2019 US Strider Cup Race Cities Announced for Two-Wheeling Phenoms Ages 6 and Under
Los Angeles and Minneapolis hosting their first Strider Cup races
Rapid City, S.D. (September 6, 2018) – As the dust settles from the past Strider Cup race season, Strider Bikes has announced the U.S. cities hosting the 2019 Strider Cup races for children 6 years old and younger on Strider Balance Bikes. Strider has added Los Angeles and Minneapolis, in addition to returning to Boulder, Colorado, and Charlotte, North Carolina.
One race venue that stands out is the Los Angeles race, being held at LA Live in the shadow of the Staples Center. LA Live has served home to the Lakers, Clippers, Kings, the ESPY’s, Grammys, Emmys, American Music Awards … and now toddler, two-wheeling tornadoes.
Strider Cup races are held across the globe, with over 30 races taking place in 2018 in countries such as Japan, the United Kingdom, China, Russia and Ecuador. The Strider Cup series is powered by the groundbreaking design of Strider Bikes, which empowers toddlers and young children to safely enjoy the mobility and independence of two-wheel biking at an earlier age than any prior generation.
In 2019, the U.S. races include:
Saturday, May 4, 2019: LA Live, Los Angeles
Saturday, June 15, 2019: Boulder Civic Area (Central Park), Boulder
Saturday, July 6, 2019: The Commons, Minneapolis
Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2019: NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte
While each Strider Cup race fosters camaraderie and supports a community of passionate, outdoor-loving families, the October 5 race at the NASCAR Hall of Fame stands apart from other races as it is the Strider Cup World Championship. This event attracts families from around the world to ride, play and celebrate the freedom and adventure of riding on two wheels. The 2018 Strider Cup World Championship held in Boulder welcomed hundreds of attendees from 14 countries and 26 states.
Dubbed by many as the “cutest race in the world,” the Strider Cup series offers Strider riders ages 6 and under a chance to put their balance bike skills to the test in a friendly, encouraging environment.
A typical race scene involves toddlers, some only 16 months of age, kicking their legs to propel their bikes along a 650-foot plus journey through tunnels, over ramps as fog rolls out from underneath and around obstacles including the 'perilous' Noodle Monster.
Racers delight in a podium ceremony afterward, where the fastest tykes earn trophies and all racers take home medals.
No qualification is necessary to participate in a Strider Cup or Strider Cup World Championship event.
Registration for the 2019 races will be available January 2019 at www.StriderBikes.com.
Dates and locations subject to change.
ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.