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Collin and Graham Bombeck of Lincoln, Nebraska, were about 18 months old when their father, Derek, bought them Strider Bikes. The 3-year-old twins raced their bikes last year, and are planning to show off their improved skills at the 2017 Strider Cup Race sponsored by Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers on June 10, this year held at Tower Square (details at www.striderbikes.com/lincoln).

“It has been very interesting to watch them progress on their Strider Bikes,” said Derek. “They were very timid at first and have now gained a lot of balance, coordination and confidence. No matter how fast they get going down hills, they always seem to be in control and know how to safely slow down.”

Derek added, “Having twin boys makes everything a competition or race. They compete with one another in everything – from putting on their clothes to finishing their meals. Their Strider Bikes offer a constructive way for them to race while burning energy and having fun. A little competition is a good thing and it makes them each want to get better and faster for the next time.”

Collin and Graham sparked enthusiasm in their neighborhood for the Strider Bikes. After seeing the boys progress and balance, some neighbors were so impressed they bought bikes for their kids. 

As the Sales Development Manager at the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau, Derek knew about the Strider Cup Race many months beforehand. He was very impressed with how professionally the race was organized and run.

“It was an amazing, fun and kid-friendly event for the families. What blew me away was all of the detail that the Strider team put into setting up the course, as well as the production of the event. It was first class.”

“I’m sure we’ll have even more families this year,” he added. “The thing I heard most was how people wished they would have gotten their kids in the event. After seeing the news and reading about it in the papers, families were hoping it would come back this year.”

Since the twins don’t understand the concept of time, Derek hasn’t told his them about this year’s race yet, “or they would constantly be asking if the race is today or tomorrow.”

“I’m sure they’ll be excited to get new shirts, as they still refer to last year’s shirts as their ‘cool’ shirts and always want to wear them. The medals and the bell attachments that they received were also pretty huge for them.”

You never know what cool item will be in the racer goodie bags!

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Meet Tyson and Roman, a.k.a. “TyRo.” They’re best buds who share a passion for biking. At just 2 years old, Tyson enlightened his pal Roman about how fun it is to ride and race Strider Balance Bikes. (in photo, Tyson is on left, Roman on right)

The two friends from Sugar Land, a suburb of Houston, first met at daycare when they were one year olds. They’re excited about heading to Fort Worth for the Strider Cup Race on May 6.  “TyRo” are often overheard by their teachers at school having fragmented conversations about bikes and going to the dirt track. 

Tyson’s dad is an avid mountain biker and began his balance bike research early on so that he and Tyson could share a hobby. They chose a Strider Bike because it was lightweight and had the smallest inseam so Tyson could start riding at 18 months old.

Recently, his proud dad created a video of his first mountain bike trail ride. If you don’t smile during these 60 seconds, you may want to have your lips checked. Tyson is riding ladder obstacles that some adults would skip. Impressive! Video of Tyson's First MTB Ride

“Riding the Strider Bike has been a huge confidence booster to an otherwise shy kid,” said Tyson’s mom Stella. “It's also helped him pick up riding a scooter almost instantly and it has improved his balance and agility. He was able to skip training wheels and go straight to a pedal bike a few months after he turned two!”

Besides mountain bike trails, Stella said Tyson rides his Strider Bike, “in malls, parks, the zoo, skate parks – pretty much anywhere until someone tells us to stop.” When he wants to go to the local BMX track in Pearland, he says, “Mommy! Go burt (dirt) track with Roman? I go fast.”

Roman is also two years old, born just nine days apart from Tyson. Roman’s mom, Suzanne, said she bought him a Strider Bike just shy of his second birthday because of its reputation, recommendation and how quickly he took to it after test driving Tyson’s.

“Roman has always been quite agile, and the Strider Bike has helped him further refine his agility and increase his speed,” said Suzanne. “He rides around the neighborhood, on local trails, at the BMX park and even inside the house.”

As soon as Roman wakes up, he asks, “Ride bike please?”

Sounds like a good morning mantra.


Roman and Tyson from back

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Jackson B. from Pittsburgh is raring to go for his hometown Strider Cup Race in Pittsburgh on May 27.

Jackson’s mother, Donata, heard about Strider Balance Bikes from customers who came into the children's second-hand store where she works. She also asked other moms via social media for recommendations on which brand/style balance bike to buy for his 3rd birthday at the end of January. The Strider Bike was the top choice.Jackson B final.lower res

“We bought the Strider Bike because we wanted him to be able to participate in the race,” she added. “We also liked that the bike went up to age 5 so he can get years of use, not just few months.”

Riding his Strider Bike in the last month has helped the speedy Jackson learn to pace himself.

“Jackson is naturally athletic and coordinated, but often so fast that he gets ahead of himself,” said Donata. “It’s taught him to slow down and learn how to ride without getting impatient. Not having pedals is teaching him how to steer the bike easier.”

“Overall the bike is really teaching him balance and independence, as well as focus and not getting so hyper and frustrated with riding.”

Jackson likes to hop on his Strider Bike every day, whether it’s riding circles inside the house, at a nearby park or around the neighborhood. Donata said they will, “try out the local dirt bike park this spring, and are very excited to be participating in the race.”

A young lad with succinct words, Jackson simply says "I love my bike,” when talking about his Strider.

We’ve heard that before … have you? 

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Friday, 17 February 2017 15:49

Canadian Strider Racers Headed to Pittsburgh

So far, two Canadian kids are signed up for the Strider Cup Race in Pittsburgh on May 27. One is driving more than 9 hours to compete on his Strider Balance Bike. How cool is that! The delicious Pittsburgh perogies aren’t the only reason they’re coming. These two are excited to see how their skills match up with young ones in the Northeast United States.

Riding helps Lucas’ eyes

Lucas G. is registered to compete in the 2-year-old class, and is traveling from Wasaga Beach, Ontario, for the event.lucas2

He received his Strider Bike when he was just 16 months old. His mother Stephanie said, “We chose a Strider Bike because we liked the way the bike was made and the different accessory offerings. They had Kawasaki green, so we knew it was a right fit.”

Lucas rides his Strider Bike at the Wasaga Beach BMX Park and around the neighborhood in warmer temperatures. During the winter months, his parents set up a little course in their basement to help the active tot burn off energy – and practice his skills.

“Riding has helped improve his balance, and also his eyesight,” said Stephanie. “Lucas has had glasses since he was one year old. We feel like the riding has helped him focus and his eyes are getting better.”

What does Lucas say about his Strider Bike? Stephanie shared, “He always wants to ride and says ‘let’s do dirt jumps.’”

So do we!

Strider is “the coolest”

Four-year-old Jared C. from Espanola, ON, received his Strider Bike on his 2nd birthday and says his Strider Bike, “is the coolest.” We agree.

His mother, Felicia C., said, “when I bought him his Strider Bike, all he wanted to do was ride to the park and places and around the house.”

“It’s helped him with his balance,” she added. “He even started riding a two-wheeled pedal bike at three years old, without using training wheels.”Jared Creaser lower res

Asked why she chose a Strider Bike over other brands, Jared’s mom Felicia C. said, “I decided to buy a Strider Bike because I liked the design, how light it was and just the overall set up and attachments you could get.”

The Canadian winters don’t slow down Jared. He rides through the snow with his ski attachment. His family is used to driving for track time. In the winter, they sometimes travel six hours to the Rock City Indoor BMX track in Greenville, MI. In the summer, Jared races at the Milton BMX track in Ontario, a 5-hour drive.

Jared’s family will be traveling more than nine hours to Pittsburgh for the race. They’re also planning to go to the Strider Cup Race in Lincoln, NE, on June 11, and possibly the 2017 Strider Cup World Championship in Salt Lake City on July 21-22.

Now that’s dedication.

More info on the race is at www.striderbikes.com/pittsburgh

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When your dad drives a race car and you see how much fun he has on the track, wouldn’t you be excited to get on your race face and compete? Pasha Ali just turned three years old, and is pumped up for the Strider Cup Race Series, which kicks off in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 6. He’s already practicing his “Winner’s Dance.”

Pasha’s father, Nur Ali, has 19 years of racing under his belt. He raced for Team Pakistan in A1 Grand Prix - World Cup of Motorsport, captured two Legends Car Championships, and two Formula Mazda Championships. Nur has competed in twelve countries on five continents, as well as in select NASCAR Xfinity Series and ARCA Racing Series races. He now races in the Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) Series.Pasha Ali 1 lower res

Nur first learned about balance bikes while surfing online and fell in love with the concept. After purchasing a balance bike when Pasha turned two years old, Nur went online to look for a racing series for balance bikes. He was impressed with how quickly Pasha progressed and knew if he found a series for Pasha to race in, that would accelerate his skills.

He came across Strider Bikes and the Strider Cup Racing series and said, “Imagine my excitement at that point; I told my wife, my sports agent, my brother and my parents about it and bought him a Strider bike.”

Riding his Strider Bike has helped Pasha improve his balance, coordination and develop quicker reflexes. With Nur’s motorsports background, he has been able to guide him on his balance bike and get him up to speed with things he’s learned over the years of being a race car driver.

Pasha loves his Strider Bike so much that he is constantly asking Nur to race him by running behind him. He says that he wants to be the 2017 Strider Cup Champion. Pasha takes one of Nur’s trophies and does a mock race inside the house. When he "wins" over Nur, he takes the trophy, climbs the staircase in the house to the top step and uses it as his own "winner's podium". He takes the trophy and raises it over his head and does the "Winner Dance"; what the family calls his celebratory gig.

He spent the entire 2015 Red Bull GRC race season and partial 2016 Red Bull GRC race season at the track with Nur, and he loves watching the racing on his tablet.

The Ali family is planning to travel to all four Strider Cup races this year; Fort Worth, TX, on May 6, Pittsburgh, PA, on May 27, Lincoln, NE, on June 11 and the championships in Salt Lake City on July 21-22.

Pasha, who is also known as a fashion model with a Texas PR agency, usually rides his bike in the neighborhood, local parks, and the golf course behind his house. The Ali family is also planning to go to some local BMX bike tracks to practice for the upcoming series.

“I’m very excited about this season for both of us, as this is the year both father and son race in the same calendar year; he in the Strider Cup and myself in Red Bull GRC series,” said Nur. “I've also got my sports agent working on possibly picking up a sponsorship for Pasha. That would be pretty cool!”

Details on the Strider Cup Series and other Strider events are at striderbikes.com/events. More info on Nur Ali Motorsports is at nurali.com

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Join us in Salt Lake City, UT July 21-22 for the 2017 Strider Cup World Championship!

It promises to be another fun weekend of international racing competition, and plenty of other fun activities for the whole family!

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The Strider Cup World Championship is open to all Strider riders of every ability! 

Friday night packet pick up is mandatory. It will include a bike inspection, some ride time, last chance registration, and time to ask staff any last minute questions.

 

Schedule for Friday and Saturday:

Friday, July 21st - Last Chance Registration, Packet Pick-Up, and Strider Tech Inspection

Note:  Must attend


3:00pm - 8:00

(tentatively scheduled)

 Last Chance Registration, Packet Pick-Up, and Strider Tech Inspection will be at The Gateway (400 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) near the fountain in Olympic Legacy Plaza. - Come with your racer, bike, and helmet at any time during these hours. This process should take 45 minutes depending on the crowd size.

 

Saturday, July 22nd - Strider World Championship

Note:  No Registration on this day

8:00am to 8:40am

Open Track

9:00am to 11:00am

2 year old and under and under - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

11:00am to 12:00pm

4 year old class - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

12:00pm to 12:30pm

Lunch Break

12:30pm to 1:00pm

Open STRIDER bike Freestyle session - bring your best tricks!

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Special needs races

2:00pm to 4:00pm

3 year old class - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

4:00pm to 5:00pm

5 year old class - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

 

Strider Cup Racing Rules

This race is for Genuine STRIDER Bikes only.  No other balance bike brands are allowed.  For acceptable modifications and other important information see full listing of rules which is linked on the Strider website landing page for this event or here.

Event Registration and Packet pick up:

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    • - Online registration is now OPENRace fee includes a Strider jersey, number plate, and a bunch of other goodies!
    • - Packet pick up, tech inspection, and last chance registration will be Friday - July 21st for $25.00 will be at The Gateway (400 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101from 5pm to 8pm.
    • - Online registration closes at age group's capacity limit or at 8pm on Friday night
    • - There will be NO on-site registration on Race day (Saturday July 22nd)

Race Hotel:

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The Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtownwill have discounted rates for Strider Cup race participants.

Use code g-stsi at check-out or click through directly HERE.

You can also contact Spencer Reed directly at 801-875-4677 if you would like to make your reservation by phone.

 

The TRAX Light rail is the easiest (and least expensive) way to get to the hotel if you're flying into Salt Lake City: More information.

Travel on the TRAX is free from Arena Station (1 block north of hotel) to the Gallivan Center (race venue): More info

Sponsor

 

Sponsorship opportunities Still available.

Contact Kyla for more info:

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ClassSponsors 

2 Year Old and Under + 3 Year Old 4 Year Old Class 5 Year Old Class 
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Sponsorship opportunities Still available.

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Video highlights from 2016 Strider Cup World Championship

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Saturday, 24 December 2016 15:12

Strider Cup - Lincoln, NE - June 10th

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The third stop of the 2017 STRIDER Cup Series is Lincoln, Nebraska sponsored by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Tower Square!  

Genuine STRIDER Bikes are the only balance bikes allowed to race.

Race Schedule: 

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Packet Pickup
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM 2 Year Olds and Under Races
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM 4 Year Old Races
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Special Needs Races
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 3 Year Old Races
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM 5 Year Old Races

Race Day packet pickup will be available from 8am to 2pm. 

Event Registration:

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Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2017 Strider Cup Series will also include races for individuals with special needs toddler to adult! We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any Strider rider with special needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Early Packet Pick-Up and Early Registration: 

Early packet pickup and last chance registration will be on Friday night prior to the race. We highly recommend attending (but you're not obligated to) so you can pick up your racer's registration bag with their requested jersey, assigned number plate, and other goodies. This will be on Friday June 9th at Scheels in Lincoln (2960 Pine Lake Road) from 5 pm to 7 pm. We will also be conducting a “Tech Inspection” both then and on race day. For more information regarding Tech Inspection please look HERE.

Please bring your racer, bike, and helmet to packet pickup on Friday. If you are unable to do so we can finalize Tech Inspection on race day. Any concerns would need to be addressed before the child is allowed to race so again we would suggest attending packet pickup on Friday if at all possible. Showing up on Friday also gives us the opportunity to address any issues in a calm non-rushed atmosphere and to tell you what to expect on race day. We would also like to inform you about important times as related to your race class, how the "HEATS" (1st Race) and "MAINS" (2nd Race) will work, and how the awards ceremony will flow.

Please bring the electronic or printed tickets that you will be received after you registered to packet pickup as it will help speed up the process. If you will be checking in, picking up the registration bag and doing Tech Inspection on Saturday (race day) we would recommend doing so at least 45 minutes prior to the beginning of your racer's age group.

 

Hotel Information: Check back soon for more information regarding a discounted race rate host hotel.

Day of Race Parking: Self Parking. Racer families are responsible for their own parking fees.  There are several public parking ramps nearby Tower Square.  The closest of which is University Square Garage, 101 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE

http://parkandgo.org/find-parking/parking-facilities/university-square-garage/

 

 

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Friday, 23 December 2016 11:12

Strider Cup - Pittsburgh, PA - May 27th

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The second stop of the 2017 Strider Cup Series is Pittsburgh, PA on May 27th! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Southside Works!  

Genuine 12" Strider Bikes are the only balance bikes allowed to race.

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9:00am - 10:30am 2 and Under
10:30am - 11:30am 4 Year Olds
11:30am - 12:30pm Special Needs Race
12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm 3 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

 Race Day packet pickup will be available from 8am to 2pm.

 

Event Registration:

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  • - Online pre-Registration is now OPEN. $25 + service fee Includes a Strider Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!
  • - There is no registration race day.
  • Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Full Strider Cup race rules HERE.
  • - Online registration closes May 26th, 2017 at 7pm EST

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2017 Strider Cup Series will also include races for individuals with special needs toddler to adult! We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any Strider rider with special needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Early Packet Pick-Up and Last Chance Registration: 

Early packet pickup and last chance registration will be on Friday night prior to the race. We highly recommend attending (but you're not obligated to) so you can pick up your racer's registration bag with their requested jersey, assigned number plate, and other goodies. This will be on Friday May 26th at DICK'S Sporting Goods (301 South Hills Village #201, Pittsburgh, PA 15241) from 5 pm to 7 pm. We will also be conducting a “Tech Inspection” both then and on race day. For more information regarding Tech Inspection please look HERE.

Please bring your racer, bike, and helmet to packet pickup on Friday. If you are unable to do so we can finalize Tech Inspection on race day. Any concerns would need to be addressed before the child is allowed to race so again we would suggest attending packet pickup on Friday if at all possible. Showing up on Friday also gives us the opportunity to address any issues in a calm non-rushed atmosphere and to tell you what to expect on race day. We would also like to inform you about important times as related to your race class, how the "HEATS" (1st Race) and "MAINS" (2nd Race) will work, and how the awards ceremony will flow.

Please bring the electronic or printed tickets that you will be received after you registered to packet pickup as it will help speed up the process. If you will be checking in, picking up the registration bag and doing Tech Inspection on Saturday (race day) we would recommend doing so at least 45 minutes prior to the beginning of your racer's age group.

 

Hotel Information:  

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Courtyard by Marriott West Homestead/Waterfront (401 W Waterfront Dr, Homestead, PA 15120).

Single and double rooms available at discounted rates. Reservations should be called in at 412-462-7301 and mention that you're with the "Strider Sports" group.

 

 

Sponsor

Sponsorship opportunities Still available. Contact Kyla for more info:

605-342-0266

 ClassSponsors

2 Years and Under Class 3 Year Old Class 4 Year Old Class 5 Year Old Class Special Needs Class

Sponsorship opportunities Still available. Contact Kyla for more info:

605-342-0266

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Sponsorship opportunities Still available. Contact Kyla for more info:

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Sponsorship opportunities Still available. Contact Kyla for more info:

605-342-0266

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Saturday, 17 December 2016 22:12

Strider Cup - Fort Worth, TX - May 6th

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The first stop of the 2017 Strider Cup Series is Fort Worth, TX on May 6th! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Sundance Square! 

Genuine 12" Strider Bikes are the only balance bikes allowed to race.

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9:00am - 10:30am 2 Year Olds and Under
10:30am - 11:30am 4 Year Olds
11:30am - 12:30pm Special Needs Races
12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm 3 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

Race Day packet pickup will be available from 8am to 2pm.

 

Event Registration:

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  • - Online pre-Registration is now open. $25 + service fee Includes a Strider Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!
  • - On-site registration will not be available. Last chance to register will be at packet pick up.
  • Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Full Strider Cup race rules HERE.
  • - Online registration closes May 5, 2017 at 7pm CST

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2017 Strider Cup Series will also include races for individuals with special needs toddler to adult! We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any Strider Rider with special needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Early Packet Pick-Up and Early Registration:

Early packet pickup and last chance registration will be on Friday night prior to the race. We highly recommend attending (but you're not obligated to) so you can pick up your racer's registration bag with their requested jersey, assigned number plate, and other goodies. This will be on Friday May 5th at Cabela's Fort Worth (12901 Cabela Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76177) from 5 pm to 7 pm. We will also be conducting a “Tech Inspection” both then and on race day. For more information regarding Tech Inspection please look HERE.

Please bring your racer, bike, and helmet to packet pickup on Friday. If you are unable to do so we can finalize Tech Inspection on race day. Any concerns would need to be addressed before the child is allowed to race so again we would suggest attending packet pickup on Friday if at all possible. Showing up on Friday also gives us the opportunity to address any issues in a calm non-rushed atmosphere and to tell you what to expect on race day. We would also like to inform you about important times as related to your race class, how the "HEATS" (1st Race) and "MAINS" (2nd Race) will work, and how the awards ceremony will flow.

Please bring the electronic or printed tickets that you will be received after you registered to packet pickup as it will help speed up the process. If you will be checking in, picking up the registration bag and doing Tech Inspection on Saturday (race day) we would recommend doing so at least 45 minutes prior to the beginning of your racer's age group.

 

Day of Race Parking:

Racer families are responsible for their own parking.  Please reference this Sundance Square site for information regarding parking nearby: https://sundancesquare.com/parking/ 

 

Hotel Information:  

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Worth Downtown

1111 W Lancaster Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76102

Nights Reserved: Thursday 5/4/17, Friday 5/5/17 & Saturday 5/6/17

Nightly Rate: $119 plus tax

Reservations by Phone: Guests can call 1-866-551-9747 and reference block code SSI to reserve rooms

Online Reservations: Strider Cup Ft. Worth Booking Link

 

 

Sponsor

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ClassSponsors

2 Year Old and Under Class 3 year Old Class 4 & 5 Year Old Class Special Needs Class
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Strider Bikes Announces 2017 Strider Cup® National Race Series for Toddlers
Tiny Strider® Bike Riders to Compete on Custom-Designed Tracks from Coast to Coast

Rapid City, SD (November 17, 2016) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its 2017 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children. These family-friendly races for the tiniest competitors will give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at three stops across the country next spring and summer, as well as the final worldwide event next July, the Strider Cup World Championship event.

The unique Strider Cup race series caters directly to children between 2 and 5 years old who want to show off their riding skills and compete in a friendly atmosphere against other Strider riders. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

You’ll find Strider Cup races in the following cities in 2017:
• Saturday, May 6: Fort Worth, TX, at Sundance Square
• Saturday, May 27: Pittsburgh, PA, at Southside Works
• Saturday, June 10: Lincoln, NE, at Tower Square

The series-ending Strider Cup World Championship race will be held July 22 at Gallivan Center
in Salt Lake City, UT, where nearly 250 toddlers competed on the custom Strider track in 2016. Organizers are expecting over 400 toddler-aged racers from around the world to compete at this pinnacle event.

There will be races for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds at each event. Registration fee is $25, and will open in January. Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration.
Pre-registration will be available soon; visit http://www.striderbikes.com/events for further information. Sponsors for the 2017 events include Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, LDS Hospital, FedEx, Amica Insurance, and more.

For the second year in a row, Strider will host races for athletes with special needs at each of the events. These athletes will race the 12” balance bike models, as well as Strider’s new, larger 16” and 20” balance bikes, which the company launched in 2014 specifically for the special needs community.

A typical Strider race scene features excited and proud young parents and grandparents eagerly encouraging their young racers as bright yellow cowbells are rung and the starting gate drops. Toddlers, some still in diapers, lean forward, kick their short legs, and embark upon their 600-foot plus journey over obstacles from dirt mounds to wooden ramps. All racers are treated to a celebratory podium award ceremony immediately following their main race, where they will receive either a trophy or a medal and pose for the crowd of proud parents and spectators.

As one parent put it, “My son loves his Strider Bike and this event has given him a great way to race, go fast, and feel like a big kid without having to navigate pedals.”

Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World Championship. Please visit our website at http://www.striderbikes.com/events for more information.

2017 Strider Cup Race Rules

2017 Strider Cup Weather Policy


ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

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