14x Sport Pedal Bike

There’s always one more person to shop for, one more must-have gift, one perfect present that will make your Holiday season memorable for years to come.  We want to make sure that everyone who asked for a Strider Balance Bike this year, gets theirs by the right day.  December 11th is the last day that we can guarantee holiday shipping for any of our Strider Balance Bikes or accessories. Still not sure what to get? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Strider 14x Sport Balance Bike – Welcome the newest addition to the Strider Balance Bike family.  The Strider 14x Sport is a balance bike designed for children 3 – 7 years old.  This balance bike offers instant riding success and provides a strong foundation for future riders.  Read all about the 14x and how it was designed to give your child instant riding success.  As soon as your little one has mastered balancing and striding on the 14x, they’re ready to progress to pedaling.  Simply attach the included pedal kit and your child is ready to start using the 14x as a pedal bike.  This highly-acclaimed balance bike offers the complete learn-to-ride package in one great bike.  We only have limited quantities until 2018.  Get yours today before they’re all gone!

Strider 12 Sport

Strider 12” Sport Balance Bike – The Strider Balance Bike parents know and love.  The 12” Sport is our most popular model worldwide and for good reason.  It offers the best features that a balance bike should have. EVA polymer tires keep the bike extremely lightweight and don’t need to be filled with air. Quick-release clamps for the seat and handlebars make adjusting the Strider Sport easy for anyone.  Your little one can rest their feet easy on the patented footrest.  The handgrips were specifically designed to fit little hands more comfortably.  From 18 months to 5 years old, the Strider 12” Sport is perfect for the beginning rider.  Join the Strider family today!

Baby Bikes

Strider Rocking Base – Not quite ready to take the Strider balance bike out for a walk yet?  Can’t wait for your little one to start riding a Strider?  No problem. Start your baby rocking on this fun, low-to-the-ground Strider Rocking Base. The Strider Rocking Base easily attaches to a Strider Balance Bike and transforms it into the perfect rocking horse bike! The Strider Rocking Base doesn’t need any batteries and comes completely squeak-free, unlike some other rocking horses you might come across.  Get ready for hours of fun as the Strider Rocking Base teaches your child the beginning motor skills of balance and stability.  Ready to rock?  Get yours today!

Strider Snow SkisStrider Snow Skis – Dreaming of a white Christmas?  So are we!  Hitting the slopes is one of our favorite winter activities.  So, we thought we’d combine our two favorite things, bike riding, and skiing.  The end result?  Attachable skis to any 12” Strider model.  The Strider Snow Skis are one of our top-selling accessories that easily attaches and transforms your child's bike into the perfect winter toy, in the backyard, cross country, or on the slopes. Pair the Strider Bike ski attachment with your child's balance bike for the ultimate winter experience!  Don’t let cabin fever stop you and your little one from getting outside.  The Strider Snow Skis go fast, so make sure you’ve got enough pairs for every little Strider rider in your life today!

Share the joy of riding this Holiday Season with Strider Balance Bikes.  Already have a Strider Balance Bike for your little one?  No problem.  We’ve got a full selection of Strider accessories that make great stocking stuffers and fun little gifts for your little ones to enjoy.  From custom grips to seats and wheels, we’ve got everything you need to completely customize the look of your child’s Strider Balance Bike! Don’t forget to put your orders in by December 11th to make a Christmas delivery!  Stride On!

 

Published in In The News
Friday, 29 March 2013 06:00

It's the Stuff We Carry

 

What do you currently use your bike for? Now think, what would you like to use it for? I ask this because it can raise some interesting options regarding the type of bike you’ll want. If you want to be a hardcore racer, then you can probably skip this post. However, if you want to ride your bike for daily use like riding to the store, commuting to work or even taking a stroll with your STRIDER rider you are the perfect candidate for a cargo bike.

Cargo bikes are becoming more and more common here in the US. They’ve been common in other areas of the world where there is a higher percentage of people using bikes for daily use but I do see the trend on the rise here.

The idea behind a cargo bike isn’t very complicated. You can load up your bike and haul stuff.

 

There are many types of cargo bikes on the market today and you could probably convert your existing bike to a heavy hauler with a few simple pieces. A simple way to convert your bike to haul stuff would be to add a rack and some panniers (bags that attach to the rack, think saddle bags on a motorcycle). Depending upon the size of panniers, you could haul quite a load. I have 2 panniers on a bike and I could easily haul enough stuff for a weeklong trip yet they work great for commuting to work too. I can fit an extra set of clothes, food, shoes, a laptop and the kitchen sink if need be.

Acme strider cargoIf you’re idea is more of a trip to the bulk shopping center then you might want to look for a more specific bike. An actual cargo bike will allow you to haul a lot of stuff. Back in the day, I had a Kona Ute that allowed me to haul a 50 pound bag of dog food, 4 gallons of milk and multiple sacks of groceries. The coolest part is that I could have packed on more. I’ve even seen full house moving parties using these cargo bikes so the capabilities are limitless.

 

Our local STRIDER dealer, Acme Bicycles, uses a Civia Halsted cargo bike to deliver fun (picture on the right).

It doesn’t matter the type or size of your bike, chances are you can add a few bits and pieces to make it more useful. Most trips are under 2 miles anyway and you might find it’s faster to go by bike.

Tip #6 - Get a bell for that bike. It’s good to let people know when you’re coming around a blind corner or coming up behind someone. Safety first.

 

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