Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Contest

Awhile back I talked about taking your Strider bike trick or treating this Halloween. It's a great chance to incorporate the bike into the costume, plus, it'll allow you to hit more houses and get more candy! ;)

This year I'm holding a Halloween Strider contest and I hope you'll play. The rules are simple:
Take your Strider trick or treating
Snap a photo of it out on your route
Email the photos to adamsbikeshop@gmail.com by November 4th

All entries will be pooled and I'll pick a name at random.

The prize will be something from the Strider store and will be announced soon.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Halloween is coming

Halloween is right around the corner. If your household is like ours, the costume has been picked out for weeks, but not before being changed several times.

This year, try something new....get your little one out a Strider when you go door to door. Fix a basket to the handlebars to carry the candy. Imagine the speed you would all cruise the neighborhood this Halloween. (Kids - that means more candy!) Plus, just think how cool a little princess or cow would look scooting along the sidewalk. If the front door allows, the kids wouldn't even have to get off the bike - "trick or treat!" and then turn and ride to the next one.

What color goes best with Halloween? Orange of course!

I'd like to introduce a first for Adam's Bike Shop - The Halloween Contest! If you have a Strider bike, use it this Halloween and send me a picture for the blog. The pictures will be posted here and then I'll either put 'em to a vote or choose a winner randomly. The prize will be something Strider related and compliments of Adam's Bike Shop. I'll post the details later.

You can hit the Buy Now button at the bottom of the page to order.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Brake Assembly

I just ordered Charlotte a brake assembly for her bike. Ever since riding with her friends she's been putting her feet on the launch pads more and more. She's good at slowing down or stopping with her feet, but I thought maybe the brake assembly would make it a bit easier. And save her shoes.
When it arrives I'll post some pictures and the instructions. I can get you the brake assembly for $20.00 + tax.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Strider in the woods

Not too long ago I invited my daughter Charlotte to ride some of the very same trails that I ride. I told her it was in the woods and that there would be other bikers, roots and rocks. She immediately said YES. We set a day and talked about trail etiquette until the day came.
Here's a map of the trail system. We hit the green loop in the upper right corner.
I didn't know what to expect. We were going to hit the beginner loop, which is pretty short - for me - and has a couple hills. What I wasn't ready for, was how excited and how fast Charlotte was on the trail. She LOVED it! We were jogging to keep up with her. The roots and rocks didn't slow her down one bit. She really enjoyed the downhills and the occasional push I gave her for the longer uphills. What's cool with the Strider bike is that I can trick her a bit. I "push" her by putting my hand on her back and she thinks I'm pushing, but I'm not really pushing all that much and she's still doing most of the work.
Initially I thought we'd make it about half way around the loop before she got bored or tired, but I was wrong! We made it the whole way, with one significant stop to allow a group of riders to pass.
After that it was back in the saddle and kicking up dust! When we finished she asked "Umm, dadee? Can we go 'gain?" Awesome! A quick check of the mileage reports .78 miles - way to go Charlotte!
Here are the pictures:



Bridges? No problem!

Leanin' in the corner



You can check out more pictures here:

To be more in line with the internet, pricing for my Strider bikes will now be $88.20 everyday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


The Tour de France is in it's final week and Team Astana has the yellow jersey. Sounds like a reason for a sale!

For the rest of the tour, as long as Team Astana has the yellow jersey, you can use the following code to get 10% of your Strider Bike: tourstride

Instead of $98.00, you'll be paying $88.20 - go team Astana!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Business Cards

Today I ordered some business cards - 500 to be specific - to fill in with my info and hand out. If you think you'd be willing to hand some out to friends/family send me an email -adamsbikeshop@gmail.com- and I'll send you some. Thank you so much!

In other news, another Strider bike is making it's way to it's owner this afternoon! That makes six so far - woohoo!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tracking Your Package

If you've opted to have your purchase sent directly to your house (or a friend/family's) you can easily track your package via UPS. Once I send you your tracking number follow the enclosed link to see where it's at.
If you want to be informed of it's progress instead of checking the site, you can opt for automated email updates by following these steps:
Address an email to: totaltrack@ups.com.
Add your tracking number in the subject line. (If you need to track more than one package, keep the subject line empty and enter all of your tracking numbers in the body of the email.)
Hit send
You'll be notified of your order's delivery status as it makes its way home.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bike Colors and Pricing

(click for larger size)
As you can see, Strider Bikes are available in several different colors to help satisfy the picky little person in your life.

Pricing: $99.00 + tax

Shipping: $10 will get the bike shipped directly to the address of your choosing. OR I can work with you for meet-up and delivery, either in the box or assembled.

To order: Contact me directly or fill in the online order form (bike only) found here and on the right side of the page.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Established in 2009

Hello and welcome to Adam's Bike Shop!
In early 2008 I got my daughter a Strider Bike and after seeing her get used to it and hearing her ask me to ride it almost everyday, I decided to tell my friends about it so they too could experience the fun of Strider Bikes.

Soon after the spring of 2009 I decided to become a dealer so that I could help spread the joy of riding. I am an avid cyclist myself, with over 20 years of riding thus far. My father owns a bike shop in Duluth, MN, Twin Ports Cyclery. Naturally this was my first job and I had many roles throughout my years; sales, ordering, repair, ride leader, etc. I love bikes and I love seeing people ride bikes. Especially kids. So it felt natural for me to get into business selling Strider Bikes.

The site is new and still in process, but I intend to add videos, reviews, customer feedback, and event information, so if you want to keep in touch add this site to your favorite RSS reader, become a Follower or simply check back every so often. If you ever have any questions, let me know!

A little bit about Strider Bikes:
The Strider™ running bike teaches kids age 1-5 years old how to balance and steer a two-wheeler. The simple, thoughtful design offers them easy control and helps build their confidence. They will never need a tricycle and never need training wheels when they start out on a Strider™.
The Strider™ brand running bike gets kids started younger, adjusts with them as they grow, and keeps them riding longer and learning more through the unique frame design with integrated footrests and optional brake.