Colorado “Toddler Tour de France” Welcoming Hundreds of Cute 2- to 6-Year-Olds

Tiny riders from around the world to compete in Boulder


SCWC - 2018 Boulder

A scene from the 2-and-under starting gate at the 2017 Strider Cup World Championship in Salt Lake City, UT


Rapid City, S.D. (June 26, 2018) — Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers from around the globe – some still in diapers, will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship, July 20-21, at Central Park & Civic Area in Boulder, Colorado. For parents and spectators alike, the event will provide one-of-a-kind opportunities to take captivating photos and videos.

"Our two sons Aidan (7) and Axel (4) transitioned to pedal bikes with no training wheels due to starting on Strider Bikes,” said Adele Sakich of Arvada, Colorado. “It's amazing to see the progression from tiptoeing along on the bike, to zooming down a hill with their feet up. Riding Strider Bikes has been a great confidence booster. Our favorite part of the Strider experience is the Strider Cup races. We love the energy at all the events!”


Aidan and Axel - SCWC 2018 Boulder

Aidan and Axel, Strider Cup phenoms


The Strider Cup series, held across the United States and around the globe, 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.

“It is a sight to see toddlers from all over the world leaning into turns with huge grins on their faces, exhibiting excellent balance and control,” said Strider Founder and Chief Enthusiast Ryan McFarland. “Parents who are on the hunt for ways to get their kids to put down their tablets and screens, and enjoy the outdoors, need look no further.”

Each year Strider holds one worldwide racing spectacular, the Strider Cup World Championship. This event draws families from across the world, including Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, Thailand, China, Ecuador, and more. The youngest rider, 21-month-old Eddie Meyer is making the trip with his family from Overland Park, Kansas, for his racing debut.

A typical race scene involves toddlers, some only 18 months of age, kicking their legs to propel the bikes along a 650-foot plus journey over ramps, obstacles and through tunnels. Racers delight in the podium ceremony afterward, where the fastest tykes earn trophies and all racers take home medals. The previous two years saw riders from Japan sweeping all of the world titles.

 2017 SCWC - Japan on Podium

Little racers from Japan have proved dominant in prior year Strider Cup World Championship events. 


The Strider Cup World Championship runs from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. July 21 and will include race classes for registered riders 6 years old and younger, as well as a free learn-to-pedal area with demo bikes and helmets for all children.

During packet pickup July 20, Strider will present Imagine Colorado with 10 Strider 14x Sport Bikes, designed for children 3 – 7 years old.

For racers, registration is $27 per class and includes a jersey, number plate, and other goodies valued at more than $50. More information, registration and the full schedule are available at




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Thank You Soooo much for coming out to the 2017 Strider Cup World Championship!

Wow – what an amazing record/breaking day of international toddler Strider bike racing! Nearly 400 toddlers from 14 countries and 30 riders with special needs competed for the worlds fastest Strider bike rider in Saturday's races held at Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City. Little legs lined up behind the 24 foot start gate and strode over, through and around various obstacles along the 777 foot custom built race course. We all witnessed little Finn transfer up four times in the 3-year old category and we were blown away by the speed of the Japanese riders who in the end swept all the titles. Happy, smiling faces received medals and trophies as champions were crowned in 2 and under, 3, 4, 5 year old, and special needs divisions. What a wonderful day of making new friends, riding, Dannon Yogurt mustaches, and racing!
A huge thank you to all the racers, their families, and to our title sponsor Dannon and their staff from West Jordan Utah for the support, yogurt and for donating bikes to the Salt Lake Head Start. A big thanks also to Competitive Cyclist for the Free Strider Adventure Zone and to LDS Hospital, The Color Run, Chick-Fil-A and Real Shades. Thanks also to the Gallivan Center as well as the City of Salt Lake City for their support! We had a fantastic time this weekend and loved hearing the stories you shared about your child’s experience with their Strider bike. Thank you for the hospitality and hope to see you in 2018!

We're already in the planning stages for 2018! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest news.

Photos are available on our Flickr page: Friday Night, and Saturday (Race Day)


News Coverage: KSL TV, ABC 4, Salt Lake Tribune, Deseret News, Deseret News (Special Needs Coverage) Telemundo Utah (live feed), Telemundo Utah (Starting at 1:35), The Week,,, Standard-Examiner


A HUGE shout out to Dannon, our title sponsor, and our class sponsors; Intermountain LDS Hospital, Competitive Cyclist, The Color Run, and Chick-fil-A City Creek Center!


results from each "A main" race:


  • 1#162 - Kaisei Nishimura - Tokyo, Japan
  • 2#135 - Luke "Duke" Liberto - Mount Airy, MD
  • 3#201 - Jax Awekamp - Salt Lake City, UT
  • 4#134 - Huxley Fair - Morrison, CO
  • 5#103 - Emitt Prado - Martinez, CA
  • 6#120 - Mikito "Mickey" Takamatsu - Bangkok, Thailand
  • 7#139 - Carson "Squishy" Robbins - West Jordan, UT
  • 8#172 - Masen Winfrey - Ogden, UT
  • 9#126 - Hunter Falk - Kamas, UT
  • 10#178 - Mason Burns - Syracuse, UT
  • 11#191 - Beckett Wood - Mapleton, UT
  • 12#118 - Ryder Fowler - West Point, UT
  • 13#150 - Rudy Davis - Bluffdale, UT
  • 14#193 - Elsie Stone - Lehi, UT


3 Year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 137

  • 1#142 - Raito Kaneko - Yonezawa, Japan
  • 2#125 - Yuhi "Super Yuhi" Otake - Hirakata, Japan
  • 3#157 - Eddie Wei - Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • 4#174 - Mioko "Mio" Oka - Nagoya, Japan
  • 5#140 - Misaki "Misakix" Takao - Ikoma, Japan
  • 6#130 - Kai Murayama - Okazaki-shi Aichi-ken, Japan
  • 7#133 - Minato "Minapon" Watanabe - Kyotanabe City, Japan
  • 8#112 - Weston Storey - Ogden, UT
  • 9#182 - Logan Nielson - Saratoga Springs, UT
  • 10#183 - Cruz "Cruzy the Racer" Gallegos - Santa Fe, NM
  • 11#126 - Lukas Nielsen - Price, UT
  • 12#165 - Jace Gardner - West Jordan, UT


4 Year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 76

  • 1#128 - Taiga Kuwahara - Mishima-shi, Japan
  • 2#116 - Kei Murayama - Okazaki-shi Aichi-ken, Japan
  • 3#119 - Keiya Takamatsu - Bangkok, Thailand
  • 4#123 - Kohaku "Kohachi" Miyazaki - Oosakasi, Japan
  • 5#137 - Zion Angela - Savaneta, Aruba
  • 6#135 - Greg Santiago Delgado - Turrubares, Costa Rica
  • 7#117 - Chen "A bao" Pinchi - New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • 8#108 - Jacob Bodamer - South Jordan, UT
  • 9#156 - Khoi "Tin" Tran Minh - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • 10#136 - Gage Holladay - Midvale, UT
  • 11#148 - Reed "Reedo" Mahin - Jackson, ID
  • 12#139 - Holden Denton - Heber, UT
  • 13#109 - Charles "Charlie" Noyola - Redwood City, CA


5 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 43

  • 1#112 - Waku Kunitate - Nisshinshi, Japan
  • 2#111 - Nick "Nicknack" Wangvilai - Bangkok, Thailand
  • 3#104 - Sota Suzuki - Anjyo, Japan
  • 4#126 - Haruka Nagao - Chiyoda-ku, Japan
  • 5#105 - Ryuhey "Ryu" Satoh - Akirunoshi, Japan
  • 6#114 - Ruka Izumitani - Inazawa, Japan
  • 7#115 - Yamato Ogata - Higasioumi-si, Japan
  • 8#102 - Taro Matsuzawa - Gunma-ken, Japan
  • 9#119 - Shito Kimura - Mishima, Japan
  • 10#116 - Ryutaro "Taro" Fukuoka - Saitama-ken, Japan
  • 11#106 - Yudai Nagai - Kyoto-shi, Japan
  • 12#117 - Amane Kaneko - Yonezawa, Japan
  • 13#113 - Namiki "Namikix" Takao - Ikoma, Japan


    Special needs Strider Class - Total Riders = 30


    Lucy Lewis
    Calder Almoney
    Mariah Proctor
    Katie Proctor
    Ailey Proctor
    Kyler Westmoreland
    Brooklyn Cope
    Xander Love
    Savannah Love
    Jacob Connell
    Hendrick Frame
    Maddox Bird
    Rhett Bird
    Holland Van Gelder
    Sebastian Van Gelder
    Molli Vernon
    Sabine Coleman
    Joey Vandermeide
    Dominic Williams
    Hunter Clark
    William Weedon
    Olivia Heiner
    Jacob Brown
    Haylie Brown
    Savannah Nelson
    Kyrie Nelson
    Monica Weedon
    Davis Pauley
    Sara Clark
    Emma Clark




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      Thank You Soooo much for coming out to the 2016 Strider Cup World Championship!

      What a great finish to the US 2016 Strider Cup racing season! With stops in Lincoln, Nebraska, Salt Lake City, Utah, Spokane, Washington, and finally our Strider Cup World Championship in San Francisco, California it was definitely a year to remember!

      The Strider Cup World Championship on San Francisco's Pier 35 (right next to Fisherman’s Wharf Pier 39) was an amazing event! The venue had the advantage of being covered, but with the large garage doors open felt like you were on the water with beautiful San Francisco vistas. With a total of 302 Strider racers it was the largest race we've ever held. Nine different countries participated with the largest groups from Japan (25) and Equador (15).

      Our hopes and goals for this race was simple, to give riders (of all abilities) an enjoyable weekend! Hopefully, your Strider rider will remember the camaraderie, fun race competition, and continue to gain confidence on their Strider Bikes!

      We're already in the planning stages for 2017! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest to get the latest news.

      Photos are available on our Flickr page: Friday Practice Photos, Saturday Race Photos

      News Coverage: KTVU 2, SFGate

      A HUGE shout out to FedEx, our presenting sponsor, and our class sponsors; Yelp, Camelbak, Clover Stornetta Farms, Kidz Gear, and Golden Gate Urgent Care!


      results from each "A main" race:

      2 year old AND UNDER CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 97

      • 1#224 Miku Shiozawa - Aichi-Ken, Japan
      • 2#263 Logan Rodriguez - Tracy, CA
      • 3#284 Ryden "Ry Ry" Morgan - West Valley City, UT
      • 4#240 Andrew "Fireball" Croskery - Belmont, CA
      • 5#247 Malek "Coco" Faraj - Mission Viejo, CA
      • 6#205 Noah Jones - San Mateo, CA
      • 7#223 Hudson Nye - Chico, CA
      • 8#249 Dixon Zhu - San Francisco, CA
      • 9#206 Bates Binaoro - Hercules, CA
      • 10#217 Kai Murayama - Aichi Okazaki-Shi, Japan


      3 Year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 94

      • 1#322 Kei Murayama - Aichi Okazaki-Shi, Japan
      • 2#320 Emilio Alejandro Perez Fernandez - Puyo, Ecuador
      • 3#385 Mason Antell - San Francisco, CA
      • 4#324 Anthony "Suco" Contreras - Puyo, Ecuador
      • 5#380 Aidyn "A-Train" Low-Blythe - Fairfield, CA
      • 6#307 Lily Mae Christiansen - Bay Point, CA
      • 7#315 Jaxson "Jax" Boehme - Napa, CA
      • 8#345 Rory Lee - Capitola, CA
      • 9#314 Harrison Burns - San Bruno, CA
      • 10#393 Seth Postier - San Jose, CA
      • 11#382 Mason Davis - Santa Cruz, CA


      4 Year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 55

      • 1#415 Waku Kunitate - Tokyo, Japan
      • 2#413 Sota Suzuki - Anjyo, Japan
      • 3#406 Yamato Ogata - Higashioumi-Shi, Japan
      • 4#410 Ruka Izumitani - Inazawa, Japan
      • 5#448 Jose Martin Benavides Paredes - Quito, Ecuador
      • 6#416 Daijiro Wakida - Tokyo, Japan
      • 7#452 Cade "Cade Man" Myers - Winters, CA
      • 8#405 Diego Salinas - Fremont, CA
      • 9#409 Tomas "Hammer" Escobar Mesa - Sabaneta-Antioquia, Colombia


      5 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 39

      • 1#512 Ao "Aosan" Yamashita - Osaka, Japan
      • 2#520 Kuuto Kitazawa - Tokyo, Japan
      • 3#510 Teruya "Teru" Kouda - Nara, Japan
      • 4#511 Sawa "Sawa-san" Ishimaru - Osaka, Japan
      • 5#502 Makoto Goriki - Aichi, Japan
      • 6#523 Sora Shiozawa - Aichi-Ken, Japan
      • 7#503 Rui Ishimoto - Nishinomiya-shi, Japan
      • 8#514 Namiki Takao - Nara Ikoma, Japan
      • 9#515 Shoma Sano - Aichi Toyoake-shi, Japan


      Special needs 12" Strider Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 3

      • 1#902 Miles Robinson - San Jose, CA
      • 2#905 Juniper Naim - San Jose, CA
      • 3#903 Katie Kang - San Jose, CA
      • 4#901 Sanchit Sharma - Sunnyvale, CA


      Special Needs 16"/20" Strider CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 5

      • 1#914 Marissa Erickson - Alameda, CA
      • 2#900 Jason Toy - San Francisco, CA
      • 3#911 Bill Dickson - San Lorenzo
      • 4#901 Sanchit Sharma - Sunnyvale, CA
      • 5#910 Jake Silva - San Bruno, CA
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      With 62 entries from 16 countries we had a very tough time narrowing it down to the top 10 winners!

      There were two categories, Strider Staff Pick and People's Choice, with 5 winners in each. With over $20,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs we had a tough time picking the top 5 for the Staff Picks from all of the amazing videos. The film makers did a great job getting the word out as well! There were over 48,000 views on YouTube in less than one week. The winners for the People's Choice were chosen based on the quality and quantity of comments on the videos uploaded to our YouTube channel.

      Don't despair if you weren't selected as one of the top 10...we'll be getting you a $50 Strider product voucher by email (expect to see this by Aug 17th).

      If your video is one of the videos below watch for an email explaining what we'll need from you in order to get you your prize money!

      In the end the top 10 videos came from 6 different countries!

      Drum roll, please...

      Peoples Choice Header


      1st Place - Vicente Exploring - Chile


      2nd Place - Love At First Sight - Thailand



      3rd Place - Ducati Jacob - USA


      4th Place - Road Safety - Philippines



      5th Place - Exploring Utah - USA



      Strider Staff Picks Header



      1st Place - Daydreaming In School - Italy



      2nd Place - Riding Buddies at Highland Mountain Bike Park - USA



      3rd Place - Ethan Danger - USA



      4th Place - The Lone Strider - USA



      5th Place - Anytime, Anwhere - South Korea


      Thanks again to everyone for entering and sharing your creative videos with us!

      Share your Strider success stories, photos, video and interact with other Strider enthusiasts by joining the Strider conversation on our Facebook wall! How aboutInstagram? Do you tweetWe Do!

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      Saturday, 10 August 2013 06:00

      Happy STRIDERday: Greetings from Thailand!

      We recently sold bike number 595,974 and it may have been sold in Thailand, one of our newer distributors. 

      It doesn't matter where you're from, the STRIDER is cross-cultural!

      Now get out and enjoy some time on your matter where you are!

      Share your Strider success stories, photos, video and interact with other Strider enthusiasts by joining the Strider conversation on our Facebook wall! Do you tweet? We Do!

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