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. I used to ride up and down our road. I don’t have any particular memory…but I did rediscover how much I love bike riding recently. Just as fun as when I was a kid.

  2. Liked you both on FB,

  3. My whole family used to go on bike rides around our neighborhood on spring and summer evenings. Lots of wonderful memories there!

  4. I liked Simple Kids and Strider Monkeys on Facebook.

  5. Oh, I have been looking at these for over a year… my favorite memories were my little sister and I going as fast a we dared down the hill behind the house.

  6. My favorite memory was actually scary at the time but funny looking back on it. I was learning to ride a bike on my grandparents (sloped) driveway. I was coasting down the driveway with my legs off the pedals (trying to get the balance thing down), when I picked up speed. I had two choices – run into the back of their car or turn right and keep rolling. I opted for the latter. As I turned I put my feet on the pedals and started pedalling! I was doing it! I was so excited! It wasn’t long before I realized I had another choice to make – turn left and follow the side of my grandparents house or run into the neighbors truck. Again, I opted for the latter. Twenty feet in front of me after the turn was a fence. I had no other options. I didn’t know how to brake so I ran full-speed into the fence, stopped, and fell off the bike. By this point everyone watching me back at the driveway caught up and found me lying in the grass.
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  7. I am a fan of Simple Kids and Strider Monkey on FB
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  8. i remember teaching my brother how to ride, down the grassy hill of our backyard. my own memories are of nasty falls, hah!

  9. My favorite bike riding memory is riding down the hill in the backyard racing against my sister. We’d just let it fly! Of course, no helmets or anything in the early 80’s. But it was grass, and we never did fall (or crash into the back fence).

  10. My favourite memory is my father helping me in my firts day. And the clear fealing of been really safe with him!

  11. cybil jones says:

    I can remember learning to ride my bike with my dad running behind!

  12. cybil jones says:

    I already like Simple Kids on FB

  13. I loved the freedom of riding around the neighborhood, inventing whatever games came into my head as I went!

  14. The day my parents took me to get a bike without training wheels. The salesman took me outside and said he’d hold on while I tried it out. I looked back and realized I had been riding by myself. Needless to say, I got that bike complete with banana seat!

  15. I still recall my mom actually taught me to ride a bike not my dad. My dad used to run after me but my mom was not about to do that so she taught me to stop and start on my own, in just one day!

  16. Jessica Forrester says:

    Liked you both on fb!

  17. Jessica Forrester says:

    I loved learning to ride my bike with no hands as a child.

  18. Jaclyn Ley says:

    I don’t have any specific memories except for riding our bikes all night long, even after the sun went down. Unfortunately, I also remember falling off a lot!

  19. Jaclyn Ley says:

    I “liked” both on facebook!

  20. The first time I rode a bike I rode it straight into a fence! Fun times. :)

  21. Loretta S. says:

    My favorite memory was playing “Dukes of Hazard” with my brothers on our bikes. We’d pass rocks back and forth between each other and pretend that they were important things we were trying to keep away from Boss Hog.

  22. As a child of the 70s/80s I remember riding my bike in clogs. Not the safest choice for bike riding footwear!

  23. My favorite memory was riding to the mall on my bike. There were some really steep hills along the way.
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  24. I loved to ride our bikes to get an ice cream cone at our local shop!

  25. I like Simple Kids and Strider Monkeys on FB- thanks!

  26. Candice Wise says:

    Loved going down the hill by my house

  27. I shockingly never rode a bike as a child (or an adult)… so I don’t have a biking memory, but I would love my daughters to!
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  28. Liked both FB pages
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  29. I loved to ride to my best friends house with my pillow balanced on the handlebars for a sleepover!

  30. Riding bikes with my older brother all around the campgrounds we visited as a familyl

  31. I loved riding my bike with the banana seat all the way down the big hills in our neighborhood (after we’d pedaled all the way to the top).

  32. I still remember the day my father took the training wheels off. Oh the freedom!

  33. christina says:

    this would be so awesome for my 3 year old! My favorite childhood bike riding memory is the way my siblings, friends and i practically lived on our bikes. they were mobility and freedom! i felt my bike could take me anywhere, and it nearly did: school, friends houses, exploring trails through the woods…

  34. attaching playing cards to the wheel spokes with wood clothespins!

  35. Stephanie Abell says:

    My favorite memory is of going to the park next door to my house and riding on the tennis courts with my little brother. We could do it all day and it was one of the few things we could do together and get along! :)

  36. Stephanie Abell says:

    I liked Simple Kids on FB

  37. Stephanie Abell says:

    I like Strider Monkeys on FB. I have never heard of them b4 and I think they are awesome!

  38. My favorite memory is bike riding with my friends down to the river and collecting cool shells and rocks and putting them in my bike basket to take home!

  39. I used to ride my bike to my best friend’s house, to school, and to Warren’s Market to buy penny candy. And I just had to be home by dark. :)

  40. I like both on FB! :)

  41. My favorite memory is riding bikes ALL summer long…especially to the candy shop :)
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  42. Kristalyn says:

    my favorite memory of riding my bike would be the many hours i use to ride around my street. it was a loop and i can’t tell you how many hundreds of laps i made on that loop. perfectly content just me and my bike.

  43. I loved riding my pink banana seat bike in my neighborhood. I had my Dad paint over the “Sweet and Sassy” sign (with pink paint, of course!) on my bike since one of the neighborhood boys would tease me, but I think it’s pretty funny now.

  44. James Wallace says:

    I remember getting my training wheels off for the first time, and just being terrified when my dad let go!

  45. James Wallace says:

    Followed on Facebook.

  46. My brother and I riding our bikes around the house at break-neck speed.
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  47. My favorite memories are riding bikes with my sisters down our back street. It was a dead end and the entire neighborhood would get together to ride and ride til dark. It was a way to keep us all active, out of trouble, and truly be a community of kids.
    I have been looking at these Strider Prebikes for my youngest so she can keep up with her brothers :-). Her 2nd birthday is January and I really want her to have one. She keeps trying to ride her brothers’ 16″ bikes, as she is a determined little monkey herself!

  48. I only had a bike at my grandparent’s house, so riding a bike was a special occassion! The fact that they had old, crooked, cracked sidewalks making it seem like extreme bike riding!

  49. Oh, and I’ve been a follower ever since you posted something about homemade pizza and won my heart :-). You’ve been keeping me entertained and educated probably close to 2 yrs now. Thanks for all your hard work!!

  50. Losing control, going over the bank, and landing head first in my uncle’s pine tree. :) Although I wasn’t impressed at the time, I can now understand why my uncle was laughing so hard!