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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)

Video:

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, MSN.com, Triathlete.com, 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:

2 year old AND UNDER CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 101

  • 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

     

     

       

      Published in In The News

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      Join us in Salt Lake City, UT July 21-22 for the 2017 Strider Cup World Championship presented by Dannon!

      It promises to be another fun weekend of international racing competition, and plenty of other fun activities for the whole family!

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      The Strider Cup World Championship is open to all Strider riders of every ability! 

      Friday packet pick up is mandatory. It will include a bike inspection, and time to ask staff any last minute questions. The last chance to register is Thursday, July 20th by 5:00 PM mst. Parking validations can be obtained at the packet pickup booths. The Gateway has recommended using the "North" garage located at 400 W between 100 S and S Temple.

       

      Schedule for Friday and Saturday:

      Friday, July 21st - Mandatory Packet Pick-Up, and Strider Tech Inspection

      Note:  Must attend


      3:00pm - 8:00

      Mandatory Packet Pick-Up, and Strider Tech Inspection will be at the The Gateway (400 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101) near the fountain in Olympic Legacy Plaza. - Come with your racer, bike, and helmet at any time during these hours. This process should take 45 minutes depending on the crowd size.

       

      Saturday, July 22nd - Strider World Championship

      Note:  No Registration on this day

      8:00am to 8:40am

      Open Track

      9:00am to 11:00am

      2 year old and under and under - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

      11:00am to 12:00pm

      4 year old class - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

      12:00pm to 12:30pm

      Lunch Break

      12:30pm to 1:00pm

      Open STRIDER bike Freestyle session - bring your best tricks!

      1:00pm to 2:00pm

      Special needs races

      2:00pm to 4:00pm

      3 year old class - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

      4:00pm to 5:00pm

      5 year old class - Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

       

      Strider Cup Racing Rules

      This race is for Genuine STRIDER Bikes only.  No other balance bike brands are allowed. Please note that the rules  will be strictly enforced so please read and make sure that you’re in compliance. For acceptable modifications and other important information see full listing of rules HERE.

      Event Registration and Packet pick up:

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        • - Online registration is now OPENRace fee includes a Strider jersey, number plate, and a bunch of other goodies!
        • - Mandatory Packet pick up, and tech inspection will be at the fountain in The Gateway (400 W 100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101from 3pm to 8pm.
        • - ALL registration closes at 5pm (mst) on Thursday July 2oth or at age group's capacity limit. No registrations will be taken Friday or Saturday.

      Race Hotel:

      HyattHouseSLCdowntown 

      The Hyatt House Salt Lake City Downtownwill have discounted rates for Strider Cup race participants.

      Use code g-stsi at check-out or click through directly HERE.

      You can also contact Spencer Reed directly at 801-875-4677 if you would like to make your reservation by phone.  

       

      The TRAX Light rail is the easiest (and least expensive) way to get to the hotel if you're flying into Salt Lake City: More information.

      Travel on the TRAX is free from Arena Station (1 block north of hotel) to the Gallivan Center (race venue): More info

      Gallivan Center Parking Options: 

      There in an AMPCO parking garage located underneath the Gallivan Center (30 East 200 South) that is available at a rate of $4 for the first hour, and $1 for each additional hour. There are also additional garages near the Gallivan Center.

       

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      2 Year Old and Under + 3 Year Old 4 Year Old Class 5 Year Old Class 
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      Special Needs Class
      CFA City Creek Center

       

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      Video highlights from 2016 Strider Cup World Championship

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      Strider Bikes Announces 2017 Strider Cup® National Race Series for Toddlers
      Tiny Strider® Bike Riders to Compete on Custom-Designed Tracks from Coast to Coast

      Rapid City, SD (November 17, 2016) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its 2017 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children. These family-friendly races for the tiniest competitors will give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at three stops across the country next spring and summer, as well as the final worldwide event next July, the Strider Cup World Championship event.

      The unique Strider Cup race series caters directly to children between 2 and 5 years old who want to show off their riding skills and compete in a friendly atmosphere against other Strider riders. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

      You’ll find Strider Cup races in the following cities in 2017:
      • Saturday, May 6: Fort Worth, TX, at Sundance Square
      • Saturday, May 27: Pittsburgh, PA, at Southside Works
      • Saturday, June 10: Lincoln, NE, at Tower Square

      The series-ending Strider Cup World Championship race will be held July 22 at Gallivan Center
      in Salt Lake City, UT, where nearly 250 toddlers competed on the custom Strider track in 2016. Organizers are expecting over 400 toddler-aged racers from around the world to compete at this pinnacle event.

      There will be races for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year olds at each event. Registration fee is $25, and will open in January. Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration.
      Pre-registration will be available soon; visit http://www.striderbikes.com/events for further information. Sponsors for the 2017 events include Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, LDS Hospital, FedEx, Amica Insurance, and more.

      For the second year in a row, Strider will host races for athletes with special needs at each of the events. These athletes will race the 12” balance bike 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.

      A typical Strider race scene features excited and proud young parents and grandparents eagerly encouraging their young racers as bright yellow cowbells are rung and 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 from dirt mounds to 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 crowd of proud parents and spectators.

      As one parent put it, “My son loves his Strider Bike and this event has given him a great way to race, go fast, and feel like a big kid without having to navigate pedals.”

      Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World Championship. Please visit our website at http://www.striderbikes.com/events for more information.

      2017 Strider Cup Race Rules

      2017 Strider Cup Weather Policy


      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.

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      SLC Presented By Intermountain LDS Hospital

      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.

      We've got some great photos posted on our Flickr page. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to catch all the latest STRIDER Happenings!

      News Coverage: KTVX 4, Fox13

      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
      • 2

        #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

       

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

      Published in Strider Racing

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      Strider Adventure Zones Teach Toddlers How To Ride On Two Wheels

      Rapid City, South Dakota (March 21, 2016) — Strider Sports International, Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, invites you and your family out to motorcycle tracks around the country for exciting racing and toddler-friendly activities at the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship. Starting April 15 and continuing through the fall, Strider Bikes will be on-site in the Strider Adventure Zone at the tracks at Road Atlanta, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Virginia International Raceway, Road America, Barber Motorsports Park, and at Utah Motorsports Campus. Visit the Strider Events Calendar for more information.

      Bring the family to the track on Saturday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) or Sunday (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) and look for the Strider Adventure Zone, where children as young as 18 months to kids five years old can test ride a Strider Bike for free to discover that feeling of pure joy and freedom that happens when you ride off on two wheels. Children ages 16 and under are free.

      Strider Adventure Zones are safe and friendly environments that encourage kids of all abilities from 18 months to 5 years old to test ride Strider Bikes and play with other kids, all while improving and developing fundamental bike handling skills in a custom-designed area complete with ramps and pennants. This safe and friendly environment encourages kids to explore mobility on two wheels, boost their confidence as they learn new abilities, and experience the challenge and thrill of riding Strider Bikes on unique terrains and obstacles.

      MotoAmerica is a professional motorcycle road racing series sanctioned by the AMA and FIM and supported by Dorna. The primary goal of MotoAmerica is to reinvigorate motorcycle racing in North America, reintroducing the most exhilarating motorsport in history to fans while grooming a new generation of American and international racers for the world stage. MotoAmerica works with tracks, teams, sponsors, OEMs, and promoters to tell the stories of the racers, the engineers, and the dreamers who strive to go further and faster. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the fastest, safest, and easiest way to introduce children to the world of riding on two wheels.

      Published in Strider Adventure Zone

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      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!

       

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      Genuine STRIDER Bikes are the only balance bikes allowed to race.

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      Race Schedule:

      Time Ages/Class
      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

       

      Event Registration: Includes a Strider Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!

      • - Online Pre-Registration is Now Closed. (Preferred) please register at Dicks Sporting Goods on Rio Grande St. from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday June 24th.
      • - On-site registration will be available starting at 7:30am and ending 30 minutes prior to each race time - $35 (STRIDER jersey size and color subject to availability)
      • Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Full Strider Cup race rules HERE.
      • - Online registration closes June 21st, 2016 at 5pm MST

      Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2015 STRIDER Championship Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs toddler to adult! We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any STRIDER Rider with Special Needs. To register please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

       

      Early Packet Pick-Up and Early Registration: Dicks Sporting Goods on Rio Grande St. from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday June 24th. 

       

      Hotel Information:  If you are traveling to Salt Lake City for the races we have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Salt Lake City. Group rate available until June 9, 2016. Subject to availability.

      Sheraton Salt Lake City

       

      Day of Race Parking: Free parking at the Gateway (1 block from Pioneer Park). 

       

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      Published in Strider Racing

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      Strider Bikes Announces 2016 Strider Cup® Racing Series for Toddlers
      Tiny STRIDER® Bike Riders to Compete on Custom-Designed Tracks

      Rapid City, SD (January 19, 2016) —Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of
      children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce three locations confirmed in its 2016 Strider
      Cup, a national STRIDER Bike racing series for toddlers and children. These family-friendly races for the
      tiniest competitors will give small children a chance to put their STRIDER Balance Bike skills to the test at
      several stops across the country this spring and summer, as well as the final worldwide event in July, the
      Strider Cup World Championship event.

      The unique Strider Cup race series caters directly to children between 2 and 5 years old who want to
      show off their riding skills and compete in a friendly atmosphere against other STRIDER riders. Children
      of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed
      for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

      Strider Cup races confirmed so far in the following cities this year:
         - Saturday, June 11: Lincoln, NE, at the Railyard
         - Saturday, June 25: Salt Lake City, UT, at Pioneer Park
         - Saturday, July 9: Spokane, WA, at Riverfront Park

      There will be races for 2 (and under), 3, 4, and 5 year olds at each event. Registration fee is $25 online or $35 onsite.
      Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration. Preregistration
      is open now; visit http://www.striderbikes.com/events for further information.

      For the second year in a row, Strider will host races for athletes with special needs at each of the events.
      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.

      A typical Strider race scene features excited and proud young parents and grandparents eagerly
      encouraging their young racers as bright yellow cowbells are rung and 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 from dirt mounds to 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 crowd of proud parents and spectators.

      As one parent put it following the 2015 Strider race in Salt Lake City, UT, “My son loves his STRIDER
      Bike and this event has given him a great way to race, go fast, and feel like a big kid without having to
      navigate pedals.”

      Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World
      Championship. This series-ending race will be held July 29-30 at Pier 35 in San Francisco, California.
      Please visit our website at http://www.striderbikes.com/events for more information.

      Published in In The News

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      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!

       

      We've got some great photos posted on our Flickr page with more to come next week. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to catch all the latest STRIDER Happenings!

       

       

      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
      • 1

        #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
      • 9

        #497 Preston Moore

      • 10

        #599 Katie Valentine

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