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…
Monday, 13 August 2012 18:44

STRIDER Progression With Nyla!

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We get a lot of emails and questions on Facebook,Twitter and Strider Life about children starting out on their STRIDER. In this video we see Nyla progress from just straddling the bike and walking (day 1) to sitting and coasting with her feet up on the launchpad footrests (day 5). We also see her plain black helmet gain stickers everyday ending in complete coverage. The kicker? Curtis Mayfield soundtrack! [youtube][/youtube] Share your Strider success stories, photos, video and interact with other Strider enthusiasts at our newest centralized social media outlet! Join the Strider conversation on our Facebook wall!
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 21:26

Strider Physics Department

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If you understand that formula you can quit reading now...If you looked at that formula and scratched your head like we did then keep reading! There is an old maxim in the biking world; "A pound off the wheels = 2 pounds off the frame". This is due in large part to the rotational weight of the tires and wheels and is especially important for the littlest riders. Weighing in at 1 lb 14.7 ounces for the pair, the Strider Ultralight wheels with durable EVA Poylmer tires on a Strider are the perfect combination of light weight, no hassle and…
Monday, 20 June 2011 22:36

Learning Every Day

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We've been getting a lot of questions lately concerning the different levels of skill for riders. When my daughter first got her Strider as an 18 month old she mostly spun the wheels with the bike laying on the ground. At the time I kept wondering if she would ever ride it. When she did straddle the Strider most of her time was spent walking with her butt off the seat. Nine months later I can barely believe how competent she has become. She wants to ride ALL the time and when there are other Strider riders around she is…
Sunday, 12 June 2011 12:50

"From Playpen to Playground"

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At Strider Sports we read scientific reports so you don't have to! As a 'Preferred Vendor' with Head Start Body Start we were forwarded a research paper From Playpen to Playground -- the Importance of Physical Play for the Motor Development of Young Children by Dr. Jeffrey Trawick-Smith. (Please refer to the Bibliography on hyperlink for quoted materials) The paper is not linked to Strider in any way, but the findings clearly point to the benefits of play in all the ways that a Strider excels in. The paper is a fascinating (20 page) look at how a "sedentary play…
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 19:19

Strider Skills: the Bunny Hop

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Hope all our Strider family had a great Easter. We've had bunnies and Striders on our minds so we thought it would be a good time to introduce a more advanced Strider skill: the Bunny Hop! [caption id="attachment_1612" align="aligncenter" width="560" caption="This guy could bunny hop over a child on a Strider!"][/caption] Bunny Hop -n: a jump executed by a person riding a bicycle Strider and standing up on the pedals launch pad footrests. I had to altar the definition a bit to fit with Strider, but the concept is the same for a Strider as with a pedal-bike. The lightness…
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