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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Strider Running Bikes Review and Giveaway



For awhile now I’ve been seeing Strider Running Bikes all over Blog land and I’ve been very interested in learning more about them for “Bug” so I finally broke down and decided it was time to find out more and I am so glad I did!

About Strider Running Bikes (Taken From Website):

Designed for children, ages 1 - 5, the Strider™ PREbike is lightweight, easy to control and features an adjustable seat and handlebars to accommodate a growing child. Most importantly, the Strider teaches your child balance, coordination and develops glittering confidence.

And the Strider is steady, stable and safe. At the first feeling of instability, your child will instinctively place his feet securely on the ground. So there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" that stir-up a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding.

Our Thoughts:

After a while of debate with myself, the hubby and “Bug” about if we should try it and then on what color to get we decided to go for it and “Bug” chose the yellow Strider Bike. We received the bike very quickly and even though it needs some assembly it wasn’t nothing we couldn’t handle so within a few minuets “Bug” was set up and ready to set off learning how to ride his new Strider Bike!

I first started him off in the house to get the basic drift of the bike and before long he was zooming around the living room and kitchen area, so when I decide I was comfortable enough to let him try it outside we suited up and out we went!


It did take him a few minuets to get the hang of riding it outside and I now know I’ve got to invest in a pair of knee and elbow pads and a helmet before we do much riding outside…not that he did a lot of falling off but just for my peace of mind and just incase!




“Bug” really seemed to get the hang of the Strider rather quickly and has been riding it now for a few weeks and as the time goes by he gets more and more used to how to use it and has no problems keeping his balance.

I’m really impressed on how quickly that he took to this bike and now he takes it every where with him when we are going to be going to someone’s home where he can ride. I think these are wonderful to teach kids balance and get them ready to graduate to a regular bike.

Buy It:
To purchase a Strider Running Bike visit their website!

Win It:
Strider has offered one of my readers a Strider Running Bike in their choice of color!

Mandatory Entry: Visit Strider Running Bike and tell me what color you would choose if you won! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Strider Running Bike be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Strider on Twitter

6. “Like” Strider on Facebook

7. Follow the Strider Blog


Giveaway ends July 20, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.

This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the Strider Bike mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

289 comments:

  1. If we won, I would choose the orange one for my little girl. Thanks for the chance at winning.

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  2. I am following your blog via the GFC. Thanks.

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  3. Tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/BSsMom/status/17990144932

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  4. My son would love the red one!
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

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  5. New follower!
    firstrosegrrl@yahoo.com

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  6. I would choose the pink for my daughter

    girlforgotten81@aol.com

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  7. I would pick the blue one for my son!!!

    liquidite@yahoo.com

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  8. I'd choose the red one for my 2-year-old nephew!

    Thank you for the giveaway. :-)

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  9. I'm now a public follower via Google Friend Connect.
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  10. I now follow you on twitter, and tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18001265202
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  11. I now subscribe to your RSS feed via my iGoogle homepage.
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  12. I follow StriderPREbike on twitter, @my_twitraccount.
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  13. I follow the Strider blog via RSS feed on my iGoogle homepage.
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  14. I'm kind of diggin the yellow one. acrook1@yahoo.com

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  15. I follow Strider on Twitter @acrook1.

    acrook1@yahoo.com

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  16. Follow Strider on Facebook. Adrienne Crook Bireley acrook1@yahoo.com

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  17. If I won I would choose the Orange one!
    Thanks!

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  18. Google Friend Connect Follower! {mom2anutball}

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  19. Twitter follower {@mom2anutball}, and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/18006381279

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  20. Strider Twitter follower {mom2anutball}

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  21. "Liked" Strider on facebook (Sheila H.)

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  22. I would like blue. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18006814260 Superfrugalette is following you on twitter

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  24. Superfrugalette is following strider on twitter topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  25. Superfrugalette likes Strider on FB. topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  26. MY daughter would love pink. amypugmire@live.com

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  27. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  28. I follow strider on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  29. I like strider on fb. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  30. follow u on twitter and tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/18009471348

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  31. I would get the pink one for my neice!

    paige.schnee @ my.sf.coloradotech.edu

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  32. blogged about your giveaway!
    http://craftygiveawaysandreviews.blogspot.com/2010/07/whats-your-favorite.html

    #1
    paige.schnee @ my.sf.coloradotech.edu

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  33. blogged about your giveaway!
    http://craftygiveawaysandreviews.blogspot.com/2010/07/whats-your-favorite.html

    #2
    paige.schnee @ my.sf.coloradotech.edu

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  34. blogged about your giveaway!
    http://craftygiveawaysandreviews.blogspot.com/2010/07/whats-your-favorite.html

    #3
    paige.schnee @ my.sf.coloradotech.edu

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  35. blogged about your giveaway!
    http://craftygiveawaysandreviews.blogspot.com/2010/07/whats-your-favorite.html

    #4
    paige.schnee @ my.sf.coloradotech.edu

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  36. blogged about your giveaway!
    http://craftygiveawaysandreviews.blogspot.com/2010/07/whats-your-favorite.html

    #5
    paige.schnee @ my.sf.coloradotech.edu

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  37. following your blog

    paige.schnee @ my.sf.coloradotech.edu

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  38. I like the orange.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill@comcast.net

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  39. Everyone knows RED goes faster.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  40. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18025993979
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  41. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/18031002464

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  42. I follow Strider on twitter (I'm @prizealert)

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  43. I would go with blue for my nephew - Thanks

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  44. I would choose the orange one for my daughter.

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  45. Follow you and tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/18033707160

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  46. I like the orange bike.
    seraphou@aol.com

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  47. I would choose green for my son.

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  48. GFC follower
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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  49. I follow Strider on Twitter: lazybones344

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  50. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/BSsMom/status/18039047014

    Thank you.

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  51. 7/8 Daily Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/18044604089

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  52. I would choose the green one for my little grandson.

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  53. I would pick the orange bike - thanks!

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  54. "Like" Strider on FB - thanks!

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  55. My daughter would love to have the pink one.

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  56. I follow you on google friend

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  57. I follow strider on twitter @dawn408

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  58. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18082562281 daily tweet

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  59. Tristan would like the blue Strider bike.
    traymona[at]aol.com

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  60. Forgot to mention, I follow you on twitter. And tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18108689563
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  61. I'm a public follower of your blog

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  62. I follow on twitter. Tweet: http://twitter.com/TibMay/status/18120190794

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  63. I subscribe to your feed via blogger reader

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  64. I follow Strider on Twitter

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  65. I “Like” Strider on Facebook

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  66. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/BSsMom/status/18132370098

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  67. cdziuba@aol.com I like Blue !

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  68. follow on Twitter cdziuba and tweeted http://twitter.com/cdziuba/status/18135756533

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  69. Follow Strider on Twitter cdziuba

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  70. Like” Strider on Facebook carol p dziuba

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  71. 7/9 Daily Tweet!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/18140312770

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  72. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18146808835 daily tweet topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  73. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18193409915
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  74. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/BSsMom/status/18214519591

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  75. 7/10 daily tweet!
    http://twitter.com/mom2anutball/status/18216062015

    fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

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  76. I'd choose a red bike. asthenight at gmail dot com

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  77. I would choose the Strider™ PREBike - Green

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  78. I like blue. yyeres(at)gmail(dot)com

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  79. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/BSsMom/status/18270654189

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  80. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18275886831
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  81. I would definitely choose green!

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  82. http://twitter.com/miriama59/status/18277424722

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  83. “Like” Strider on Facebook

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  84. I would choose the blue!
    shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

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  85. I am a public follower of your blog
    shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

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  86. I follow Strider on Twitter
    @ShannaEAnderson
    shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

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  87. I "LIKE" Strider on Facebook
    (Shanna A)
    shanna.elizabeth@hotmail.com

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  88. Tweet http://twitter.com/ShannaEAnderson/status/18311600941

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  89. I'd choose green for my green-loving son!

    karianna at karianna dot us

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  90. I follow on Google Friend!

    karianna at karianna dot us

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  91. I'd choose orange.
    dolniaks[at]consolidated[dot]net

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  92. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18345054911
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  93. Way cool. We'd get the green one - just in time for the little man's birthday this fall.

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  94. I 'liked' Strider on Facebook - so fun!

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  95. Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ShannaEAnderson/status/18355701223

    shanna.elizabeth at hotmail dot com

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  96. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18361397893 daily tweet topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  97. My Grandson would Love the Blue one..=D
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  98. http://twitter.com/miriama59/status/18367740043

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  99. I follow U GFC .Publicly.
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  100. I Follow Strider on Twitter
    @springfling60
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  101. I “Like” Mountain Hardwear on Facebook.
    lisa jorgenson kay
    lmkay630@gmail.com

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  102. I would choose red!
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  103. Following via GFC (username "K" with picture of a dandelion)
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  104. Following via twitter (kendylann) and tweeted: http://twitter.com/kendylann/status/18375421296
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  105. Following Strider on twitter (kendylann)
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  106. FB fan of Strider (Kendyl S.)
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  107. Following the Strider blog
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  108. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18427255102
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  109. http://twitter.com/miriama59/status/18450832563

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  110. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18467007582 daily tweet

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  111. Daily Tweet - http://twitter.com/ShannaEAnderson/status/18468476588

    shanna.elizabeth at hotmail dot com

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  112. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18509779189
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  113. Daily Tweet - http://twitter.com/ShannaEAnderson/status/18516582397

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  114. Daily tweet:

    http://twitter.com/BSsMom/status/18517736553

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  115. if i won i'd choose the blue one.
    stracey2010@live.com

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  116. Its a toss up between the red and the green for me

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  117. I follow strider on twitter....cushytushyshop

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  118. I follow and tweeted http://twitter.com/cushytushyshop/status/18529812969

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  119. Today's tweet: http://twitter.com/kendylann/status/18542800263
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  120. http://twitter.com/miriama59/status/18553768631

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  121. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18574484592 daily tweet topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  122. Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
    Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
    =]

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  123. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18592697558
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  124. Dash would love the red one! Thank you for the chance to win

    wings@tds.net

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  125. Tweet http://twitter.com/ShannaEAnderson/status/18603599839

    shanna.elizabeth AT hotmail DOT com

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  126. dt: http://twitter.com/TibMay/status/18608856758

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  127. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18608944702 daily tweet topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  128. tweet http://twitter.com/cushytushyshop/status/18620479343

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  129. Tweeted today: http://twitter.com/kendylann/status/18623991870
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  130. I would choose the green bike, it's such a fun color.

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  131. I'd have a grand son Noah who'd would love this, please sign me up thanks, any color would do thanks

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  132. http://twitter.com/miriama59/status/18664580385

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  133. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18676140428
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  134. I would love to have the Red Strider Bike for my son.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  135. I am following via Google Friends Connect.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  136. I am subscribed via Google Reader.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  137. I am following Strider via Twitter as jlsc123.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  138. I am a fan of Strider via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  139. I am following Strider Blog via Google Reader.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

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  140. tweet http://twitter.com/cushytushyshop/status/18705105698

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  142. Today's tweet! http://twitter.com/kendylann/status/18708138652
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  143. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18709656112 daily tweet topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  144. dt: http://twitter.com/TibMay/status/18736490641

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  145. http://twitter.com/miriama59/status/18743201148

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  146. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18758109679
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  147. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18771341841 daily tweet topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  148. i would love to have the pink one. Pink is my grand daughters favorite color
    jmajor4870(at)aol(dot)com

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  149. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18835897459
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  150. http://twitter.com/miriama59/status/18842529974

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  151. Today's tweet: http://twitter.com/kendylann/status/18848860061

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  152. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18854299600 daily tweet topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  153. I blogged about the giveaway here (and linked to Strider Sports and this giveaway). entry #1: http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/07/weekly-giveaway-post-71810.html

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  154. I blogged about the giveaway here (and linked to Strider Sports and this giveaway). entry #2: http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/07/weekly-giveaway-post-71810.html

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  155. I blogged about the giveaway here (and linked to Strider Sports and this giveaway). entry #3: http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/07/weekly-giveaway-post-71810.html

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  156. I blogged about the giveaway here (and linked to Strider Sports and this giveaway). entry #4: http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/07/weekly-giveaway-post-71810.html

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  157. I blogged about the giveaway here (and linked to Strider Sports and this giveaway). entry #5: http://lolmybloglol.blogspot.com/2010/07/weekly-giveaway-post-71810.html

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  158. tweet http://twitter.com/cushytushyshop/status/18866552558

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  159. I subscribe via google reader.

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  160. Tweet http://twitter.com/ShannaEAnderson/status/18878859665

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  161. dt: http://twitter.com/TibMay/status/18887168715

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  162. tweet! http://twitter.com/my_twitraccount/status/18906152538
    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

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  163. http://twitter.com/Superfrugalette/status/18912105091 daily tweet topgun34er(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  164. Daily Tweet http://twitter.com/ShannaEAnderson/status/18916812045

    shanna.elizabeth at hotmail dot com

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  165. Daily Tweet

    http://twitter.com/mnsteph/status/18925316110

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  166. Today's tweet! http://twitter.com/kendylann/status/18936964407
    kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  167. I would pick red!
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

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  168. Followed Strider on Twitter!
    @bellanova85
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

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  169. Followed you and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/bellanova85/status/18938257149
    greenlancer at comcast dot net

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  170. I think Jr. would most want a shiny red bike! What kid doesn't? Thanks for the giveaway!
    kanderspina~at~yahoo~dot~com

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  171. I would choose blue for my nephew. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

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  172. tweet http://twitter.com/cushytushyshop/status/18943059928

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  173. dt: http://twitter.com/TibMay/status/18944008624

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  174. I would choose the orange bike!

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  175. I follow you on GFC.

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  176. I follow Strider on Twitter.

    @skaketgirl

    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  177. I like Strider on Facebook.

    Katie E.
    kt1969 at comcast dot net

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  178. I'd love the orange! It would work for both of my kids!

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