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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

Published in Press Releases
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 07:00

Merry Christmas From STRIDER!


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Published in Our Passionate Staff

Jerseys, Pocket Bikes, Gloves, Custom STRIDER Book...We're putting the stuff in Stocking Stuffers!


We've got so much more than STRIDER Bikes for your toddlers this holiday season! Are you looking for some stocking stuffers? We've got you taken care off. Combine accessories for a total of $50 or more, and not only will you be a hit around the Christmas tree, but you'll also get FREE Shipping!

Here are some of the latest and greatest:

My Amazing Strider Adventure

1. Customized "My Amazing STRIDER Adventure" book with pocket bike of your choice :  Your child becomes a superhero and tames the mighty Hippomoose in this customized Strider adventure! Enter your child’s name, city, gender, and bike color below and we’ll create a personalized story about your very unique Strider hero! Your choice of a Red, Blue, or Green STRIDER Pocket Bike is included with a purchase of this Storybook.  If purchased individually, the customized book and Pocket Bike will incur a $10 shipping fee.  However, if you bundle this book and child’s toy with other STRIDER bikes, accessories or apparel totaling over $50, then shipping is FREE.


Snow Strider2. Snow STRIDER Ski AccessoryDoes the cold weather have you feeling down? Do you feel like you’re stuck indoors? Introducing our New Snow Strider(R) Ski Accessory! The Snow Strider Ski(R) is a fun new accessory that easily attaches and transforms your strider into the perfect winter toy, in the back yard, cross country, or on the slopes! Check out this YouTube video from some snow loving Canadians to see the Snow STRIDER in action!


STRIDER Adventure Riding Gloves3. STRIDER Adventure Riding GlovesOur STRIDER Adventure Riding Gloves provide excellent protection for your child’s hands. Features an easy to use Velcro closure with a wide glove opening allowing parents and kids to easily slip on the gloves. STRIDER Gloves improve hand grip and are padded to help cushion impacts.


STRIDER Bell4. STRIDER Handlebar Bell Kids love making a little noise! This simple, lightweight bell mounts to the handlebars and lets little ones politely let the world know to "Look out!"


Strider Racing Jersey5. STRIDER Racing Jersey : Show your STRIDER Spirit on and off the race course! Available in three colors with "STRIDER" on the front and "Team STRIDER" on the back.


CalendarCover5. 2014 STRIDER CalendarThe 2014 STRIDER Calendar has arrived! Thanks to our passionate group of STRIDER owners and riders, the calendar has an amazing collection of photos that are sure to make you smile each month. Remember to start saving this year’s photos for entry into the 2015 calendar, and thanks again to all our great customers who participated this year!

Click HERE for additional Holiday ideas 
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Published in STRIDER Tech
Monday, 24 December 2012 15:30

Merry Christmas From STRIDER Sports!

Merry Christmas from Strider Sports International!  Hope you are all having a happy holiday with family and friends. Don’t eat too much and don't over drive the conditions!

Luckily, we've been able to get some stealth photos from the North pole of an elf enjoying the new STRIDER Ski Attachments. These are proving to be a popular accessory for Santa's helpers during the off season!

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Published in Around The World

Hinata got a STRIDER for Christmas! His Mom was super excited and posted to, but she was a bit anxious because she had never seen other STRIDER riders around their neighborhood.

After having a dialogue in the introduction forum for a few days another STRIDER parent suggested that she look into some of the Japanese STRIDER clubs that had been posting videos and messages in other areas of the website.

Yesterday, this video was posted with a brief cameo of Hinata at the very end.  He is loving his STRIDER as much as his Mom and has found some Stridering partners to boot. If you haven't checked out StriderLife yet, drop in and introduce yourself...maybe you'll find somebody in your area to ride with!


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Published in Parents Are Talking
Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:30

The Bendy Guys are Stealing Striders!

We often hear stories of siblings stealing a STRIDER, but this photo of wooden bendy guys caught in the act is a first. Hopefully they don't get too far with this STRIDER or there is going to be a disappointed child on Christmas morning!  Go check out some more antics from "The Bendy Guys" to add a smile to your day.

His Inseam might not be big enough.

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Tuesday, 28 December 2010 19:19

Violet on Christmas Day!

There is nothing more satisfying than seeing kids take their first steps on their new Strider!  We know that a lot of kids got a Strider for Christmas and we'd love to see and hear your stories.

Click through to our facebook page and share a photo or video on our wall...even if they've been riding for a while.  We also have a new review tab and we would love to hear from you on there as well.

Below is a great video we found of Violet (Almost 2)  on YouTube and her first attempts at what appears will be a very successful future of Strider Riding.


Published in Testimonials

Warning: Great review followed by a video with some nasty trike/training wheel crashes.

"We bought two Striders for our 2.5 year old twins who had been really struggling with trying to peddle a tricycle. Within a couple of days they were zipping down the slight incline on our gravel driveway, and really balancing with no adult training required.

We saw them crash many times trying to negotiate riding a tricycle, but they really learned to balance quite easily on the Strider bike. It is well and thoughtfully engineered, strong, but light in weight for small kids.
5 out of 5 stars!  Highly recommended!!!!" -- (Jay in Ohio)


Published in Reviews
Saturday, 18 December 2010 00:46

A Day In The Life...

...of a Strider racer!

Found some cool photos of Nick this week, he is a Strider racer/rider from Washington State.  This past summer he rode in the kids race at 'Bavarian Bike and Brew' in Leavenworth, Washington.  His Dad had this to say about the start to his illustrious racing career, "He loved it! He even did 3 extra laps past the cheering crowd in the Beer garden. Gotta love fans!"

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[caption id="attachment_967" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Quick nap before the big race!"][/caption]

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It seems like more and more racing venues are adding fun events for the Strider crowd.  Make sure to find one in your local area, they are a great way for your kids to have fun and connect with riding buddies for the rest of the year.  Our home base of the Black Hills has Winter and Summer fun, both with festive atmosphere!

Published in Testimonials
Wednesday, 15 December 2010 21:33

Big Brother, Little Brother!

We found a great video on Youtube that we just had to share!  We love that Tabor and Simeon  ride together even though they are clearly at different riding levels and ages.  At Strider we strive to not only develop balance skills at a young age, but to encourage fun with the entire family as well.  Get out, have fun, be safe and have a continued happy holiday season!


Published in Testimonials
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