Strider Rider Fund
Our mission is to build lightweight, efficient, all-terrain bikes that develop two-wheeled balance, coordination, and confidence in children. At Strider®, we love riding bikes, and we love inspiring kids to ride. However, we know that many kids face much greater challenges than riding a bike but for many these challenges can mean they have been told they can never ride. We dare to disagree!
To that end, Strider Sports Inc. support many organisations who share the same commitment and passion for children as we do. They have donated more than £400,000 in cash and bikes to charities since the company’s inception in 2007. In 2014, Strider created the new Strider® Rider Fund to facilitate getting bikes to organisations that serve children. Our mission statement talks about why we exist, but the new Rider Fund shows how we “walk the talk.” Our Founder and CEO, Ryan McFarland, has committed one percent of Strider Sports’ gross revenue from all sales worldwide each month toward the Rider Fund. Plus, for every Strider bike registered at striderbikes.com/warranty-registration, the company will commit another $1 to the Rider Fund.
Last year, Strider donated a total of more than $300,000 through the Rider Fund, of which more than 75% went to individuals with special needs. Through 2015, Strider expects to donate over $400,000 to non-profit organizations and is earmarking more than $200,000 to the Special Needs Community. We look forward to increasing our giving as our business continues to grow.
Get your organisation involved
At Strider Bike UK we are committed to getting people of all ages and abilities back on two wheels. Our MD, Karen Wood, a former medical product specialist understands first hand the pressures and constraints imposed upon stressed parents trying to source special equipment and is keen to ensure charitable organisations can benefit from this fund and reach out to incorporate as many children as possible into the Strider Rider Fund.
Organisations registered within the UK can now apply for grants whereby they can receive free Strider Balance bikes, in awards of £150 increments for bikes of any size for any age to assist getting more people to benefit
- Provide children and adults access to Strider Bikes in a free, inclusive programme
- Utilise Strider Bikes in an ongoing riding programme to enhance mobility and physical skills
- Activate Programmes that can reach new pockets of riders to teach balance using a Strider Bike
The Grant Committee are reviewed monthly and awarded the following month as funds allow. Bikes must be utilised within 60 days of being awarded a grant and a recap report showing how funds were used must be submitted back to Strider Bike UK within 90 days of the bikes being delivered
To apply download the Grant Application Form and return by post or email. We will be in touch if you are successful and applications will be kept on file for period of 6 months.