Tuesday, 16 August 2011 21:18

Strider World Cup at the Dakota Five-O!

Exciting News...Strider Racing at the 11th annual Dakota Five-O is expanding to a Strider World Cup qualifying race (Pre-registration is open). What a great way to introduce the next generation of Dakota Five-O riders to a scaled down version of the famous Race/Ride/Tour! In past years there have been Strider races around the bandshell, but this year the Strider staff will be putting on a full blown Strider World Cup Race!

Four Strider employees will be racing in the Big race and four Strider employee's kids are racing in the Strider World Cup Dakota Five-O!

See You There!

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Published in Strider Racing
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 12:25

Strider at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca!

The Strider World Cup racing action at the Mazda raceway Laguna Seca was amazing!

We had 30 racers show up for the big event with many others stopping by just to do some Strider test rides. We even had six of our test riders from Saturday decide to race in the Strider World Cup on Sunday after only having ridden a Strider for a couple hours!

One couple drove for 5 hours to bring their Son (Jacob) ride in the Strider World Cup. "He placed last, but we had a blast!" ~Mom

The crowd was very enthusiastic as well.  We had to discourage some who were contemplating placing bets on the racers.  Another fan told us that "The Strider World Cup was the best race that he'd seen all week-end"

We have to agree with all the sentiments.  Thank You to all who came out, tested, raced, retweeted, etc during the Red Bull US Grand Prix!

See You Next Year!

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Published in Strider Racing
Saturday, 09 July 2011 12:50

StriderDay: US Moto GP!

If you haven't already heard we're adding a Strider Cup race at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca the 24th of July! Sundays at the Mazda Raceway are the most heavily attended race days. Last year over 60,000 people were there to cheer on their favorite Moto GP racers! This could be the chance of a lifetime for your little Strider rider!

With that in mind we've found a highlight from 2010 practice rides! Which reminds us...The Strider adventure zone will be set up at the Raceway on Friday and Saturday if your toddler wants to get in some practice laps!

Enjoy the video, then head over to register to get your Strider rider in on some of the racing action at Laguna Seca...maybe they'll be the next great Moto GP champion!

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Calling all Strider riders! If you are in or near Fresno, California or Warsaw, Indiana make sure that you get out for some Strider Cup racing action this weekend (6/25 and 6/26)!

There have been hundreds of Strider riders participate in the Strider Cup this year. As the year progresses and the Strider Cup competition heats up we hope to see see that number double in the second half!

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Fresno, CA - The "All American Nationals" will be happening on the 25th and 26th (this weekend) of June in Fresno, California.  It will be the largest NBL National races in California this year and should be a great opportunity to hone their Strider racing skills as well as getting inspired by the older guys as they rip up the BMX track!

Warsaw, IN - The "Midwest Nationals" are coming to Warsaw...Indiana the 25th and 26th of June.  The BMX and Strider Cup racing action at Hire Park BMX should be epic if the highlights from last years nationals are any indication.

The weather report for both race cities is sunny and warm for the entire weekend!  Get your Strider riders pumped up and get them out for some BMX fun.

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Published in Strider Racing
Thursday, 09 June 2011 22:12

Striding Around Tokyo

Strider Cup is the brain child of our Japanese distributors and Striders have really taken off in Japan as a result.  Every day we get videos and YouTube links sent with huge crowds of children riding their Striders.  When we stumbled on the YouTube video below we couldn't help but smile at the change of pace.

The two year old is taking a leisurely Stride through the city streets.  The music is infectious, He's got a great smile and after only two months on his green Strider he is getting more adventurous!

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Stride On!

Published in Around The World
Thursday, 02 June 2011 22:04

Inspiring Little Biker

This last weekend there were 3 Strider Cup races in the U.S.A.  We're working feverishly to get up photos, race results and interact with parents about their experiences.  If you have any photos, video or stories to share check us out on our Strider Facebook or StriderCup Facebook wall!  In the meantime here is an inspirational video from YouTube.  This little guy is going to make a great head coach some day!

If he would have learned on a Strider the cuteness factor of this speech would have been multiplicatively greater!

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Published in Parents Are Talking

Founded by Ryan McFarland (an avid mountain biker and all around outdoorsy guy), Strider Sports International is all about family fun and developing the next generation of Mountain culture enthusiasts.  That is why we are especially pleased to be a sponsor of the Gunnison River Festival!  Along with there will also be a Strider Cup race taking place on Saturday, June 25th at 2pm.

If you are from Gunnison, Colorado or plan on being down in the area from June 24th-26th plan on attending as a participant or part of the crowd.  There will be world class Kayaking, Mountain Biking, Rafting fun for the entire family and Music!

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Published in Strider Events

Intro: James Bond theme song

Location: The secret lair of BEBMX (Box Elder BMX)

Plot: BEBMX's ultimate victory in the Strider Adult Downhill Race and the top prize of $700 for the modified class!

Enter: Strider Espionage and Counter Intelligence Squad

At great personal peril an agent of the Strider Espionage and Counter Intelligence Squad was able to infiltrate into BEBMX's Lair and take some photos of their super secret Strider Adult Downhill Rig!

After snapping a few photos of the bike with our hidden (very discreet) bow-tie camera we high tailed it out of there and headed back to Strider HQ.  Will Box Elder BMX rule the day or will they rue the day?  Find out on Sunday, May 29th at the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival. Who will put together a contender to the mighty BEBMX Behemoth Blue Strider!

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Published in Strider Events

In just over two weeks the Strider Cup and Strider Adult Downhill will be rolling into Striderville (Rapid City, SD)!  We'll have a booth at the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival and it is guaranteed to be a great time for riders from 18 months to 99 years old.

If you already own a Strider for you little ones then come on down and ride with some other Strider riders (This is especially great if they are just learning).  If you don't have a Strider yet then come on down and try one out!  We'll have demo bikes to ride for free and also bikes for sale.

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Stride On!

Published in Adventure Striding
Monday, 09 May 2011 21:26

Strider Cup Japan!

We don't have all the specifics yet, but the photos and video from Strider Cup Japan are just too good not to share right away.  The event was held in niigata and was a huge success!  The kids were all very excited to race and the huge crowd had a lot of fun cheering them on.

One interesting thing about the Japanese riders is the amount of customization they do to their Striders.  The video has some footage riding around town, practicing at a local dirt park and then goes into the big Strider Cup race!

Strider feels privileged to be a small reprieve from the hard times occurring in Japan recently.  It is nice to see kids being kids and their family and friends cheering them on.

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Published in Around The World