Strider® Pays it Forward by Donating over $600,000 in Cash and Bikes

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Strider® Pays it Forward by Donating over $600,000 in Cash and Bikes


Rapid City, SD (January 21, 2016) — Many companies talk about giving back, but Strider pays it forward in a significant way. Since its inception in 2007, Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of no-pedal balance bikes, has donated over $600,000, which includes $250,000 in cash and $350,000 in bikes, to organizations that serve children and adults in need.

Strider formalized its benevolence commitment with the creation of The Rider Fund, which was first introduced June 2014 at the Special Olympics USA Games. Since then, Strider has committed one percent of gross revenue from all sales worldwide to this fund. For charitable organizations that prefer STRIDER Bikes and products in lieu of cash, the company triples the donation. The bikes and products are donated through a grant application process.

“Our mission statement talks about why we exist, but the Rider Fund shows how we ‘walk the talk’ and support those in need”, said Founder and CEO, Ryan McFarland. “At Strider, we love riding bikes, and we love inspiring kids to ride. However, we know that many kids – and adults – face much greater challenges than learning to ride a bike. We created the Rider Fund to support local, national and international charities addressing these challenges.”

In addition to Special Olympics, Strider also supports national organizations such as The Axel Project, and international charities such as CURE, Samaritan’s Purse and World Vision. In its hometown of Rapid City, Strider donates to several organizations, such as Youth & Family Services and Love I.N.C. (In the Name of Christ).

For more information about the Strider Rider Fund, how to contribute and to access the grant application, go to http://www.striderbikes.com/about-us/join-the-cause.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented STRIDER Balance Bikesfocus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. STRIDER Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact: Leslie Prevish, leslie@previshmarketing.com, 303-500-3318

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