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Tucker Rolls Out Strider Adopt-A-School Program (With Video)

Adopt-A-School program seeks to inspire a new generation of two-wheel enthusiasts.

With schools back in session across the country, Tucker recently rolled out its Strider Adopt-A-School program partnership whereby the two companies work together to help share the excitement of two wheels with children in communities across the country. As part of the program roll-out, two elementary schools were presented with 25 Strider bikes along with the Strider Education Foundation All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Curriculum. The goal of the partnership is to inspire a new generation of two-wheel enthusiasts.

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Strider Education Foundation has BIG NEWS!! 📣📣

Since Strider Education Foundation’s inception in March 2017, we have come a long way – and you have been an integral part of pushing forward our passion for getting
All Kids on Bikes!
With your support, the Strider Education Foundation has been able to serve 151 schools in15 states, ship nearly 3,000 bikes and impact more than 23,000 kindergartners across the United States to date.
In the past two years we have made tremendous progress and we want to continue that momentum. The All Kids Bike movement has the ambitious goal to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in Kindergarten PE class.
All Kids Bike is a national campaign of the Strider Education Foundation which delivers the Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Program into public schools for free using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations.
We want to make riding a bicycle elementary education’s fourth “R”, along with reading, writing and arithmetic and we need your help!
We are looking for fans who will sign their name in support of the All Kids Bike mission, with a goal of 1 million signatures to get America’s kids rolling!

Motorcycle Mission Strider Custom

“It was built around the suspension. And it was Moos’s brainchild,” said Krystal Hess, founder and spearhead of Motorcycle Missions, a 501(c)3 organization that helps veterans dealing with PTSD find hope and healing through motorcycles. Krystal was talking about the tiny Strider custom bike shown here, which was built by the MM team and unveiled at the Flying Piston Benefit Breakfast at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in August. As for “Moos,” that’s custom builder and fabricator Chris Moos, a mentor in the MM program and Krystal’s partner. Continue reading Motorcycle Mission Strider Custom

Rick Fairless’s Strider Rider Custom

Rick Fairless’s far out, tie-dyed sensibilities belie his early adopter attitude. See, there’s nothing retro about Rick’s awareness of cool opportunities. That’s why the Flying Piston Builders Breakfast organizers (Jeff Najar and Marilyn Stemp) were delighted but not surprised that Rick stepped up before anyone else to customize a Strider balance bike to be unveiled at the 4th annual Sturgis Buffalo Chip breakfast event.BC3_8939BC3_8944 BC3_8953 BC3_9005 Continue reading Rick Fairless’s Strider Rider Custom


18-mo-old Racer Steals the Show; First Special Needs Races a Success

Rapid City, SD (April 29, 2015)Strider® Sports International, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of no-pedal balance bikes, hosted the Strider Championship Series kick-off race, sponsored by CycleTrader.com, Saturday, April 25 in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. More than 100 racers toed the starting line, including 25 athletes with special needs participating in the Special Needs Races, which are new this year.

One of the biggest smiles came from a rider in the 2 and under race. Stealing the show with his cute grin, 18-month-old Brently Blanton of Lakeland, Florida, rolled up to the start with a cheering section led by papa Corey. The dapper, diaper-clad toddler has been riding his STRIDER® since he started walking at just 10 months old.

A swift 5-year-old, Eito Tokunaga, from Hoffman Estates, Illinois, turned the fastest lap of the day, powering down the field with propeller-like legs. A semi-pro in terms of Strider racing, Eito has been competing on the world’s number one selling balance bike since he was 2 years old. Elito’s 3-year-old brother So entered a race earlier in the day, but the heat and humidity were a bit much for the tyke, so he didn’t have quite the success of his older brother.

Not all racers had years of experience though. In the Special Needs Races, kids and adults—some of whom had just started riding a two-wheeled bicycle two weeks ago— sped down the course. Through its Rider Fund, Strider donated more than a dozen of the larger 16” and 20” STRIDER Bikes to Special Olympics Florida—Hillsborough County and prepared the athletes for the race. All of the riders conquered the turns and ramps with ease.

12-year-old Brian Brewer of Sarasota, Florida, has Down syndrome and has enjoyed riding his STRIDER for nearly a year, tearing it up at the local BMX park. He breezed through the race grinning from ear to ear.

The 2015 Strider Championship Series now moves on to the following cities:

·             Ventura, CA – Saturday, May 9

·             Pittsburgh, PA – Saturday, June 6

·             Salt Lake City, UT – Saturday, August 8

Participating in any of these events will automatically qualify the rider for the Strider World Championship. The international series-ending race will be held August 28-29 in Rapid City, South Dakota — world headquarters for Strider Sports International, Inc. For more information, please visit www.StriderWorldChampionship.com

About the Strider Rider Fund

In its continued commitment to pay it forward, Strider Sports created the Strider Rider Fund in 2014 to facilitate providing balance bikes to non-profit organizations serving individuals in need. One percent of Strider Sports’ gross revenue from worldwide sales each month is allocated to the Rider Fund, and $1 is added for every STRIDER Bike registered online. To date, the Rider Fund has donated more than $300,000 in bikes and accessories, and Strider expects to exceed this amount in 2015, with more than half of the fund earmarked for special needs organizations. To learn more about the Rider Fund, and to join the cause, please visit www.StriderBikes.com/join-the-cause.

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