Strider Bikes Brings Two-Wheeled Toddler Fun to American Flat Track
American Flat Track To Add Children’s Area For Eight Races

Rapid City, SD (March 14, 2017) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce it is the official sponsor of the Children’s Area for eight of the 2017 American Flat Track races this season. The Strider activation in the Children’s Area will include a Strider Adventure Zone (ride and play area) where children as young as 18 months can learn to balance and ride on the pedal-less bikes.

“It is a key objective to make our events accessible for the entire family,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “The addition of the Strider Adventure Zone will open up many of our races to a new generation of fans, giving them a taste of two-wheel competition in a fun setting.”

The Strider Adventure Zone will be located in the vendor area at Daytona International Speedway – near the main injector – and will open on race day, at 2 p.m.

The first Strider Children’s Area and Strider Racing will kick off March 16 during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla. on a new TT circuit under the bright lights inside Daytona International Speedway. Other race cities include Atlanta, GA; Charlotte, NC; Red Mile, KY; Sturgis, SD; Williams Grove, PA; Rolling Hills, NY; and Perris, CA.The Children’s Area will open on Saturday of each race weekend, with the exception of Daytona, where the Strider Adventure Zone will open at 2:00pm, Thursday, March 16th.

The Adventure Zone gives kids 18 months to five years old a chance to test ride a Strider balance bike, play with other kids, and develop balance and coordination in a custom designed area. This safe and friendly environment encourages kids to explore mobility on two wheels and experience the challenge and thrill of riding a Strider on unique terrains and obstacles. Bikes and helmets will be provided. Admission is free for the American Flat Track Races to children under the age of twelve. Admission may be charged for adults at some of the events, and the hours of the festival area are 2:00pm-6:30pm.


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.


About American Flat Track
American Flat Track is the world's premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

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4 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Gage Ott
    2  Payton Robinson - Findlay, OH
    3  Lilani Pringle - Team Profile/Crit Plate, Archer, FL
    4  Matthew Jahnke - Team Answer/SSquared/TLD - North Prairie, WI
    5  Maxwell Lukemire - Columbus, OH
    6  Collin Momper - Team Potter Plates/Dan's Comp - Jonesboro, GA
    7  Kolton Mockobee - Boonville, IN
    8  Madison Whitehead - Davison, MI
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Canon Rhodes - Vine Grove, KY
    2  Evan "The Destroyer" Okey - Team Answer/Rennen - Libertyville, IL
    3  Grant Bandy - Team Profile/Hooker Bikes - Suffolk, VA
    4  Easton Weckman - Louisville, KY
    5  Kenny Grabow - Covington, KY
    6  Kiera Mockobee - Boonville, IN
    7  Jacob Whitehead - Davison, MI
    8  Isobel "Izzi" Boorom - Team Iron Pony Motorsports - Delaware, OH
   
2 & UNDER STRIDER
    1  Grant Carmichael - Valparaiso, IN
    2  Emma Jester - Ozark, MO
    3  Gavin "The Beast" Strain - Team Bluegrass/GHP/Dan's Comp - Indianapolis, IN
    4  Kalia "Rum Bum" Pringle - Team Profile Racing - Archer, FL
    5  Gunnar Trimolt - Team ZMX Racing - Munster, IN

 

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4 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Pixx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
    2  Payton Robinson - Findlay, OH
    3  Garrett Hummel - Team H&R Racing - West Newton, PA
    4  Kate Clarridge - Marysville, OH
    5  Adelina Runk - Team H&R Racing, Sutersville, PA
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Matthew Jahnke - Team Answer/SSquared/TLD - North Prairie, WI
    2  Ella Swigert - Burton, MI
   
2 & UNDER STRIDER
    1  Carson Hooks - Oak Ridge, NC
    2  Jayce 'Boo Bear' Grieve - Team Factory Doublecross - Cabot, AR
    3  Jackson Pochmara - Lake Orion, MI
    4  Bronx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
    5  Evan 'The Destroyer' Okey - Team Answer/Rennen - Libertyville, IL
    6  Vander Raczkowski - Team H&R  Racing - Venetia, PA
    7  Isobel Boorom - Delaware, OH

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Whether you were in Reno, Louisville, or Spearfish we had STRIDER Cup racing covered last weekend! Check out some photos and results from the Black Jack Nationals and the Blue Grass Nationals!

Remember to get your training in for the Strider World Championships coming up October 12-15 in Sarasota, FL!

Western Division Finals - Black Jack Nationals!

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4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Tanner Ines - Sparks, NV
2 Brandon Curtis - Sparks, NV
3 Colin Debord - Carson City, NV

3 Year Old STRIDER
Mackenzie Martinez - Carson City, NV
Zoey Levine - Chatsworth, CA
Hayden Olinger - Post Falls, ID
Cohen Kinne - Sparks, NV
1 Peyton Hodges - San Dimas, CA
2 Braxton Rollins - Anderson, CA
3 Joseph Vandaam - Loyalton, CA

2 & UNDER STRIDER
Darius "DJ" Chapman - Team Bighorn Reno - Sparks, NV
Kolten Birkedal - Chico, CA
Cash Connors - Truckee, CA
1 Statlin Simington - Las Vegas, NV
2 Masin Stice - Yucca Valley, CA
3 Camdin Ford-Shell

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Eastern Division Finals - Blue Grass Nationals!

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4 Year Old STRIDER
1 Pixx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
2 Gracyn Hill - Murfreesboro, TN
3 Rayce Rogers - Harvey, IL
4 Camden Killian - Louisville, KY

3 Year Old STRIDER
1 Maximus "Tuda" Nichols - St Peters BMX - O'Fallon, MO
2 Garrett Hummel - Team Racers Edge/West Newton - West Newton, PA
3 Kolton Mockobee - Boonville, IN
4 Collin Momper - Jonesboro, GA
5 Kate Clarridge - Marysville, OH
6 Brandt Ammon - Union, KY
7 Lilani Pringle - Team Profile - Archer, FL

2 & UNDER STRIDER
1 Jayce "Boo Bear" Grieve - Team Deluxx Bikes - Cabot, AR
2 Dean "Dingo" Stewart - Clifton Park, NY
3 Vander Raczkowski - Team Racer Edge - Venetia, PA
4 Bronx Bess - Team Kid Dynamite - Hummelstown, PA
5 Kiera Mockobee - Boonville, IN

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The USA BMX Western and Eastern Division finals are happening this weekend! As always there will be heated Strider World Cup racing taking place on Saturday (9/1) with a STRIDER Adventure Zone running Friday to Sunday! There is sure to be huge crowds, East and West, with a lot of STRIDER Riders. This will be a great opportunity to race and also watch many Pro & Elite riders who were in the London Olympics!

Stop by the STRIDER Booth/Adventure Zone with any questions.

Click on the Photos below to go to the STRIDER Life calendar entries for more information:

Western Division Finals (Reno, NV):

Eastern Division Finals (Louisville, KY):

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The Strider World Cup U.S.A. championship is taking place this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky at Derby City BMX!

Strider World Cup Brings U.S.A. Championship to Louisville, Kentucky
Toddlers Will Be Crowned National Champions at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park Saturday, September 3rd!

The Strider Cup U.S.A. Championship will determine the first-ever Strider Cup National Champions on September 3, 2011 at E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, 1500 Freys Hill Road, Louisville, KY 34237.

The race will be held in conjunction with the 34th and final National Bicycle League Grand Nationals held at the world-famous Derby City BMX track. The 2, 3, 4 and 5-year-old Strider classes will be featured directly after each set of Pro motos during the NBL race program on Saturday. Every racer will earn a medal for participation in the race and the top three finishers in each age group will be awarded trophies during a finish line podium ceremony. At day’s end, the 2-year-old, 3-year-old, 4-year-old and 5-year-old Strider Cup USA National Champions will be walking around the Derby City BMX grounds with proud smiles!

The first Strider Race will be after the 2nd Pro-Moto and should start around 11am.  Make sure that give yourself plenty of time to register and get the feel for the race track! 9 -9:30 should give you enough time.

The race entry fee is $20 for pre-registration and $30 to register at the race. Registration is limited to 200 racers. Each parent of a non-USA BMX member must sign a waiver for the child and must bring a copy of their birth certificate or passport for proof of age. For more information or to pre-register, visit http://www.nbl.org/strider-world-cup-us-championship/.

1. For new Strider riders, you just need to pay the race fee and sign the waiver on the new USA BMX membership form at the registration trailer in Louisville. You do not need to pay for a new membership at this time.

2. If you have already bought an NBL membership this year, you will still need to pay the race fee for the Grands.

3. Practice for Striders will take place at 5pm on Friday evening.

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