Strider returned to Salt Lake City, Utah June 25th for another fun-filled day of toddler racing! 244 Strider riders rolled into Pioneer Park for the 2016 Strider Cup Race. Not a cloud in the sky and some super striding made for some great race action! Happy, smiling faces received trophies as champions were crowned in 2 and under, 3, 4, 5 year old, and special needs divisions. Don't forget, everyone who participated is welcome to attend the Strider Cup World Championships in San Francisco, California, July 29th and 30th.
A huge thank you to all the racers, their families, and to our sponsor, Intermountain LDS hospital, for the wonderful support. It could not have been as amazing without you!
Speaking for the staff of Strider we had a wonderful time in Salt Lake City exploring the city and the beautiful Downtown Farmers Market , but most of all enjoyed race day along with the enthusiasm and stories that surrounded the Strider experience of those racers.
Below are the results from each race class:
2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 81
- 1#234 Andrew Yates - South Weber, UT
- 2#266 Lincoln Hewett - Draper, UT
- 3#208 Ryden "Ry Ry" Morgan - West Valley City, UT
- 4#212 Will Gordon - Ephraim, UT
- 5#257 Jackson Strauss - Salt Lake City, UT
- 6#250 Jax "Scrappy J" Loter - Salt Lake City, UT
- 7#255 Lukas Nielsen - Price, UT
- 8#214 Zander "Monkey" Henderson - Lehi, UT
- 9#262 Mason Hart - Riverton, UT
- 10#207 Taydien "Mater" Gregston - Erda, UT
3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 77
- 1#307 Milo Rees - South Jordan, UT
- 2#346 Kyler Muir - Payson, UT
- 3#365 Brayton Goodrich - Roosevelt, UT
- 4#348 Ryker Faddis - Riverton, UT
- 5#377 Jaxsen Shoemaker - Grantsville, UT
- 6#340 Riggen "Rigs" Koenig - Harrisville, UT
- 7#354 Karson Huffman - Eagle Mountain, UT
- 8#352 Quaid Garcia - Draper, UT
- 9#315 Ryder Tauszik - Salt Lake City, UT
- 10#313 Ethan Baughman - Herriman, UT
4 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 60
- 1#460 Brekken King - Lindon, UT
#449 Hawk Hewett - Draper, UT
- 3#440 Kort Barnes - Bountiful, UT
- 4#401 Kayson McGee - Tooele, UT
- 5#456 Pratt Williams - South Jordan, UT
- 6#415 Landon Nielson - Sarasota Springs, UT
- 7#438 Kayner Sweat - Heber City, UT
- 8#421 Porter Price - Salt Lake City, UT
- 9#455 Boone "Booneman" Tischner - Elk Ridge, UT
5 year old class - TOTAL RIDERS = 13
- 1#503 Ayeden Koplin - West Bountiful, UT
- 2#512 Carter Easton - Sandy, UT
- 3#506 Sophie Gregory - Herriman, UT
- 4#502 Lincoln Smith - Saratoga Springs, UT
- 5#513 Beckham Easton - Sandy, UT
- 6#508 Luke "Ghost" Walton - Twin Falls, ID
- 7#501 Ryker "Roo" Martinez - Roy, UT
- 8#510 Gavin Sherwood - Tooele, UT
- 9#511 Krew Christensen - Salem, UT
Special Needs 8 and under Strider 12" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 3
- 1#902 Kinlee Owens
- 2#901 Hunter Clark - Eagle Mountain, UT
- 3#904 Jayson West
SPECIAL NEEDS STRIDER 16" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 8
- 1#910 Michael Molten - Saratoga Springs, UT
- 2#908 Joshua Whiting - Eagle Mountain, UT
- 3#906 Emma Clark - Eagle Mountain, UT
- 4#905 Patrick Goodwin - Eagle Mountain, UT
- 5#911 Jordan Barlow - Draper, UT
- 6#907 Sara Clark - Eagle Mountain, UT
- 7#903 Sarah Whiting - Eagle Mountain, UT
- 8#909 Alyssa Kirkland - Herriman, UT
SPECIAL NEEDS STRIDER 20" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 12
- 1#914 Mylz Bennett - South Jordan, UT
- 2#913 Braden Kip Baker - Herriman, UT
- 3#920 TJ Molten - Saratoga Springs, UT
- 4#919 Arianna Gregerson - Salem, UT
- 5#921 Savannah Nelson - Magna, UT
- 6#915 Macie Mortensen - Riverton, UT
- 7#922 Maren Feller - Salt Lake City, UT
Toddlers as young as 18 months to race and enjoy family-friendly activities at event
Rapid City, SD (June 7, 2016) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is returning to Pioneer Park for its 2016 Strider Cup Series with the Strider Cup Race presented by Intermountain LDS Hospital on June 25 in Salt Lake City.
The June 25 race is the second of three events in the national Strider Cup racing series, in which toddlers as young as 18 months old put their Strider Bike skills to the test. These family-friendly races also feature a free Strider Adventure Zone play area with games and Strider Bikes to test ride.
“Strider Bikes build up so much confidence and helped my boys be independent at a young age,” said Justin Hewett, of Draper, Utah. His 4-year-old son, Hawk, competed in 2015 and since then has quickly and easily transitioned to a pedal bike. He still loves his Strider Bike and is competing this year. His 2-year-old brother, Lincoln, will be racing for the first time. “We had such a great experience at the Strider race last year. My wife and I were so impressed, it totally exceeded our expectations!”
The event includes races for 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. The registration fee is $25 online before June 21 or $35 on-site. Racers will receive a Strider jersey, number plate for their bike and a goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration Pre-registration is open at http://www.striderbikes.com/saltlakecity.
A typical Strider race scene features hundreds of excited and proud young parents and grandparents eagerly encouraging their young racers while ringing bright yellow cowbells as 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 such as dirt mounds and 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 cheering crowd.
On May 25, Stoel Rives LLC teamed up with Strider to give away 120 Strider Bikes to local youth, including 50 bikes to the Lolie Eccles Early Education Center: Childcare, Preschool & Kindergarten, part of YWCA Utah, and another 50 to the Wasatch Christian Early Learning Center. Several of those recipients are expected to participate in the June 25 Strider Cup Race.
The Strider Cup events also include races for athletes with special needs in conjunction with the Special Olympics program in each city. In Salt Lake City, 24 Special Olympics athletes received Strider Bikes and are learning to ride for the June 25 race. These athletes will race the 12” 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. Strider has waived the registration fee for riders with special needs.
The other two Strider Cup races will be held June 11 in Lincoln, Nebraska and July 9 in Spokane, WA. Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World Championship, July 29-30 at Pier 35 in San Francisco, California. The Strider event page, http://www.striderbikes.com/events has more information on all of the races.
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 Intermountain LDS Hospital
LDS Hospital has a long tradition of quality healthcare that dates back to 1905. It has since grown to a 220-bed, elite, full-service community hospital serving northern Salt Lake and southern Davis counties. Nestled in the heart of Utah’s most historic neighborhood, we offer a complete range of high-quality wellness, diagnostic, and treatment services to the community while providing excellent clinical outcomes and extraordinary personal service. https://intermountainhealthcare.org/
The Second stop of the 2016 STRIDER Cup Series is Salt Lake City, UT on June 25th!
Get your Strider Riders ready to race and meet us at the Downtown Farmers Market in Pioneer Park!
Genuine STRIDER Bikes are the only balance bikes allowed to race.
|8:30am - 9:30am||2 and Under|
|9:30am - 10:30am||3 Year Olds|
|10:30am - 11:30am||4 Year Olds|
|11:30am - 12:30pm||Special Needs|
|12:30pm - 1pm||Lunch|
|1:00pm - 2:00pm||5 Year Olds|
- - Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Full Strider Cup race rules HERE.
- - Online registration closes June 21st, 2016 at 5pm MST
Water provided by:
We had over 100 STRIDER Bike riders at Pioneer Park in Salt Lake City! A huge thanks to everyone for coming out and sharing your Saturday morning with us. We had riders from all over Utah, and as far away as California and Georgia!
Below are the top 8 racers from each race class:
2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 32
- 1#234 Ryker Faddis - Riverton, Utah
- 2#232 Mason Hunt - West Jordan, Utah
- 3#236 Teagan "Teag" Steele - Price, Utah
- 4#243 Kellen VanRoosendaal - Salt Lake City, Utah
- 5#258 Colin VonLinger - Meridian, Idaho
- 6#247 Hesston "Dusty Crop Hopper" McCulley - Beaver, Utah
- 7#245 Likka "Bear" Stuart - Eden, Utah
- 8#231 Triston "Tornado" Neilson - Vernal, Utah
3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 41
- 1#333 Boston Nish - Draper, Utah
- 2#355 Kort Barnes - Bountiful, Utah
- 3#359 Alex Filipovic - Salt Lake City, Utah
- 4#351 Hawk Hewett - Draper, Utah
- 5#368 Otis Day - Farmington, Utah
- 6#345 Landon Nielson - Saratoga Springs, Utah
- 7#330 Kayson McGee - Tooele, Utah
- 8#362 Kayner Sweat - Heber City, Utah
4 and 5 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 19
- 1#513 Talin "Talenelo" Richards - Hemet, California - 5 Years Old
#434 Cooper Sheffield - Centerville, Utah
- 2#437 Dane Fear - Big Piney, Wyoming
- 3#436 Lorenzo "Enzo" Poll - Saratoga Springs, Utah
- 4#432 Harper Douthit - Salt Lake City, Utah
- 5#428 Gavin Sherwood - Tooele, Utah
- 6#430 Ryker "Roo" Martinez - Roy, Utah
- 7#427 Marshall Nixon - Santaquin, Utah
Special Needs CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 10
- 1#596 Dominic Williams
- 2#598 William Peterson
- 3#496 Rhys Tuncel
- 4#499 Olivia Heiner
- 5#597 Grayson Argyle
- 6#595 Bryton Elias
- 7#498 Davis Pauley
- 8#495 Kyler Westmoreland
#497 Preston Moore
#599 Katie Valentine