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Sometimes an email makes you grimace, other times you smile with delight. When Ann at Strider received the below from Special Education teacher Monti Poulson, she had no idea the fire she had sparked. Monti has taken giant leaps with her students on Strider Bikes. And it all started with this email to Ann … ”I appreciated your enthusiasm so much-you lit a fire under me and I've planned 5 camps this summer …You're AwEsOmE!!  I had tried talking to many people for months to get this all going and you were the only person who gave me a plan…
Monday, 20 March 2017 11:22

World Down Syndrome Day and Strider Bikes

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Per its official website, World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed on March 21st every year, is a “global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.”  As I reflect on working with Strider Bikes to share stories of their special needs outreach, four extraordinary individuals come to mind. Marissa with Moxie When I met Marissa, the word “moxie” popped into my head. Dictionary.com defines it…
Friday, 20 January 2017 04:32

2017 Strider Cup - Special Needs Racing

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Join us for the 2017 Strider Cup® races!   The Strider Cup races are an opportunity for individuals of all abilities to enjoy some friendly competition. There are several Strider Cup races held internationally each year, three in the United States, and one Strider Cup World Championship which will be held in Salt Lake City, UT on July 22, 2017. Each stop on the 2017 Strider Cup race series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs of all ages! We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any…
Monday, 21 November 2016 20:59

Asher Nash is Down Right Perfect!

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                                                                                 Photo Credit: Crystal Barbee Photography If you've been on Facebook in the last 3 months you've probably seen a picture of Asher Nash! His Mom, Meagan, submitted some photos to a casting agency to hopefully land a photoshoot with Carter's. The agency didn't submit them because they hadn't specifically asked for a model with "special needs". Meagan decided to post…
Strider Bikes Announces 2017 Strider Cup® National Race Series for ToddlersTiny 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…
  Thank You Soooo much for coming out to the 2017 Strider Cup World Championship! Wow – what an amazing record/breaking day of international toddler Strider bike racing! Nearly 400 toddlers from 14 countries and 30 riders with special needs competed for the worlds fastest Strider bike rider in Saturday's races held at Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City. Little legs lined up behind the 24 foot start gate and strode over, through and around various obstacles along the 777 foot custom built race course. We all witnessed little Finn transfer up four times in the 3-year old category and…
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