Strider Bikes, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of children's no-pedal balance bikes, has stepped up to support the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum. Based in nearby Rapid City, Strider will be the presenting sponsor for the annual Hall of Fame induction ceremonies held in conjunction with the Sturgis Rally in August, as well as working with the Museum on local charity events and fundraising efforts throughout the year.
"It is the museum's goal to not only honor the history of motorcycling, but to continue to build a lasting legacy," says executive director Myrick Robbins. "Ryan McFarland and the team at Strider make a perfect partner to build the future with. Starting with toddlers still in diapers, Strider opens up a lifetime of two-wheeled adventures to future generations of motorcycle history makers ... one stride at a time."
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum documents history, but with an emphasis on the people who have shaped and changed the motorcycle lifestyle... shaping the industry and getting people on two wheels is in line with Strider's goals as well. "We love inspiring kids to ride," adds McFarland. "Strider's mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider." Boil it down to the essentials, and isn't riding fearlessly and confidently into the future the lifetime goal of any biker?
"Strider is changing the paradigm of how kids learn to ride and setting the new standard for how young children explore the world on two wheels and ultimately make their own history," says McFarland. "To that end, we recently formed a non-profit, the Strider Education Foundation, whose mission is to inspire new riders of all abilities to a life of two-wheeled adventures for years to come. Someday, these kids may be future inductees into the Sturgis Museum's Hall of Fame."
The 77th Sturgis Rally is set for August 4-13, 2017 and the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony presented by Strider will be held August 9th at the Lodge at Deadwood in Deadwood, South Dakota. Breakfast tickets are available for a $40 donation, tables of eight for $400. Tickets are available by calling the Museum at 605.347.2001 or they can be purchased online http://www.sturgismuseum.com/shop/hall-fame-breakfast