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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
      Tuesday, 11 July 2017 12:12

      June Strider Photo Contest Winners!

      52 amazing entries in June made it a tough month for the Strider staff to pick the top 3! Below are the winning photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ for June. You can check All of the other entries on our Flickr Page.

      If you were one of the top 3 selected you will receive an email with your gift certificate information by next week.

      Make sure you're snapping photos and entering each month!

      1st Place June 2018 web

      1st Place - Striding With Mom and Dad - USA

       

      2nd Place June 2018 Web

      2nd Place - WOOOOW - Costa Rica

       

      3rd Place June 2018 Web

      3rd Place - Big Strides - USA 

      Published in Parents Are Talking
      Thursday, 15 June 2017 08:34

      May Strider Photo Contest Winners!

      May was another month of amazing Strider Photo Contest entries! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ from May. You can check All of the other entries on our Flickr Page.

      If you were one of the top 3 selected you will receive an email with your gift certificate information by next week.

      Make sure you're snapping photos and entering each month!

      1st Place May 2018 web

      1st Place - Striding With A Buddy - USA

       

      2nd Place May 2018 web

      2nd Place - Feet Up and Cruising - USA

       

      3rd Place May web

      3rd Place - Big Smiles - USA 

      Published in Parents Are Talking

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      Strider Sports Int'l, Inc. was highlighted during the Global Innovation Forum at Google's offices in Washington D.C.! 

      "The Global Innovation Forum is a nonprofit effort to connect entrepreneur, small business, development, and university communities with policymakers and select corporations to explore the opportunities and challenges of engaging in the global marketplace. GIF serves as a hub for business, university and development communities around the world to communicate with officials and corporations, discover public and private resources to help them succeed, and improve the public policy landscape to enable global innovation. GIF is a project of the 501(c) (3) National Foreign Trade Council Foundation."

       

      Read the full report HERE and scroll down for the Interview with Strider founder, Ryan McFarland.

       

       

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      Published in In The News

      It's our tenth anniversary and we're giving away ten prizes to Strider parents from around the globe! The 2017 Strider World Strider Day Photo Contest had almost 200 entries from seventeen countries. The randomly selected winners are below, and all of the entries can be found on our Flickr page.

      If you see your photo below you will receive an email notification with more information by next week. A huge thanks to everyone who entered...if you didn't win make sure to keep snapping photos and send them in for the monthly photo contest and the Where Has Your Strider Taken You contest.

      awebUSA

      USA


      bwebItaly

      Italy

      cwebCanada

      Canada

      dwebThailand

      Thailand

      ewebHongKong

      Hong Kong

      fwebCostaRica

      Costa Rica

      gwebUSA

      USA

      hwebUSA

      USA

      iwebsizeUSA

      USA

      jwebUK

      UK

       

      Published in Parents Are Talking
      Wednesday, 10 May 2017 15:23

      April Strider Photo Contest Winners!

      April was another month of amazing Strider Photo Contest entries! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ from April. You can check All of the other entries on our Flickr Page.

      If you were one of the top 3 selected you will receive an email with your gift certificate information by next week.

      Make sure you're snapping photos and entering each month!

      1stPlaceApril2018Web

      1st Place - Sandstone Exploration - USA

       

      2ndPlaceApril2018Web

      2nd Place - Watch This, Mom! - USA

       

      3rdPlaceApril2018Web

      3rd Place - Don't Forget To Stay Hydrated - Philippines 

      Published in Parents Are Talking
      Thursday, 27 April 2017 10:44

      Strider 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash!

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      It’s Strider's birthday and we want to thank you

      You are invited to help us celebrate at the Strider 10th Anniversary Birthday Bash!  Strider has been teaching kids around the world how to balance and ride on its no-pedal Balance Bike for 10 years, and it all started here – in Rapid City. Let's party Strider style!  Join us Saturday, August 26th at Main Street Square from 10am until 2pm with super fun activities for your Strider rider. Bring your rider and their bike and take part in traditional birthday celebration activities, fun riding courses and obstacles, games and more.  All FREE to the public!

       

       

      Published in Strider Events
      Wednesday, 12 April 2017 04:43

      March Strider Calendar Contest Winners!

      March was another month of great Strider Calendar Contest entries! Every picture shows a unique perspective on each Strider rider's love of riding. Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ from March. You can check All of the other entries on our Flickr Page.

      If you were one of the top 3 selected you will receive an email with your gift certificate information by next week.

      Make sure you're snapping photos and entering each month!

      1aFirst

      1st Place - Feet Up, Big Smile - USA

       

      2nd Place March 2017

      2nd Place - Lean Into the Turn - Japan

       

      1cThird

      3rd Place - Two Year Old Shredder - USA 

      Published in Parents Are Talking

      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.

      Published in In The News
      Thursday, 09 March 2017 03:38

      February Strider Calendar Contest Winners!

      February was another month of great Strider Calendar Contest entries! Below are the top 3 photos as voted on by the staff at Strider HQ from February. The top entry was once again from an international Strider rider! You can check All of the other entries on our Flickr Page.

      If you were one of the top 3 selected you will receive an email with your gift certificate information by next week.

      Make sure you're snapping photos and entering each month!

      1st Place Feb 2018 web

      1st Place - Snowy Trick Riding - Russia

       

      2nd Place February 2018 web

      2nd Place - The Snow is Melting - USA

       

      3rd Place February web

      3rd Place - Time To Explore - USA 

      Published in Parents Are Talking
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