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Strider (Balance Bike) Racing

The popular balance bikes from Strider have received some updates. When I was over on Strider.com reading about the updates I also stumbled upon the Strider U.S. Championships! Strider U.S. Championship Details Save the Dates of July 13th and 14th for the 1st ever STRIDER U.S. Championship in STRIDERville (aka Rapid City, SD)! Perfect timing for a family vacation to the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. Thirty…

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Kids Bike Sales are Rising

According to an industry magazine, Bicycle Retailer, the biggest increase of imported bikes, from China, were kids’ that were up by 48% over last year.  This is a great step forward, and something that I see daily in the bike shop.   More families have been buying into the hobby of the cycling instead of the adults viewing it as a sport that needs to be…

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Bike Commuting with Children

Over at CommuteByBike.com I posted an article this morning about the various ways to carry your smaller child on a bike.   It is a good article to read for the basics of child bike seats, trailers and the Xtracycle.  Many commentors have added their own ways of carrying children which I hope to touch on soon. How do you ride with your smaller children? Do…

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Child Bike Rental Program

Over at Velorution they talked about a program that rents the small push/glide bikes by the week. This triggered many thoughts in my head as I love the push bikes instead of training wheels.  It allows a child to learn relying on themselves only, and not training wheels.  The learning curve is gentle and quickly conquered.  My shop sells the Strider running bike, light weight…

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