The STRIDER Calendars Have Arrived!

A Huge Shout out to everyone who entered, whether your photos were chosen or not! We had a lot of fun this year sifting through all of the entries from all over the globe.

If you had a photo chosen for the 2013 calendar you should have received an email…please respond to get a copy sent out. We’re selling copies in the Strider Webstore or you can download one for free as a PDF file HERE.

We’re extremely pleased with how they turned out and hope that everyone else enjoyes them as well. Remember to start saving up your photos to enter in the 2014 Calendar!

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STRIDER World Cup Racing At The USA BMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa, OK! (11/24)

Come celebrate Turkey Day with Strider and USA BMX in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the 2012 Grand Nationals!

What: USA BMX Grand Nationals

Where: Quiktrip Center – Tulsa, OK

When: November 22-25 – STRIDER Adventure Zone all weekend!

Registration for the STRIDER World Cup: Thursday Nov 22 8am-3pm and 5pm-8pm & Friday Nov 23 9am-3pm

STRIDER World Cup Races: Saturday 11/24 9:30am-10am (Prelims)

Saturday (night) 11/24 Gates open at 5pm – STRIDER Main during the Pro Spectacular!

– SUPER STRIDER Exhibition race during the Pro Spectacular! 11/24 gates open at 5pm

Rapid City, SD (November 12, 2012) — Strider Sports International, developer of the patented STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes, is bringing the Strider World Cup to Tulsa, Oklahoma for the USA BMX Grand Nationals on Saturday, November 24th at the QuikTrip Center, 4145 East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114.

The season-long Strider World Cup series gives toddlers ages two to five the chance for friendly competition at events across the country. No prior experience needed! The Strider World Cup races are perfect for both beginners and more experienced riders alike.

The Strider World Cup motos will drop the gate at 9:30am on Saturday. The Strider main events will be held during the Saturday Night Pro Spectacular when a Strider Exhibition Lap will also be featured. The whole family can enjoy the Strider experience at the Adventure Zone the entire weekend. Toddlers can test ride their favorite Strider on the obstacle course while playing, learning, and socializing with peers on two wheels.

The Saturday Night Pro Spectacular will showcase both STRIDER racers, a SUPER STRIDER exhibition race, and the top BMX Racing pros in the world as they battle for USA BMX Pro titles and big cash prizes. Thanksgiving weekend at the QuikTrip Center also includes bike vendors and retailers of all sorts.

USA BMX Strider memberships are available for $25 and are good for one year. The membership includes the racer’s first Strider World Cup race and a USA BMX membership card.

Strider Sports founder and CEO Ryan McFarland says, “At Strider Sports we are committed to supporting a fun, safe, and healthy lifestyle through bicycling. The USA BMX races are the perfect venue to showcase the Strider World Cup and the Strider Adventure Zone program which promote those goals. There is nothing quite like seeing a child overflow with confidence and self-esteem when they realize, ‘I did it!’ In that moment, you know they’ve found a love of cycling that will keep them fit and healthy for years to come.”

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Strider World Cup Results From The Disney Cup Fall Nationals!

Eight STRIDER riders braved the gusty conditions (pre-Sandy) at Orlando BMX last weekend for the Strider World Cup races at the USA BMX Disney Cup Fall Nationals! For some this was a chance to get in some laps between the STRIDER World Championships and the USA BMX Grand Nationals coming up in Tulsa, Oklahoma November 22-25.  The most important part is that everybody had fun!

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4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Dylan Harnage – Team Atomic BMX – Valrico, FL
2 Addison Trimm – Ocoee, FL
3 Thomas Montaldo – Sorrento, FL

3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Peyton Hodges – San Dimas, CA
2 Logan Coakley – St Petersburg, FL
3 Lilani Pringle – Team Profile – Archer, FL

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Skyler Rueda – Miami, FL
2 Demi Desoto – Homestead, FL

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STRIDER Adventure Zone Coming To Atlanta This Weekend!

Head over to the Cobb Galleria Centre November 2-4 for the International Motorcycle Show!

Bring the family to the show Friday (3pm– 8pm), Saturday (9:30am – 8pm) or Sunday (10am-5pm) and look for the Strider Adventure Zone, where young children from just 18 months up to 5 years old can test ride a demo bike for free and discover the joy and freedom of riding on two wheels.  Families who already have a STRIDER bike can bring their STRIDER and helmet to ride in the STRIDER Adventure Zone! You can purchase tickets online or at the doors…Kids 5 and under get FREE admission!

There will also be a lot of cool motorcycles from all over the world to spur your STRIDER rider’s imagination for future 2 wheeled endeavors.

We’ll also be at the International Motorcycle Shows in Dallas, TX (Nov 9-11), San Mateo, CA (Nov 16-18), Long Beach, CA (Dec 7-9), Seattle, WA (Dec 14-16), Washington DC (Jan 4-6), Minneapolis, MN (Jan 11-13), New York, NY (Jan 18-20), Cleveland, OH (Jan 25-27), Novi, MI (Feb 1-3), Chicago, IL (Feb 8-10), Indianapolis, IN (Feb 15-17), Charlotte, NC (Feb 22-24)

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Thank You For Making The 2012 Strider World Championships A Success!

Thank You For Making The 2012 Strider World Championships A Success!

The 2nd annual Strider World Championships were a great success thanks to our Sponsors, Volunteers, STRIDER Riders, Parents and many more!

Ever since we got back from Sarasota we’ve been dreaming about white sand beaches, shells crunching underfoot, and the super fast track at Sarasota BMX. The cold streak of 30 degree weather has been a rude awakening as well!

We thought that you may want to revisit the warm Florida sunshine as well. With that in mind we’ve compiled the current photo and video links we’ve found over are listed below! If you find more let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

Photos:
Lauren Bates Photography: You are free to download photos from Lauren’s site. Click on the download link above the photo and use the password: Strider. If you want hard copies of the photos from Lauren you can purchase them on her website. Overall Race Gallery HERE, 2 Year Olds HERE, 3 Year Olds HERE, 4 Year Olds HERE, 5 Year Olds HERE

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Photos from Qualifiers Day 1 HERE, Photos from Race Day HERE

Sarasota County: Flickr Set from Day1, Day2 and STRIDER at the beach are HERE

Bog Dogs Race Report: Huge album on their Facebook page HERE

Robert Korson Photography: Album on his Facebook page HERE
Video:
STRIDER World Championship TeaserHERE


BBC Breakfast: Youtube link to clips from Strider Cup UK, Strider World Championships and an interview with Ashton and Ady on BBC Breakfast HERE

Bog Dogs Unleashed TV: Highlights starting at 2:30

SNN Local News: Youtube link with interview of Ryan HERE

Thanks Again and We’ll See You Next Year!

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Strider Sports Speeds Up With Special Edition Suzuki® STRIDER™ Bike

Officially Licensed Suzuki Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes Give Toddlers The Look Of Famous Motocross & Motorcycle Racing Champions

Rapid City, SD (Oct. 9, 2012) — Building on the worldwide success of the original STRIDER bike (over 425,000 sold to date), the new Special Edition Suzuki STRIDER brings toddler bikes into a whole new arena — championship motorcycle racing! After hopping on the Suzuki-inspired STRIDER bike, any toddler will want to tear up the track like their heroes.

If your toddler can walk, the Suzuki STRIDER will get your toddler cruising over dirt, grass, and pavement.  The bike is mechanically the same as a standard STRIDER, but is customized with the official Suzuki stickers along with Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael inspired #4 number plate.

The Suzuki STRIDER bike is a fun alternative for children aged 18 months to five years. It weighs just 6.4 pounds, is easy to control, and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. Most importantly, the STRIDER bike teaches your child balance and coordination and develops a glittering confidence not seen with tricycles or training wheel bikes.

The new Suzuki STRIDER is a sweet-looking STRIDER,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder of Strider. “We are always trying to design new STRIDERS with an eye towards our youngest riders and we know Suzuki is synonymous with excellence for many young motocross and motorcycle racing fans. The Suzuki STRIDER gives aspiring riders the look and feel of a true racing champion!”

To learn more about the Suzuki STRIDER, visit http://www.StriderSports.com/Suzuki

Media Contact / Strider Sports International:
Name: Kyla Wright
Phone: 605-342-0266
Email: media@stridersports.com

The STRIDER Calendars Winners for October Are!

We’ve wrapped up the 2013 STRIDER Rider Calendar Contest and we’re getting ready to send it to the presses so that we’ll have them available for the Christmas season! Every month the staff has a tough time choosing, this month was especially difficult. We had 3 months and over 80 photos to choose from!

If you won make sure to head over to StriderLife and check your inbox for further instructions. We need the full size images quickly for a high quality calendar. If you won in previous months make sure to get your photos in as well so that we can make sure to get all the photos in to the calendar. Each month of the 2013 STRIDER Calendar will feature the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place photos!

October 1st Place | STRIDER Outlaw
October 2nd Place | Better Than A Broom
October 3rd Place | Lounging In The Leaf Pile

We’ve also selected the winners for November and December and will send messages through the StriderLife mail function to you as well. It’s important to get high res photos of all our winners for the best quality calendar.

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STRIDER Cup Races This Weekend at Charlotte BMX in Punta Gorda, FL!

Charlotte BMX is only an hour south of Sarasota BMX, home of the STRIDER World Championships! Lets get a strong STRIDER contingency out to support this unique track. This will also be the grand opening celebration of their cool new STRIDER specific track!

Strider demos, Strider Rentals, Strider Racing, Strider specific track...what more could you want?

This is a great opportunity for STRIDER racers to get more riding in after the Worlds. It will also be a great opportunity to see some very talented BMX racers on a unique track. Both the main track and the brand new STRIDER track have a bridge feature which adds to the fun. The full schedule is below. find them on facebook to keep up to date on races throughout the year!

Double Points, Pro/Am, Strider Grand Opening
Sun, October 21, 10am – 5pm

10:00am – 1:00pm: ONLY TIME FOR SIGN UPS ($25) Pro/Am/ ($20)Class/ ($5)Opens/ ($10)Striders No Refunds after Sign Ups Close | Call us at (941) 637-1676
10:00am – 11:00am: Practice for ONLY Amateur Racers
11:00am – 12:00pm: Practice for ONLY Pro/Am Registered Racers
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Practice for ALL Registered Racers
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Strider Prac. & Striders 1st & 2nd Moto (on final striaght)
1:15pm: Motos Posted
1:15pm – 1:30pm Moto Corrections: ONLY TIME NO EXCEPTIONS. Plan accordingly.
1:45pm: Parade Lap (all are welcome to ride in)
2:00pm: Race Starts Promptly
* Strider Main will run at end of 1st round/ beginning of 2nd round of motos
* Practice Strider Specific Track for Push Bikes Only will be open during the duration of the event.

Results From The STRIDER World Championships!

The 2012 STRIDER World Championships in Sarasota, FL were a rousing success.

Fun was had by all at the 2012 STRIDER World Championships From qualifying races on Friday to the STRIDER beach parade on Sunday!  The weather was great…blue skies, warm weather, and plenty of free water (Thanks Walgreens) for parents and toddlers alike to stay hydrated!

Over at Strider Life we would love to hear your experiences from the Helmsley Sandcastle, Sarasota BMX, Payne Park or anywhere in between. With racers from 11 countries in attendance there are sure to be some good stories. Without further ado here are the results from the A Mains for the 2, 3, 4, & 5 year olds from Saturday! Download a .pdf file of all mains HERE

2 Year Old Podium

2 Year Old STRIDER
1. Atsuki Nakamura – Japan
2. Mikaela Gilbert – Georgia, USA
3. Patrik Dinka – Slovakia
4. Caleb Elliott – Florida, USA
5. Daniel Cannizzaro – Florida, USA
6. Nobutaka Furuya – Japan
7. Jamie Flanders – Ontario, CAN
8. Isobel Boorom – Ohio, USA

3 Year Old Podium

3 Year Old STRIDER
1. Asuna Adachi – Japan
2. Rion Furuya – Japan
3. Rider Knight – Mississippi, USA
4. Breon Brannic – Florida, USA
5. Sebastian Fleener – Florida, USA
6. Mitchell Jervis – Ontario, CAN
7. Nathan Riley – Ontario, CAN
8. Austin Dietz – Florida, USA

4 Year Old Podium

4 Year Old STRIDER
1. Yuki Moriyama – Japan
2. Haruki Nomoto – Japan
3. Takumi Fenderson – Florida, USA
4. James Leavitt – Alberta, Canada
5. Thomas Montaldo – Florida, USA
6. Desmond Hallett – Florida, USA
7. Jackson Chaney – Florida, USA
8. Adrian Dinka – Slovakia

5 Year Old Podium

5 Year Old STRIDER
1. Shion Furuya – Japan
2. Ritsu Kawata – Japan
3. Seung Bi Lee – South Korea
4. Curtis Riley – Canada
5. Jesse McFarland – South Dakota, USA
6. Fini Furuya – Japan
7. Pixx Bess – Pennsylvania, USA
8. Tosin Adegbehingbe – United Kingdom

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Thanks to everyone who came out, tweeted about it, shared info and photos on facebook, or stayed at home to hold down the fort while others were away! We’ll have more to share in the coming weeks. See you next year for the 2013 STRIDER World Championships!

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Radio Disney Coming To The STRIDER World Championships!

Radio Disney AM 1380 will be joining us at the STRIDER World Championship on Saturday from 11 to 2! They’ll be playing great music, and fun games along with give aways that are sure to be fun for the STRIDER Riders.

Head Over to Sarasota BMX and look for the huge blow-up Mickey Ears!

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