Saturday, 14 December 2013 07:00

The Things That Can Be Done on Two Wheels

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Happy STRIDERday! We're all about balance here at STRIDER Bikes. That is one reason that we love Martyn Ashton, Chris Akrigg, and Danny Macaskill SOOOO much! If you've never seen a video of  these three trials experts...you're welcome. Just think, your STRIDER rider is laying the foundation for riding a wheelie on a railroad track! Watch it with your STRIDER rider, then head outside and make some 2 wheeled memories of your own. Share your Strider success stories, photos, video and interact with other Strider enthusiasts by joining the Strider conversation on our Facebook wall! How about Instagram? Do you tweet? We Do!
Saturday, 30 November 2013 07:00

Happy STRIDERday: Bike Music

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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! Share your Strider success stories, photos, video and interact with other Strider enthusiasts by joining the Strider conversation on our Facebook wall! How about Instagram? Do you tweet? We Do!
Wednesday, 30 October 2013 15:53

DIY Personalized STRIDER Super 16 License Plate

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Once kids learn how to read and write their own name, anything personalized becomes even more special to them! Here is a quick easy project you can do with your child (between the ages of 6 and 10 years old.) These are the supplies you will need: 1. Card Stock. (Color of your choice) 2. Zip ties. (You could also use twist bread ties or pipe cleaners.) 3. Marker or other writing utinsil. (I used a good ol' trusty sharpie.) 4. Scissors.  5. Hole Punch. (This is optional. You could also use the scissors for the holes.) 6. Tape (Or…
Tuesday, 20 August 2013 22:48

Mix it Up, Make it Fun!

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  Hey Moms and Dads! While summer is not officially over, it is for most of the school ages kids out there. If you're like many stay at home moms (or dads) with toddlers you have one or two older siblings heading off to school and lots of new quality time to spend with your Striding toddlers. Sometimes it's tough to make the same ol' bike ride new and fun. Here are some ideas that might help you jump start your riding routine if you have fallen off the biking wagon, or if you're stuck in a rut with a…
Friday, 05 April 2013 06:00

Are You Wasting Energy?

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Clipless or flat pedals? Clipless pedals are actually the opposite of what you would think. They are pedals that have cleats which are attached to your shoes and attach (clip) directly to the pedal. Some people think you have more control and actually become one with the bike. I agree that you become one with the bike, I mean, come on... you're attached to the bicycle. To unclip you have to turn your foot about 15 degrees and the cleats unclip from the pedal. The term "clipless pedal" actually originated from flat pedals that had a leather strap that fit…
Tuesday, 02 April 2013 20:48

The Natural Progression

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If you enjoy motorcycles as much as I do then you'll live for the idea of your son or daughter ripping at the track or down a wooded trail. Teaching your child the basic skills necessary to handle a motorcycle can be challenging and down-right frightening. It may take some time and patience, but using the correct tools and letting your child progrss at their speed will create memories that last forever. I like to call it "The Natural Progression." My son suffered as a child with a condition called SPD (Sensory Processing Disorder).  Getting him to put on a…
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