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

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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

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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Published in Our Passionate Staff

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