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Holiday Extravaganza - Strider Running Bike Review & Giveaway

Welcome to the first day of Oh My Baby's Holiday Extravaganza! To kick off this fun event my first review and giveaway is for a Strider Running Bike. If you haven't heard of this bike before I'm sure you'll want one by the end of this post. This has got to be one of my favorite things I've had the pleasure to review. Not only because it's such a great product but because J truly loves this bike.



Here's a little info straight from Strider to explain what makes their bikes so special

"Tricycles tip over, scrape ankles, and are difficult to pedal. Bicycles with training wheels are tall, heavy, unstable and downright scary for young riders. Both have the potential to cause painful injuries and fear.

Not true with the Strider™.

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

And the Strider™ is steady, stable and safe. 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."

I was lucky enough to get a chance to review this bike. When the box arrived J went nuts! The picture of the bike is on the box so he knew exactly what it was. The Strider bike was so easy to put together I didn't have to wait for hubby to get home to do it. And the best part was that the Strider bike came with its own wrench so I didn't have to dig through hubby's toolbox and guess what would fit. I seriously put this thing together in a matter of minutes. The bike is so light, weighting a mere 7 lbs. J can pick it up himself.

So once the Strider bike was put together I just had to adjust the seat for J. He's tall for his age (90th percentile, thanks daddy!) so being able to adjust the seat to his correct height was pretty important. J was hovering over me the whole time so once the bike was together he jumped right on.

Like with anything new, J was a little wobbly at first. He's used to riding tricycles and his ride-on toys that all have 4 wheels. My husband was a skeptic, "A bike with no pedals? What is that going to teach him?" Well it taught him a lot. Within the first couple of days J was going several feet at a time with his feet up and balancing himself. Next thing I knew he wanted to go down the small hills in our neighborhood to be able to ride longer. He was so proud of himself and knew he was doing a good job. The skeptic husband turned into a Strider lover too.

While outside, I had a neighbor I didn't know stop and tell me how impressed she was watching J riding this bike because he was so young and did it without training wheels. I can't begin to tell you how much J loves this bike. I'm excited to know that when Baby L gets big enough he'll have hours of fun on this bike too.

Want to WIN one? The generous people at Strider are offering one Oh My Baby reader their very own Orange Strider Running Bike. Leave your comment by December 10th. One random winner will chosen and have 48 hours to respond.

To enter (this is mandatory):
Visit Strider and leave me a comment telling me one thing you learned about Strider Running Bikes.

For extra entries:
- Sign up for Strider's newsletter
- Become a follower of Oh My Baby ( 2 extra)
- Add an Oh My Baby button to your sidebar (leave me the link)
- Help spread the word and blog about this giveaway (leave me the link)
- Add an Oh My Baby Holiday Extravaganza button to your sidebar (leave me the link)
- Enter any of my other giveaways (one entry per giveaway)
- Make a purchase from Strider (5 extra)

I recieved this product free of charge for a review. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

188 comments:

thesehappydays said...

I learned that control is further enhanced with a low and flat handlebar design. Kids can now reach forward rather than up, which gives them better leverage and maneuverability.

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andrea v said...

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. That is great.

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Jenni said...

I learned that the bike helps kids learn balance before pedaling which helps their confidence.

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vgi said...

It helps a child learn balance before pedaling! THIS IS SUCH A GREAT IDEA! Easy transition to big bike..you can skip the training wheels! Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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Stephanie said...

Strider’s lightweight design and low center of gravity make it easy to maneuver and control.

Stephanie said...

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also entered Duncan Hines giveaway

Carla said...

The bike helps them to learn balance... Wouldn't a world without training wheels be great?

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RR said...

I learned that these bikes help kids to learn balance before pedaling. Very cool!

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Emily E. said...

I learned that the low, flat handlebar enhances control!

Emily E. said...

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Ang said...

I learned that the company offers a 60 day money back refund, instead of the normal 30 day.

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Lauren said...

I learned about the tires which are puncture proof and are lightweight!!

Lauren said...

I entered the Duncan Hines giveaway

Debbie said...

i learned the strider bike was developed by a dad who modified a store bought bike.

Debbie said...

i am signed up for strider newsletter.

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i am following

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mytwogirls said...

I learned that the tires are made of EVA polymer.
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I signed up for the Strider newsletter.
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Francie Horton said...

It's all about leverage and balance - why hasn't somebody designed one of these way before now?!

Michelle said...

I learned that The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child. Thanks for the chance to win.

Michelle said...

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jdeemarie said...

It makes sense that kids can learn to ride a bike earlier and faster if they learn balance and coordination before they need to pedal.

JK said...

I want one of these for my two year old so bad! I love that they focus on balance rather than pedaling. The balance is by far the hardest part. These bikes help kids ride regular bikes much earlier than a tricycle would.
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mytwogirls said...

I entered the Mia Mallow giveaway
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Jenn @ Beautiful Calling said...

That the bike's use can be prolonged by purchasing standard tubing.

Looks really neat though I have to admit I am skeptical about 18 months +. CHloe is almost three and not a great balancer

Over Thirty Mommy said...

I like that it teaches balance before learning to pedal

Baby Banz, Inc. said...

what a unique bike! i have never seen this - love that The Strider™ is outfitted with puncture-proof, EVA polymer tires.

Baby Banz, Inc. said...

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wigget said...

i learned the Strider™ running bike helps toddlers learn balance and coordination

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entered boogie wipes giveaway

Natalie A. said...

I learned that it helps balance and coordination! Thanks!

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mytwogirls said...

I entered the Amon giveaway
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Debbie said...

i sent an email to info@holeydonuts.net with Oh My Baby in the subject line to get 1 extra entry into EACH giveaways!

Debbie said...

i enterred the mia mallows giveaway.

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Debbie said...

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vgi said...

I sent an email to win some delicious donuts!!! MMM!!! Vanessa.Iaquinta@gmail.com

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bekki1820cb said...

Thanks for the chance! I would love to win it for my son! bekki1820cb@gmail.com

bekki1820cb said...

I like that it has adjustable seat and handlebars. bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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BeingAGreatMommy said...

the bike can help your little one balance better and gives better control

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The Demille's said...

I learned if you can walk, you can ride this! I also learned it's easy to assemble
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Michele P. said...

I like that The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child. wow, no training wheels, I wish I'd had that when my kids were smaller, but my grandson would love it!

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Michele P. said...

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Michele P. said...

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bison61 said...

the bike’s adjustable seat height starts at 11 inches from the ground, accommodating the shortest of legs.

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Kristin said...

I learned that it helps your child learn to balance before pedaling.

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The Happy Runner said...

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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hollowsins said...

I learned they are half the weight of a regular bike

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Sarah said...

It's helps kids learn balance!

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I entered the wii game and wii fit plus board giveaway!

JK said...

I entered for the Mia Mallows.
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jdeemarie said...

I learned that it's easier for kids to learn to ride a bike if they learn balance and coordination before they have to pedal.

jdeemarie said...

I signed up for the Strider Newsletter.

jdeemarie said...

I now follow your blog.

jdeemarie said...

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Tracey said...

I learned the tires are puncture proof, so no flats

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Debbie said...

i emailed Holey Donuts

minishoes1 said...

I learned that kids build confidence when riding this and its low manitence. great giveaway! Thanks! jacquecurl1@gmail.com

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jakiesmom said...

Designed for children, ages 1 - 5

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jewell330 said...

I learned that it's better and easier for children to learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling.

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susan said...

It helps toddlers learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling

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Tonya M said...

there is an optional seat for taller children. the bike is made for children as young as 1

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Rebecca N. said...

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Tannie's Chatter said...

Wow, never heard of this, what an awesome idea!! For kids to learn balance and coordination before they even get to the pedaling is awesome!! Nice stuff!!

Tannie's Chatter said...

I am a follower #1 :)

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I am a follower #2 :)

Bombtastic Belle said...

I learned they have punctur proof tires
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Corrie said...

The Strider teaches confidence & balance on two wheels.

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White Family said...

How neat! Good for balance!jennif3783@aol.com

The Fam said...

I learned that if my child can walk he/she can ride a Strider!

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