Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Strider PREbike Review and Giveaway! *CLOSED*

I first saw a little guy on a Strider PREbike when Mercy was just barely a year old.  He zipped around after his brothers and sisters for hours at a time--and had a great time doing it!  However, Mercy still wasn't even crawling, let alone walking, so I didn't pay a whole lot of attention.


Then Mercy entered a physical therapy program to address her gross motor delays, and as the therapist would talk about the kinds of activities that would help her to progress, I remembered that little bicycle and filed it away in my mind for some point in the future.


Therefore, I was thrilled when Strider Sports agreed to send one of their PREbikes for Mercy in December.  


As soon as she saw the box, she exclaimed "that's a bicycle for Mercy!"  It only took a few minutes for my husband to assemble it and adjust it for her so that she could take it for a little test ride.


That first time was slow, but Mercy started just as Strider describes--by standing and walking while holding the handle bars.  





Each time she gets on her Strider she's able to go just a wee bit faster, and just recently she's begun to sit while riding.  Here's a video from Strider explaining the advantages of a Strider Running Bike.


I've seen other running bikes that either don't have footrests, or place them in such a way that Mercy would be sure to bang her legs on them when attempting to walk the bicycle.  I love the "launchpad footrests" on the Strider.  No danger of bruised shins and a natural place for her feet to rest once she's able to glide.


In addition to making a great product, the Strider company has been wonderful to work with.  Needless to say, December was awhile ago, and I'm just getting this post up.  Strider has been more than patient through our Northwest weather and our personal delays.  I wish every company was so helpful!


In addition to having sent a PREbike for Mercy's use, Strider is going to give a Strider Runnning Bike to one lucky reader of Gluten Free Motherhood in the color of her or her choice!


Please leave an e-mail address at which you can be contacted with each entry.  Giveaway ends Saturday, May 7 at 11:59pm PST.  


Mandatory Entries:  
1. Become a follower of Gluten Free Motherhood, or let me know if you already are.
2. Head on over to Strider Sports and let me know what color you would choose if you're the winner.


Extra Entries:
1. Become a fan of Gluten Free Motherhood on Facebook (1 entry).
2. Become a fan of Strider Running Bikes on Facebook, but please don't clutter up their page by telling them I sent you.  It's enough to be their fan (1 entry)!
3. Follow Gluten Free Motherhood on Twitter (1 entry).
4. Tweet this giveaway (1 entry).  You may do this once a day.  Just leave me a comment with a link to each tweet.
5. Blog this giveaway (3 entries) and leave me a link to your post.
6. Share this giveaway on Facebook (1 entry). 
7. Vote for Gluten Free Motherhood on Picket Fence via the button on the right (1 entry).  This can also be done once a day for additional entries.


And, of course, if you just can't wait, you can always order a PREbike through Strider.  


*I was not compensated monetarily in any way for this post.  I was provided one Strider PREbike for purposes of review and all opinions contained here are my own.



251 comments:

  1. I am a fan of Gluten free motherhood on facebok

    ReplyDelete
  2. I follow gluten free motherhood on twitter

    ReplyDelete
  3. I am a fan of strider running bikes on facebook

    ReplyDelete
  4. I voted for gluten free motherhood

    ReplyDelete
  5. I blogged this giveaway: http://onesizedoesnotfitall-mama.blogspot.com/2011/04/strider-giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete
  6. I am a follower of Gluten Free Motherhood

    ReplyDelete
  7. If I win this giveaway, we would like a green bike, please!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm a follower of gluten free motherhood

    ReplyDelete
  9. I would choose the red one! I love this it would make such a great gift for my daughters upcoming bday oooh I'm crossing my fingers I win! ;)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm following on twitter @_Mommyland_

    ReplyDelete
  11. I tweeted http://twitter.com/_MommyLand_/status/60835756935094273

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'm a fan of stride bikes on facebook

    ReplyDelete
  13. I follow via gfc and I think I would choose pink or green. Would be absolutely perfect for my daughter.
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  14. I like strider on fb
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am a follower and I would love a green bike :D

    hfluegel at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  16. I like Strider bikes on FB

    hfluegel at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  17. I like Gluten Free Motherhood on FB

    hfluegel at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  18. I like GFMotherhood on Twitter.

    hfluegel at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I voted for you on Picket Fence
    hfluegel at hotmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  20. i am a fan of Gluten free motherhood on facebok! AND love it! Thank you for all you helpful info and tips! lOVE THE GREEN COLOUR FOR THE BIKE :D

    air_in_00@hotmail.com

    Erin.N

    ReplyDelete
  21. I voted for you on picket fence
    kldenton@vandals.uidaho.edu

    ReplyDelete
  22. I shared this giveaway on facebook

    ReplyDelete
  23. I tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  24. I follow via gfc: michelle riebeek
    I would choose red or blue

    ReplyDelete
  25. I am a fan of Gluten Free Motherhood on Facebook : Michelle Riebeek

    ReplyDelete
  26. I am a fan of Strider Running Bikes on Facebook: Michelle Riebeek

    ReplyDelete
  27. I Follow Gluten Free Motherhood on Twitter: @michelleriebeek

    ReplyDelete
  28. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/michelleriebeek/status/61278118681387008

    ReplyDelete
  29. daily tweet http://twitter.com/_MommyLand_/status/61418216043450368

    ReplyDelete
  30. tweeted: http://twitter.com/?status=Gluten%20Free%20Motherhood%3A%20Strider%20PREbike%20Review%20and%20Giveaway!%3A%20http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fh9MVTW%20via%20%40addthis#!/christigpa/status/61476000223084544

    ReplyDelete
  31. New Gluten Free Motherhood fan on FB

    ReplyDelete
  32. @christigpa follows you on twitter

    ReplyDelete
  33. I voted for you on "we're on the fence"
    kldenton@vandals.uidaho.edu

    ReplyDelete
  34. I tweeted this giveaway: http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  35. daily tweet
    http://twitter.com/_MommyLand_/status/62477821871800320

    ReplyDelete
  36. I voted for you on picket fence

    ReplyDelete
  37. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  38. daily tweet

    http://twitter.com/_MommyLand_/status/63076068176830465

    ReplyDelete
  39. follow via gfc and would love the color to be blue
    shopannies@Yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  40. facebook fan of yours
    shopannies@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  41. facebook fan of strider
    shopannies@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  42. follow on twitter @shopannies
    shopannies@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. tweet http://twitter.com/shopannies/status/63218920986914816

    shopannies@Yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  44. share on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gluten-Free-Motherhood/153364268032551#!/angelastewartchurch/posts/196155040427100

    shopannies@Yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I have became a follower of your blog and if I win I wouls love the red one for my children

    Wernle4@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  46. Katelynns_mommy_08 liked you on facebook

    Wernle4@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  47. Katelynns_mommy_08 liked stride on facebook

    Wernle4@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  48. I voted for you on picket fence

    ReplyDelete
  49. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  50. What a great give away! I am a follower and think my family would love the blue :o)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Voted for you on Picket Fence

    ReplyDelete
  52. voted for you today on picket fence - 4/27

    ReplyDelete
  53. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  54. I'm a google friend follower as SnowflakeDay (Audra)
    I would pick the Green bike for my daughter.
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  55. Liked you on Facebook as Audra Lynn W.
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  56. Liked Strider Prebike on Facebook as Audra Lynn W.
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  57. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/64340285030801408
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  58. following you on twitter as SnowflakeDay
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  59. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  60. Posted on my personal FB page AND on the Gluten Free Fort Wayne FB page. My 13 month old would love it!

    ReplyDelete
  61. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/64808666456539137
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  62. I just became a follower via GFC and I think I would pick the red bike although I like the green and blue too.

    Great giveaway!

    Faith
    homeecathome.com
    fmstill@gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  63. I just liked you on FB

    Faith
    homeecathome.com
    fmstill@gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  64. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/65252531483328512

    ReplyDelete
  65. Follower (sl)
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  66. Green
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  67. fan of gfm on fb.
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  68. fan of strider on fb
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  69. GFM twitter follower
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  70. voted for GFM
    tnxns09 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  71. Twitter post: http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  72. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/65593110469681152
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  73. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  74. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/65931679235186688
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  75. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  76. I followe Gluten Free Motherhood

    ReplyDelete
  77. If I win, we would like a green bike

    ReplyDelete
  78. I am a fan of strider running bikes on facebook
    jpdenton@vandals.uidaho.edu

    ReplyDelete
  79. voted for gluten free motherhood on picket fence

    ReplyDelete
  80. I am a fan of gluten free motherhood on facebook

    ReplyDelete
  81. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/66287544991621120
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  82. I follow you on Google Friend Connect (Lauren @ Hobo Mama), and I am feeling the Orange.

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

    ReplyDelete
  83. I like you on Facebook (Lauren Wayne).

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

    ReplyDelete
  84. I like Strider on Facebook (Lauren Wayne).

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

    ReplyDelete
  85. I follow you on Twitter (@Hobo_Mama).

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

    ReplyDelete
  86. I voted for you at Picket Fence Blogs.

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

    ReplyDelete
  87. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Hobo_Mama/status/66434693117116416

    mail {at} HoboMama.com

    ReplyDelete
  88. voted on picket fence blog

    ReplyDelete
  89. tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/T_Lsmom

    ReplyDelete
  90. I already follow your blog! I would choose the blue bike (since I have two little boys).

    ReplyDelete
  91. I'm already a fan of Gluten Free Motherhood on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  92. I'm now following you on twitter!

    ReplyDelete
  93. Liked "Strider Running Bikes" on FB

    ReplyDelete
  94. Shared this giveaway on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  95. I follow you via GFC!

    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  96. We would pick pink, of course! :-)
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  97. I'm already a fan of Gluten Free Motherhood on FB!
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  98. I'm now a fan of Strider on FB!
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  99. I follow you on Twitter @ChoresChocolate
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  100. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/ChoresChocolate/status/66602217993547777
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  101. Posted on Facebook!
    https://www.facebook.com/childrenchoresandchocolate/posts/224909684193178
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  102. I voted for you on the Fence! :-)
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  103. I follow you and would love pink. jenny@thepeacefulhousewife.com

    ReplyDelete
  104. I follow you on Facebook jenny@thepeacefulhousewife.com

    ReplyDelete
  105. I follow Strider Running Bikes on Facebook

    ReplyDelete
  106. I am a fan of GLF Motherhood

    ldbttrfly30@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  107. Fan of Strider Running Bikes on FB

    ldbttrfly30@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  108. I follow you and I would love GREEN
    ldbttrfly30@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  109. I would love GREEN
    Fan of Strider Running Bikes on FB

    ldbttrfly30@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  110. I would love GREEN
    I am a fan of GLF Motherhood

    ldbttrfly30@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  111. I'm following your blog publicly via GFC!

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  112. I visited Strider Sport and I would choose the green if I were to win! My son would love it!

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  113. I'm a Fan of Strider Running Bikes on Facebook! (Katie Farish Stewart)

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  114. I'm following Gluten Free Motherhood on Twitter (@katie0stewart)

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  115. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/katie0stewart/status/66618728502145024

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  116. I voted for you today on Picket Fence Blogs!

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  117. I follow you on GFC!
    paula at rammnation dot com

    ReplyDelete
  118. I follow on GFC
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  119. I like the pink bike
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  120. I follow on twitter
    hrddiana556@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  121. gfc-annae07
    i'd choose green
    annae07@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  122. a follower of Gluten Free Motherhood
    4given1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  123. I would choose the pink one.
    4given1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  124. a fan of Gluten Free Motherhood on Facebook
    Wendi N
    4given1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  125. a fan of Strider Running Bikes on Facebook
    4given1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  126. Following Gluten Free Motherhood on Twitter mtmamahen
    4given1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  127. Tweeted this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/#!/mtmamahen/status/66692101819211776
    4given1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  128. Voted for Gluten Free Motherhood on Picket Fence
    4given1 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  129. The green bike is very cool!
    paula at rammnation dot com

    ReplyDelete
  130. I follow you on Twitter!
    (LillaRosePaulaR)
    paula at rammnation dot com

    ReplyDelete
  131. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/66696762575953920
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  132. Awesome giveaway!! I am a new follower on GFC!
    cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  133. love the pink or red bike!
    cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  134. I like you on FB
    cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  135. I like strider on FB
    cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  136. I follow you on twitter
    cluelessme8{at}hotmail{dot}com

    ReplyDelete
  137. I'm a GFC follower and would pick red.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  138. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
    I would pick green
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  139. I like Gluten Free Motherhood on Facebook. (Ponia Baum)
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  140. I like Strider on Facebook. (Ponia Baum)
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  141. I follow you on twitter. @poniabaum
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  142. https://twitter.com/#!/poniabaum/status/66826846548934656
    poniabaum at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  143. new GFC
    fave: green
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  144. like you on FB as deanna time
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  145. like strider on FB as deanna time
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  146. follow you on twitter @
    dlw447
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  147. voted picket fence
    deannalw47 AT hotmail DOT com
    xoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  148. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/SnowflakeDay/statuses/66861804441186304
    Snowflake Day Play at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  149. voted on the fence
    annae07@aol.com

    ReplyDelete
  150. I'd like the green bike! And I follow your blog via google friend-rebecca williams
    rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  151. I like you on facebook @rebeccaw2005
    rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  152. I like Strider Running Bikes on facebook @rebeccaw2005
    rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  153. I follow you on twitter @rebeccaw2005gm
    rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  154. tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/rebeccaw2005gm/status/66888793621405697
    rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  155. I voted for your blog
    rebeccaw2005 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  156. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/katie0stewart/status/66881075158323200

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  157. I voted for you today on Picket Fence Blogs

    katiekstewart at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  158. my (almost) 3 year old loves blue, so I would let him choose, but I'm guessing it will be blue! erinnsluka@gmail.com GFC: esluka

    ReplyDelete
  159. FB follower @ erinn arena Sluka erinnsluka@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  160. Strider Running Bikes FB follower @ erinn arena Sluka erinnsluka@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  161. Twitter follower @3sonshavei erinnsluka@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  162. Tweet http://twitter.com/#!/3sonshavei/status/66924392503971841
    erinnsluka@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  163. I voted today! erinnsluka(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  164. I blogged at http://3sonshavei.blogspot.com/2011/05/great-bike-giveaway-ends-tonightlow.html
    erinnsluka@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  165. I blogged at http://3sonshavei.blogspot.com/2011/05/great-bike-giveaway-ends-tonightlow.html
    erinnsluka@gmail.com 2

    ReplyDelete
  166. I blogged at http://3sonshavei.blogspot.com/2011/05/great-bike-giveaway-ends-tonightlow.html
    erinnsluka@gmail.com 3

    ReplyDelete
  167. I follow your blog with GFC (HomeMadeBaby)
    I would choose the pink.. I have two little girls!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  168. I am a facebook fan of strider (Marysa N).
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  169. I am a facebook fan of your blog (Marysa N).
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  170. Voted for you!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

    ReplyDelete
  171. Tweeted today!
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChoresChocolate/status/66939656083734528
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  172. Voted for you on the Fence!
    jccchocolate at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  173. I'm a google follower. I'd pick the red!
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  174. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  175. I follow you on twitter @Aerated.
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  176. I tweeted. Thank you!
    http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/66953594276024320
    kirbycolby at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  177. Voted for you on the Pickett Fence.

    ReplyDelete
  178. I follow on gfc. melanie johnson
    plaidtoaster@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  179. I would pick the pink one!
    plaidtoaster@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  180. I like you on facebook as melanie johnson
    plaidtoaster@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  181. I like strider on facebook as melanie johnson
    plaidtoaster@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  182. I follow on twitter @katekaboodle
    plaidtoaster@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete