Thanks for making 2016 another great year for the Strider Calendar Contest! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ from November and December! You can check the other entries Here and Here on our Flickr Page.
If you were one of the top 3 selected you will receive an email with your gift certificate information next week.
November Calendar Winners
December Calendar Winners
Strider Bikes Announces 2017 Strider Cup® National Race Series for Toddlers
Tiny Strider® Bike Riders to Compete on Custom-Designed Tracks from Coast to Coast
Rapid City, SD (November 17, 2016) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its 2017 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children. These family-friendly races for the tiniest competitors will give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at three stops across the country next spring and summer, as well as the final worldwide event next July, the Strider Cup World Championship event.
The unique Strider Cup race series caters directly to children between 2 and 5 years old who want to show off their riding skills and compete in a friendly atmosphere against other Strider riders. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.
You’ll find Strider Cup races in the following cities in 2017:
• Saturday, May 6: Fort Worth, TX, at Sundance Square
• Saturday, May 27: Pittsburgh, PA, at Southside Works
• Saturday, June 10: Lincoln, NE, at Tower Square
The series-ending Strider Cup World Championship race will be held July 22 at Gallivan Center
in Salt Lake City, UT, where nearly 250 toddlers competed on the custom Strider track in 2016. Organizers are expecting over 400 toddler-aged racers from around the world to compete at this pinnacle event.
There will be races for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds at each event. Registration fee is $25, and will open in January. Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration.
Pre-registration will be available soon; visit http://www.striderbikes.com/events for further information. Sponsors for the 2017 events include Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, LDS Hospital, FedEx, Amica Insurance, and more.
For the second year in a row, Strider will host races for athletes with special needs at each of the events. These athletes will race the 12” balance bike models, as well as Strider’s new, larger 16” and 20” balance bikes, which the company launched in 2014 specifically for the special needs community.
A typical Strider race scene features excited and proud young parents and grandparents eagerly encouraging their young racers as bright yellow cowbells are rung and the starting gate drops. Toddlers, some still in diapers, lean forward, kick their short legs, and embark upon their 600-foot plus journey over obstacles from dirt mounds to wooden ramps. All racers are treated to a celebratory podium award ceremony immediately following their main race, where they will receive either a trophy or a medal and pose for the crowd of proud parents and spectators.
As one parent put it, “My son loves his Strider Bike and this event has given him a great way to race, go fast, and feel like a big kid without having to navigate pedals.”
Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World Championship. Please visit our website at http://www.striderbikes.com/events for more information.
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.
Halloween Costumes, riding through leaves, Huge Smiles...October was another great month for the Strider Calendar Contest! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ. You can check out all the entries on our Flickr page.
If you were one of the top 3 selected for October you will receive an email with your gift certificate information.
Don't forget November and December entries are due by November 15th!
1st Place - Leaf Pile Drop In
2nd Place - Small Block Engine
3rd Place - Minnie In The Mountains
Danny MacAskill is at it again...Skip the Saturday morning cartoons and watch this great new edit from Scotland to inspire your little Strider rider!
53 entries in September...yet another month full of amazing Strider Calendar Contest Entries! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ. You can check out all the entries on our Flickr page.
If you were one of the top 3 selected for August you will receive an email with your gift certificate information.
Don't forget to keep snapping and capturing the cute, intense, and fun moments for your October entries!
1st Place - End of Summer Striding
2nd Place - Stay Focused and Stride On
3rd Place - Oh, The Places You'll Go
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.
August was yet another month full of amazing Strider Calendar Contest Entries! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ. You can check out all the entries on our Flickr page.
If you were one of the top 3 selected for August you will receive an email with your gift certificate information.
Don't forget to keep snapping and capturing the cute, intense, and fun moments for your September entries!
1st Place - Rocky Mountain Ride
2nd Place - Strider Graduate
3rd Place - Swimming With Strider
Rapid City, SD (August 17, 2016) — Strider Sports Int’l., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, has identified an even younger group of potential bike riders – toddlers, ages 12-24 months, just learning to stand and walk.
According to Strider Founder and Chief Enthusiast, Ryan McFarland, “a baby who rocks becomes a toddler who rides! We all know babies enjoy rocking horses when they are small. The problem is that no child ever gets to unhitch the horse and ride off into the sunset. With the Strider Bike and Rocking Base system, babies as young as 12 months can safely rock and play on the bike when first introduced, then graduate to the true freedom that the Strider bike offers as they ride away some months later.”
This new product 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 Rocking Base is made of all-weather, durable black plastic and includes all tools necessary to attach to a bike. Maximum rider weight for the rocking base is 40 pounds. The Strider Rocking Base is available for order immediately, retails for $79.99, and does not include a Strider bike.
Strider Sports International, the leading manufacturer of no-pedal balance bikes, has sold over one million Strider Bikes since 2007. The Strider Bike line-up includes the 12” model for younger riders and the 16” and 20” models, developed in the last couple of years for older children and adults with balance and coordination challenges.
All Strider Bikes and accessories are available through the Strider website and at local Authorized Strider Dealers. To order your Strider Rocking Base, visit https://www.striderbikes.com/launch/rocker.
July was yet another month full of amazing Strider Calendar Contest Entries! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ. You can check out all the entries on our Flickr page.
If you were one of the top 3 selected for July you will receive an email with your gift certificate information.
Don't forget to keep snapping and capturing the cute, intense, and fun moments for your August entries!
1st Place - Quadruplets!
2nd Place - Pure Joy
3rd Place - Summer Puddles
What a GREAT day of Strider Cup racing in Spokane's Riverfront Park! We were a little nervous when we woke up to clouds and a light rain, but the skies cleared and little legs strode over, through and around various obstacles. We ended up with 188 registered racers. Happy, smiling faces received medals and trophies as champions were crowned in 2 and under, 3, 4, 5 year old, and special needs divisions. Don't forget, everyone who participated is welcome to attend the Strider Cup World Championships in San Francisco, California, July 29th and 30th.
A huge thank you to all the racers, their families, and to our sponsor, Toyota, for the wonderful support. It could not have been as amazing without you!
Speaking for the staff of Strider (and all of the amazing volunteers) we had a wonderful time in Spokane exploring the city and the beautiful Riverfront Park, but most of all enjoyed race day along with the enthusiasm and stories that surrounded the Strider experience of the racers.
Below are the results from each race class:
2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 63
- 1#221 Reid Jordan - Kennewick, WA
- 2#202 Ryan "Flyin' Ryan" Taylor - Calgary, AB, Canada
- 3#226 Eli Gwinn - Otis Orchards, WA
- 4#214 Beckett Cook - Spokane Valley, WA
- 5#201 William "Will" Stuart - Spokane, WA
- 6#203 Zane Scholes - Post Falls, ID
- 7#223 Colton "Bird" John - Post Falls, ID
- 8#256 Connor Runnion - Moses Lake, WA
- 9#241 Connor Mabbott - Spokane, WA
3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 63
- 1#329 Reese Keyser - Kalispell, MT
- 2#345 Ryder Meyer - Spokane, WA
- 3#302 Alexander "AJ" Rodriguez - Spokane, WA
- 4#332 Lorenzo Hewitt - Spokane, WA
- 5#320 Braydin "B-Dog" Gaines - Spokane, WA
- 6#307 Nikko Nuxoll - Lewiston, ID
- 7#310 Emmet Zvekan - Seattle, WA
- 8#357 Noah Everson - Polson, MT
- 9#306 Gabe Mazzuca - Coeur d'Alene, ID
4 YEAR OLD CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 39
- 1#434 London "Lando" Ellenwood - Polson, MT
- 2#422 Gauge Butler - Happy Valley, OR
- 3#435 Emmett Clemenhagen - Kendrick, ID
- 4#405 Rylie Prussack - Post Falls, ID
- 5#407 Rad Rieth - Cheney, WA
- 6#402 Tomota Brodsky - Spokane, WA
- 7#419 Karson Wise - Spokane Valley, WA
- 8#404 Matthew "MJ" Orlob - Spokane, WA
5 AND UNDER CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 13
- 1#513 Grady Caudill - Blanchard, ID
- 2#507 Ateden Koplin - West Bountiful, UT
- 3#506 Atticus Krenz - Spokane Valley, WA
- 4#503 Jamseon Holleran - Cheney, WA
- 5#501 Haakon Nies - Bozeman, MT
- 6#512 Sawyer Haggerty - Liberty Lake, WA
- 7#511 Cohen Burke - Spokane Valley, WA
- 8#510 Adah Schur - Kennewick, WA
- 9#508 Bergen Gates - Spokane, WA
- 10#509 Kari Legg - Lewiston, ID
SPECIAL NEEDS 8 and up (Group 1) - Total Riders = 5
- 1#902 Johanna Schuele-Van Aken(9) - Medical Lake, WA
- 2#904 Kaden Pinyo(11) - Spokane, WA
- 3#908 Morgan Reel(13) - Spokane, WA
- 4#906 Kenner Clark(10) - Spokane, WA
- 5#901 Payton Pearce(9) - Spokane Valley, WA
SPECIAL NEEDS 8 and up (Group 2) - Total Riders = 5
- 1#903 Abigail Gacusana(11) - Spokane, WA
- 2#907 Hailey Borbridge-Dishneau(14) - Spokane Valley, WA
- 3#905 Nathanial Contreras(8) - Cheney, WA
- 4#909 Andrew Roy(10) - Spokane, WA
- 5#910 Benjamin Mueller(10) - Spokane, WA