The anticipation has been building up for weeks, it’s finally time to unwrap the presents you’ve selected so carefully. Your child wakes up and runs downstairs, they tear the paper off at Mach-speed and you see their little face widen with the biggest grin they’ve had all year. They scream and jump and give you a bear-hug. They beg and plead for you to open the box so they can ride their brand new Strider Bike. A twinge of disappointment crosses their face when they realize that the bike is actually in 3 large pieces but they quickly recover when you assure them you can put it together.
You get to work when suddenly it’s an hour later and you’re still trying to figure out what you’re missing, what step you mistook, why such a simple item isn’t going together like it should? Your child has since moved on to other toys after a meltdown of epic proportions because they couldn’t ride their bike “right now!” (Don’t worry, it won’t be like that hard, I’m just trying to prepare you for the potential worst-case-scenario).
We are right there with you! Not in that creepy-cute little elf on the shelf way but, we are just as excited for your child to get on their new Strider Bike!
We also want to ensure you success on Christmas morning, so we offer you this advice: build your Strider Bike now!
Okay not “right now,” but, maybe tonight, when the kids are asleep.
At Strider, we encourage all of our Strider Elves to put the bikes together long before the big reveal (Christmas presents, birthday presents or just because they are a cool kid presents) to ensure that the bikes are ready to ride when their new owners first lay eyes on their new wheels.Putting the Strider Bike together is so easy anyone can do it in under 5 minutes!
We’ve created these simple videos to help guide you through the process:
Odds are, you won’t need our help at all but if you do have any issues at all we are only a phone call away and our awesome customer service team can help steer you in the right direction.
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When you’re finished putting the bike together you’ll want to adjust it to the estimated fit of your child to ensure instant-riding-satisfaction. The best way to do this, without letting your child know that they are getting a Strider for Christmas, is to take a pair of pants that fit them well and hold them so that they hang just off the ground. Adjust the saddle to meet the inseam of the pants. Once you’ve adjusted the seat accordingly move the handlebars approximately the same amount that you did the seat.
Another added benefit of having a perfectly put together and fitted Strider before Christmas is that there’s no delay in bike riding time! No one is anxiously watching over your shoulder or worse, trying to play with the bike while you build it. Little Suzy or Johny can go straight from sitting by the fireplace to striding around the Christmas tree!
Assembling and fitting your Strider Bike now not only ensures that the bike is in perfect working condition, but it has the huge added benefit of allowing you just a little more sleep on Christmas Eve. With your extra time, you could take our advice to the next level and put all the toys together! Maybe not the Lego sets though.
If you’re worried that wrapping an assembled bike is more difficult than wrapping a bike in a box, we have plenty of ideas for you:
One percent of your purchase gives another kiddo the opportunity to learn to ride a bike through the Strider Rider Fund.