Tuesday, 27 December 2016 13:12

Strider Cup - Lincoln, NE - June 10th

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The third stop of the 2016 STRIDER Cup Series is Lincoln, Nebraska sponsored by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Tower Square!  

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

Race Schedule: 

8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Packet Pickup
9:00 AM to 10:30 AM 2 Year Olds and Under Races
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM 4 Year Old Races
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Special Needs Races
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM Lunch Break
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM 3 Year Old Races
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM 5 Year Old Races

Race Day packet pickup will be available from 8am to 2pm. 

Event Registration:

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Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2017 Strider Cup 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: Friday June 9th at Scheel's in Lincoln from 5pm - 7pm (2960 Pine Lake Rd). Early packet pick-up is not required, but highly recommended! Early packet pick-up will allow you to avoid lines on race day and will also give us a chance to fully explain what you can expect on race day. For example:

- Important times as related to your race class

- How the race heats and mains will work

- How the awards ceremony will flow

Early packet pick-up is also a great time to address any concerns that you might have with your racer's bike and answer any questions you might have. If you can't make it out Friday night make sure that you pick up your packet at least 40 minutes prior to your race time. 

 

Hotel Information: Check back soon for more information regarding a discounted race rate host hotel.

Day of Race Parking: Self Parking. Racer families are responsible for their own parking fees.  There are several public parking ramps nearby Tower Square.  The closest of which is University Square Garage, 101 N. 14th Street, Lincoln, NE

http://parkandgo.org/find-parking/parking-facilities/university-square-garage/

 

 

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Thursday, 29 December 2016 07:12

Strider Cup - Pittsburgh, PA - May 27th

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The second stop of the 2016 Strider Cup Series is Pittsburgh, PA on May 27th! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Southside Works!  

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

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9:00am - 10:30am 2 and Under
10:30am - 11:30am 4 Year Olds
11:30am - 12:30pm Special Needs Race
12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm 3 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

 Race Day packet pickup will be available from 8am to 2pm.

 

Event Registration:

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  • - Online pre-Registration is now OPEN. $25 + service fee Includes a Strider Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!
  • - There is no registration race day.
  • Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Full Strider Cup race rules HERE.
  • - Online registration closes May 26th, 2016 at 7pm EST

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 Last Chance Registration: Packet pickup and the last chance to register will be Friday night (5/26) from 5pm to 7pm.  Please check back for more information. Early packet pick-up is also a great time to address any concerns that you might have with your racer's bike and answer any questions you might have.

  • - Important times as related to your race class
  • - How the race heats and mains will work
  • - How the awards ceremony will flow

If you can't make it out Friday night make sure that you pick up your packet at least 40 minutes prior to your race time. 

 

Hotel Information:  Check back soon for more information regarding a discounted race rate host hotel.

 

 

Sponsor

 

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            605-342-0266

 

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Tuesday, 27 December 2016 20:12

Strider Cup - Fort Worth, TX - May 6th

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The first stop of the 2017 Strider Cup Series is Fort Worth, TX on May 6th! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Sundance Square! 

 

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

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9:00am - 10:30am 2 Year Olds and Under
10:30am - 11:30am 4 Year Olds
11:30am - 12:30pm Special Needs Races
12:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm 3 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

Race Day packet pickup will be available from 8am to 2pm.

 

Event Registration:

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  • - Online pre-Registration is now open. $25 + service fee Includes a Strider Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies!
  • - On-site registration will not be available. Last chance to register will be at packet pick up.
  • Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Full Strider Cup race rules HERE.
  • - Online registration closes May 5, 2017 at 7pm CST

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2017 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: Packet pickup and the last chance to register will be Friday night (5/26) from 5pm to 7pm. Please check back for more information. Early packet pick-up is also a great time to address any concerns that you might have with your racer's bike and answer any questions you might have.

- Important times as related to your race class

- How the race heats and mains will work

- How the awards ceremony will flow

If you can't make it out Friday night make sure that you pick up your packet at least 40 minutes prior to your race time. 

 

Day of Race Parking:

Racer families are responsible for their own parking.  Please reference this Sundance Square site for information regarding parking nearby: https://sundancesquare.com/parking/ 

 

Hotel Information:  Check back soon for more information regarding a discounted race host hotel

 

 

Sponsor

 

 

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            605-342-0266

 

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What a GREAT day of Strider Cup racing in Spokane's Riverfront Park! We were a little nervous when we woke up to clouds and a light rain, but the skies cleared and little legs strode over, through and around various obstacles. We ended up with 188 registered racers. Happy, smiling faces received medals and 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, Toyota, for the wonderful support. It could not have been as amazing without you!

Speaking for the staff of Strider (and all of the amazing volunteers) we had a wonderful time in Spokane exploring the city and the beautiful Riverfront Park, but most of all enjoyed race day along with the enthusiasm and stories that surrounded the Strider experience of the 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: The Spokesman-Review, KHQ, KXLY 920

Below are the results from each race class: 

 

2 and under Class - TOTAL RIDERS = 63

  • 1#221 Reid Jordan - Kennewick, WA
  • 2#202 Ryan "Flyin' Ryan" Taylor - Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 3#226 Eli Gwinn - Otis Orchards, WA
  • 4#214 Beckett Cook - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 5#201 William "Will" Stuart - Spokane, WA
  • 6#203 Zane Scholes - Post Falls, ID
  • 7#223 Colton "Bird" John - Post Falls, ID
  • 8#256 Connor Runnion - Moses Lake, WA
  • 9#241 Connor Mabbott - Spokane, WA

 

3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 63

  • 1#329 Reese Keyser - Kalispell, MT
  • 2#345 Ryder Meyer - Spokane, WA
  • 3#302 Alexander "AJ" Rodriguez - Spokane, WA
  • 4#332 Lorenzo Hewitt - Spokane, WA
  • 5#320 Braydin "B-Dog" Gaines - Spokane, WA
  • 6#307 Nikko Nuxoll - Lewiston, ID
  • 7#310 Emmet Zvekan - Seattle, WA
  • 8#357 Noah Everson - Polson, MT
  • 9#306 Gabe Mazzuca - Coeur d'Alene, ID

 

4 YEAR OLD CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 39

  • 1#434 London "Lando" Ellenwood - Polson, MT
  • 2#422 Gauge Butler - Happy Valley, OR
  • 3#435 Emmett Clemenhagen - Kendrick, ID
  • 4#405 Rylie Prussack - Post Falls, ID
  • 5#407 Rad Rieth - Cheney, WA
  • 6#402 Tomota Brodsky - Spokane, WA
  • 7#419 Karson Wise - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 8#404 Matthew "MJ" Orlob - Spokane, WA

 

5 AND UNDER CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 13

  • 1#513 Grady Caudill - Blanchard, ID
  • 2#507 Ateden Koplin - West Bountiful, UT
  • 3#506 Atticus Krenz - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 4#503 Jamseon Holleran - Cheney, WA
  • 5#501 Haakon Nies - Bozeman, MT
  • 6#512 Sawyer Haggerty - Liberty Lake, WA
  • 7#511 Cohen Burke - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 8#510 Adah Schur - Kennewick, WA
  • 9#508 Bergen Gates - Spokane, WA
  • 10#509 Kari Legg - Lewiston, ID

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 8 and up (Group 1) - Total Riders = 5

  • 1#902 Johanna Schuele-Van Aken(9) - Medical Lake, WA
  • 2#904 Kaden Pinyo(11) - Spokane, WA
  • 3#908 Morgan Reel(13) - Spokane, WA
  • 4#906 Kenner Clark(10) - Spokane, WA
  • 5#901 Payton Pearce(9) - Spokane Valley, WA

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 8 and up (Group 2) - Total Riders = 5

  • 1#903 Abigail Gacusana(11) - Spokane, WA
  • 2#907 Hailey Borbridge-Dishneau(14) - Spokane Valley, WA
  • 3#905 Nathanial Contreras(8) - Cheney, WA
  • 4#909 Andrew Roy(10) - Spokane, WA
  • 5#910 Benjamin Mueller(10) - Spokane, WA

 

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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

 

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I believe that I saw fire coming off of those tires on Saturday at the first stop of the 2016 Strider Cup in Lincoln Nebraska!

A big thank you for everyone who braved the heat and showed up at the Railyard in Lincoln to have a great time and race with their fellow Strider riders. The day was indeed warm but it was bearable (especially with ice cream nearby)! A total of 120 racers took part in the first ever Strider Cup race in Lincoln and champions were crowned in the 2, 3, 4 and 5 year old classes along with 3 special needs divisions. A total of 28 out of state racers made the journey from 9 states outside of Nebraska.


Also thanks goes out to our main Sponsor Raising Cane’s along with the Lincoln Convention and Visitor’s bureau, and the Railyard.

Speaking for the staff of Strider we had a wonderful time in Lincoln exploring the sites and the very cool Haymarket area, 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 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 = 39

  • 1#225 Brayson, Yingling - Topeka, Kansas
  • 2#232 Jensyn Codr - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#221 Brady Pearson - Omaha, NE
  • 4#227 Bodhi Harmon - Bloomington, MN
  • 5#215 Taggart Jensen - Lincoln, NE
  • 6#208 Chandler "Chan Chan Man" Lundstrom - Lincoln, NE
  • 7#204 Case Dubbelde - Box Elder, SD
  • 8#217 Ivan Shearer - Lincoln, NE

 

3 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 40

  • 1#304 Ryan Hauf - Rapid City, SD
  • 2#327 Madden Thulin - Topeka, KS
  • 3#305 Cashton "Cash" Allen - Sioux Falls, SD
  • 4#323 Kaiya "Dabee Doos" Hecht - Omaha, NE
  • 5#316 Eldyn DeFreece - Cairo, NE
  • 6#303 Monroe Nelson - Omaha, NE
  • 7#335 Madelyn "Speed Rider" Sherman - Lincoln, NE
  • 8#320 Drake "Silas" Franklin - Lincoln, NE

 

4 year old CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 20

  • 1#402 Maddox Van Dyk - Sioux Falls, SD
  • 2

    #413 Brecken Yingling - Topeka, KS

  • 3#403 Logan Brehm - Lincoln, NE
  • 4#405 Maddox Snell - Lincoln, NE 
  • 5#411 Zackeith "Zack" James - Lincoln, NE
  • 6#406 Blair Ivy Willmott - Lincoln, NE
  • 7#409 Mason Trentman  - Grand Island, NE
  • 8#410 Yuga Miyazaki - Buffalo Grove, IL

 

5 year old class - TOTAL RIDERS = 9

  • 1#502 Brayden "Mr. B" Allen - Sioux Falls, SD
  • 2#505 Alva "Bells" Franklin - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#501 Paige Thompson - Lincoln, NE 
  • 4#504 Mckenzie Vandeventer - Hastings, NE
  • 5#509 Aidan Sakich - Littleton, CO
  • 6#506 Mason "Belitos" Hecht - Omaha, NE
  • 7#503 Landen "Landy" Brauer - Lincoln, NE
  • 8#507 Silas Revis - Omaha, NE
  • 9

    #508 Ella Jones - Lincoln, NE

  

Special Needs 8 and under Strider 12" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 4

  • 1#904 Andy Brockmeier - Lincoln, NE
  • 2#905 Cecelia Fritsch - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#902 Pia Flynn - Lincoln, NE - (tie for 3rd)
  • 3#901 Max Flynn - Linccoln, NE - (tie for 3rd)

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 8 AND UNDER STRIDER 16" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 4

  • 1#917 - Lincoln, NE
  • 2#918  DJ Steiner - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#916 Noel Canaah - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#915 Haley Aernie - Lincoln, NE

 

SPECIAL NEEDS 9 AND Older STRIDER 20" CLASS - TOTAL RIDERS = 4

  • 1#923 Caleb Capps - Lincoln, NE
  • 2#922 Robert Michael - Lincoln, NE
  • 3#924 Devan Stutzman - Dorchester, NE
  • 3#921 Gavin Eichenberger - Lincoln, NE

 

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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/

 

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/
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Rapid City, SD (March 15, 2016)  - American global delivery services company FedEx® has signed on as the title sponsor for the 2016 Strider Cup World Championship for the third year in a row. The sixth annual event will be held at Pier 35 in San Francisco, CA July 29-30, 2016.

 

The Strider Cup World Championship is the culmination of a series of qualifying races held in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. Over 300 riders between two and five years old are expected to compete, as well as several racers with special needs. Strider is expecting toddler racers from over twelve countries to be represented in the world’s premier balance bike racing competition.

 

“We are excited that FedEx is partnering with us again this year. We are expecting record breaking racer numbers and spectator numbers at Pier 35 and are thrilled to have the support of a global brand like FedEx,” said Ryan McFarland, Strider Sports’ founder and CEO. “As our Strider Cup events have grown worldwide, we have sought to align ourselves with international organizations. FedEx is a perfect partner for our company and our Strider Cup events.”

 

For more information, contact Kyla Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 605-381-0328 or visit www.StriderCupWorldChampionship.com

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About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for all ages and abilities. 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 FedEx Corp.

FedEx provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, shipping, and e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $47 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 325,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards, and the needs of their customers and communities. www.fedex.com

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The Tanaka family is traveling over 500 miles to race in the first Strider Cup race of the season!

The first Strider Cup entrants for the Lincoln, NE, race on June 11 are 4-year-old Shugo Tanaka (pictured at left) and his 2-year-old brother Moriya, signed up by their dad Mitsuo. The Tanaka family moved to the U.S. from Japan last fall and live in Wisconsin, where Mitsuo works as a mechanical engineer in Watertown.

Mitsuo first heard about Strider Bikes a few years ago and said, “Strider is popular in Japan. Many races of Strider Bikes were held near my house in Japan. Many kids are involved with the Strider team in Japan.”

Both boys started on Strider Bikes at two years old. While Shugo is a veteran with seven races under his belt, the Lincoln race will be Moriya’s first Strider competition. The family didn’t make it to the 2015 Strider World Championship last year in Rapid City, SD, but are planning to go to San Francisco this year for the 2016 Strider Cup World Championship on July 29-30.

When asked what the boys like most about their Strider Bikes, Mitsuo replied, “Speeding.” We’re not surprised.

We can’t wait to see their smiles at the Lincoln Strider Cup race on June 11!

For more info and to register, visit www.StriderBikes.com/lincoln

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The third stop of the 2016 STRIDER Cup Series is Spokane, WA sponsored by Toyota on July 9th! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at Riverfront Park! 

 

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

Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
9:00am - 10:30am 2 and Under
10:30am - Noon 3 Year Olds
Noon - 12:30pm Lunch Break
12:30pm - 1:30pm Special Needs
1:30pm - 2:30pm 4 Year Olds
2:30pm - 3:30pm 5 Year Olds

 

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

  • - Online pre-Registration is now closed. Please see "Early Packet Pick-Up and Early Registration" below.
  • - On-site registration will be available starting at 8:00am and ending 40 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 July 5, 2016 at 9am 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: Friday July 8th at Spoke'N Sport from 5pm - 7pm (212 North Division St). Early packet pick-up is not required, but highly recommended! Early packet pick-up will allow you to avoid lines on race day and will also give us a chance to fully explain what you can expect on race day. For example:

 

  • - Important times as related to your race class
  • - How the race heats and mains will work
  • - How the awards ceremony will flow

Early packet pick-up is also a great time to address any concerns that you might have with your racer's bike and answer any questions you might have. If you can't make it out Friday night make sure that you pick up your packet at least 40 minutes prior to your race time. 

 

Hotel Information:  If you are traveling to Spokane for the races we have reserved a block of rooms at the Davenport Grand Hotel just blocks from the race venue. Group rate available until June 16, 2016. Subject to availability.

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Day of Race Parking:  Street (metered) parking on Spokane Falls Blvd which runs the entire length of Riverfront Park. Additional parking at River Park Square ($1 per half hour or $8 maximum daily rate)

 

Sponsor

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Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

             605-342-0266

 

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