Happy STRIDERday: 5, 4, 3 Movie Edition

There are a lot of good movies about bikes: Quicksilver, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and Breaking Away just to name a few. I’m sure if you were to ask most bike riders if they have a favorite the answers would be pretty diverse.

Take it one step further and get somebody to name their favorite scenes and you’d get an even more diverse selection. Today and tomorrow we’ll share our top 5 favorite scenes featuring bikes from movies.

Let us know how terribly wrong we are if you disagree…but wait until tomorrow when we reveal our top 2 picks!

Happy STRIDERday

#5. “Napoleon Dynamite” (2004) – This movie seems just plain weird the first time you watch it. All following viewings are funnier and funnier. It may be tailored for a teenage crowd, but with no swearing and a PG rating these quirky characters would surely get the whole family laughing. We guarantee if you watch it more than once you’ll slip in quotes in everyday conversation.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7YW7EbeNkE[/youtube]

#4. “Rad” (1986) – Envision ‘Karate Kid’ on a BMX bike and add slow motion bmx bike dancing…need we say more? We watched this so many times growing up the VHS tape snapped from wearing thin. VHS, What’s that? It’s like a big rectangular DVD that you had to rewind. If you haven’t seen this movie yet and you have a Strider Cup racer in the house you definitely need to check it out!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQMpqw-i930[/youtube]

#3. “The Great Muppet Caper” (1981) – This is a family favorite in our house and we still can’t figure out how they shot this scene!? Great romantic start with Kermit and Miss Piggy followed by a group ride with the entire cast. The only negative is the kids with training wheels near the end. This would be a fun scene to recreate with a pack of STRIDER riders. If you haven’t watched this with your kids yet add it to the rainy day movie list!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLjeYcwYHsA[/youtube]

Check back tomorrow for our second and first picks!

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