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

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  1. Growing up, my family would often vacation in Hilton Head, SC and there are amazing bike paths all around the island. I remember feeling like we were on a great adventure and my family was my team. Great memory. Thanks for stirring it up. :)

  2. brooke wagen says:

    being allowed to ride for hours at a time to all my friends’ houses without worrying. gone are the days…

  3. My favorite bike memory is just riding all over the farm where I lived!

  4. My fav memories are the ones of my siblings and I riding back home from town. We lived about two miles in the country and a little cemetery was the halfway mark. I would always ask if we could rest there, as I was the youngest and couldn’t make it all the way when I first started riding. They were so good to me.

  5. We lived in a small town and it was a family thing for us to go bike ride around the country roads. It was a really special time for us.

  6. I remember riding around our neighborhood with my friends and feeling so free! Probably not likely to happen with my kids, but we do have a nice park close by : )

  7. I remember the second week of kindergarten I was finally big enough to ride my bike the 1/4 mile to the bus stop on my own – just like my big cousins! I was sure I’d made it to the big times! I was so proud all year every time I rode and locked up my bike on my own and all.

  8. I like simplekide and strider monkeys on facebook.

  9. I wouldn’t call it my “favorite” memory, but my biggest memory is that I fell into our ditch which was full of tiny cacti while my dad was teaching me how to ride! Hopefully my kids will do better. :)

  10. Flipping over the handlbars on a gravel road and cracking my skull open!

    Well, that isn’t my favorite memory… but it is the most memorable!
    Had to stay the night in the hospital!

  11. Riding around the neighborhood until the streetlights came on

  12. Riding bikes all over the neighborhood with my best pal for hours :)

  13. I remember family bike rides on out city’s bike trails. We would pack a picnic and ride to a far away park.

  14. I liked simple kids and strider monkeys on Facebook

  15. My favorite bike memory involves actually purchasing a bike. I won $100 in a dance competition when I was 10 years old, and chose to buy a bike with the money. Felt like a million dollars to me!

  16. Emily Ackart says:

    Finally figuring out how to do it without training wheels!

  17. I liked both on facebook!

  18. putting our pet rabbits in the bike baskets and riding around the neighbourhood — if you rode fast enough, the rabbits were smart enough not to try and jump out. :)

  19. following simple kids and strider monkeys on facebook

  20. Maria Lauris says:

    My favorite memory is riding on a tiny bike with a banana seat behind my best friend pedaling everywhere together.

  21. Racing up and down the street without a care in the world.
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  22. Maria Lauris says:

    Liked simple kids and strider monkey! Thanks

  23. sunee conly says:

    OH how I loved riding my bike. I even tried to combine bike riding and reading (my two favorite things as a kind) at the same time once. It went poorly. Probably my favorite memory is riding around the neighborhood behind my grandmother’s house for hours each day after school, listening to Mariah Carey on my Walkman and singing at the top of my lungs.

  24. sunee conly says:

    P.S. I am now following both Simple Kids and Strider Monkey. I’m so excited about this giveaway. It is already on the “to buy” list for my son for Christmas (don’t tell him). Hope we win :).

  25. I remember regular bike rides with my mom and brothers down our long, deserted, country road. Good times :)

  26. I loved bike rides in the spring along a path next to the river in town. It was so much fun to smell all of the different flowers as we rode past them.

  27. I used to ride my bike around the block and speak to my imaginary friends at the same time.
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  28. I still remember the first time I rode my bike without training wheels. It was terrifying and thrilling all at once. Later, I had a friend who had a matching bike , and we had fun riding them around together.
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  29. My neighbors and I would ride our bikes to the ice cream parlor or my grandmas swimming pool during the summer.

  30. My favorite memory is my first ride by myself on my two-wheel bike. I loved the freedom as I went back and forth down the driveway!

  31. Like both sites on FB.

  32. My favorite bike riding memory is of my dad, sister and I taking long bike rides every evening in the summer I was about to enter 5th grade. I look forward to each night and our singing and talking while we rode the bikes! So fun!

  33. Jenn Owczarczak says:

    Favorite memory is riding with my cousins, we drew traffic signs on the cement with chalk!

  34. Jenn Owczarczak says:

    I like both sites on Facebook!

  35. Riding bikes at camp, racing around with friends!

  36. Riding to and from school everyday …
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  37. Aileen Durham says:

    My favorite bike riding memory is when our gravel road was paved. We were so used to the bumpy, unstable gravels that we felt like we were literally flying on the pavement!

  38. I grew up on a farm, and we lived a simple, self-sufficient life, with little money for extras. I remember a small tricycle that my siblings shared, until my Dad brought home a purple, over-sized trike from the town dump, which he gave to me. That was the only bike I ever had. My two older sisters later bought bicycles with babysitting money, and I got to use them when they outgrew them. Thanks for this giveaway!

  39. I remember riding around the “section” on the farm I grew up on…a section is a square one mile on each side.

  40. My favorite memory was riding in line with my Dad in the lead followed by myself and finally by my two younger sisters. We would ride though our local park or just around town and i felt like we were on the biggest adventure cause we rode to places that were off limits when we were alone. He would even stop sometimes and share stories of the spot we were at from his own childhood, most of the tall tales but never the less they made our eyes big and hearts race with excitement. He committed suicide when i was just 9 years old making those trips my most treasured memories of him and our times together.

  41. I loved the freedom of being able to ride all over the neighborhood.

  42. I “like” ya both on fb!

  43. Favorite memory is riding downtown to the ferry boat to get to our local amusement park!