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…
LINCOLN SPECIAL OLYMPIC ATHLETES TRAIN FOR STRIDER CUP Special Olympic athletes in Lincoln are now training for the City’s first Strider Cup Race from9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 in the Railyard. Most of the 23 athletes who are learningto ride Strider Bikes are on the Lincoln Shooting Stars, a Special Olympics Nebraska teamsponsored by the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department’s Easterday Recreation Center. Strider Sports International donated 30 of the no-pedal balance bikes to Special OlympicsNebraska, with 22 designated for Easterday. In addition to the 12-inch model for younger riders,the company has in recent years developed 16-inch…
Friday, 19 February 2016 07:50

The Great Bike Giveaway 2016

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Once again, Strider is proud to be a part of the Friendship Circle of Michigan’s Great Bike Giveaway! Last year, with the help of generous donors like you, the giveaway awarded 17 Strider Bikes and several other adaptive bikes to children with special needs. This year it’s going to be even better! In March of 2016 the Great Bike Giveaway is hoping to give a bike to every contestant that enters! Yes, you read that right… so now’s your chance to spread the word! The process is simple: 1.) Go to the Great Bike Giveaway Website to enter and for complete…
A special guest post by  Amy Heuston Special Education Teacher at Central High School in Rapid City, SD   I watched in awe and exhilaration as I cheered on two of our school’s Special Olympics athletes recently in the Special Needs Races at the Strider World Championship. Sweet, yet quite competitive, 13-year-old Ali led most of the race, agilely keeping just ahead of 19-year-old Grady. His longer legs and strong stature gave him a powerful push, and he edged past her at the finish. As we congratulated each other with hugs, I smiled with pride and pure joy. I could hardly…
Sunday, 15 November 2015 03:30

Autism Research: STRIDER Improves Stability Scores

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New Research Shows Riding STRIDER® Bikes Significantly Improves Stability Scores in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Rapid City, SD (November 17, 2015) — Findings released last week show that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects one out of every 45 children in the United States. Many people with ASD never learn to ride a two-wheeled bike because of challenges with balance and coordination. New research by Dr. Andrew Shim, Chair of Briar Cliff University's Kinesiology and Human Performance Department, confirms that children with ASD show a significant improvement in Limit of Stability (LoS) outcomes after riding a STRIDER No-Pedal Balance…
Friday, 07 August 2015 15:59

Views from a Newbie

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Views from a Newbie, well Kind of… My family has always been involved with people with special needs. My father was a Special Education teacher, then a consultant for the State of Minnesota for Special Ed, and ended up back in the classroom working with high school kids with special needs at the end of his career. My mom worked at a DAC – Day Activity Center which served pre-school and post school people with special needs. Later she worked in group homes for adult people with special needs. We were very active in ARC as I grew up, and…
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