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Being You Day

What if everyone had blue hair? What if we all wore orange socks? What if kids everywhere had a dog named Spot?  The truth is, the world would be pretty bori…

Tabor’s Story

“I think it’s great for other kids to see that Tabor looks different, but hey, he can do the same things that they can do!”  Tara – Tabor’s Mom

Ryder’s Story

“Anything is possible.” That’s the family motto in the Morgan household.

Lincoln’s Story

“It is by far the best gift we’ve given him. Thank you for making the world a more accessible place.” – Amanda, Lincoln’s Mom

Jordyn’s Story

“The picture doesn’t do justice to how excited she is!!! The sizing is PERFECT!!!” – Traci, Jordyn’s Mom

Hazel’s Story

“I can already see her getting much more confident. We’re so grateful for the help you’ve provided. Seeing Hazel get out on her bike is the best feeling!” – …

Caden’s Story

“Strider Bikes was amazing in helping us with the handlebars for our son who has right radial aplasia.” – Andrea, Caden’s Mom

Being You Day

What if everyone had blue hair? What if we all wore orange socks? What if kids everywhere had a dog named Spot?  The truth is, the world would be pretty bori…

Strider Celebrates Heart Health Month

Because February is American Heart Month, Americans obviously realize how important it is to focus on keeping their hearts healthy. February is also the mont…

How to Pedal

Congratulations! Your child is officially a Strider pro. Pedaling is the name of the game now. A lot goes into riding a bike for the first time. It’s a skill…

Balance Bike vs. Training Wheels

Are balance bikes a new concept? How old do you have to be to ride a balance bike? Let’s dive in and take a deeper look! It’s a matchup for the ages. In this…

Why Ditch Training Wheels?

Ditching the training wheels will make the learn-to-ride process considerably easier Ahh, training wheels. They’ve been around forever. You, along with your …

What is a Balance Bike?

Are balance bikes a new concept? How old do you have to be to ride a balance bike? Let’s dive in and take a deeper look! A lot goes into riding a bike for th…

Unstoppable toddler logs more miles on a bike than most adults

250 miles. That’s how far two-year-old Owen Tudor rode his Strider Bike over the course of nine months in 2021. Owen and his family live in the small communi…

2021 Tiny Strider Customs

2021 Tiny Custom Strider Bikes ONE-OF-A-KIND CUSTOM STRIDER BIKES UP FOR GRABS! Now is your chance to own one of these custom Strider Bikes! Each of these bi…

Strider Holiday InterACTIVITIES

Jump to: Holiday Countdown Chain Santa Searchers Yarn Tree Reindeer Card Strider Ornament Coloring Sheets The holidays are the best time of year, and at Stri…

2020 Tiny Strider Customs

Strider Custom Bikes Tiny Custom Strider Bikes will be hitting the auction block at Mecum Auction Las Vegas on April 29th. The Strider Custom Bike Program wa…

Messy Little Moments

little moments aren’t so little Messy Little Moments Behind every family holiday baking session is usually a destroyed kitchen, and every “perfect” fam…

Real Life Happens in the Little Moments

Little Moments aren’t so little Real Life Happens in the Little Moments Big smiles. Combed hair and matching sweaters. Parents looking lovingly at thei…

Mazie Inspires Donation

Strider Donates Bikes Heart Hero Survives Post Op with Strider Bike This summer we received a heartfelt message from Elizabeth, the mother of a courageous li…

Becoming Brave

From first spills to riding thrills Becoming Brave Like most cycling enthusiasts, I wanted to get my kids riding bicycles as soon as possible. My hopes and d…

Strider Cup Virtual Event

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Get Your Strider Indoor Ready

Strider Maintenance tips Get Your Strider Indoor Ready Spending more time inside, with wild kiddos, is the reality for most of us these days. Usually, during…

From One Strider Parent to Another

From One Strider Parent to Another Strider Parents Share Tips to Keep Kids Active on a Strider Bike During Quarantine Schools and daycares have been closed a…

Becoming KIND

Becoming Kind Competitive Biking Teaches Life Lessons Far Beyond Metals & Trophies By Susie Marcks, Marketing Manager at Strider World Headquarters When …

Becoming KIND One Small Stride at a Time

Who are they becoming? Becoming KIND One Small Stride at a Time It’s been almost two years since the world changed. Kids have been in and out of school or da…

Strider Homeschool

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Becoming Determined

STRIDER BIKES ARE A CATAPULT FOR BATTLING HURDLES AND WINNING RACES Becoming Determined By Charlie Brumbaugh, Quality Control & Fabrication at Strider Wo…

Tips for Teaching Kids to Ride a Pedal Bike

Learn-to-Ride Process Tips for Teaching Kids to Ride a Pedal Bike With sunshine, shorts, and sunscreen comes more outdoor adventures and the perfect time to …

Mother & Daughter Becoming Bold – On & Off the Bike

Becoming Bold Mother & Daughter Becoming Bold – On & Off the Bike My daughter never once corrected her 1st-grade teacher, who pronounced her na…

Who Are They Becoming?

Becoming Who Are They Becoming? Every parent wants their child to have the freedom to be truly themself. As your child grows, you probably start to notice al…

3 Ways Getting Kids Outside to Play in the Winter Benefits Parents

Product Tips 3 Ways Getting Kids Outside to Play in the Winter Benefits Parents It’s hard to say who gets hit with winter cabin fever worse, parents or kids….

Kids Grow Fast! Preserve the Memories

Product Feature Kids Grow Fast!Preserve the Memories At some point, every new parent has hobbled down a shopping aisle, delirious from sleep deprivation, shi…

Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Strider Bikes

Holidays Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Strider Bikes One of the best parts of owning a bike is making it unique to you. The customization process is fun. Putti…

The Strider Family ADVENTure Calendar

Holidays The Strider Family ADVENTure Calendar They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for parents, it can be hard to embrace that sentiment. …

9 Ways to BE Together By Bike

Be Together 9 Ways to BE Together By Bike Life moves fast. You’ve welcomed this new, tiny little bundle of love into your life. You’re tired and red-eyed but…

The Strider ST-R Carbon Fiber Balance Bike Holds Nothing Back

Product Feature The Strider ST-R Carbon Fiber Balance Bike Holds Nothing Back Spare no expense. Extravagant. Lavish. No limits. Grandiose. Over the top. Go f…

How to Actually Appreciate the Season You’re In

BE Together How to Actually Appreciate the Season You’re In You blinked and Independence Day celebrations morphed to Halloween costume planning. The arrival …

Extend the Life of Your Bike

Kids Can Bike Their Way To Better Grades

Wellness Kids Can Bike Their Way To Better Grades How riding a bike can improve classroom performance Folders, pencils, and glue sticks fill the aisles of ev…

Races for Toddlers! What’s the Point?

Racing Races for Toddlers! What’s the Point? “BMX Max” and his Toddler Racing Journey Max just turned five-years-old and is stoked to be ri…

Digital Wellness in the Real World

Wellness Digital Wellness in the Real World Screen time. The bane of modern parenting. A constant source of parent-shaming and guilt. Look, we know you love …

Ryan’s Story – A Boy and His Bike

Ryan’s Story A Boy and His Bike When Ryan was six months old, his mother, Jen, had a feeling something wasn’t quite right. “He was growing, but his str…

Therapy Bikes: An Interview with Carly Messner, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Therapy Bikes: An Interview with Carly Messner, OTR/L Even on a cold, snowy day at the end of May, Carly Messner smiles wide, especially…

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   &nbs…

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   Rapid …

Special Education Teacher Receives Strider Inspiration Award During Sturgis Rally

Special Education Teacher Receives Strider Inspiration Award During Sturgis Rally Hall of Fame Breakfast Among Various Rally Events Featuring Strider Rapid C…

Strider Bikes Featured by Google in Small Business Report

Strider Bikes Featured by Google in Small Business Report South Dakota-Based Company Showcases Use of the Internet to Grow Business   Rapid City, S.D. (…

Two-Wheeling Toddlers Race for Titles at NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte

Two-Wheeling Toddlers Race for Titles at NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte   Rapid City, S.D. (June 16, 2018) — Hundreds of families cheered on children …

Cycling Tykes Conquer Cleveland with Strider Cup Racing

  Cycling Tykes Conquer Cleveland with Strider Cup Racing Families celebrate learning to ride on Youth Cycling Day   Rapid City, S.D. (May 26, 2018…

Breakthrough Way to Teach Young Kids to Bike this Summer

Breakthrough Way to Teach Young Kids to Bike this Summer Children are becoming two-wheeling virtuosos before they’re out of diapers   Rapid City, S.D. (…

Strider Cup Invades Fort Worth, Texas!

Sundance Square Hosting World’s Cutest Toddler Race 2018 Strider Cup® National Race Series Features 2 – 6-Year-Olds on Strider Bikes Rapid City, S.D. (Jan. 2…

Save Christmas: Build Your Strider Bike Today

Is there a Strider Bike box anxiously waiting to be unwrapped in your house? Go ahead, unwrap it! It’s ok, really, we want you to!   The anticipat…

Visiting Strider Headquarters

Moving across the country is an adventure that not every kid wants to take on, but a tour of your favorite bike headquarters might make it worth it! We recei…

Title Sponsor Strider Presents Inspiration Award at Sturgis Hall of Fame Breakfast

  Title Sponsor Strider Presents Inspiration Award at Sturgis Hall of Fame Breakfast Announces Strider Education Foundation Rapid City, SD (August 23, 2…

Strider Sports Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Birthday Bash

  Strider Sports Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Birthday Bash Free Strider Festival to Take Over Main Street Square August 26th Rapid City, SD (August…

Tricycles Are Older than Toilet Paper and Haven’t Evolved. Why Are We Still Using Them?

  Tricycles Weren’t Meant to Teach Bike Riding  The first version of the tricycle was invented in 1680 by a German man named Stephan Farffler…

Japanese Toddlers Dominate the Strider Cup World Championship

Rapid City, SD (July 22, 2017) — As the Tour de France ends, the next generation of cycling pros from around the world competed in the country’s …

Strider Announces Education Foundation

  Strider Announces Education Foundation Nonprofit To Donate Pedal-less Bikes to Organizations Serving Children Rapid City, SD (July 12, 2017) — M…

Strider Sparks Special Education Teacher into Action

Sometimes an email makes you grimace, other times you smile with delight. When Ann at Strider received the below from Special Education teacher Monti Poulson…

Toddlers from Ten Countries Racing Balance Bikes in Salt Lake City

  Toddlers from Ten Countries Racing Balance Bikes in Salt Lake City Strider® Cup World Championship Races Set for July 22 at Gallivan Center  …

Wall Street Journal Confirms Strider Balance Bikes Make Training Wheels Obsolete

Wall Street Journal Confirms Strider Balance Bikes Make Training Wheels Obsolete ESPN writes Strider Cup Racing is “something you need to see to believ…

A Tale of Two Sons: Transition to Pedal

Guest Blog by Tammy Billings My husband and I have two boys, who are sixteen and five years old. The transition to a pedal bike without training wheels …

Happy StriderDay: Danny Macaskill's Wee Day Out

Danny MacAskill is at it again…Skip the Saturday morning cartoons and watch this great new edit from Scotland to inspire your little Strider rider!&nbs…

South Dakota Governor Presents Strider Sports with Distinguished Service Award

Highlights impact of Strider Balance Bikes for individuals with special needs Rapid City, SD (September 13, 2016) — South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard rec…

Introducing the Strider Rocking Base for Babies 12-24 Months

Rapid City, SD (August 17, 2016) — Strider Sports Int’l., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, has ident…

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 …

5 Areas of Impact STRIDER Bikes Have with My Special Education Students

A special guest post by  Amy Heuston Special Education Teacher at Central High School in Rapid City, SD   I watched in awe and exhilaration as…

Autism Doesn’t Keep Our Family from Riding Bikes

Tanis on his STRIDER 16 Sport Guest blog post by Patricia Fox (Tanis and Aiden’s Mom!) – My husband Rhys is a mountain unicyclist and avid r…

Autism Research: STRIDER Improves Stability Scores

New Research Shows Riding STRIDER® Bikes Significantly Improves Stability Scores in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Rapid City, SD (November…

It's never too late to learn how to ride!

We had the pleasure of meeting Susie last year at the National Parks and Recreation Conference in North Carolina. She had expressed her interest in learning …

Strider Celebrates Millionth Bike Sold With Golden Ticket Winner!

  Winner of the Millionth STRIDER® Bike to Attend Strider World Championship Race in Rapid City, SD, August 28-29, 2015 Rapid City, SD (February 26,…

Happy Thanksgiving: Coloring Pages For Inside Time!

  Sometimes it’s too wet, cold, or dark to go STRIDER riding outside. Here’s the perfect solution to inside down time…STRIDER Coloring…

Ryan McFarland, STRIDER Founder, Wins Small Business Person of the Year

  SBA Honors Nation’s Top Small Businesses Ryan McFarland, Strider Sports International, Inc. Wins South Dakota Small Business Person of the Year …

Strider Bikes Launch Heavy-Duty Wheel Set For Maximum STRIDER Fun

Pneumatic Tires Give Older Riders An All-Terrain Wheel For All Seasons  Rapid City, SD (November 27, 2013) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc., the world’s pre…

University Of South Dakota Shows STRIDER Bike Helps Toddlers Improve Balance And Coordination

University Of South Dakota Shows STRIDER Bike Helps Toddlers Improve Balance And Coordination During Four-Week Study STRIDER Bike Scientifically Proven To In…

STRIDER UK World Cup At British National Cycling Center in Manchester!

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wAC2u4IjRg&w=560&h=315]   300 toddlers, aged just 18 months to 5 years-old, raced no-pedal balance bik…

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