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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About Kara

Kara Fleck is the editor of Simple Kids. She is a small town mama, writer, knitter, bookworm, and hooligan. Kara lives in Indiana with her husband Christopher and their four children Jillian, Max, Lucy, and Amelia. You can find more of her writing at

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  1. Jennifer H. says:

    We rode our bikes up and down our neighborhood street all summer long — banana seat and all. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Chelsea Whitby says:

    My grandpa taught me how to ride my bike in our front yard. He was the most patient loving man I’ve ever known and he taught every one of us 5 kid how to ride a bike.

  3. Chelsea Whitby says:

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  4. I remember riding to my best friend’s house, which was a the bottom of a hill, and crashing over the curb.

  5. Courtney toney says:

    I vividly remember the first time I rode without training wheels with my dad at the park
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  6. Riding a bike with a banana seat with my best friend from next door.

  7. For my sisters and I our bikes were our favorite toys! Most of the time we pretended they were horses :-)

  8. Megan Miller says:

    My favorite bike riding moment is the feeling of ultimate freedom!!

  9. I like you both on fb

  10. I’ve seen these bikes in action and they do make a lot of sense for teaching little ones to ride. My littler one is ready for one!

  11. Favorite memory is my Dad taking me to the tennis courts near my house with my first big girl bike with training wheels and a banana seat.
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  12. Riding down the lane from the barn to the back of the pasture. We went to go pick blackberries like you have never seen them before. HUGE!! and soooo delicious.

  13. I remember the fabulous pink and purple ten-speed i got for Christmas one year, and lots of bike rides around town by myself–i loved it.

  14. I like you both on Facebook!

  15. I remember riding my bike up and down the street with neighborhood kids, “chasing clouds” (aka trying to catch the shadows of clouds as they moved down the street). Especially fun on windy days!
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  16. My dad letting go of the seat and I rode into the telephone pole…

  17. My favorite memory is still my first…the feeling I had when my dad let go of the back of my bike and I could do it on my own!

  18. Getting my first dirt bike. It was yellow and I could finally ride with my brothers off regular streets. I was in heaven.

  19. Building ramps in our driveway for jumping!

  20. When I was a pre-teen I would spend the summers riding my 10-speed to my grandma’s house about five miles away. I loved the feeling of independence it gave me — and the time I got to spend with my grandma once I arrived. :)

  21. Linda Persons says:

    My favorite bike memory was when my best friend and I rode our bikes 2 miles to the local park/zoo. We had a picnic, visited the zoo and then rode home. We felt so grown up that day.

  22. Jennifer B says:

    My dad taught me to ride a bike. There were several minor crashes, and I distinctly remember landing in a ditch, but it was still a great time. I’ll never forget how liberating it was to ride down the street on just 2 wheels!

  23. Shalene Gerrard says:

    My favourite memory is riding down the country dirt road with my Grandpa.

  24. I don’t really have a favorite bike memory. We practically LIVED on our bikes growing up! We rode all over the neighborhood, to school, on the BMX trails in the woods and to the library across town. Every day was an adventure on our bikes.

  25. I liked Simple Kids and Strider Monkeys on FB.

  26. I have liked both strider monkeys and simple kids on facebook!

  27. I have a memory of learning to ride a bike. I borrowed my friend’s bike, got on it on the top of a little hill, and cruised down the hill on it… but fell off! While laying there, my other friend accidentally ran over me! LOL. It didn’t hurt, but it was a memory worth remembering!
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  28. I used to race around the street with my sister on our bikes. We’d each go a different direction and pass each other half way around the block.

  29. I had two older brothers, so I usually got hand me downs. I remember when I got my first girl bike. It was pink with streamers, a white basket, and a big banana seat! I loved it!

  30. Riding a banana seated single speed up a steep hill out in the country at my cousin’s house and then speeding down the hill. The bike had a speedometer and it was over 35mph!!! I shudder now as a parents and understand why my mom freaked out when I told her with great pride of my accomplishment upon my return.

  31. I already liked Simple Kids and now I like StriderMoney on FB

  32. I fondly remember riding around the neighborhood with my friends. So much fun stopping whenever something caught our fancy.

  33. Sara Altuna says:

    My favorite ‘bike’ memory was my grandpa teaching me to ride in the street in front of our house.

  34. My favorite bike riding memory from my childhood is the day I learned to ride a bike without training wheels! It was a BIG accomplishment for me… it took until I was 10 years old too. :)

  35. I “liked” Simple Kid’s and Strider Monkey’s on Facebook!

  36. Sara Altuna says:

    I ‘liked’ everything on facebook!

  37. Awesome!

  38. Rebecca M says:

    I loved riding on “the dirt hills” and down to the pond to catch minnows and frogs… those are great memories from my childhood.

  39. Riding through puddles!

  40. I loved riding my bike with my dad on the trails at a nearby park… so fun!

  41. And i liked simple kids and stryder on facebook!

  42. We loved bikes when I was a kid! We pretended we were driving cars around the city. My favorite was the “drive-thrus”! (still are! 😉

  43. When I was 12, I got a pale pink road bike. It was so light!
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  44. I liked you both on FB. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Grace is ready for a big kid bike this year and it would make a great gift for her birthday in March.
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  45. Very cool! Can’t believe I’m choosing this one but my favorite bike memory might be the time I tried coasting through the divider hedge of red tip bushes between our yard and our neighbors’, only to crash right into one and get all scraped up. Stunned but not so much worse for the wear, I climbed back on.
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  46. I remember riding my bike, and my grandma walking down to the store at the beginning of our street. Those were the best times.

  47. I liked both on facebook.

  48. My father teaching me to ride, which was in our back yard! Fond memories!

  49. Doing a wheelie on my brother’s ten speed. Needless to say, I chipped my front teeth.

  50. Bike riding on my 1st 10 speed (a gift from my grandpa) and zipping around corners sooo fast.