospitality and visiting exhibitors can show you anything and everything needed for a true motorcycle lover.


“The 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally literally hits close to home for us at Strider headquarters,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider. “Our main offices are located only a quick 25 mile ride down I-90 from Sturgis. We are well aware of the history behind the rally and are honored to be a part of the event this year. Our popular no-pedal bikes are the perfect way to keep the passion for riding alive for the next generation.”

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