Monday, 26 May 2014 09:33

Get Ready To Be Inspired By Derek!

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Derek is a very special young man from Philip, SD (80 miles from STRIDERville). He has inspired many in his community, in partictular his 3rd grade teacher. It's letters like this that inspire us everyday at Strider! "Derek is a 9 year old boy with cerebral palsy whose heart hasn't been bound by the limitations of his body. He is a joy and delight to all he meets and spends every waking minute lifting the spirits of those around him. Derek spends each morning standing at the edge of the parking lot, greeting every car as it comes up to…
  If you haven’t noticed already Strider Bikes is partnering with Young Athletes Programs and Special Olympics Events all across the nation to spread the word and joy about our bikes. Some individuals with special needs are riding a bike for the very first time, and the results might surprise some, but truthfully don’t surprise us one bit! What we’re seeing is success, increased mobility, smiling faces, shining confidence, and most importantly we’re all having FUN! If you will be attending the 2014 Special Olympics Games please stop and say hello! Try out a bike while you’re there. Also, we’ll…
Monday, 03 March 2014 16:39

The Great Bike Giveaway!

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  Strider Bikes is proud to announce their partnership with The Friendship Circle of Michigan, a non-profit organization that provides programs and support to families and individuals with special needs. For the third consecutive year Friendship Circle is holding the Great Bike Giveaway, a national contest giving away adaptive bikes to children with special needs. Bike companies from around the U.S. are donating bikes to the children and young adults who need them most, and Strider is excited to be able to join in on the fun! Here’s how it works; Each bike page has a space where users can…
Tuesday, 04 February 2014 13:19

Warm Fuzzies In STRIDERville!

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Need something to smile about?  Just look at our facebook page!  At Strider we get to hear a ton of fun stories from parents of toddlers learning to ride bikes and their amazing adventures.  The pictures we receive could literally have us overdosing on cuteness on any given day.  It is truly one of the most rewarding parts of our job! I have to admit, though, I have a soft spot in my heart for the letters, emails and pictures we get from therapists who are using our bikes as a tool to improve the health and lives of kids…
  Our mission at Strider is to build bikes that develop balance, coordination, and confidence in children.  Having a primary focus on active toddlers, we are naturally inspired by others with the same goals!   People with intellectual disabilities can begin training and competing in Special Olympics at the age of 8.  In 2005 Special Olympics decided to add a program that prepares children with intellectual disabilities, ages 2 to 7, for future participation in Special Olympics.  The creation of the Young Athletes Program added a motor and social skills development element to Special Olympics that is benefiting tens of…
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 15:28

THE Big Event in 2014!

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Who isn’t aware of the big football game in February? Let’s see, I think it is called the Superbowl and it is being held in New Jersey. Yes, it is a big deal. AND, for all of you sport fanatics out there, we could also mention the Winter Olympics are in Sochi in February 2014. Yes, this also is a pretty big deal. While these huge events will provide us all with some hours of great television viewing - will they inspire you? In June, months after these two events have passed, an event like no other will also be…
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