This was broadcast on BBC Breakfast on 20th October 2012 with Mike Bushell, BBC Sports Correspondent talking about the Strider UK & World Cup events in Manchester, UK and the STRIDER World Championships Sarasota, Florida. It also includes an interview with the current UK champion, Ashton Heron (aged 3) and his father Adrian. It was great to meet Ashton and his parents in Florida! Best of luck defending your title.

There are still 2 more chances for the US Strider Riders to race at USA BMX National events this year. The Disney Cup Fall Nationals are taking place in Orlando the 26th-28th of October and the Grand Nationals are November 22-25th. The next UK World Cup event takes place on the BMX Track at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester, UK on Sunday 18th November 2012.

 

Published in In The News
Saturday, 20 October 2012 12:19

Happy STRIDERday: Find Your Greatness!

Here's a reminder from Kai, age 2, to get back in the saddle!

This fun video speaks for itself. Now get outside and "Find Your Greatness"!

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Published in Adventure Striding

2012IMBAWorldSummit
If you're in or near Santa Fe and you love Mountain Bikes as much as we do. Stop by The Santa Fe Convention Center for The 2012 International Mountain Bicycling Association World Summit!

Trail and industry experts/advocates (including our very own Kent Jacobs) will be giving speeches on varied subjects from Mountain Bike clinics to how to get the youth excited about bikes.

Kent's presentation will take place on Thursday, Oct 11 during session 1B - Expert Advice on Creating Youth Initiatives.

Santa Fe, New Mexico will provide the backdrop to the 2012 IMBA World Summit. While Santa Fe is known around the world for its art and culture, it is also an incredible mountain biking destination. During the event, nearby trails will stimulate riders of all abilities. Attendees will be encouraged to make it a full week for professional development, rejuvenation, networking and, of course, great riding.

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Published in Our Passionate Staff

After two days focused on STRIDER Racing it's going to be time to rest and relax...Sunday (10/14) is going to be the perfect day for both!

We'll start the day playing at Lido beach right behind The Helmsley Sandcastle (host hotel).  Ride on the beach, Swim, bury Mom and Dad in the sand, and see how far you can coast into the ocean on your STRIDER!

beach

At 11:00 am we'll gather on the beach for a STRIDER Surf Beach Parade! At 11:30 the STRIDER bike toss is the perfect chance for the bigger kids (aka Mom and Dad) to show off their muscles. Whoever throws the STRIDER bike the farthest gets...BRAGGING RIGHTS for an entire year!

Ride In The Grass, Play At The Park

Between 4:00pm and 6:00pm we'll have trolley's heading to Payne Park. This is a local STRIDER rider favorite with an amazing new playground, grassy hills, and a challenging skate park there's sure to be something for everybody.

At 6:00 we're heading downtown for a STRIDER stroll and Dinner. The trolleys will be picking up STRIDER families at the corner or Lemon and Main St from 8:00 to 9:00pm.

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Published in Strider Events

Greg "the Machine" Hill has been racing BMX since the mid-70's, He wrote a book to teach his BMX skills, and was inducted into the BMX Hall of Fame in 1990!

For the second year in a row he will be putting on a STRIDER riding clinic on Day 1 of the STRIDER World Championships! From 2:00pm to 3:00pm on October 12th Greg will be sharing his wealth of knowledge with parents and STRIDER riders.

This is a great chance for parents to help their STRIDER riders understand some of the basic concepts of BMX racing and bike handling. The full schedule of events is up at Strider Life. Please note that parental involvement is important for this event and will be held at Sarasota BMX.

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Published in STRIDER Tech

Mazda Raceway

In July and August Strider traveled to Laguna Seca and Indianapolis to show our bikes to the next generation of MotoGP racers!

The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix and Red Bull Indianapolis GP are part of an internationally renowned MotoGP series where the best motorcycle riders from around the world compete for the MotoGP World Championship title. These daring riders provide heart-pumping action while attacking the course in close quarter and knee-dragging fashion. The sound, speed, cheers and action captivates fans young and old!

Thanks to all the STRIDER riders for coming out and to all their parents for bringing them.

We've got some great photos and video highlights from both events:

July 27-29: Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: Flickr Slideshow

August 17-19: Red Bull Indianapolis Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Flickr Slideshow

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Published in Strider Racing

chicktoberfest

Striderville Chicks and chickadees! Head out the the Flying T Chuckwagon (on hwy 16 next to Reptile Gardens) tomorrow for Chicktoberfest. There will be a STRIDER Adventure Zone from 10am to 5pm for your STRIDER riders to enjoy.

There will also be live music, vendors, yoga sessions, 80's party, Tea Time and MORE!

It's going to be a rocking good time at the Flying T ChuckChickwagon on 9/29!

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Published in Strider Adventure Zone

East Coast Nationals

Strider World Cup racing had another amazing weekend at the USA BMX East Coast Nationals! The weather was perfect and the crowds were enthusiastic. We couldn't help but notice that there were a few STRIDER riders from Florida as well. Hopefully getting in some final races in before the Strider World Championship in Sarasota in a few weeks!

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4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Dylan Harnage - Team Atomic BMX - Valrico, FL
2 Pixx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA

3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Collin Momper - Jonesboro, GA
2 Lilani Pringle - Team Profile - Archer, FL
3 Logan Coakley - St Petersburg, FL
4 Camryn Ross
5 Luke Suppes
6 Conor Kennan - Simpsonville, SC

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Mikaela Gilbert - Atlanta, GA
2 Bronx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA

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Published in Strider Racing
Friday, 21 September 2012 20:01

Majchrzak Boys STRIDER Progress

Depending on how long your child has been striding this video may or may not be applicable to you. The Majchrzak twins got matching STRIDER bikes for their 2nd birthday and 2 months later they are cruising!

From their first rides to their parents having to run to keep up. This is a great video for the parents who are frustrated that their kiddos don't jump on and take right off. It may take 2 months like in this video or it may take longer, but like everything else with kids, enjoy it while it lasts.

Next thing you know they won't think you're cool enough to hang out with anymore!

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Published in Parents Are Talking

With only 3 weeks to go until the 2012 STRIDER World Championship we're all getting excited to head down to Sarasota! We've tried to pack in the maximum allowable amount of fun into this year's event...if only the days were longer. The calendar is also available on Strider Life and you could add ideas on Dining or spare time activities there as well.

World-Championship-program

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