Saturday, 01 March 2014 07:00

Why We Ride!

Strider Sports is made up of all different types of riders. From our youngest STRIDER test riders (aka employee's children) to Ryan Mcfarland (STRIDER Founder and Chief Enthusiast) who likes multi-day rides on his KTM 990 Adventure. 

This movie, "Why We Ride", looks pretty cool. Can your family identify with this? Maybe we need to make a similar movie with all different types of bicycles.

Have a great weekend with your little 2 wheeled enthusiast! 

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Saturday, 30 November 2013 07:00

Happy STRIDERday: Bike Music

At STRIDER, we love bikes! We use them for fun, commuting, family time, getting groceries, and much more. This cool video from our friends at Rocky Mountain Bicycles will add an entirely new perspective to what can be done with a bike.

Watch the video and then get outside, ride your bike, and make some music of your own!

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Published in Stuff and Whatnot
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 07:00

How Will You GoPro?

How can you win a Dream Adventure + $15,000 Cash + Everything GoPro Makes?

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Simply by submitting an image and an answer to the question, "How Will You GoPro?"

Watch the video below and keep reading for some cool ideas you, and your STRIDER rider could enter!

The ideas submitted on the GoPro website are unique and fun: hunting for waves in Morocco by camel, a world record tall bike, or riding a bike in the tallest mountains on earth. 

The grand prize winner will receive a $30,000 dream trip accompanied by a GoPro film crew, $15,000 USD in cash, and Everything that GoPro makes!

If you aren't the Grand Prize Winner (out of the thousands of entries) you could still be one of the 9 weekly winners and win everything GoPro makes for being the most creative or original entry.

Here are some that we thought of:

1. Ride my STRIDER on every continent!

2. Race my STRIDER in Japan, Australia, South Africa, England, Venezuala, and the STRIDER World Championship in the USA.

3. Take an epic road trip with my family up the Pacific Coast Highway with plenty of STRIDER riding breaks along the way.

4. Follow the Tour de France and get my STRIDER signed by each stage winner.

We'd love to see some STRIDER parents get super creative and win some prizes. What would you do with the grand prize? Steal our ideas or come up with your own, but make sure to enter for your chance to win some awesome GoPro swag!

Full Details, Prizes, and Rules can be found on the GoPro site.

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Published in Parents Are Talking
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 18:33

Passing on the passion

 

Happy Tuesday everyone!  Motocross and riding dirt bikes in general have been a huge part of my life.  Some of the fondest moments growing up involve hot summer days, great friends and dirt bikes. From a  mustard colored 1972 Honda CT 70 to a 2012 KTM 450 SX-F, I can relive thousands of laughs, triumphs, bonds and tears.  All those days riding down by the river or on a track have driven my passion for two wheeled adventures.

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The passion started the day my father brought home a blown up 1976 Honda XL70.  I remember being super excited to what I considered a real dirt bike.  I sat in the garage every night and stared at that thing for hours just imagining the freedom of ripping down the trails and ditches by our house.  Finally, my father got around to switching the piston, cylinder, and head from the old CT70 onto the XL70.  Call it crazy, but I can still feel the excitement of that cool Saturday morning.  

The next task was to modify the bike into a finely-tuned moto machine.  He removed the blinkers and taillight, installed a K&N air filter, and welded on some type of Briggs and Stratton muffler on that thing that had to save a dozen or so pounds.  Like a surgeon's assistant, I was sucking up knowledge and grabbing tools like a pro.  These days with my father were priceless as he was a traveling sales representative and seldom home during the week. After everything was tested and ready, I threw on my helmet and we rode double to a friend's farm.  This was no ordinary motorcycle, it had a manual clutch.  I was probably six at the time and couldn't yet reach the ground.  My father stood behind and pushed me off as I let out the clutch.  Stopping was none of our concern and off I went.

Fast forward 30 years and this last fall I bought my son a used 1998 Honda XR80.  He was coming off a Honda XR70 of all things with an auto clutch.  We brought it home and immediately tore into it, taking off the broken hand guards, fixing what needed to be fixed and giving the bike a full service.  He was right next to me learning how things worked and handing me tools.  Looking onto his eyes, he had found the passion.

Glancing over at the 70, I smiled remembering where it all began.

 

Either in a local park on a STRIDER or on your friend's farm, get your kids out riding!

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Published in Our Passionate Staff
Monday, 02 April 2012 21:33

STRIDER ST-3 Review in Bike Magazine

We were very excited when we came across this review of the 2012 STRIDER ST-3 in the March issue of "bike magazine"! There are so many kids of mountain bikers riding STRIDER Bikes that it really is a perfect fit. The review was also written from a fresh perspective...read the review below and see if you agree.

Stride On!

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Published in Reviews