Strider Discovery Ride

hero 4 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…  PSB2916 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.  StriderBikesDiscoveryRide17Nov2018 077 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.

 DSC7633The pit stop demo showed the kids up close the ins and outs of how an actual NASCAR Pit Crew works together to get cars in tip-top shape and back on the track in record time.

 PSB3041Families were loaded into official Charlotte Motor Speedway track vans where they drove around the actual race track and banked the turns just like the pros… only not exactly at 200 mph.

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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  

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

 

2018 Strider Discovery Ride

 

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.

 

Charlotte Motor Speedway

 

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 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash!

It’s Our Birthday! Come Celebrate With Us!

Come one, come all to the biggest Birthday Bash Strider has ever thrown!  That’s right, we’re celebrating our 10th Birthday Bash on Saturday, August 26th in our hometown of Rapid City, SD.  Join the party at Main Street Square from 10am to 2pm as we host this free event to the public!  It’s our way of thanking the wonderful people who have supported us for that last 10 years, and we couldn’t think of a better way to do it than party!

Bring your rider! Bring their Strider Bike!  Bring their helmet!

strider logos b day bashBe ready to party under the sun!  Check out all the super cool activities we’ll have available:

  • Starting Ramp
  • Small Strider Cup Race Course
  • Crazy Bike Course
  • Pump Track
  • Carnival Games
  • Crazy Adventure Zone
  • Rocker Base Row
  • Strider Art Alley
  • Time Race Course
  • Photo Booths
  • Face Painting
  • Mall Track
  • Cake Booth
  • Tattoo Booth
  • And More!

 

For the last 10 years, we’ve been teaching toddlers and children around the world how to ride bikes.  Come help us celebrate in the town that started it all!  We would love to see all the little Strider Riders out there who have the same enthusiasm and love of riding that we have at Strider.

In addition to all of the crazy, cool events we have planned, we’ll also have music, shopping, food, games, and more!  So, come on down with your little one and celebrate the Strider way!  Don’t worry about parking!  The city parking ramp next to Main Street Square is free on weekends.

Don’t forget to bring your bike and your helmet!

Can’t join us in Rapid City for the party? Don’t worry!  There are plenty of other ways to help us celebrate our 10th Birthday Bash.  Be sure to check out our anniversary page to see how you can participate in this monumental milestone!  From our Strider Calendar Contest to the Strider Challenge Contest, there are plenty of ways to show your Strider support and help share the Strider love.  

 

 

 

How To: Make a Strider Nature Trail

The Strider staff got out some weed whippers, rakes, shovels, and even a pick axe to build a cool STRIDER Nature Trail on a piece of unused park space! This 1000 foot long trail goes over tree stumps, through small valleys, and by a small creek.

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Check out some additional photos from the Strider Nature Trail on our Flickr Page! Want to figure out how to know how you can build one in your area? We summarized the process in a short 1 page PDF that you can DOWNLOAD Here.

 

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Happy STRIDERday: Racing In Breckenridge

 Who’s getting excited for the 3rd annual USA Pro Cycling Challenge? The folks over at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and the Stork and Bear Company know that it is serious business!

Watch this fun video and check out the race details below…have a great Saturday!

“Join us on Wednesday, August 21st at 9:30 a.m., just before the Stage 3 Start of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Breckenridge! This free event is for kids 2-5 years old. All participants must provide a helmet and Strider bike. Register at the Stork & Bear Company at 610 Main Street in Frisco by Tuesday, August 20th. Call 970.668.5937 for more information.”

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STRIDER at The 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

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With one of the biggest gatherings of motorcycle enthusiasts in the world right in Striderville’s back yard; We have decided to take on the Sturgis Rally by storm this year with booths set up in 3 different locations! One beside the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum on Main Street, at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground, and right down the road at Black Hills Harley Davidson. People may not realize that learning to ride on a STRIDER teaches not only the balance needed for riding a bicycle, but for riding a motorcycle as well. There are plenty of families eager to pass on their love of biking, (of any kind) and a STRIDER is the perfect tool to do so. If you happen to be cruising by the Rally this year, stop by to say hi and be the first so see some of our new products that have yet to be publicly released! 

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Highlight Video From 2012 STRIDER World Championship!

 

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Only 30 days away from Spring and we’re already getting excited for Summer STRIDER fun in Sarasota October 11-13th! The Highlight video from the 2012 STRIDER World Championship at Sarasota BMX definitely is making us more excited for the Summer ahead.

Check out the video whether you were there or not. If you were able to attend look for your STRIDER rider and share with your friends and family! If you weren’t able to make it in 2012, watc it to find out what you can look forward to at the 2013 STRIDER World Championships! General information and a count down can be found HERE.

 

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The STRIDER World Championships Are About More Than Racing!

After two days focused on STRIDER Racing it’s going to be time to rest and relax…Sunday (10/14) is going to be the perfect day for both!

We’ll start the day playing at Lido beach right behind The Helmsley Sandcastle (host hotel).  Ride on the beach, Swim, bury Mom and Dad in the sand, and see how far you can coast into the ocean on your STRIDER!

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At 11:00 am we’ll gather on the beach for a STRIDER Surf Beach Parade! At 11:30 the STRIDER bike toss is the perfect chance for the bigger kids (aka Mom and Dad) to show off their muscles. Whoever throws the STRIDER bike the farthest gets…BRAGGING RIGHTS for an entire year!

Ride In The Grass, Play At The Park

Between 4:00pm and 6:00pm we’ll have trolley’s heading to Payne Park. This is a local STRIDER rider favorite with an amazing new playground, grassy hills, and a challenging skate park there’s sure to be something for everybody.

At 6:00 we’re heading downtown for a STRIDER stroll and Dinner. The trolleys will be picking up STRIDER families at the corner or Lemon and Main St from 8:00 to 9:00pm.

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