Giveaway: Strider Monkeys

I‘m back for our final Home for the Holidays giveaway! What a wonderful week it has been, but the fun isn’t over yet. I’ve got one more giveaway to share with you and it is awesome!

This giveaway is now closed.  Thank you!

Strider Monkeys

Today’s giveaway is for an item that I know is going to be one of the most exciting things under our Christmas tree this year – a bike from Strider Monkeys!

Made for kids between the ages of 18 months and five years old, Strider bikes give kids a head start that training wheels don’t.  Because the bikes are designed to encourage the development of balance and coordination before riding pedal bikes, the transition is a smoother one.

The bikes are intended to grow with your child – both the seat and the handlebars are adjustable.  Lightweight, yet designed to be “steady, stable, and safe” the bikes are made to be easy to move and control by a young child with a low center of gravity.

Plus, the bikes and helmets are just really cool looking.  I can’t wait to see my little one’s face on Christmas morning!

Yep, today I’m giving away a really cool gift package from Strider Monkeys!

Strider Bikes

Want the nitty gritty details?  Here are the bike’s specs (from the Strider Monkeys website):

  • the frame is a custom welded, thin-gauge steel alloy with integrated footrests
  • the paint is certified compliant with California Proposition 65 lead standards
  • the tires are all terrain, puncture proof, molded foam (so no flats, ever!)
  • the wheels are molded plastic with sealed bearings riding on steels axles
  • Weight: 6 pounds, 14 oz (without optional brake)
  • Seat Height: adjustable from 11 to 16 inches
  • Handlebar Height: adjustable from 20 to 22 inches
  • Handlebar Width: 14 inches
  • Wheelbase: 22 inches
  • Overall Length: 33 inches

To see the bikes in action, head over to’s gallery page and watch the videos.

One Simple Kids reader will win a gift package from Strider Monkeys that includes:

Total value $176 – and some lucky little one will be very happy this holiday!

How to win

Everyone has two chances to win. Here’s how:

1. Comment on this post, answering this question: What is your favorite bike riding memory from your own childhood?

2. For an extra entry, follow both Simple Kids and Strider Monkeys on Facebook.  Then come back here and leave a comment letting me know.

This giveaway will end Saturday December 3 at 11:59 p.m. ESTI hope you win! We’ll announce the winners of all the holiday giveaways at the end of the week.


If you’re reading this in an email reader, please come to the blog to leave your comment and enter the giveaway. Thanks!

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  1. My favorite bike memory is of my dad teaching me to ride my new turquoise bike with a banana seat without training wheels. The smile on his face and the encouragement he gave me as he let go of the seat and the smell of the pine trees in the mountain air as the wind brushed my checks.

  2. I like Simple Kids and Strider Monkeys on FB.

  3. My favorite memory is of the bucket on my banana seat Barbie bike. I used to pile EVERYTHING in it…fresh peaches or pears from my yard to eat later, my diary, current book I was reading…and notebook to plan out the super cool secret club in my neighborhood that I would be the president of, naturally.
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  4. Laura Meyers says:

    My favorite memory is of the bucket on my Barbie bike. I used to pile EVERYTHING in it…fresh peaches or pears from my yard to eat later, my diary, current book I was reading…and notebook to plan out the super cool secret club in my neighborhood that I would be the president of, naturally.

  5. Laura Meyers says:

    I liked ya both on FB!:)

  6. my friend and i used to ride bikes to eachothers houses.. we’d meet half way then ride the rest of the way together.. so much fun. thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I loved riding bikes when I was a kid! We would ride to the mom and pop store up the road and buy penny candy. I’m 28, so that wasn’t TOO long ago, but it sounds like it is. 😉

  8. It’s riding a bigger kid’s bike, a read adult bike, when I was six and falling off it. Falling off it so badly that I tore my cheek out and needed stitches. The memory of the pain and gore is long gone, what’s left of the story is the cool factor when I tell it to my children as an example of how NOT to ride their bikes! It makes me sound like such a cool mother, who went through this hard experience so I could prevent my poor darlings from making the same mistake, LOL

  9. My little sister and I loved to take off on our bikes through the woods behind our house. We’d race down to the creek and splash and play until we heard our mother’s whistle (yes, her whistle could reach just shy of a mile away) then hurry home! I don’t know if I’ll let my girls have such freedom on their bikes, but maybe one day! This would be a great bike for them! Thanks for such an awesome give-away!
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  10. how triumphant I felt when I was allowed to turn the corner with my friend. I felt so free. Looking back it wasn’t so far but it felt different then.
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  11. My awesome banana seat bike – riding no handed down the street, thinking I was queen of the world.

  12. Stephanie P says:

    My favorite memory of riding bikes is actually a funny one – I love to think back on all the times I wrecked… It was so traumatic back then but now it just makes me chuckle :)

  13. I love(d) riding as fast as I could back our hilly dirt road. It was so much fun to pick up as much speed as possible down the hills so I didn’t have to pedal up them.
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  14. Kimberly B. says:

    I used to bike all over my neighborhood with my childhood friend. We would spend hours exploring.

  15. I remember when my dad sabotaged my training wheels so that they would break the next time I rode my bike. He thought I was a little old for training wheels

  16. My favorite bike riding memory from childhood is when I first got my training wheels off a little blue hand-me-down bike. I was five years old. My big brother had a new bike, and took me out on the old country road we lived on, rode behind me, and we came across a little hill, which felt HUGE to me, and as we rode down the hill, we were screaming at the top of our lungs out of pure delight. My heart was pounding and I was so happy. I’ll never forget how exhilarating that first hill was and how powerful I felt riding without training wheels!

  17. I am following both Simple Mom and Strider Monkeys on Facebook!

  18. My favorite memory is riding a tandem bike with my father around Mackinac Island, Michigan.

  19. My favorite memory is riding my bike on vacation to the beach.

  20. Michelle Y says:

    I’m racking my brain to come up with a bike riding memory! I do remember riding my bike as a kid, but I was always a bit of a scairdy cat about it. I hope my little boy won’t be like me. I’m sure my husband will make sure that doesn’t happen!!

  21. Riding my bike with my sister and father every Saturday afternoon.

  22. When I forgot how to brake and crashed into an iron gate. Crazy! It’s a great story to tell my kids.

  23. I still remember figuring out how to ride with no hands. Crazy, but fun.

  24. I remember learning how to ride bike and my dog pulling at my pant leg as I am peddling and I kept falling off.

  25. Stephanie says:

    I remember my purple bike with a banana seat that had a rainbow on it. It was my favorite. My best bike memory would be when my family of bike riding amateurs rented bikes to ride around Mackinaw island, many funny memories made on that vacation.

  26. Stephanie says:

    Like and like on FB.

  27. liked both on FB!

  28. Riding all around the n’hood with Leo.

  29. I remember riding to school in the summer time to help my teacher set up her class room for the next year.
    Thank you!!

  30. My favorite memory is my dad teaching me to ride my bike… I remember him running after me down the street once I figured it out. It still makes me laugh.

  31. May be silly, but I remember the freedom of riding my “new” dirt bike down the long slight hill near our house. Too bad that I didn’t cut the corner quite sharp enough at the bottom and nailed the door of parents car. Fortunately I was ok… days before helmets!

  32. Learning to ride at my grandparents house during Thanksgiving. And all the other times we would ride our bikes there. I know we rode lots of other times, but somehow the times with my grandparents are the ones that stick.

  33. I like both

  34. I remember riding around our neighborhood with my sister.

  35. my favorite bike memory…i got a new baby blue banana seat bike for my 9th said “country girl” painted on the side. i loved it.

  36. I remember this one Saturday, when I was 10 or so. It was raining cats and dogs. I had just got a new bike and was dying to ride it. But of course, my dad said, “No.” I didn’t listen though. I snuck out and went riding anyway. Unfortunately, I fell off my bike and got this huge cut on my leg. That part wasn’t so good…but the feeling of defying my parents, priceless!

  37. This may be weird for a “favorite” memory, but I remember riding around the block by myself for the first time without training wheels and crashing into the bushes repeatedly. I had some scratches and bruises at the end, but I was so proud! :)

  38. Our house was on a busy street, so my siblings and I were only allowed to ride our bikes in the driveway, so I remember riding around and around and around in long circles up and down our driveway! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Riding my bike to school with my dad one day in 5th grade. It was 7 miles away!
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  40. crashing hard when I was 8, and a wonderful neighbor helping to bandage my wounds while my mother can to pick me up

  41. I remember going on bike riding trips with my mom (she was in a biking club) near the age of 11-13ish. It’s amazing how many miles I could ride back then. I remember one ride was 40 miles out, camp for the night, 40 miles back, and I don’t even remember being tired..though it took a LONG time!
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  42. My fave memory is of my dad teaching me to ride a 10 speed bike in this small town we lived in. I didn’t learn until I was probably in the 6th grade but I remember being so excited when I got it!

  43. I use to love riding in the neighborhood with my sisters, we’d play bus driver, store, house…so much fun!
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  44. I follow you both on FB
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  45. My favorite memory is learning to ride a bike! Well not the process but finally doing it, I had a lot of health issues growing up and couldnt balance well so I was 9 when I finally got it! So thrilling!

  46. Fransys (@fransys_b) says:

    Oh i remember my humongous green bike that my parents gave to me, it was a recycled bike from one of my ants. It was so cool , the bike had two seats and a shift lever like that

  47. My sister got an awesome bright pink bike for her birthday…that I also got to use a few years later. Loved it!

  48. Elizabeth says:

    I was the middle of three girls; we had three bikes for the duration of all our childhoods combined (1960’s); a tricycle, and a small and larger two wheeler. My fondest memory was the summer my older sister decided she was ‘too cool’ to ride a bike and I got easy access to the large one without having to negotiate daily!

  49. riding my sister’s pink Huffy bike after it rained and having mud splashes all up my back!

  50. following you on Facebook too
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