Thursday, 06 September 2012 16:23

The Winners For August Are...

Another tough month for the Strider employees to choose the top 3! A lot of great photos entered for August. This month is going to be a busy one for the Strider Life calendar contest.

The September entries are already rolling in and the threads for October, November, and December entries will be open from 9/15 to 10/15 so that we can get the calendars back from the printer in time for the new year!

Without further ado...

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If you won head over to Strider Life and look for further instructions in your inbox. If you didn't win, there are 4 more months to enter photos this year...Keep Trying!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 19:32

Another Great Year at the Dakota Five-O!

We had another great turn-out this year for the STRIDER races at the Dakota Five-O in beautiful Spearfish, South Dakota! Many of the children participating were there to cheer on their parents as they came over the finish line after 50 grueling miles of mountain biking.

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It's always nice to see the next generation of bicyclists getting so much support from their parents and others in the biking community. Congratulations to all of the Five-O finishers, there were some super fast times this year.  We can't help thinking that a future record setter may be one of the STRIDER racers of today!

Thanks to everyone who came out. See you next year!

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You can find additional photos on our Flickr account or add your own photos to the thread over at Strider Life.

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Published in Strider Events
Saturday, 08 September 2012 12:19

Happy STRIDERday From Osaka, Japan!

We're getting closer to the STRIDER World Championship and Sarasota Kids Fest. Here is a fun video from Osaka, Japan to get you in the Strider Cup spirit!

Now get outside and enjoy a beautiful day with your STRIDER Rider(s)! Have a great Saturday.

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Published in Around The World
Friday, 31 August 2012 21:33

The Review That Matters

We get a lot of emails and letters from parents. We read reviews online all the time, but we'll let this photo review speak for itself!

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!

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Published in Testimonials
Saturday, 01 September 2012 12:19

Happy STRIDERday: Catching Up Edition

It has been a super busy Summer at Strider Sports! We've been from California to New Jersey and just about everywhere in between. We've also got a little bit behind on our Strider World Cup Video footage.

With that in mind we've got two videos for you this week that we've caught up on:

1. Strider World Cup Racing Action from the USA BMX Great Lake Nationals in Davison, MI

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2. Strider World Cup Racing Action from the USA BMX Las Vegas Nationals

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpC8O5jw4OA[/youtube]

Have a great Saturday....we're working on more videos to release soon!

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Published in Parents Are Talking

The USA BMX Western and Eastern Division finals are happening this weekend! As always there will be heated Strider World Cup racing taking place on Saturday (9/1) with a STRIDER Adventure Zone running Friday to Sunday! There is sure to be huge crowds, East and West, with a lot of STRIDER Riders. This will be a great opportunity to race and also watch many Pro & Elite riders who were in the London Olympics!

Stop by the STRIDER Booth/Adventure Zone with any questions.

Click on the Photos below to go to the STRIDER Life calendar entries for more information:

Western Division Finals (Reno, NV):

Eastern Division Finals (Louisville, KY):

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Published in Strider Racing
Saturday, 25 August 2012 12:19

Happy STRIDERday: Word Find!

Grace was one of the original testers for the STRIDER. Here's a photo of her (in the middle) with two of her siblings from 2007...

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She found herself with some free time this week and decided to make a cool Strider Life Word Find! Print it out and have some fun with your kids searching for STRIDER related words!

Have a Great Saturday.

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Published in Strider Education

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday there will be Strider Cup Races at Pearland BMX just outside of Houston! The finals will be held on Sunday (8/26), but there will be races today and Saturday as well. There is more information in the Strider Life calendar of events and you can download the registration form at the Texas State STRIDER Championships Facbook page.

It should be a great time in the Lone Star state with a bunch of riders already committed to racing! Below is a brief schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. More information is on Strider Life:

Times:
Friday (8-24-12)
Sign-ups: 6p-7p
Practice after the Parade Lap
Race before the Main

Saturday (8-25-12)
Sign-ups: 12p-1:30p
Practice after the Parade Lap
Race before the Main

Sunday (8-26-12) Texas State Strider Championships
Sign-up: 8a-9a
Practice and 1st round after the Parade Lap
2nd round before the Main
Finals after the Mains

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Published in Strider Events

The latest edition of USA BMX's Pull: Magazine had a FULL PAGE of Strider World Cup awesomeness! Results from Tennessee, Michigan, Utah, & California with a bunch of fun photos!

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Published in Strider Racing

Exciting News from across the pond! Way to go Strider UK...We'll see you in Sarasota for the Strider World Championships!

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Strider, the world leaders in balance bike technology, are excited to bring Strider balance bike coaching and racing to the Birmingham BMX Club in a move that will make the track at Perry Park a centre-of-excellence for Strider balance bike riding in the UK.

The partnership between Strider and the Birmingham BMX club will see weekly training sessions and races for children from 18 months to 5 years-old at the clubs track as well as the chance for children, supervised by their parents, to hire Strider balance bikes to use during open track sessions.

As part of the relationship, the Birmingham BMX Club is building a Mini Cycle Speedway for coaching junior riders and smaller scale races. Named the STRIDER™ Mini Speedway, the space will be an invaluable tool for novice riders with the option of adding ramps and obstacles that cover the entire width of the track for more experienced Strider riders. The Strider Mini Speedway is due to be completed in September.

Melanie Thomas, Director of Melrose Kids Ltd (the official UK distributor for Strider) said: “We are so excited about our new partnership with the Birmingham BMX Club to create our second Strider centre-of-excellence in the UK. The unprecedented success of the training sessions and racing at the National Cycling Centre has just shown the demand for activities aimed at toddlers and young children and we are proud to now be leading the way and partnering with the Birmingham BMX Club to coach our next generation of cyclists.”

Strider are also planning to host a major Strider World Cup racing event at the venue in 2013; however dates and details for this will be released closer to the time. Take a look at www.youtube.com/StriderCupUK to see some of the action from other events in the 2012 series.

Mark Sleigh, Birmingham BMX Club Coach and Track Manager said: “We have already seen the power of balance bike riding to help teach children the skills and balance necessary for cycling and BMX riding and this new partnership with Strider means that we can cater for our youngest riders ever. You never know, we may just be teaching our next British or Olympic Champion!”

“As a Strider centre-of-excellence, we will be planning regular coaching sessions and open sessions as well as working with the team at Strider to host one of the biggest Strider balance bike races ever held in the UK. It’s all very exciting!”

Birmingham City Council whom invested heavily in the construction and set up of the International standard Birmingham BMX Track are delighted to hear news of the partnership and are looking forwards to toddlers learning how to ride Strider bikes as part of their promotion of healthy lifestyles in the City of Birmingham.

Garry Peal the Business Development Manager for Birmingham City Council’s international events team said: “To hear that The Birmingham BMX Club have created a partnership with Strider, to get children as young as 18 months using the Birmingham BMX Track, is amazing news. Now the facility Birmingham City Council have built as a legacy of the 2012 UCI World BMX Championships, can truly cater for all age groups! We shall work closely with the Birmingham BMX Club and Strider to promote this brilliant opportunity for the toddlers of Birmingham.”

For more information visit www.birminghambmxclub.com or email Mark Sleigh on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

-ENDS-

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Published in Around The World