Toddler Powder Takeover Set for 2019 Strider Snow Cup
Strider Bikes announces snow race on March 2 in Minnesota
Rapid City, S.D. (September 25 2018) – Strider Bikes, the world’s leader in teaching young children to ride and rip on two wheels, has announced Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minnesota, will host the 2019 Strider Snow Cup on March 2. Toddlers ages 5 and under will shred the bunny slopes on their Strider 12 Bikes outfitted with the Strider Snow Ski accessory for a day of snow-filled fun.
The Wall Street Journal, ESPN and Bleacher Report shared news about the Strider Cup and Strider Cup World Championship races, dubbing the spectacle the “Toddler Tour de France.” The Strider Snow Cup is an extension of these family-friendly events, but with a much different climate for two-wheeling toddler prodigies to ride in.
After numerous successful Strider Snow Cup events held across the globe, including Russia, Japan and the United Kingdom, the Strider Snow Cup at Buck Hill marks the first Strider Snow Cup in the United States since 2013.
Using the Strider Snow Ski accessory, a Strider 12 Balance Bike can be converted for use in the snow, making riding year-round in any climate a reality.
Snow Cup attendees can expect an atmosphere of fun and encouragement as toddlers will put their Strider skills to the test, making for unforgettable video and photos.
Pre-registration for the Strider Snow Cup is required. Each child that registers receives a Strider Snow Cup bib, Strider goodie bag valued at over $50, and a single-day use lift ticket to Buck Hill for their parent or guardian ($45 value). Registration is $36.00 and now open at www.StriderBikes.com/BuckHill.
The Strider Snow Cup will be the first Strider Cup Race of 2019 in the United States. Once the snow melts, Strider will continue the warm-weather Strider Cup races at four US locations including:
Saturday, May 4, 2019: LA Live, Los Angeles
Saturday, June 15, 2019: Boulder Civic Area (Central Park), Boulder, Colorado
Saturday, July 6, 2019: The Commons, Minneapolis
Friday and Saturday, October 4-5, 2019: NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina (Strider Cup World Championship)
No qualification is necessary to participate in a Strider Cup or Strider Cup World Championship event. Registration for the May – October 2019 races will be available January 2019 at www.StriderBikes.com.
Dates and locations subject to change.
ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.
Chasing our kiddos around on the STRIDER Snow Ski is not the only thing keeping Strider Staff outdoors during this brutal South Dakota winter. Some members are taking their love of cycling to a whole new level- the cyclo-cross course! You might be wondering the same thing as I did “What is cyclo-cross anyway?” Cyclo-cross races typically take place in the autumn and winter and consist of several laps on a relatively short course (1 or 2 miles) with mixed terrain like, pavement, wooded trails, grass, gravel, mud, steep hills and obstacles that require the rider to dismount their bike, and carry it over the obstacle as quickly as possible.
There are bicycles that are specifically designed for cyclo-cross racing that are lightweight, with narrow tires and drop handlebars, similar to a road bike but also share some characteristics with mountain bicycles with knobby tread tires for better traction. Although lightweight cyclo-cross bikes are beneficial when lofting it over various obstacles, it isn’t necessary. I rode my mountain bike for my first cyclo-cross race and it worked just fine… it also made me pine for a cyclo-cross bike by the end of the race when I saw how flawlessly others were whipping those bikes onto their shoulders and clearing the obstacles.
At Strider we are very familiar with the importance of a lightweight all terrain bike, not only for ourselves, but for our children, and your children too! Whether you are looking for a bike for your one year old who is just learning to walk, or for your four year old who is not progressing on his heavy bike with training wheels, lightweight bikes are key to success. At only 4.9 pounds the STRIDER PRO is the perfect bike for your little one, there are tricycles on the market right now that weigh upwards of 20 pounds! Toddlers simply cannot handle that kind of weight. As parents, bicycle enthusiasts, and hopefully an inspiration to families everywhere, we are creating riders. This means getting kids off the straight, seamlessly paved sidewalks, and out conquering obstacles while providing them with the tools to do so.
Ok you little snow STRIDER riders, we want to see your best STRIDER Ski photo. We are well aware that most of the country is frozen or under a blanket of snow so grab Mom and Dad’s iPhone or camera! Do they still make cameras?
Start taking pictures (or have Mom or Dad take them for you) of you and your buddies slipping around your home town, parks, and playgrounds on your snow STRIDER (please don’t limit your photos to just these places we want creativity). What?! You don’t know what a Snow STRIDER is or where to get one? Check them out HERE.
Ok now that we took care of the newbie’s...we can continue. This is a contest and yes, there are prizes for the top three photos! Photos must be submitted by January 24th and winnners will be announced January 31st. Read below for the prizes and Rules.
Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (voted on by the Strider staff.
1st prize –“Customize your Stride” That’s right! Your choice of wheels and grips plus a customized Strider book and a pocket bike, whew! That’s a lot of swag.
2nd prize- Strider Color grips, customized Strider book, and pocket bike
3rd prize – Customized Strider Book and pocket Bike
A brand new STRIDER snow ski video from Japan. The footage may be from last year, but it gets us excited for the eventual snowfall in Striderville! When the snow does start to fall there is no longer any reason to put your STRIDER away for the Winter! Strap on the ski attachments and slide and glide through your winter wonderland(or find the patch of snow that hasn't melted yet)!
With the huge popularity of STRIDER bikes in Japan you can be sure that this is the first of many cool Snow STRIDER videos we'll be seeing this season!
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