Toddlers from Ten Countries Racing Balance Bikes in Salt Lake City

Strider® Cup World Championship Races Set for July 22 at Gallivan Center 


Rapid City, SD (June 29, 2017) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is welcoming hundreds of balance bike racing toddlers – some still in diapers – to the Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City, July 21-22, for the 7th Annual 2017 Strider Cup World Championship presented by Dannon.

Racers are coming from across the U.S., as well as more than 40 competitors from nine countries; China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Russia, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and Canada.

All eyes will be on the 24 Japanese racers, whose technique and stamina are unrivaled in Strider Bike racing. Siblings Kei and Kai Murayama are registered for the 2017 championship event and both raced in 2016; Kei won the 3-year-old world title and Kai placed 10th in the 2-year-old class.

The youngest registered racer so far is 19-month-old Xarin Galindo of West Jordan, Utah. Toddlers will put their Strider Bike skills to the test during these family-friendly races. The event will also feature a free Strider Adventure Zone play area on both days for kids age 2-5. Strider Bikes and helmets will be provided.

The Wall Street Journal attended a previous Strider Cup Race and created a recap video declaring Balance Bikes: The End of Training Wheels. In the WSJ article, Welcome to the Tour de France of Toddler Racing, the writer asserts, “Training wheels have been disrupted.” ESPN shared that article on Instant Awesome: Say hello to the ‘Tour de France’ of toddler bicycle racing, adding, “Honestly, this is something you need to see to believe.”

During Strider races, hundreds of relatives cheer on racers while ringing yellow cowbells. Toddlers kick their short legs and embark upon a 600-foot plus journey which includes obstacles such as the Strider tunnel and wooden ramps. All racers are treated to a podium award ceremony, where they receive either a trophy or a medal.

The Strider Cup World Championship includes the 2 and under class and the 3-year-old class, both sponsored by LDS Hospital. Competitive Cyclist is sponsoring the 4-year-old class. The 5-year-old class is sponsored by The Color Run. The registration fee is $25 online before July 20 at 7 p.m. MST. There will be no onsite registration. Racers will receive a Strider jersey, number plate for their bike and a goodie bag valued at more than $50. Registration is at

Strider is teaming up with The Dannon Company to give away 50 Strider Bikes and helmets to disadvantaged youth through Head Start Utah. Dannon employees will assemble the bikes and donate the bikes and helmets to Head Start representatives on July 10. Several of the bike recipients are expected to participate in the race.

The Strider Cup World Championship event also includes the Special Needs Races sponsored by Chick-fil-A for athletes of all ages and abilities. Strider donated bikes to several local organizations. These athletes will race the 12” models, as well as the 16” and 20” balance bikes.

Prior to the championship race, Strider hosted three Strider Cup races in cities around the country: May 6 in Fort Worth, TX, May 27 in Pittsburgh, PA, and June 10 in Lincoln, NE. The Strider event page, has more information on all of the races.

About Dannon

DanoneWave Public Benefit Corporation is the largest benefit corporation in the U.S. and is a business unit of Danone.  DanoneWave was formed following the acquisition of WhiteWave Foods by Danone, bringing together two purpose-driven, health-focused and high-growth companies. DanoneWave’s ambition is to produce healthful dairy, plant-based products and coffee creamers and beverages, create economic and social value and nurture natural ecosystems through sustainable agriculture. Its portfolio of brands include: Activia, DanActive, Danimals, Dannon, Danonino, Danone, Earthbound Farm, Horizon Organic premium dairy products, International Delight coffee creamers and iced coffee, Light & Fit, Oikos Greek yogurt, Silk plant-based foods and beverages, So Delicious Dairy Free, Vega and Wallaby Organic.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children age 18 months - 5, and for older riders with balance and coordination challenges. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike, so proper size and weight combine to eliminate fear of riding and instill confidence. Strider Bikes allow riders to learn balance, leaning and steering; thus eliminating the need for tricycles or training wheels. Founded in 2007 in Rapid City, S.D., Strider has sold over 1.6 million bikes and is distributed in over 75 countries. It has donated over $850,000 through its Rider Fund. Visit, Facebook or Instagram.




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Your little STRIDER rider wants to ride + your local USA BMX track wants to grow their program = Win/Win!

Getting involved riding/racing BMX as a family is a great way to spend time together while honing your 2 wheeled skills. Luckily, there are tracks all over the country! You can start as early as the 2 and under STRIDER class and the  oldest current USA BMX member is in his 70's! 

STRIDERville is lucky to have two great bmx tracks: Box Elder BMX and Rapid City BMX

Here is a STRIDER video from Box Elder BMX. Go and look for your nearest track on the USA BMX website and go have some fun.

Have a great get out and ride!

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4 Year Old STRIDER
      Kayla Ward - Union, IL
      Nathan Russell
      Christopher Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Madalena Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL
      Matthew Jahnke - Team Answer-SSquared-TLD - North Prairie, WI
      Francesca Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL
      Payton Robinson - Findlay, OH
      Nathan Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Emma Lehnen - Springfield, IL
3 Year Old STRIDER
      Kaden Lundgren
      Deegan "Daggar" Ertman - Team Action Extreme - Sheboygan, WI
      Ryder Karr - Rockford, IL
      Alessandra Lupo - San Carlos, CA
      Andrew Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Evan "The Destroyer" Okey - Answer/Rennen - Libertyville, IL
      Juan "Jelly Bean" Mandujano- Team K9 - Rockford, IL
      Noah "Non Stop" Schumacher - Fond Du Lac, WI
      Logan Ahonen - Winthrop Harbor, IL
      Isaiah Liermann - Sheboygan, WI
2 & Under STRIDER
      Ava Steinke 
      Gunnar Trimolt - Team ZMX Racing - Munster, IN
      Jackson Pochmara - Team Motor City BMX - Lake Orion, MI
      Gavin Strain - Indianapolis, IN
      Avery Speagle - Team Motor City BMX - Oxford, MI

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Balance Bike Toddler Athletes Compete in Rapid City, SD

Family Fun Day Activities for All Bike Enthusiast Families

Rapid City, S. D.  June 17, 2013  ­ These days, even preschoolers can be national race champions. On Saturday July 13, Strider Sports Intl., Inc., is throwing down the gauntlet to all fun loving toddlers and their bike enthusiast families by hosting the first ever STRIDER U.S. Championship balance bike race!

This national event will see STRIDER’s famous no-pedal bike race course take over Rapid City’s Main Street Square as toddlers face off at the start line to show their skills on two wheels. The young athletes will get the chance to showcase their ability to balance, handle their STRIDER No- Pedal balance bikes, and compete like real cyclists on the custom designed racecourse.

The event also includes fun activities for the entire family with the racing action starting at 10:00am for two years and under. Three year olds compete at 11:00am, with four year olds at 1:00pm and five year olds closing down the racing at 2:00pm in the afternoon. The U.S. Championship is a qualifying event for the 3rd Annual STRIDER World Championshiptaking place in Sarasota, FL October 11-13, 2013.  

“There’s absolutely nothing more amazing than watching toddlers lined up on their STRIDER bikes like they’re in the Olympics racing for gold,” says Strider Founder and CEO, Ryan McFarland. “And the race course itself is going to be incredibly fun, combining all of the best parts of what we’ve learned from holding STRIDER races around the world. The U.S. Championship event is just one part of our global movement to bring early childhood riding skills to young children everywhere” , says McFarland.

The top 8 finishers will get trophies in a true podium ceremony, and all participants will receive a medal. Each registered STRIDER rider will also receive a Strider backpack and a Strider race jersey.   Online registration is open until Friday, July 9 at 12:00 p.m. (MST) and costs $15 per rider. Same day registration will begin at 9 am. Parents should register racers at least 30 minutes prior to race start time.

Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and just 30 minutes from the Mt. Rushmore National Monument, the STRIDER US Championship also makes a great stop for any family on their summer vacation.

For more information about the U.S. Championship and STRIDER bikes, and to register a child for the event, visit the event website or go to .

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4 Year Old STRIDER
     Willow Francis - McDonald, PA
    2  Gavin Saez - Bel Air, MD
    3  Tyler Meyers - Ft Edward, NY
    4  Addisyn Moore - Team Generation II - Crownsville, MD
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Dean "Deango" Stewart - Team Stylin - Clifton Park, NY
    2  Jackson "The Tank" Corbett - Eldersburg, MD
    3  Carson Hooks - Oak Ridge, NC
    4  Jerrick "Super" Decker - Team Grippen Park BMX - Windsor, NY
    5  Ryder Allen
    6  Scarlett Borror - Callaway, MD
    7  Erica Greene - Severn, MD
    1  Richard Dymond - Team Generation II - New Freedom, PA
    2  Timothy Scott - Hagerstown, MD
    3  Kash Krickler - Eldersburg, MD
    4  Joshua Austin - Forestdale, MA
    5  Giuliana "Gigi" Powell - Team GTV Racers Edge - Catonsville, MD
    6  Rylyn Tinsman - Sykesville, MD
    7  "STRIDER" Ryder West 

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Great Salt Lake Nationals 

There were 2 racks of STRIDER bikes in Utah last weekend for a total of 10 riders, including a 2 year old and a 4 year old, all the rest were 3 years old. One moto having close finishes for the top 3 all three laps , the course was through the 3rd straight and around the 3rd corner at Rad Canyon BMX all the kids had a great time and were excited to receive their trophies. The results sheets went missing, but everyone had a great time! Thanks for coming out.

3 Year Old STRIDER
      Johnny Goodwin - Team Box Components - Anaheim, CA
      Jaden Dey - Team CRBMX - St. Helens, OR
      Emmett Landis 
      Isabella "The Gremlin" Leija - Team Chico Corsa - Chico, CA
      Jett Baker - Hemman, UT
      Ducky Adams - Extreme Team - Rock Springs, WY
      Cali Wilde
      Jesse James - Denver, CO
      Sam Smalley - Lodi, CA
      Owen "Rocket" Garthe - Team X Factory - PHOENIX, AZ

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5 Year Old STRIDER
    1  "Racin" Gracyn Hill - Team Poppaclutch BMX Racing - MURFREESBORO, TN
    2  Kyle Sperber - Thomas Station, TN
4 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Matthew Jahnke - Team Answer/SSquared/TLD - North Prairie, WI
    2  Lucas Hutson
    3  Matthew Edens - Kingston Springs, TN
    4  Preston Bowlin
    5  Collin Momper - Team Potter Plates/Dan's Comp - Jonesboro, GA
    6  Chloe "Wild Wild" West - Big Ring Travis Racing - Nashville, TN
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Larry Andrews - Smyrna, TN
    2  James Lester - Antioch, TN
    3  Caris McConnell - Brentwood, TN
    4  Harper Hoge - Lenexa, KS
    1  Marshall Miller - Union, KY
    2  Gunnar Trimolt - Munster, IN
    3  Avery Speagle - Oxford, MI
    4  Jackson Pochmara - Lake Orion, MI
    5  Ian Ruffino - O'Fallon, MO
    6  Uhllana Woods - Benbrook, TX
    7  Talon Trahan - Team Trikin Out Truks - Houston, TX
    8  Jayce "Boo Bear" Grieve - Team Factory Doublecross - Cabot, AR

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Wednesday, 22 May 2013 16:41

STRIDER Track Highlight: Hesperia BMX



Hesperia BMX in California has the newest STRIDER specific course in the USA BMX world. If you're in the area and you haven't checked out the STRIDER action at Hesperia BMX go see waht it's all about! 

Their practice/race schedule can be found on our website and more information on their track is below. Stride On! 

1. Hesperia BMX is located at 17501 Live Oak Street, Hesperia, CA 52345 and the track phone number is (760) 678-5792

2. The track operator is Dan Dalton and the track website is

3. We decided to put in a STRIDER track to help build the sport of BMX by including family members of all ages. This gives them a safe track to ride without interfering with the full track operation.


4. The track is 175 ft. long with 6 obstacles (rollers and tables)in the first straight and 5 in the back straight (complete with it's own spectator tower.

5. Volunteers and track staff built the track in two days with the help of a Bobcat (daily rental)for the heavy lifting. A mixture of 50/50 dirt and clay was used to build the track, which is fenced in with snow fencing and STRIDER penants.

6. Hesperia BMX STRIDER Practice and Race times: Wednesdays Practice 5:30-7:00pm race to follow. Saturdays Practice 4:00-6:00pm race to follow.



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5 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Luke Lyman - Redmond, OR
    2  Tyler Williams - Victoria, BC CAN
4 Year Old STRIDER
     Nolan Finch - Bend, OR
    2  Sadie "Princess STRIDER" Patterson - Team Dirty 530 - Paradise, CA
    3  Greyson Roskowski - Bend, OR
    4  Jaydin Roth - Salem, OR
    5  James Slippy
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Isabella "The Gremlin" Leija - Team Chico Corsa - Chico, CA
    2  Emily Youngblood - Lakewood, WA
    3  Nicholas Austin - Team Austin BMX Club - Spanaway, WA
    4  Braxton Rollins
    5  Jaden Shane Dey 
    6  Sam Smalley - Lodi, CA
    7  Ole Darling 
    8  Adyson Abbott - Team Track Rats BMX Club - Roseville, CA
    1  Samuel Trerise - Sherwood, OR
    2  Dreyden Herrera - Redmond, OR
    3  Jersey Thompson - Lafayette, OR
    4  Kolten Birkedal - Chico, CA
    5  Darius "Little D" Chapman - Team Bighorn - Sparks, NV
    6  Jaxson Worth - Coalinga, CA
    7  Rylie Thompson - Lafayette, OR

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A: He heads to the Arizona desert to ride motorcycles!

We hope everyone had a great 2012...get out and ride to recharge for an even better 2013!


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