Pacific Strider Bikes {Coupon Code + Giveaway!}

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Now that the weather is warming up I am sure we are all spending more time outside and that is why I am so excited to share with you this BRILLIANT bike for those of you (like me) whose kids cannot yet ride the big kid two-wheeler. Pacific Strider Bikes will also be giving away one of their awesome PREBike’s this week along with offering a special coupon code for Tiny Oranges readers, so make sure to read the details below!

The Strider PREBike is a balance bike designed specifically for children ages 2 to 5 and essentially gives kids the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike in a safer & easier way…by learning to balance before they learn to pedal.

The Strider bike has no pedals or brakes, weighs less than 7 pounds and the seat is adjustable to grow with the child.

Children typically begin with the bike by straddling the seat and walking the bike.  As they grow more comfortable, they sit down and begin doing longer strides, and eventually learn to balance and lift their feet and coast along.

The great thing about a Strider is that children no longer have to use tricycles or training wheels to learn to ride a big kid bike!

The steering is stiff at first, allowing the child to learn with the bike. And when they do ‘crash’, the handles lay flat, so that they avoid getting the handle in the chest or the head. And best of all, it’s super light and has puncture-proof foam tires.

The nice family that owns Pacific Strider Bikes in San Diego contacted me about doing a review, and seeing that my almost 5 year old looks a little ridiculous riding her tricycle with her too long legs, I thought it would be a perfect time to try it out since we haven’t introduced the two-wheeler yet.

Our most favorite place to practice with our daughter and her Strider is the open blacktop on the Newport Beach Peninsula at 15th Street by Newport Elementary.  Great open space for learning!  Here’s her cool ride in her favorite color…

She has been doing really well and LOVES her bike!    The best part is that the bike is so close to the ground it is not “threatening” to her and she is not scared of balancing because as soon as she loses her balance, she just puts her feet down.   She has toppled sideways at times, but again, since it is close to the ground it has not been a big deal.

I can see now why they call it the “Strider” as the kids learn by doing longer and longer strides like this…

Until they feel comfortable putting their feet up and balancing.

She is totally getting it!  I don’t think it will be long until she is able to ride a real two-wheeler and  I think it’s exciting that we can bypass the whole training wheel thing. Training wheels to me did always did seem sort of counter intuitive because they do the balancing for the child.

And the best part is, when she is on to her “Big Girl Bike”  we can pass on the Strider to little sis!  Which is perfect because the seat is totally adjustable!

Cool things to note about Pacific Strider Bikes!

* Use coupon code “tinyoranges” for 10% off plus a free quick release with any bike purchase.

* Free shipping on all orders over $99 within the contiguous US.

* 2 year warranty & 60 day money back guarantee

* All colors are usually in stock &  orders in Southern California can arrive as early as the next day after it ships.

HOORAY! It’s a TINY GIVEAWAY!

One lucky winner (within the contiguous US) will receive a FREE Strider PREBike in their choice of one of the standard 6 colors (not KTM.)  To enter, please leave a separate comment for each entry & make sure to leave your email in the email field so I know how to contact you.  Email address will not be published.

To enter:

1. Simply comment & let me know what color you would pick. Click here to see the options. – 1 ENTRY

2. {Like} Pacific Strider Bikes on Facebook– 1 ENTRY

3. {Like} Tiny Oranges on Facebook – 1 ENTRY

4. Follow @TinyOrangesOC on Twitter – 1 ENTRY

Contest runs through Wednesday, 5/18/11 at 5pm PST.  Winner will be contacted via email that evening and will have 24 hours to reply with their color choice and mailing address.

GOOD LUCK!

{Disclosure: My family received a complimentary Strider PREBike from Pacific Strider Bikes to facilitate this review.}

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  1. 1
    Kristal says:

    What a great idea without the training wheels! I know Ella would be excited over the color pink 🙂

  2. 2
    Andrea Mayhew says:

    I would like the green bike please! And I liked Tiny Oranges on FB.Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. 3
    Andrea Mayhew says:

    The green bike please and I liked Pacific Strider on FB as well!

  4. 4
    Bernadette says:

    I would pick the pink for my daughter!

  5. 5
    Bernadette says:

    I like Tiny Oranges on fb

  6. 6
    Bernadette says:

    I liked Pacific Strider Bikes on FB

  7. 7
    Alicia R. says:

    After 3 boys, PINK, of course:-)

  8. 8
    kr says:

    What a cool concept! I bet my little guy would love the red!

  9. 9
    kellyk says:

    We would pick the green bike, so we can pass it along to the little brother!

  10. 10

    We would pick blue…great giveaway! 🙂

  11. 11

    I “like” Tiny Oranges on FB

  12. 12
    kellyk says:

    I like Pacific Strider on FB

  13. 13
    Norma V. says:

    I would like the red one so my daughter can use it after.

  14. 14
    kellyk says:

    I like tiny oranges on FB!

  15. 15

    I just “liked” Pacific Strider on FB…hadn’t heard of them before.

  16. 16
    kellyk says:

    I follow Tiny Oranges on Twitter!

  17. 17

    I already follow Tiny Oranges on Twitter. Wait…does that still count as an entry or is it only new followers?

  18. 18
    Norma V. says:

    I like Pacific Strider bikes on FB

  19. 19
    Norma V. says:

    I like Tiny Oranges on FB.

  20. 20
    Norma V. says:

    I follow Tiny Oranges on Twitter

  21. 21
    kali says:

    pink of course!!

  22. 22
    Rebecca Orr says:

    I love the green for my little guy!

  23. 23
    Rebecca Orr says:

    I like Pacific Strider Bikes on FB: Rebecca Orr
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  24. 24
    Ashleigh says:

    Thanks for offering this giveaway…my little guy would love the red strider bike. I like Pacific Strider bikes on FB & Tiny Oranges on FB!

  25. 25
    Lindsay Rubalcaba says:

    Love the red!

  26. 26
    Rebecca Orr says:

    I like Tiny Oranges on FB: Rebecca Orr
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  27. 27
    Lindsay Rubalcaba says:

    I like TO on FB 🙂

  28. 28
    Ashleigh says:

    I like Pacific Strider bikes on FB

  29. 29
    Rebecca Orr says:

    I follow Tiny Oranges on Twitter: @bekki1820cb
    bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  30. 30
    Ashleigh says:

    I like Tiny Oranges on FB!

  31. 31
    Sara C. says:

    We are planning to get this bike for my son for his 2nd birthday. Love the concept! And we’d get Green or Orange.

    And, I “liked” Pacific Strider Bikes on FB

  32. 32
    Nicole says:

    My son was riding a two wheel bike at age 2 1/2 and my daughter at age 4 thanks to balance bikes. I highly recommend them. Ours were called Skuut bikes.

  33. 33
    tom says:

    pink

  34. 34
    Annie says:

    With two girls I’d have to go with pink

  35. 35
    Jenny C. says:

    this is so awesome and perfect for my 2 year old son! he would love the blue one.

  36. 36
    Angela D says:

    Yellow is super cute for both my girl and boy:)Great giveaway!

  37. 37
    Angela D says:

    I like tiny oranges on FB.

  38. 38
    Lindsay says:

    I would for sure puck the blue, very boy-ish and yet a beautiful color!

  39. 39
    Sarah H says:

    My son would love this bike. In green of course! My son is 2 years old and loves to ride bikes and be outside but we still struggle to find a bike that fits his size and length. I will buy for sure. Thank you for the post.

  40. 40
    Lindsay says:

    I like Pacific Strider Bikes on Facebook!

  41. 41
    Lindsay says:

    I like {love} Tiny Oranges on facebook!

  42. 42
    Lindsay says:

    I follow @TinyOrangesOC on twitter!

  43. 43
    anah says:

    the green one looks cute 😉

    • 44
      Eternity says:

      That saves me. Tahnks for being so sensible!

  44. 45
    Cristy J says:

    I follow Tiny Oranges on FB

  45. 46
    Cristy J says:

    My soon to be 3 yr old would LOVE a pink one!!

  46. 47
    Leigh Beach says:

    I think I’d choose red so that Rylan could learn first and then Sawyer could learn after she was done!

  47. 48
    Cristy J says:

    I Like Pacific Strider Bikes on FB. 🙂

  48. 49
    Christina says:

    I know my son would love a red one! We liked Pacific Strider Bikes on Facebook 🙂

  49. 50
    Christina says:

    What if we already like Tiny Oranges on facebook and subscribe to your blog, do we get two more entries, or just the one for liking Pacific Strider Bikes? Either way, I love your blog!

  50. 51
    Christina says:

    Now if I could only read and follow directions, left color and like post on same comment. So here’s a separate comment for liking Pacific Strider Bikes on Facebook.

  51. 52
    Megan says:

    Such a cool giveaway Jen! Coop would love to win a blue bike!!!!!
    Megan

  52. 53
    Jenny says:

    My 3-yr-old would love the orange one!

  53. 54
    Bridget says:

    Looks like a great company! Amazing concept! KADEN, my 2 year old, would love the RED!!

  54. 55
    Jamie says:

    Great give away! Blue for my 2 boys!

  55. 56
    NICOLE SCHAEFFER says:

    SO COOL~PINK!

  56. 57
    Jennifer says:

    My son really needs this!!! We would pick blue!

  57. 58
    Jennifer says:

    I like Tiny Oranges on Facebook!

  58. 59
    Beverly says:

    My son would love a RED one! These seem great for balance and coordination…hope we win!

  59. 60
    melaniew says:

    I think the yellow would be sporty and fun! Such a great concept.

  60. 61
    melaniew says:

    I “like” Tiny Oranges on FB!

  61. 62
    Pat Barrios says:

    Sure would love to wing a pink one for our opportunity drawing for “Pixies in the Park – A Fairy Party” on June 11, 2011. Visit our website at http://www.pitcherparkorange.org or follow us on facebook: Pixies in the Park.
    Saw your generous offer on Tiny Oranges Blog

  62. 63
    Calee says:

    Such a tough call, but I think red so daughter and son can use!

  63. 64
    Calee says:

    Like Tiny Oranges on Twitter

  64. 65
    Calee says:

    Follow on Facebook!

  65. 66
    Chelsea B. says:

    I would pick the fire engine red bike!

  66. 67
    Chelsea B. says:

    I ‘like’ Pacific Strider Bikes on FB!

  67. 68
    Chelsea B. says:

    I ‘like’ Tiny Oranges on FB!

  68. 69
    Stacy says:

    What a great concept! I’d pick the blue bike.

  69. 70
    Liz Leverett says:

    I would love the yellow for my daughter and 2 sons to share!

  70. 71
    Liz Leverett says:

    I like Tiny Oranges on FB:)

  71. 72
    Liz Leverett says:

    I have been researching balancing bikes…..I like Pacific Striders on FB

  72. 73

    I would pick the green one.

  73. 74
    Cara says:

    We would LOVE the orange one!

  74. 75
    Cara says:

    I like Tiny Oranges on FB!!!

  75. 76
    Cara says:

    I like Pacific Strider on FB…love this concept!

  76. 77
    Chelsea Pearson says:

    I have heard amazing stories of these bikes & how their children catch on so fast…without training wheels!

  77. 78
    Kim says:

    I would pick blue for my 3 year old boy!

  78. 79
    Kim says:

    I like tiny oranges on FB!

  79. 80
    Kim says:

    I like tiny oranges on twitter!

  80. 81
    Andrea Mayhew says:

    Green one please!

  81. 82
    Cathyb says:

    I like the yellow one!!

  82. 83
    Cathyb says:

    I like TO on facebook.

  83. 84
    Michele C says:

    Orange! So both kids (boy and girl) can take advantage. My poor son is sick of pink toys! 🙂

  84. 85
    Sarah D says:

    Orange for sure. My son loves the color orange.

  85. 86
    Sarah D says:

    I follow TO on FB

  86. 87
    Nancy says:

    LOve the pink- and so would my 2 yr old who does not have a bike!

  87. 88
    Erica Best says:

    my nephew would love the green

  88. 89
    Erica Best says:

    fan of Pacific Strider Bikes

  89. 90
    Erica Best says:

    fan of ur blog erica best

  90. 91
    Erica Best says:

    im following u @purplelover04

  91. 92
    Eve says:

    My daughter would love the pink!

  92. 93
    Sue Hetticher says:

    What a great idea. Would like the green bike!

  93. 94
    Erin Compton says:

    My daughters would like the orange one!

  94. 95
    Stephanie shoten says:

    Pink

  95. 96
    SnowflakeDay (Audra) says:

    I would pick the green bike for my daughter.

  96. 97
    SnowflakeDay (Audra) says:

    Liked Pacific Strider Bikes on Facebook as Audra Lynn W.

  97. 98
    SnowflakeDay (Audra) says:

    Liked Tiny Oranges on Facebook as Audra Lynn W.

  98. 99
    SnowflakeDay (Audra) says:

    following Tiny Oranges on twitter as SnowflakeDay

  99. 100
    Toza says:

    this is a grt idea..! my daughter would like pink..:))

  100. 101
    Toza says:

    like pacific strider bikes on f.b

  101. 102

    I so want this bike for my little man!

  102. 103

    Was I supposed to say I liked them on FB? You know I already follow you and like you! xo

    And we’d love green for go!!

  103. 104
    Grace says:

    I would pick green!

  104. 105
    Summer Crobie says:

    I would pick green!

  105. 106
    Summer Crobie says:

    I like TO on FB!

  106. 107
    Summer Crobie says:

    I follow TO twitter!

  107. 108
    John says:

    I’d choose a RED Strider.

  108. 109
    John says:

    I’ve liked TO on Facebook

  109. 110
    John says:

    I’ve liked Pacific Strider Bikes on Facebook

  110. 111
    John says:

    I follow TO on twitter — @scrambledthght

  111. 112
    Melissa says:

    We would do the blue or green 🙂

  112. 113
    Melissa says:

    I like Pacific Striders on FB

  113. 114
    Melissa says:

    I like Tiny Oranges on FB

  114. 115
    Chris Vinciguerra says:

    Strider PREBike – Blue

  115. 116
    Chris Vinciguerra says:

    Following on Twitter @vinniedapooh76

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      Chris Vinciguerra says:

      {Like} Pacific Strider Bikes on Facebook

  116. 118
    Chris Vinciguerra says:

    {Like} Tiny Oranges on Facebook

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    Summer Crosbie says:

    I liked PSB on fb!

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    Sean says:

    I would like the color green!

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