Monday, December 6, 2010

Colors and Pricing

Strider Prebikes come in a rainbow of colors. Picking one to match the personality of your little rider is as simple as choosing from the colors below.

Pricing: $99.00
Shipping:
To your door: +$10
By Adam: FREE

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

First-Timer Tips

For those of you working with your little ones and the Strider for the first time, here are some tips to keep in mind as you progress on your Strider:

  • Be patient
  • Keep the seat low if they're really young - let them get used to walking with something under them
  • When they're comfortable walking over the Strider, tell them to sit down on the seat This is where the balance starts coming into to play.
  • Raise the seat once they're comfortable sitting and using their feet
  • Be supportive - make a huge deal out everything they do on the bike. High fives work well.
  • Be patient
  • Put a hand on their back, don't hold the handle bars - they need to steer to help them balance
  • Be patient
  • Be supportive
Any additional tips from seasoned riders out there?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ole' Yeller No Longer Needs a Home

**UPDATE**
The Yellow strider has a new owner and will now be calling Madison, WI its new home. Thanks Jess!

I have a yellow strider, in stock, new, that needs a home. I can help with local delivery and if it's a Christmas present I could even put a bow on it for you. Contact me if you're interested, or hit up the order form on the right side and pick Yellow as your color.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall is Here!

It's been a wonderful Fall season in MN with warm weather and lots of beautiful leaves. The weather has afforded lots of bike rides - now if the days just weren't so short...

Over the last couple of months, I've been hearing all sorts of great stories of kids learning to ride their first pedal bikes, many as young as 3, all because they started on a Strider. That's awesome! Congratulations to all you Strider graduates out there - great job.

Despite being able to ride a pedal bike, Charlotte still loves to grab her Strider and tear it up. Here are some shots of our Strider adventures this past weekend.

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If you have some photos of your little one and their Strider in action, send pictures or video to adamsbikeshop@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook and upload them there.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Get Your Little One a Free Strider!

Strider is teaming up with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and is offering a free Strider a day from today the 5th, to August 7th. Read details here:
http://www.stridersports.com/blog/striders-mops-facebook-sweepstakes-august-5-7th/
Strider Sports will be giving away one PREBike a day online during its MOPS International Convention 2010 Facebook Sweepstakes, August 5-7th. You are eligible to win!

This year Strider is proud to be an exhibitor at the international convention of Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), a wonderful global organization that help moms be the very best parents they can be!

During the MOPS convention, being held this year at the Gaylord Palms hotel in Orlando, Strider will be conducting a Facebook Sweepstakes with MOPS. One lucky winner each day will win a Strider PREBike for Toddlers. Everyone can participate (including non-MOPS members) and you need not be present in Orlando to win!

To be eligible, email us a short (75-word maximum) note telling us why your special toddler is “perfect” for the Strider PREBike™. We also encourage you to enclose a digital photo your child if one is available. Email us at:dean@stridersports.com.

All written entries and photos will be entered into a daily drawing (August 5th to 7th) for a new Strider PREBike, including free shipping to any U.S. address. Winners will be notified by email.

All submissions may be posted on either the MOPS Facebook page or on the Strider Sports website and Facebook pages. By entering this contest you agree to permit your written submission and/or digital photo to be posted onStrider’s Facebook Page or the Strider Sports web site, whether or not it wins.

Any questions should be addressed to Strider’s media relations director, Dean Rotbart, at: dean@stridersports.com. Winning entries will be selected by Strider Sports based upon quality and originality. All results are final.

Good luck!

Monday, May 17, 2010

They Really Do Work




This is a prime example of what a Strider can do for your little one. My daughter Charlotte is 3.5 years old and has only tried to ride a pedal bike without training wheels one other time, yet here she is riding for blocks and blocks at a time. She absolutely loved it. She was smiling and didn't want to stop riding. When she told her daycare provider that she rode a bike, she was jumping up and down and you could tell she was so proud.
The Strider bikes provide the foundation for riding - balance and control. Because Charlotte learned these skills on a Strider the transition to a pedal bike was pretty easy. After she got on the pedal bike, the only thing that was "unfamiliar" to her were the pedals. She didn't have to worry about falling over or steering - she knew how to handle that part of riding already. All she had to concentrate on was pedalling. It's so much easier to do things when there's less to think about! And making things easy is what the Strider bike does.

A couple other videos:


Monday, May 3, 2010

Quick Release Seat Clamps

**UPDATE**

Both are spoken for. Thanks for the interest. I'll do something like this in the future, so stay tuned.

I'll be getting two (2) quick-release seat binders mid-week. You can check 'em out here (but don't order - you'll pay shipping): http://bit.ly/aJLwmy. These allow for quick and easy seat height adjustments. Perfect for the families with multiple kids and only one Strider. Or for the kid who shares their Strider with friends. The quick release replaces the binder bolt that comes standard and is set-it-and-forget-it easy to use. 

If you want one - or two - get in touch with me and you'll get free shipping. This is while supplies last, first come, first served. You can email me or post a reply here. The price is $6.00 - GO!



Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Looking for Reviews

Sales are up for 2010 compared to last year and I'm very excited about that! As I try to spread the word of Adam's Bike Shop online, I'm finding out that I'm lacking some customer reviews. I pride myself on delivering great customer service and honest answers. I hope that you have had that type of experience if you've had to contact/purchase from me.

If you have made a purchase from me I would appreciate it if you would take a couple minutes to leave some sort of review/testimonial somewhere online. I want your review to be honest and accurately reflect your experience with me.

Here are some places you can leave a review:
Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/adams-bike-shop-saint-paul

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Adams-Bike-Shop/334852706916?ref=ts

Google Maps Search for Adam's Bike Shop

Thank you for your time!

Adam

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Adam's Bike Shop is on Facebook

I set up a page on Facebook where you can join discussions, ask questions, share experiences and even buy stuff!

Follow this link http://bit.ly/aeGRvU to check us out!

We'd also like to see some of your pictures or videos. If you have some, please share them with us.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Get Your Strider Registered

Did you know: Each Strider PREBike has it's own serial number.

I encourage you to submit it and your info at http://www.stridersports.com/register-your-strider.html so that we can activate your warranty, help you keep track of it, and send periodic updates and helpful tips.

The serial number is stamped into the steering head tube of each bike just below the logo.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Strider in the snow

Well - the Halloween contest came and went without an entry. That's okay, I'll try something else in the future.

I wanted to show everyone that just because we have snow on the ground it doesn't mean that you have to keep the Strider bike parked. Charlotte has ventured out a couple times this year.

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A nice feature of the Strider bike is the fact that it doesn't need air in the tires. This means that if it was sitting for awhile you can just jump on and ride. Even with the cold weather there's no loss of tire pressure. Pretty cool.

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If you've been riding your Strider in the "off-season" I'd love to hear about it! Send me an email or better yet, send me some pictures.

Happy riding!
Adam