Thursday, October 15, 2009

Strider: Running Bike Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed with 412 comments! Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ Linda K!


Forget training wheel terror! Never fear Strider's here! Your little one will feel at ease with this innovative running bike. Strider graciously sent me one to review. Wow, what a must-have for any parent.

Finally, my daughter feels comfortable riding around the neighborhood. Her current bike has the dreaded wobbly training wheels. She's way too big for a tricycle, yet she doesn't have the control over her "big girl" bike that she wants. Hands down, she prefers her Strider.

Check out this video featuring Ryan McFarland, the founder of Strider Sports International. You can tell he's passionate about his product, and I completely understand why.



We received the hot pink color and it's a beauty. I am very impressed with the style of this bike. It's sporty and will grow with your child. Whether they're 1 or 5, it won't look like they're riding a baby toy. Take a look at their beautiful selection of colors here.

Here is more about the company from their website:

Your child can learn to ride a bike sooner and safer with a Strider™.

Designed for children, ages 1 - 5, the Strider™ running bike holds several advantages over ordinary beginner’s bikes. The Strider™ will:

Give your child a head start.

Healthy kids develop essential motor skills early in life. Pediatricians agree that learning balance and coordination jump-starts a child’s growth and development.

Enter the Strider™ running bike.
The Strider™ teaches your child balance, coordination and develops glittering confidence. Trikes and bikes with training wheels don’t. Traditional bicycles place too much of the focus on learning to pedal -- skimping on developing your child’s motor skills. And these bikes are heavy, clunky and difficult for kids to control.

Bike riding becomes a breeze when you teach your child balance and coordination before pedaling. The Strider™ takes pedaling out of the mix so that kids can concentrate solely on learning balance, which takes more practice. Pedaling is a secondary skill that kids can easily learn within a few short minutes.

Our first test rider -- after riding a Strider™ prototype for only six months -- was riding a two-wheel pedal bike without training wheels at age three. (Still, for pure, simple fun, he continually reverts to and spends much of his playtime on his Strider™.)

Many parents tell us that the Strider™ has given their child a safe, speedy and smooth transition into a pedal bike. And your child can share this same experience too.

The Strider features an adjustable seat post. The company kindly sent us a longer seat post since my daughter is taller and not a young toddler. It works great and fits her height wonderfully. The seat can be adjusted from 11 to 16 inches.

And whatta know, the Strider is lightweight. Great feature! My daughter can transport this with ease. No more complaining about her bike getting stuck anywhere.

Start planning your holiday gift list now. This would make a terrific gift! The child in your life will enjoy it for years to come.

Strider would like to offer one lucky reader the running bike of your choice!

To enter this excellent GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me something about this company not mentioned. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

After you have completed the mandatory entry above, you may do any of the additional entry options below for more ways to win. Each one counts as one separate entry.
  • Subscribe to my blog via email - be sure to leave your email address
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  • Tell me the color you love
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  • Email three or more people about this giveaway and CC me susannahbananaATliveDOTcom

**Be sure to check out my "CURRENT GIVEAWAYS" list on the right hand side of my blog.

**This giveaway ends on October 22nd and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on October 23rd.

416 comments:

  1. If you are involved in an organization that works with young children or raises money to support such organizations, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us and you may be eligible for a free Strider™ running bike for your organization or fund-raiser.

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  2. I learned that At the first feeling of instability, your child will instinctively place both feet securely on the ground. So there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" that stir-up a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding. amypugmire@live.com

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  8. I would love the pink strider. amypugmire@live.com

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  9. I subscribe to strider bike newsletter. amypugmire@live.com

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  10. And unlike other bikes that sit in the garage, gathering dust while your child waits to grow into them, the Strider™ running bike will get plenty of use from day one. In fact, we guarantee that your child will love the Strider™.
    I LOVE the guarantee!

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  12. signed up for the strider newsletter
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  13. I like how the company gives back- "Strider™ donates $250 to the BMX Race for Life event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society."
    Kudos to their company for doing that!

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  14. I subscribe to your blog via email.

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    (great blog BTW!)

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  15. I follow you on twitter- I am tannawings.

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  16. I signed up for their newsletter.

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  17. I also subscribe to your feed.

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  18. Favorite color- that awesome RED one!

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  19. Emailed 3 people and cc'ed you.

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  20. http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/4910685704

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  21. Any color I win will be fine with me

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  22. Strider™ donates $250 to the BMX Race for Life event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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  23. I learned this about the genesis of the bike: Ryan's mission became to build a bike that his son could ride without injury or fear.

    The first step was to head down to his local K-Mart to purchase the smallest and lightest bike he could find. Afterwards, Ryan went home, stripped off the components from the frame, cut out the upper frame rails, lowered the seat, cut and re-welded the handlebars and cut down the seat-post. (And of course he painted it to match his dirtbike!)



    The Three Amigos: Ryan, Joe and Gene

    Voila! Strider #1 is born.



    cdziuba@aol.com My email is easily seen in my profile. Thanks.

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  24. Tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/4915359420

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  25. I posted your giveaway on my Facebook page Carol P Dziuba



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  26. blogged http://ceeceeblogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/strider-bike-giveaway_16.html

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  28. signed up for the Strider newsletter using cdziuba@aol.com Carol


    Thank you for subscription
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  29. Ryan did not intend to start a company. He simply wanted his son to have the best bike riding experience possible.
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  30. subscribe
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  31. subscribe to feed
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  32. follow - fancygrlnancy
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  33. I would get the blue
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  34. signed up for strider newsletter
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  36. posted on fb
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  37. I am a tweeter and a follower and my little man would love to have this

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  38. http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/4917905629

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  39. Also seems like it will get use for longer b/c, unlike many balance bikes, it also has a place for your feet so that surprising even little kids are doing "tricks" on the bikes too- looks SO much fun!!

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  40. Wow! What a fun idea. I love that the bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child and that the strider is steady, stable, and safe

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  41. I'm a subscriber

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  43. I blogged about this giveaway

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  44. I love the green bike!

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  45. I signed up for their newsletter

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  46. I e-mailed three people about this giveaway and CC you.

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  47. That is really nice that the Strider Company donates $250 to the BMX Race for Life event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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  48. I like that they donate to charities such as lymphoma. I always think it is nice when companies do that.
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  49. I subscribe via email
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  50. I blogged about it here: http://recesstimeoriginals.blogspot.com/2009/10/win-coolest-bike.html

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  52. I like the yellow bike best.
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  53. we guarntee you child will love this bike mverno@roadrunner.com

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  54. The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.
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  55. love the color blue
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  56. They have a 60 day money back guarantee.


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  57. I subscribe via email.
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  58. I follow in twitter.
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  59. Your button is located here
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  60. I signed up for their newsletter

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  61. http://twitter.com/twinpowells/status/4933047912


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  62. I like the blue

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  63. Helps your kids gain glittering confidence

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  64. On their website, I learned the bike is a lot safer and less complicated because it doesn’t have any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals, and so forth.

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  65. I am an email subscriber.

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  66. I like the blue bike.

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  67. unlike other bikes that sit in the garage, gathering dust while your child waits to grow into them, the Strider™ running bike will get plenty of use from day one. In fact, we guarantee that your child will love the Strider
    I love to know about guarantees
    Thank you!
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  68. I subscribe
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  69. I follow on twitter - tatertot374
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  70. I like the pink one
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  71. I learned that Control is further enhanced with a low and flat handlebar design.
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  72. I follow on twitter with my google and twitter name makeetis
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  73. I like the red colored one.
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  74. The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.

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  75. email subscriber

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  76. I like the pink one

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  77. I learned that The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.

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  78. I learned that Strider™ donated $250 to the BMX Race for Life event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

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  79. Ryan McFarland’s grandfather was a race car engineer
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  80. subscribe via email
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  81. Born into a mechanical family, Ryan McFarland’s grandfather was a race car engineer and competed against racing legend Al Unser. And Ryan’s father, Joe, owned a motorcycle dealership

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  82. i love the pink one
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  83. I love that the strider bike is for kids between the ages of 1-5! I learned that the strider bike actually has a guaranteed- that any kid will love it! Now that is a guaranteed that sounds awesome!
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  84. I subscribe to the funky monkey via e-mail!
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  85. I love the red strider bike!
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  86. i signed up for their newsletter
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  87. i emailed 3 ppl and cc'd you
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  88. Following on twitter:
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  89. Posted here:
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  91. I love the pink and I also really love the green.

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  92. I subscribe

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  93. About the creator: Born into a mechanical family, Ryan McFarland’s grandfather was a race car engineer and competed against racing legend Al Unser. And Ryan’s father, Joe, owned a motorcycle dealership.

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  94. That Last comment was an email subscribe gert003 at aol dot com.

    This comment is because I like the pink bike!

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  96. The Strider running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child. jenalber@hotmail.com

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  97. I subscribe by e-mail. jenalber@hotmail.com

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  98. I like the green one. Thanks for the chance! jenalber@hotmail.com

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  99. I learned that children as young as 2 can ride these! Also, they don't have pedals that need to be tightened or chains that will ever need to be lubed--they're low maintenance!

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  100. Email subscriber
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  101. Follow you on twitter--blessedmama76
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  102. I love the green color!
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  103. From its lightweight design to its center of gravity and low seat height, the Strider™ is a bike your child can easily control. And most importantly, the Strider™ is a bike that will develop glittering confidence and a lifelong love for bicycling.

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  104. The strider is steady, stable, and safe.
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  106. posted on fb
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  107. Well, all I learned from this strider bike has been mentioned so I wanted to talk about the blog they have. You should go check out the clip at the top of the blog. It's of a 21 month old boy Malcolm Smith that has been filmed by his parents. And then also when he's 28 months. I can not believe the balance he's got on that bike. Oh I would love to win this for my 2 year old, she could use some of this balance. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway.
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  108. I'm an email subscriber.
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  110. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/gunzie73/status/4944305593
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  112. I actually asked Abby what color she would love and she loves the pink one.

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  113. I signed up for the newsletter: ann dot guns at mac dot com

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  114. http://twitter.com/tannawings/status/4948659059

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  115. They donate for fundraisers! it will get plenty of use and not sit the garage! summrob1@aol.com

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  116. I wouldnt care what color any is fine with me! summrob1@aol.com

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  117. I love the the company donates money to charities!

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  118. http://twitter.com/zealandsmom/statuses/4957318332

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  119. the company is an avid supporter of head start and other child organizations

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  122. i love the pink but if I win I think since Ihave both boys and girls I would have to go with another color, the red is pretty

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  123. The company was started because he wanted his son to have a good riding experience.

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  124. The company gaurantees your child will like it. That amazes me; few have products worthy of such confidence.

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  125. I learned that they offer a 60 day guarantee and 1 year warantee on their bikes. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  129. I tweeted your giveaway:
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  130. Posted on facebook:
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  131. The Strider running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.

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  132. I learned that the creator had a love for bikes at a early age.

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  136. I can't choose between green and orange. If I win we'll flip a coin. ;)

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  137. The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.

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  141. WOW I want to review one of these! They are so neat! I bet my nephew would love it!

    Another fact is: Their first test rider -- after riding a Strider™ prototype for only six months -- was riding a two-wheel pedal bike without training wheels at age three.
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  146. My favorite color is the green.
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  147. I found out that the creator of the Strider Running Bike also invented the top of the line Thudbuster suspension seat-post for bicycles. Quite an innovator.

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  148. teaches your child balance and coordination before pedaling.

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  153. "The traditional methods of learning to ride a bike have it backwards"

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  155. Strider Sports International, Inc. has one enjoyable mission: Thinking of ways to make children happy.

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  163. I learned that Strider™ donates $250 to the BMX Race for Life event for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. That's pretty flippin' sweet!

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