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Strider Announces New Program to Teach Balancing Skills

Strider Bikes Announces New Program to Teach Balance and Riding Skills


Strider Camp Curriculum and Kit Praised by Educators


Rapid City, SD (March 24, 2014) - Strider Sports International, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of children's no-pedal balance bikes, has created a new "How to Balance and Ride" Train the Trainer Curriculum known as STRIDER Camp™. This turnkey kit and lesson plan, complete with five sessions of hands-on learning, fun, and instruction, makes it easy for Strider Dealers, Educators, Park and Recreation programmers or any parent to teach balance and riding skills to groups of toddlers or young children of all abilities. 


Strider Camp is a Train the Trainer Program with the goal of teaching balance and the ability to stride. The Strider Camp Kit includes a detailed five session lesson plan, as well as the materials needed to conduct the camp for kids 2-12 years of age.  After reading the materials, instructors will have all the knowledge needed to host/teach a camp. Upon completion of the course, youngsters will have the tools and skills necessary to perfect bike handling and the balance needed to ride a bike.  STRIDER riders quickly gain confidence and have fun while improving coordination and motor skills.  And best of all, the kit includes the ability to order bikes at discounted prices, so that Strider Camps can be used as fundraisers for non-profit organizations. 


According to Kim Burke, PT, MPT at Children's Care Hospital and School in Rapid City, SD, "Striders rock!!!  Our (Strider) camp at Children's Care opened the door to riding for every child who participated in the bike camp.  All the families have given me feedback that their children love to ride their Striders!  What a great tool to utilize to increase balance, strength, and motor coordination for children."


Contact Dona Ochsner at Strider Bikes for more details on this educational program or to order your Strider Camp Kit. Additional photos can be found HERE.


STRIDER balance bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride on two wheels.  Strider balance bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels.


The STRIDER's simple, no-pedal design builds confidence and eliminates fear by allowing kids to have their feet on the ground and progress at their own pace.  This unique design teaches young children balance on two wheels right from the start, avoiding developmental delays typical with tricycles and training-wheel bikes.

For toddlers, children, adults, and people of all abilities, a STRIDER balance bike is the perfect tool for learning and perfecting balance and bike handling skills that are key to enjoying a life full of fun, healthy, outdoor activities. 


About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed worldwide in over 70 countries. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit


About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes

We Create Riders! STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows toddlers to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime.  Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. Available at

STRIDER SPORTS INT'L, INC.                   (605) 342-0266

2221 N. Plaza Dr.                           RAPID CITY, SD 57702 

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