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This weekend was not your typical weekend at the NASCAR Charlotte Motor Speedway. Where the stands are usually packed full of fans cheering on their favorite drivers speeding around the track there were empty seats. It was on the track itself where the magic and experience was happening. 

61 kids ages 3-6 and their family had the opportunity of a lifetime this beautiful Saturday afternoon in November. The track was reserved for Strider Bikes’ first U.S. Discovery Ride event. While most Strider fans are very familiar with the Strider Cup racing series, the Discovery Ride is meant to be a unique event that focuses more on a family-friendly, hands-on, non-competitive experiences. And an experience it was…

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As the riders were directed on to the track they were split up into 10 groups. Each small group was taken by their personal tour guides to an interactive station. Every 10 minutes the kids would ride their bikes to a new awe-inspiring mini adventure. 

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Bubba Blackwell, a professional stunt jumper who has broken every single one of Evil Knievel’s records and tours as a pro-flagger for the American Motorcycle Association Flat Track Racing demonstrated how the flagging process works before, during, and after a race. Kids got to check out his impressive flag collection and try it out themselves.

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Kids were thrilled to be able to climb on and get photos with dragsters, a replica of Lightning McQueen, and the monster truck “Tatanka”.   

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Nothing makes you feel like a star more than being interviewed and featured on the real-life NASCAR Jumbotron! 

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 Finally. A firetruck, ambulance, and a police car where you can actually run the lights and sirens. Dream. Come. True.  

 

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Now that the kids were obviously professionals after they watched the pro pit crew, they got to put their new skills to the test. 

 

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One of the stations that didn’t have a place to park your bike was the Strider Time-Qualifying Course. Riders raced, two-at-a-time to see who could complete the course in the shortest time. 

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The day ended in typical Strider fashion with a quick one lap race around the pit stop area. 

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Finally, families gathered up for a trip to the Winner’s Circle to celebrate an awesome day of riding and experiencing the thrill of NASCAR… and of course, confetti cannons. 

 

Proceeds from the registrations for the Strider Discovery Ride were donated to Speedway Children’s Charities which funds a wide range of charities – because communities have a wide range of charitable interest and needs. SCC’s goal is to reach as many children as possible by supporting those agencies that are the unsung heroes in many communities.

 

Thank you to the riders, families, staff, and volunteers of this life-changing event. We know all of you are making a difference in our future, and the future of riding. Until next year… #StrideOn! 

All photos from the Strider Discovery Ride will be available soon on the Strider Facebook page. Please download and share! www.facebook.com/StriderBikes

 

Strider Bikes Sells 2 Millionth Bike, Approaches $20 Million Annual Revenue Mark

Strider Bikes Sells 2 Millionth Bike, Approaches $20 Million Annual Revenue Mark

From garage startup to category disruptor, Strider expands to India, Israel, Germany and other markets

 

Rapid City, S.D. (Oct. 16, 2018) – With the click of a button, one family near Omaha, Nebraska, turned their son’s birthday dreams of having a new bike into reality with the purchase of a Strider 12 Sport. Little did they know, their purchase signified the 2 millionth Strider Bike sold since the company’s founding in 2007. To commemorate the milestone, Strider filled the blue Strider 12 Sport box to the brim with additional accessories.

Strider reached this milestone less than three years after celebrating the sale of the 1 millionth Strider Bike in February 2015. By the end of this year, Strider anticipates reaching the $20 million annual revenue mark.

Strider Bikes was founded in 2007 by inventor and serial entrepreneur, Ryan McFarland. What began as McFarland seeking a solution to help his 2-year-old son fall in love with everything two wheels has grown into a company that has disrupted the “traditional” way children learn to ride. McFarland has been an active proponent in reversing the trend of declining bicycle ridership among all ages, recently speaking about getting children into bicycling at Interbike, the annual bike industry event.

“It really was born in my garage out of necessity,” noted McFarland. “I went down the rabbit hole as far as I could go with what the market offered to get children riding. From tricycles to bikes with training wheels, I invested more than $2,000 into products that weren’t designed with the child’s success in mind. My solution was to create something my son could begin learning two-wheeled skills on from day one, and that required separating balancing from the act of pedaling in learning to ride.”

Strider Bikes continues to blaze a trail in the U.S. market for balance bikes, building a brand as synonymous to the term “balance bikes” as Kleenex has for tissues. In recent years, Strider has grown exponentially outside of the U.S., increasing its global presence through an international distribution model. In 2018, the company expanded to Israel, India, Spain, France and Germany, for a total of over 75 countries that distribute Strider Bikes, including an ever-increasing brand presence in China. 2019 appears promising domestically, as Strider continues to increase their in-store availability in major retailers, including Target, after several years of increasing web sales through numerous online channels.

“I never envisioned this solution I was creating for my son would have grown to what it is today,” recounted McFarland. “Now that I have seen how an amazing first-bike experience can impact a child’s current and future success, I don’t want to stop. So long as training wheels still exist – which severely hinder the learn-to-ride process – we’re keeping the throttle pinned.”

 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC. 

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook or Instagram.




















Toddlers to Blaze New Trails at Pump Track World Championship

Toddlers to Blaze New Trails at Pump Track World Championship

Two-wheeling wunderkinds among first to ride new Runway Bike Park at The Jones Center

 

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Rapid City, S.D.. (Oct. 3, 2018) – The opening ribbon will soon be cut at The Jones Center’s new Runway Bike Park in Springdale, Arkansas. The first major event at North America’s largest pump track will be the Pump Track World Championship Final on Oct. 13, but the first wheels lining up at the start ramp will be toddlers on their Strider Balance Bikes

Before professionals arriving from around the world for the World Championship, residents from the Springdale community will put their two-wheeling skills to the test on Oct. 10 from 3 – 6 p.m. Children competing against the clock will range from 3 to 6 years old, all defying what was once thought possible for balance and coordination by riders of their size and age. Space is limited to 32 total participants, with each getting a unique opportunity to interact with professional riders for one-on-one coaching sessions.

 

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Toddler race and play experiences continue through the weekend culminating with the Pump Track World Championship Final on Oct.13. Opportunities for riders ages 6-and-under abound as Strider Bikes will offer additional riding opportunities at the Jones Center. The activities include an Adventure Zone for children as young as 18 months and a 14x Experience, designed to introduce pedaling without the need for training wheels to children as young as 3 years old.

The Jones Center continues their commitment to an active, two-wheeling community through their purchase of 14, Strider 14x Sport Bikes to be used as part of their recreational programming. These bikes will be utilized by the Jones Center to instruct young riders how to safely and independently ride, fostering a skill that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. 

 


 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook or Instagram.

 

ABOUT THE JONES CENTER

Opened in 1995 as a gift to the NWA region from philanthropist Bernice Jones, The Jones Center is a unique recreation and education center located in downtown Springdale. This premier facility is known for its high-quality, low-cost recreation services, innovative youth programming and affordable community meeting/conference space. The facility includes two indoor swimming pools, an indoor ice rink, world-class bike park, gymnasium, fitness center, conference center, auditorium/chapel and numerous classrooms.

Toddler Powder Takeover Set for 2019 Strider Snow Cup

Toddler Powder Takeover Set for 2019 Strider Snow Cup

Strider Bikes announces snow race on March 2 in Minnesota

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Rapid City, S.D. (September 25 2018) – Strider Bikes, the world’s leader in teaching young children to ride and rip on two wheels, has announced Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minnesota, will host the 2019 Strider Snow Cup on March 2. Toddlers ages 5 and under will shred the bunny slopes on their Strider 12 Bikes outfitted with the Strider Snow Ski accessory for a day of snow-filled fun.

The Wall Street Journal, ESPN and Bleacher Report shared news about the Strider Cup and Strider Cup World Championship races, dubbing the spectacle the “Toddler Tour de France.” The Strider Snow Cup is an extension of these family-friendly events, but with a much different climate for two-wheeling toddler prodigies to ride in.

After numerous successful Strider Snow Cup events held across the globe, including Russia, Japan and the United Kingdom, the Strider Snow Cup at Buck Hill marks the first Strider Snow Cup in the United States since 2013.

 

 

 

Using the Strider Snow Ski accessory, a Strider 12 Balance Bike can be converted for use in the snow, making riding year-round in any climate a reality.

Snow Cup attendees can expect an atmosphere of fun and encouragement as toddlers will put their Strider skills to the test, making for unforgettable video and photos.  

Pre-registration for the Strider Snow Cup is required. Each child that registers receives a Strider Snow Cup bib, Strider goodie bag valued at over $50, and a single-day use lift ticket to Buck Hill for their parent or guardian ($45 value). Registration is $36.00 and now open at www.StriderBikes.com/BuckHill

The Strider Snow Cup will be the first Strider Cup Race of 2019 in the United States. Once the snow melts, Strider will continue the warm-weather Strider Cup races at four US locations including:

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019: LA Live, Los Angeles

Saturday, June 15, 2019: Boulder Civic Area (Central Park), Boulder, Colorado

Saturday, July 6, 2019: The Commons, Minneapolis

Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2019: NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina (Strider Cup World Championship)

 

No qualification is necessary to participate in a Strider Cup or Strider Cup World Championship event. Registration for the May – October 2019 races will be available January 2019 at www.StriderBikes.com.

Dates and locations subject to change.

 


 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook or Instagram.

Custom Motorcycle Builders Support Industry at Flying Piston Benefit

Custom Motorcycle Builders Support Industry at Flying Piston Benefit

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip hosts to benefit U.S. Veterans & Tech Education

 

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Buffalo Chip, SD (Sept. 4, 2018) – The 4th annual Flying Piston Benefit Builders Breakfast hit its stride on Sunday, August 5th welcoming a first-ever presenting sponsor, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, and unveiling the Strider Custom program.

Custom builders and industry celebs joined with fans and influencers for the event, held to benefit technical education scholarships and Motorcycle Missions, a 501(c) 3 assisting veterans suffering with PTSD. The breakfast featured motorcycle builders whose work was displayed in the Buffalo Chip’s prestigious Motorcycles As Art exhibition, curated by famed moto-photographer Michael Lichter.

New this year, organizers partnered with balance bicycle company Strider Sports, Int’l. and top-name custom motorcycle builders to unveil seven Strider Rider Customs. Rick Fairless, Paul Yaffe, Jody Perewitz, Pat Patterson, Kirk Taylor and Bryan Fuller joined the Motorcycle Missions build crew in customizing tiny 12” Strider bicycles, each with their own theme. The tiny bikes are now on tour to motorcycle events and Strider races before being auctioned in advance of the 2019 class reveal at the Flying Piston Breakfast in August 2019.

 

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Ticket holders also enjoyed a catered breakfast and silent auction of distinctive items from Kicker Audio, Biltwell, Revere Seats, CruzTools, The Quarto Group, Kuryakyn, Nash Motorcycles, Klock Werks, Howard Knight, Working Man Customs, The Leatherworks, S&S Cycle, Simpson Helmets, Kirsh Helmets, Mark V., Loaded Gun’s Kevin Dunworth and more. Items included a Lincoln Electric Power MIG 210MP, artwork by Makoto Endo, and original sculpture by Bikernet.com’s Keith Ball. Attendees also met the Chip’s own Rod “Woody” Woodruff, Photographer Michael Lichter, Billy Lane, Cycle Source Editor Chris Callen, Jeff Holt and other special guests.

The event, organized by The Flying Piston, takes place the first Sunday of the Sturgis Rally on the upper decks of the Big Engine Bar in the free-access CrossRoads at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. Material support comes from presenting sponsor Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, along with Strider Sports Int’l, Steve’s Garage, Kirsh Helmets and Lincoln Electric.


 

About The Sturgis Buffalo Chip: The Sturgis Buffalo Chip celebrated its 37th year as the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling™. It is the world’s first and leading entertainment destination for the motorcycle enthusiast. Established in 1981, the venue’s high-profile, nine-day festival, known as The Best Party Anywhere™, remains one of the world’s most televised and longest running independent music festivals. Buffalo Chip guests have the freedom to party and play while experiencing world-class concerts, outrageous events, moving freedom celebrations, thrilling PowerSports and more. The Chip’s concerts are free with camping. More details at www.BuffaloChip.com.

About Motorcycles as Art: Every year the Sturgis Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles as Art exhibition presents a changing conceptual theme that brings together the most innovative collection of groundbreaking custom bikes from today’s premier builders with artwork from moto-artists. Curated by photographer Michael Lichter, the exhibit is free to the public and open from 2 to 10 p.m. daily during rally week. www.buffalochip.com/EVENTS/Motorcycles-As-Art

About The Flying Piston: The Flying Piston Charity Breakfasts are produced by Marilyn Stemp of Iron Trader News and Jeff Najar of Biker Pros to assist in raising awareness and funds for non-profits and individuals in the biker community. Proceeds benefit Motorcycle Missions, a non-profit that encourages U.S. military veterans suffering from PTSD to pursue motorcycling as a career, and technical education scholarships.

For sponsor or media information or to donate auction items, contact: Marilyn Stemp, 828-205-8482, marilynstemp@gmail.com, www.theflyingpiston.com or www.Facebook.com/The-Flying-Piston.

 

PHOTO CREDITS: Group photo by Sean Lichter; Strider Combined compliments of Strider; all others by Jack McInytre.

2019 US Strider Cup Race Cities Announced for Two-Wheeling Phenoms Ages 6 and Under

2019 US Strider Cup Race Cities Announced for Two-Wheeling Phenoms Ages 6 and Under

Los Angeles and Minneapolis hosting their first Strider Cup races

 

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Rapid City, S.D. (September 6, 2018) – As the dust settles from the past Strider Cup race season, Strider Bikes has announced the U.S. cities hosting the 2019 Strider Cup races for children 6 years old and younger on Strider Balance Bikes. Strider has added Los Angeles and Minneapolis, in addition to returning to Boulder, Colorado, and Charlotte, North Carolina.

One race venue that stands out is the Los Angeles race, being held at LA Live in the shadow of the Staples Center. LA Live has served home to the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, the ESPY’s, Grammys, Emmys, American Music Awards … and now toddler, two-wheeling tornadoes.

Strider Cup races are held across the globe, with over 30 races taking place in 2018 in countries such as Japan, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and Ecuador. The Strider Cup series is powered by the groundbreaking design of Strider Bikes, which empowers toddlers and young children to safely enjoy the mobility and independence of two-wheel biking at an earlier age than any prior generation.

 

In 2019, the U.S. races include:

Saturday, May 4, 2019: LA Live, Los Angeles

Saturday, June 15, 2019: Boulder Civic Area (Central Park), Boulder

Saturday, July 6, 2019: The Commons, Minneapolis

Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2019: NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte

 

While each Strider Cup race fosters camaraderie and supports a community of passionate, outdoor-loving families, the October 5 race at the NASCAR Hall of Fame stands apart from other races as it is the Strider Cup World Championship. This event attracts families from around the world to ride, play and celebrate the freedom and adventure of riding on two wheels. The 2018 Strider Cup World Championship held in Boulder welcomed hundreds of attendees from 14 countries and 26 states.

 

  

Dubbed by many as the “cutest race in the world,” the Strider Cup series offers Strider riders ages 6 and under a chance to put their balance bike skills to the test in a friendly, encouraging environment.

A typical race scene involves toddlers, some only 16 months of age, kicking their legs to propel their bikes along a 650-foot plus journey through tunnels, over ramps as fog rolls out from underneath and around obstacles including the ‘perilous’ Noodle Monster.

Racers delight in a podium ceremony afterward, where the fastest tykes earn trophies and all racers take home medals.

No qualification is necessary to participate in a Strider Cup or Strider Cup World Championship event.

 

Registration for the 2019 races will be available January 2019 at www.StriderBikes.com.

  

Dates and locations subject to change.

 


 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook or Instagram.

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Charlotte Motor Speedway Selected to Host First Strider Bike Discovery Ride

Charlotte Motor Speedway Selected to Host First Strider Bike Discovery Ride

Event offers exclusive track access to 100 Strider riders and their families

 

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Rapid City, S.D. (August 30, 2018) – Strider Bikes, known for activating one-of-a-kind bike events for pint-sized riders with the global Strider Cup race series, has announced a new recreational event, the Strider Discovery Ride. Discovery Rides offer Strider families across the world opportunities and exclusive access to unique venues. Charlotte Motor Speedway is hosting the first U.S. Discovery Ride November 17, 2018. All registration fees will benefit Charlotte Speedway Children’s Charities.

The Discovery Ride at the Charlotte Motor Speedway will offer the entire family a bucket list experience, allowing them to see the speedway much differently than a spectator from the grandstands.

Strider riders ages 3 to 6 years old will navigate the quarter-mile track on their Strider 12 and Strider 14x Sport Bikes to various stations where they’ll learn about and discover all things NASCAR. The day offers family memories that will last a lifetime, from interactive pit stops, hearing the roar up close of a variety of race cars, touring fire trucks and other first responder vehicles, and even doing a little racing of their own on their Strider Bikes.

 

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This exclusive Strider Discovery Ride at the Charlotte Motor Speedway will run from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is limited to 100 Strider riders (one registrant, two parents, and any siblings under 6 years old per registrant). Registration is open for children 3 to 6 years old on a Strider 12 or a Strider 14x Sport (balance bike mode only) and is available beginning August 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. MDT at www.StriderBikes.com/events/recreation/discovery-ride/charlotte2018.

Registration is limited and will be on a first-come, first served basis. The fee to register is $45 per registrant, with 100 percent of the registration fee benefiting the Charlotte Speedway Children’s Charities organization.

The Strider Discovery Ride joins other Strider events held to encourage a love of bicycling by young children. The most popular Strider event is the Strider Cup series, a collection of races held worldwide for children ages 6 and younger. In 2018 Strider held a Strider Cup race at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In 2019, Strider plans to return to the NASCAR Hall of Fame with the event date yet to be determined.

 


 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook or Instagram.

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Strider Bikes Unveils Strider 12 ST-R Balance Bike

Strider Bikes Unveils Strider 12 ST-R Balance Bike

Racing-inspired design touts carbon fiber frame along with other high-performance components

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Rapid City, S.D. (August 28, 2018) – Strider Bikes, the world’s global leader in teaching children to ride beginning at 6 months, announced the newest addition to the Strider 12 lineup, the carbon Strider 12 ST-R Balance Bike.  

 

 

With a racing-inspired design, the Strider 12 ST-R holds nothing back in the engineering and componentry of the bike. The 12 ST-R has been developed to stand apart from any other balance bike created, featuring a full carbon fiber frame, fork, wheels, handlebar and seatpost, along with a Cane Creek AER headset, a custom forged alloy stem, Schwalbe Big Apple Tires and a variety of additional high-performance components.

 

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“At $899, this is not your conventional Strider Bike,” noted Strider Founder and Chief Enthusiast Ryan McFarland. “While the vast majority of our bikes focus on durability, function, and value for families with young children learning to ride, the ST-R is an over-the-top, no-expense-spared, limited edition race bike for the obsessed, super-enthusiast. And, man, is it cool!”

 

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Strider further supports racing and two-wheeling enthusiasts with the global Strider Cup race series. These family-friendly racing events introduce encouraging competition to children and allow them to put their balance bike skills to the test. Notable Strider Cup races include the regional Strider Cup Asian Championship and the Strider Cup World Championship.

The Strider 12 ST-R joins the Strider 12 lineup including the most popular, steel-frame Strider 12 Sport and the all-aluminum, Strider 12 Pro, both available as part of the Strider 12 Baby Bundle. The ST-R will be available worldwide from select Authorized Strider Distributors in limited quantities beginning October 2018.  

 


 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook or Instagram.

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2018 Strider Rider Customs – Builder Spotlight: Paul Yaffe

Featured as part of the 2018 Strider Rider Custom build class benefitting The Flying Piston.

 

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About the build:

When Paul Yaffe texted me a picture of Low Brow’s peanut gas tank and asked if I could procure one for his Strider custom, it threw me off at first. I politely confirmed that he was aware of the fact that Strider Balance Bikes didn’t have engines (yes, he’d noticed) – then reached out to Tyler at Low Brow.

Well, you can see where Paul was going with the concept: a Captain America-style chopper Strider had to have a gas tank, right?

If only for the classy red, white & blue paint scheme. And as you’ll see from the pictures, Paul was flat out stoked about the project, no holds barred.

He started out by cutting the stock bike into pieces, then stretched the frame with an extra length of channel. He sourced a spoked front wheel, then fabricated the front end, fender and sissybar. Research showed that Strider once offered spoked wheels, one of which would match the front, and Strider kindly provided it. After chroming and assembly, the Low Brow tank went out for paint and Paul reached out to LePera for the miniature king and queen seat, complete with studs, of course.

Yep, it’s a chopper, baby! And definitely one of a kind! Below see more images:

 

Paul’s 2018 Custom Strider Rider

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Watch for the 7 Strider Rider Customs to be displayed at motorcycle events and Strider races through next June. They’ll be auctioned off before the 2019 class is unveiled at the Flying Piston Builder Breakfast at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads during the 79th annual Sturgis Rally.

 


About the Flying Piston Builders Breakfast

The Flying Piston Charity Breakfast, presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, is a celebrity-strewn meet & greet held at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip that brings together cutting-edge custom builders and motorcycle industry influencers to meet the public. The event supports veterans suffering from PTSD and provides technical education scholarships to students in South Dakota’s Black Hills.

An initiative with Strider Sports International sent Strider bikes to top name builders for customization. The Strider Rider Customs were unveiled at the 2018 Breakfast event at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It was the first stop on their year-long tour. The Strider Rider Customs will be auctioned at the 2019 Breakfast, as a new group is revealed.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/FlyingPistonBenefit/ 

2018 Strider Rider Customs – Builder Spotlight: Pat Patterson

Featured as part of the 2018 Strider Rider Custom build class benefitting The Flying Piston.

 

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Pat Patterson on one of his custom bikes during a shop visit to Led Sled Customs. Dayton, OH, USA. February 6, 2012. Photography ©2012 Michael Lichter.

About the build:

When we pitched the idea of customizing a tiny Strider bicycle to Led Sled’s Pat Patterson, there was no hesitation. “Sure,” he said, “both my kids learned on them and never needed training wheels. They were riding pedal bikes by age 3.”

How he managed to fit the job into his other work is a mystery; Led Sled runs flat out all the time. But once the day of the unveiling got closer, Pat got to work and met the deadline, with at least a couple of hours to spare.

He told us he patterned the Strider Custom after his “Naked Truth” bike; that’s the full-size custom motorcycle he built in 2015 for the Buffalo Chip’s Motorcycles As Art exhibition. Curated by Michael Lichter, the Naked Truth theme that year focused on bare metal, form, and craftsmanship – no paint or graphics.

 

Pat’s 2018 Custom Strider Rider

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Watch for the 7 Strider Rider Customs to be displayed at motorcycle events and Strider races through next June. They’ll be auctioned off before the 2019 class is unveiled at the Flying Piston Builder Breakfast at the Buffalo Chip CrossRoads during the 79th annual Sturgis Rally.

 


About the Flying Piston Builders Breakfast

The Flying Piston Charity Breakfast, presented by Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, is a celebrity-strewn meet & greet held at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip that brings together cutting-edge custom builders and motorcycle industry influencers to meet the public. The event supports veterans suffering from PTSD and provides technical education scholarships to students in South Dakota’s Black Hills.

An initiative with Strider Sports International sent Strider bikes to top name builders for customization. The Strider Rider Customs were unveiled at the 2018 Breakfast event at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. It was the first stop on their year-long tour. The Strider Rider Customs will be auctioned at the 2019 Breakfast, as a new group is revealed.

Visit: https://www.facebook.com/FlyingPistonBenefit/