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 riding memory from childhood is riding all around my neighborhood with my sister and dad. Feeling like I was flying as I rode down hills and getting a good workout as a rod up hills. So much fun!

  2. Lexie Bollweg says:

    My favorite bike riding memory is the first time I was able to ride my new banana seat bike to my friend’s house by myself. I felt so grown up!

  3. I loved being able to ride down the street with no hands!

  4. My grandma (now 90) used to ride with my sister and I all over her neighborhood. <3 that!

  5. My favorite bike riding memory from childhood is doing bike “ballet” as I would “artistically” lift various limbs to the soundtrack playing in my head. Strange, I know…

  6. Meredith W. says:

    My favorite bike memory is never having had a mega fall. Perhaps I was just too chicken to try out crazy skills.

  7. I remember playing “spy” on an old dirt road in the country with my cousins. Did that pretty pink bike ever get filthy!

  8. Melissa @ the pleated polka dot says:

    I remember riding my bike on my grandmas driveway singing my heart out- songs that I made up as I pedaled along. I would spend hours doing just that.
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  9. I don’t remember doing too many things with my dad as a kid, but he taught me to ride a bike, and it was so fun!

  10. Giving a ‘buck’ on my banana seat bike!
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  11. I taught myself how to ride a two wheeler. I went in circles around my backyard ALL day. By the end of the day, I was doing really well. I had a banana seat on that bike. The next day, my bottom was REALLY sore, but I didn’t mind one bit. I had taught myself and I was so proud!
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  12. Simply being able to ride down our dirt road on my bike.

  13. Whoo hoo! I’ve heard such great things about these bikes – thanks for this opportunity! My favorite childhood memory is simply that I had the freedom to ride my bike all over my neighborhood. It was so fun to explore a bit as a child, and feel safe doing it. I’m afraid that my kids won’t have that exact same experience, but we do still enjoy riding bikes together just the same.
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  14. my favorites are some of the ridiculous falls!

  15. Brenda Garner says:

    We lived in the country and my best friend and I would ride to town on our bikes. Loved the independence.

  16. Christina says:

    I loved racing with my brother.

  17. Brenda Garner says:

    I have Liked the fan pages also

  18. I’ll never forget the first time I rode without training wheels. It was on a neighbor’s bike down a steep hill and I went right into the street! But, I survived. :)

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  19. I don’t really have a favorite memory. I never really liked riding my bike. Hoping that my children feel differently.

  20. My favorite bike memory is riding all over the sub with my friends. We had a !huge! sub and the only limit we had was not crossing the major roads that surrounded the subdivision, but we could zoom all over for hours, criss-crossing back and forth and around and never get bored.

  21. Riding with the neighborhood kids up the “huge” hill. Upon closer inspection 20 years later, the hill’s not so big after all!

  22. I remember my sister and I trying to rig up a wagon to pull behind our bike and all we did was get the rope tangled up in my wheels. Oops.

  23. when i was 10, my dad got me a bike for christmas and it was great. it was a huge surprise and i loved it. i remember that christmas was really warm that year, so i got to ride it around all afternoon.

  24. i liked both on facebook!

  25. There are so many wonderful bike riding memories – I guess my favorite is how it gave me so much freedom. Everyday in the summer, I would take my bike and ride between neighbors houses to go swimming in their pools – everyone else seemed to have a pool, except us! Another is how my parents and I would go on long bike rides along the trails in rural MN every weekend and then get ice cream afterwards.

  26. I think that my favorite memory is not of me riding, but seeing my brother’s face the first time he road without training wheels. He was so excited, and it was fun to see the amazement in his face. Plus then it made riding around town so much easier for the both of us :-)
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  27. My favorite memory is riding over the bubbles in the tar on the road and hearing them pop.

  28. I “liked” both on Facebook. Thanks!

  29. my favorite bike riding memory as a child was riding around our neighborhood with friends, scurrying into the woods for an adventure and then riding to the corner store for a snack and drink.
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  30. I follow both on facebook.

  31. My favorite memory is riding over to my grandmothers house with my little brother who lived about 2 miles down the road. we rode over all the time!

  32. My avorite memory is the first time I got my trainer wheels taken off

  33. I used to love being able to ride my bike with my older brother to the park across the street in the summer and to school when I was in elementary school. I feel like kids aren’t allowed to do this as much anymore due to all the crazies out there now.

  34. Riding to town with my dad on those beautiful summer days!

  35. My favorite memory is getting my first real bike from Santa on christmas
    Morning and being so excited that I didn’t care it was below freezing outside – I took the bike out and rode all morning!

  36. I remember riding around my small town pretending that I was an adult and was shopping, etc. It was great!!!

  37. I loved riding off on curb and onto the next with my best friend in front of or behind me!

  38. Heather Y says:

    The first time I rode all by myself to our swimming hole and back, 3 miles round trip. One of the first times I realized the strength of my will.

  39. I remember riding my bike til it was dark. All the neighbor kids were out , creating “roads” and rules to go with them.

  40. Heather Y says:

    I now like both Simple Kids and StriderMonkey on FB!

  41. I follow both!

  42. I loved when all the cousins got bikes from Santa and we brought them to our grandmas and rode all over the place!

  43. I liked both on Facebook!

  44. Lauren Kappel says:

    It was falling off my bike, rolling down a huge hill…. but the favorite memory of that was to find my dad there to pick me up and bandage me up.

  45. Rachel Sweeney says:

    I loved my sparkly banana seat, rainbow plastic weave basket, and long flag sticking up the back….so 70s :)

  46. My favorite bike riding memory is that we lived on a hill on a cul-de-sac so that we could go really fast without the worry of a busy street. That hill also wore out the wheels of many a big wheel.

  47. My favorite bike memory is when my parents would drive my siblings and me up a couple miles to the top of a very long hill on a mostly deserted highway near our house. We would fly down the hill and then they would drive us back up to the top and we’d go down again! Super fun!

  48. Seeing my 1st bike under the tree. I was a buoy kid.

  49. Wow! Great giveaway! I remember riding with family, down country roads, just exploring. I would pick up “finds” and pack my little basket and take my treasures home and decorate my room.

  50. My favorite memory was the day I got my first bike – pink with a white banana seat with flowers on it. I loved that bike!! And then my Dad taking me down the street to teach me to ride it. Ahhh memories. :)