Do you have a bunch of great photos of your adorable (most of the time) STRIDER rider(s) on your hard drive? Would you like to see him/her on the 2014 STRIDER Rider Calendar? Each month the employees of Strider Sports International will pick their favorite photo from those sent in. That month's winning photo will:

  1. Be in the calendar for 2014
  2. Be the banner photo for the next month of 2013 on the Strider Bike facebook page
  3. The top photo each month will receive a $200 product voucher for bikes, accessories, or parts from the Strider Sports webstore. The 2nd place photo each month will receive a $100 product voucher for the Strider Sports webstore and the 3rd place photo with the will receive a $50 product voucher!

Rules and Regulations:

  • - By emailing the image to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. you are releasing the copyright of the image for use by Strider Sports International, Inc. for promotional purposes in perpetuity.
  • - In the subject line of the email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. enter the Month (example: January Entry - My son on his STRIDER) that you are entering the photo for. Attach your photo as a jpeg no larger than 3mb and no smaller than 500kb. The photo will be uploaded to the STRIDER Flickr page
  • - In order for the photo to be considered it must be a photo of your child as the main subject taken by you. If it is a STRIDER group shot you must have permission of all the other children's parents to enter.
  • - Individuals may submit 1 photo per month for each month opening on the 1st day of the month. *See below for exceptions.
  • The winning photos for each month will be tallied at 4:30 MST the last day of each month.
  • The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be notified through an email reply to the original submission.
  • Photos are welcome from all over the globe! Should you win remember that shipping charges will come out of the product voucher.
  •   *The Photos for Jan, Feb, and March will be accepted until 4/19/13 and winners for these months will be announced on 4/22/13. The photos for the annual calendar will be sent to the printer in the middle of October, thus the Oct., Nov., and Dec. submissions will need to be submitted by 10/15/13 and winners will be chosen for all three months on 10/16/13 at 4:30 MST.

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Download a free .pdf file of the 2013 calendar here!

Published in Parents Are Talking


New York International Auto Show

Toddlers Gear Up for Fun at the STRIDER Adventure Zone at This Year’s New York International Auto Show 

 Rapid City, SD,   March 18, 2013 ­– Strider Sports International, Inc., the world leader in no-pedal balance bikes, says adults shouldn’t be the only ones to have fun at this year’s New York International Auto Show (March 29 – April 7, 2013). To prove it, Strider will bring its crowd pleaser STRIDER Adventure Zone to the show where kids from ages 18 months to five years can get in on the action for themselves.

 The STRIDER Adventure Zone gives kids a chance to “swap” their car seats and strollers for their very own ride – a STRIDER ST-4 balance bike – and experience the freedom of riding on two wheels. In a safe, friendly and fun environment all young riders can try their hand at developing balance and coordination skills on a specially designed course of ramps and pennants.

“The New York International Auto Show does a fabulous job of getting families geared up to have fun,” says Ryan McFarland, Strider Founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled to bring our Adventure Zone to the show this year. Our zones are engaging, fun distractions for the youngest families members but more importantly they’re an easy way for parents to let their child test ride a STRIDER bike and get an early start to a life of healthy, outdoor activities and exercise.”

 Attracting thousands of families each year, the 2013 New York International Auto Show takes place March 29 – April 7 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Families can try out the FREE STRIDER Adventure Zone at Booth 1617, Monday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. or Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

For more information about the New York International Auto Show, visit www.AutoShowNY.com

Published in Strider Adventure Zone


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We hope everyone had a great 2012...get out and ride to recharge for an even better 2013!


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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 05:19

Happy New Year From STRIDER!

It has been another Amazing year at Strider Sports International! The 2013 STRIDER ST-3 was full of cool new improvements on an already (in our opinion) cool little bike. The STRIDER calendar contest was a huge hit! Look for them on the walls of STRIDER dealers all over the country, you can also order one for yourself HERE. Another highlight was the 2012 STRIDER World Championships. With racers ranging from 18 months to 5 years old from as far away as Japan and Slovakia, the 2nd annual racing weekend at Sarasota BMX was a huge success!

With almost 100,000 new STRIDER riders in 2012, 2013 is already shaping up to be a great year!

Happy New Years!


What was your favorite STRIDER moment in 2012? Share a story, photo or video on our facebook wall or comment below.

Published in Around The World
Friday, 28 December 2012 16:07

And Now...A Review

Every once in a while we have to toot our own horn...Today is one of those days. It's always nice to hear from parents who were reluctant to buy a STRIDER, because they often end up being the greatest proponents when they see how well they work. Were you a hesitant STRIDER buyer? 

Random Photo of a Happy STRIDER Rider

"Reluctantly Purchased this STRIDER for my two year old. Reluctance was due to the price. However, after a whole summer riding it, (and I mean , he rode it everywhere) we watched him learn to balance and lift his legs. After awhile he would just give a couple push offs and glide around. We raised the seat accordingly and he never missed a beat. Then we put him on a bike slightly larger with pedals (no training wheels) and he just took off. He's a middle child and his older sister is still using training wheels.
I was recommended this bike by a friend, and now I recommend it to everybody. My son could ride a pedal bike with without training wheels before his third birthday. It's also durable. My kids leave it outside and are rough on it, and it still looks new a year later."

~Ryan (A Formerly Reluctant STRIDER Parent)

Have a great weekend!

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Monday, 24 December 2012 15:30

Merry Christmas From STRIDER Sports!

Merry Christmas from Strider Sports International!  Hope you are all having a happy holiday with family and friends. Don’t eat too much and don't over drive the conditions!

Luckily, we've been able to get some stealth photos from the North pole of an elf enjoying the new STRIDER Ski Attachments. These are proving to be a popular accessory for Santa's helpers during the off season!

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Published in Around The World
Friday, 21 December 2012 02:49

First STRIDE Of Isaac!

Isaac had his first bike ride this week...on a SUPER STRIDER!

First Stride

“This is Isaac and his first day on the STRIDER. Isaac has low (muscle) tone issues and has not been able to manage riding toys yet, but he is excited about this one. Thank you for the opportunity! I look forward to his gaining strength and enjoying the ride!”  ~Isaac's Mom

This is a story that we hope to hear repeated over and over!

Stride On Isaac!

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Published in Parents Are Talking

Attention STRIDER fans, parents, grandparents, and computer savvy toddlers!


Every once in a while (once a month or so) we send out a newsletter to all of our STRIDER friends (YOU)!

We never give away your email to anyone, but we do share promotions, news from Strider Headquarters, and information about events in your area.

It's great to be a fan on facebook and follow us on Twitter. If you subscribe to our emails as well you're sure to get the best of all three!

Stride On!

Published in Strider Adventure Zone
Monday, 10 December 2012 09:27

STRIDER Article In The Rapid City Journal!

Take a look at the inner workings of Strider in the local Striderville paper! Click on the image below to head over to the Rapid City Journal website to read the article and check out the photos.


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Published in In The News
Saturday, 08 December 2012 05:19

STRIDER Snow Skis In Japan!

A brand new STRIDER snow ski video from Japan. The footage may be from last year, but it gets us excited for the eventual snowfall in Striderville! When the snow does start to fall there is no longer any reason to put your STRIDER away for the Winter! Strap on the ski attachments and slide and glide through your winter wonderland(or find the patch of snow that hasn't melted yet)!

With the huge popularity of STRIDER bikes in Japan you can be sure that this is the first of many cool Snow STRIDER videos we'll be seeing this season!


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Published in Parents Are Talking