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Paul Yaffe’s Strider Custom

Paul w bike at BreakfastWhen 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. Continue reading Paul Yaffe’s 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


Balance Bike Builder Supports Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall Of Fame

5Sturgis, South Dakota, February 16, 2017 – Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, has stepped up to support the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Based in nearby Rapid City, Strider will be the presenting sponsor for the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held in conjunction with the Sturgis Rally in August, as well as working with the Museum on local charity events and fundraising efforts throughout the year.
“It is the museum’s goal to not only honor the history of motorcycling, but to continue to build a lasting legacy,” says Executive Director Myrick Robbins. “Ryan McFarland and the team at Strider make a perfect partner to build the future with. Starting with toddlers still in diapers, Strider opens up a lifetime of two-wheeled adventures to future generations of motorcycle history makers… one stride at a time.”
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum documents history, but with an emphasis on the people who have shaped and changed the motorcycle lifestyle… shaping the industry and getting people on two wheels is in line with Strider’s goals as well. “We love inspiring kids to ride,” adds the visionary balance bike maker, McFarland. “Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider.” Boil it down to the essentials, and isn’t riding fearlessly and confidently into the future the lifetime goal of any biker?
“Strider is changing the paradigm of how kids learn to ride and setting the new standard for how young children explore the world on two wheels and ultimately make their own history,” says McFarland. “To that end, we recently formed a non-profit, the Strider Education Foundation, whose mission is to inspire new riders of all abilities to a life of two-wheeled adventures for years to come. Someday, these kids may be future inductees into the Sturgis Museum’s Hall of Fame.”
The 77th Sturgis Rally is set for August 4-13, 2017 and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Strider will be held August 9th at the Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, South Dakota. Breakfast tickets are available for a $40 donation, tables of eight for $400. Tickets are available by calling the Museum at 605.347.2001 or they can be purchased online http://www.sturgismuseum.com/shop/hall-fame-breakfast
About The Museum: The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame’s mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of motorcycling; honor those who have made a positive and significant impact on the sport and lifestyle; and pay tribute to the heritage of the Sturgis Rally. Our vision is to continue as a world-class museum offering comprehensive and educational exhibits and showcasing rare and unusual motorcycles significant to our history and our sport. The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame stands out because of the fact that we not only document the history of the machines, we document the history of the people who have shaped and changed the sport and lifestyle. This will be a resource and inspiration for future generations. Honor the Ride… Build the Legacy!
About Strider Sports International, Inc.: Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2017, Strider former the Strider Education Foundation.. To learn more visit www.StriderBikes.com <http://www.StriderBikes.com> , like them on Facebook, and follow them on Instagram.
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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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