We're either there already or will be visiting with a STRIDER Adventure Zone soon!

The next couple of months are super busy here at Strider! We thought it would be a good idea to let you know where we're travelling now and in the not too distant future. If you're in the area stop by and say hello.

1. This Weekend 8/17 - 8/19 we're hanging out in the IMS Kids Zone at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Come down to watch the amazing Red Bull US Grand Prix motorcycle racing and do some STRIDER riding as well!

2. We'll be in Durango, CO 8/18-8/19 and then at every finish festival along the USA Pro Cycling Challenge! All the details are in the poster below. Bring your STRIDER or ride one of our demos.  On 8/26, in Denver, we'll be hosting an even larger STRIDER Adventure Zone with some Strider Cup racing as well!

3. We're flying out to Shippensburg, PA for Uprise Fest 2012 September 14th-15th! Come out to enjoy over 30 bands on 3 stages over 2 days and check out the STRIDER Adventure Zone while you're there!

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Published in Strider Events
Saturday, 18 August 2012 12:19

Less Than Two Months!

Less than two months to what?

Everyone at Strider World Headquarters is getting excited for the 2nd annual Strider World Championship & Sarasota Kids Fest! We're invading Sarasota for 4 days of camaraderie, STRIDER racing (with racers from around the globe), playing in the park, and relaxing on the beach just to name a few activities.

We're busy ironing out the details, but the STRIDER  Racing will take place on Saturday 10/13. Check out the fun STRIDER tour of Sarasota for a preview of things to do during the STRIDER World Championships!

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We're coming up to the 12th annual Dakota Five-O in Spearfish City Park on September 2nd! The STRIDER Adventure Zone will be open from Noon to 3pm. Starting at 3 pm we'll start the Strider Cup racing! We're going to make it a bit less formal this year. Races will be by age 5, 4, 3, then 2 year olds...The top 3 from each age will get a medal. Everyone gets a number plate and ribbon!

As always the finish of the Dakota Five O is one big family friendly party. Come cheer on the STRIDER Riders and the Dakota Five O racers! Stride On!

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Published in Strider Racing
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 13:03

Results Are In From the Southwest Nationals!

Thanks for coming out to race in Tucson! It was hot outside, but the STRIDER riders were enjoying the fast (cooler) indoor track. Photos in the gallery below are from MJT Designs if you want to purchase a high res copy send Jasen an email.

We're heading to the cornfields of Nebraska this weekend. If you're in the Lincoln area join us at the Cornhusker Nationals!

4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Gage Weidman - Team AZ Bicycle Gallery
2 DAanielle Mason - Glendale, AZ
3 Justin Mcmillan - Buckeye, AZ
4 Keagan Porter
5 Brody Sullivan - Scottsdale, AZ

3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Lorenzo Rodriguez - Tucson, AZ
2 Maks Mortensen
3 Jaden Bailey - Avondale, AZ

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Johnny Goodwin - Team Box Components - Anaheim, CA
2 Cash Koback - Menifee, CA
3 Audrey Stelling - Tucson, AZ
4 Connor Ogram
5 Teagan Chandler-Hoy
6 Axel Mortensen

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Published in Strider Racing

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The Quaker State Nationals were a lot of fun for all involved. The track was smooth and fast and there was a lot of excitement for the upcoming Olympic BMX races! Head over to Strider Life and share your photos and STRIDER stories from Pottstown.

We're coming indoors this weekend at the Southwest Nationals in Tucson, AZ!

4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Pixx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
2 Payton Stone - Team Kaos - Belford, NJ
3 Logan Dontonville - Macungie, PA

3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Khristopher Liebig - Harvede Grace, MD
2 Garrett Hummel - Team Racers Edge - West Newton, PA
3 Adelina Runk - Sutersville, PA
4 Collin Momper - Jonesboro, GA
5 Ixon Jakab

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Dean Stewart - Clifton Park, NY
2 Vander Raczowski - Team Racers Edge - Venetia, PA
3 Sebastian Orellana - East Patchogue, NY
4 Bronx Bess - Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
5 Kenji Gipson - Nahman

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Published in Strider Racing

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Toddlers Learn To Love Cycling Alongside the Pros at Each of Six Stage Finishes and Finish Festival in Downtown Denver August 18-26

Rapid City, SD (August 6, 2012) — Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is bringing Strider Racing® to downtown Denver, Colorado on August 26th and Adventure Zones to every stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge August 18-26.

The STRIDER™ Adventure Zone gives kids 18 months to five years old a chance to test ride a STRIDER, play with other kids, and develop balance and coordination in a STRIDER-designed area. This safe and friendly environment encourages kids to explore mobility on two wheels and experience the challenge and thrill of riding a STRIDER on unique terrains and obstacles.

Find an Adventure Zone at each stage along the race route: Durango, August 18-19; Telluride, August 20; Crested Butte, August 21; Aspen, August 22; Beaver Creek, August 23; Colorado Springs, August 24; Boulder, August 25; and downtown Denver for the finish August 26.

On Sunday, August 26th at 11:00am, the Adventure Zone becomes the STRIDER Cup race course. Fast five-year-olds will kick off the racing at 11:00am, followed by the fearless four-year-olds at Noon. The three and two-year olds will get their chance on the track at 1pm and 2pm, respectively. The top three finishers in each heat will receive a medal. All participants will receive a ribbon and customized number plate. No registration fee required.

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is expected to be the largest spectator event in Colorado history and one of the largest sporting events to ever take place in the United States. For seven consecutive days, 135 of the world’s top athletes will race 683 miles through the majestic Rockies — reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure — more than two miles in elevation.

Strider Sports International CEO Ryan McFarland says, “The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is a natural fit to help promote Strider Cup Racing and the Strider Adventure Zone program. Showcasing Strider Racing next to the fastest road cyclists in the world is truly an honor for us. We know the passion and determination on display from every pro rider in the race will rub off on our young racers, showing them how much you can do on two wheels!”

For more information, visit www.StriderRacing.com or www.ProCyclingChallenge.com.

About Strider Racing ®
The Strider Cup™ racing events are play experiences designed to let toddlers and young kids age 18 months to five years old explore the world on two wheels. Whether it is test riding a STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike for the first time or racing STRIDERS on a dirt track with other toddlers, these events have something for every family interested in giving their child a head start. Balance, coordination, and confidence all develop naturally when children experience group play and friendly competition on STRIDER Bikes. For more information, visit http://www.StriderLife.com.

About USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Breathtaking altitudes, treacherous climbs and 135 of the world’s best riders. It was the most challenging race ever held on American soil. The inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge was the most demanding bike race ever held on American soil, with racers experiencing breathless altitudes, day after day. The race will again be one of the biggest and best races in the world with an anticipated one million spectators on site and 25 million viewers through broadcast partners, NBC and Versus. For more information, visit http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com.


About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage Toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded in Rapid City, South Dakota in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. At Strider, we love riding bikes, and we love inspiring kids to ride. Our mission is to build lightweight, efficient, all-terrain bikes that develop two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, weight and ease-of-use combine to eliminate any fear of riding; instilling confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bike is now distributed in over 35 countries. To learn more and to find STRIDER Bikes in your area, visit http://www.StriderBikes.com.

Published in Adventure Striding
Monday, 13 August 2012 18:44

STRIDER Progression With Nyla!

We get a lot of emails and questions on Facebook,Twitter and Strider Life about children starting out on their STRIDER. In this video we see Nyla progress from just straddling the bike and walking (day 1) to sitting and coasting with her feet up on the launchpad footrests (day 5).

We also see her plain black helmet gain stickers everyday ending in complete coverage.

The kicker? Curtis Mayfield soundtrack!

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Published in STRIDER Tech
Thursday, 02 August 2012 17:18

STRIDER Alumni Rocks Cuyuna!

Last time we checked in with Alex he was 3 years old and his Dad made the VERY awesome video of him STRIDER Riding at Cuyuna State Park in Minnesota.

Cut to 4.5 year old Alex and he's graduated to a pedal bike and riding the same trails with his Dad. You can tell from the smile on both of their faces that this is another STRIDER success story kicking off a life long love of all things two wheeled!

Stride On...Pedal Power!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Saturday, 04 August 2012 12:00

Happy STRIDERday: Motorcycle Noises Edition!

We've set up elaborate STRIDER obstacle courses and we've set up cones in an empty parking lot. The kids seem to always have a great time! They have even more fun with sound effects. Wyatt and Jack have been practicing their motorcycle noises.

You should try sound effects like this next time you're riding bike ride with your kids. It will bring a smile to their faces and most likely yours as well.

Have a great Saturday from STRIDER!

 

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Published in Adventure Striding

This Saturday (8/4) is a chance for our STRIDER Riders from the Great White North to have some STRIDER Cup Racing fun! Join Fraser Valley STRIDER Bikes and BMX Canada at the Borderline Nationals in Langley, British Columbia.

Arrive from 9:30- 10am for sign-up, racing begins just after 11am
Three age categories - 2's, 3's & 4's
All participants will receive a trophy, 1st and 2nd place will receive large ones!
$25 for the event, tons of fun to be had!

Let's make some great memories for our kids.

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Published in Around The World