STRIDER ST-3 Receives Top Honors In Children's Toy Category

NATIONAL PARENTING PUBLICATIONS AWARDS (NAPPA) SELECTS STRIDER AS GOLD WINNER IN THE 2013 CHILDREN’S PRODUCTS COMPETITION

Rapid City, South Dakota (September 24, 2012) – Strider Sports International, developer of the patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bikes, announces that the ST-3 has been named a 2012 NAPPA Gold Winner. Recognized for its innovation, safety and ease-of-use, the STRIDER ST-3 No Pedal Balance Bike for toddlers joins an elite list of “must have products” for parents for this upcoming holiday season.

NAPPA has been the “go-to” resource for parents seeking the best quality products for their families for more than 20 years. The Strider ST-3 No-Pedal Balance Bike received top honors in the NAPPA Toys category, having been selected by a team of independent expert judges and parent and family testers. Each submission is reviewed thoroughly and winners are selected for being the most entertaining, appealing, safe, educational, age-appropriate and enduring in their category.

We have been steadily growing our family of happy, confident STRIDER riders for 5 years now,” says Ryan McFarland, Founder and CEO of Strider Sports International, Inc. “We are honored to be recognized by NAPPA as a Gold Winner for 2012 and excited about the opportunity this gives us to share the Strider story with a new world of moms, dads and young families.”

Strider Sports is the world’s premier no-pedal balance bike manufacturer. The easy-to-use balance bikes are designed to encourage toddlers as young as 18 months to ride, learn and explore the world on two wheels at a very early age, instilling a love for cycling that is sure to build a safer, stronger, healthier, more environmentally sound future.

We strive to bring the best, quality products to the attention of the parents we serve to help them make smart buying decisions for their families,” says Julie Kertes, NAPPA General Manager. “Like all our winning products, STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes are among the best products out there for children and families.”

NAPPA holds annual competitions in two categories: Children’s Products Competition and Parenting Resources, identifying the best in a variety of categories; from Toys, Games, Books, CDs, DVDs and Virtual Products to Healthy Food Packaged Goods, Fitness and Parenting Education and Baby Gear & Equipment, among others.

Media Contact: Kyla Wright 605.342.0266 kyla@stridersports.com

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