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.
|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|
- - Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Full Strider Cup race rules HERE.
- - Online registration closes May 26th, 2016 at 7pm EST
- - Important times as related to your race class
- - How the race heats and mains will work
- - How the awards ceremony will flow
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.
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.
What a fun day of STRIDER Championship Series Racing at the Station Square on June 6th; new friends were made, challenges were overcome, and smiles were abundant!
A big shout out goes to all the folks who participated and helped out in the recent race in Pittsburgh, PA! What a great day! Fabulous weather, great venue and tons of enthusiasm from everybody involved.
All of the STRIDER HQ staff that went out to Pittsburgh were amazed at the response and the great vibes that we got from everybody that we met. What a cool city too, with beautiful bike paths, a great bike community, and a neat bike rental system.
Also a big thanks to the fine folks at the Wheel Mill Bike Park for letting us do packet pickup there! While Taylor Swift didn’t make it over to see us on Saturday we still
rocked Station Square! : )
Check out the excellent photos from race day on our Flickr page HERE!
2 YEAR OLDS and under
- 1#218 - Patrick "Paddy" Marsic - PA
- 2#202 - Kabir Raphael - MD
#216 - Oakley "Oakdawg" Lindner - MD
#226 - Gavin McNulty - PA
#206 - Lily Opitz - PA
#221 - Brayden Cooney - PA6
#224 - Hunter Clayton - NJ7
#203 - Steven "Buddie" Heagerty - PA8
3 YEAR OLDS
- 1#302 - Isshi Komatsu - PA
- 2#323 - Travis Clayton - NJ
- 3#311 - Tristen Mieczkowski - PA
- 4#324 - Jarrett Dearborn - WV
- 5#317 - Jacob Shafer - PA
- 6#304 - Connor Clemons - MD
- 7#316 - Leopold Hossbach - PA
#325 - Finn Lithgow - PA
- 1#903 - Kolby Liston - PA
- 2#902 - Nicholas "Nick" Monteparte - PA
- 3#801 - Dante Hoffman - PA
- 4#802 - Matthias "Matti" Shelton - PA
- 5#805 - Nydia "Yaya" Deeter - PA
#804 - Eric Jackson - PA
4 YEAR OLDS
- 1#419 - Eddy Hosack - PA
- 2#403 - Christopher "Chris" Opitz - PA
- 3 #409 - Declan "Diamond Cutter" Sims - PA
- 4#415 - Giovanni Riccelli - PA
- 5#405 - Jackson Donahue - PA
- 6#407 - Bradyn Stanley - PA
#404 - Evan Wood - PA
#422 - Ryan Craig - PA
5 Year Olds
- 1#505 - Eito "EITO!" Tokunaga - IL
- 2#502 - Leo Sicilia - PA
#504 - Max Klaich - PA
#512 - Coleman Hixenbaugh - PA
#503 - Jacob Andreyo - PA
#501 - Alaina Shea - PA6
#508 - Raymond "Ray" Valentine Lanza - PA7
#506 - Tommy "Tommy Gun" Guenther - PA8
The third stop of the STRIDER Championship Series is Pittsburgh, PA on June 6th!
Join us at Station Square and get your STRIDER Riders ready to race!
STRIDER Racing Rules Can Be Found HERE!
|9am - 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|
- - Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race