In just over two weeks the Strider Cup and Strider Adult Downhill will be rolling into Striderville (Rapid City, SD)! We'll have a booth at the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival and it is guaranteed to be a great time for riders from 18 months to 99 years old.
If you already own a Strider for you little ones then come on down and ride with some other Strider riders (This is especially great if they are just learning). If you don't have a Strider yet then come on down and try one out! We'll have demo bikes to ride for free and also bikes for sale.
We don't have all the specifics yet, but the photos and video from Strider Cup Japan are just too good not to share right away. The event was held in niigata and was a huge success! The kids were all very excited to race and the huge crowd had a lot of fun cheering them on.
One interesting thing about the Japanese riders is the amount of customization they do to their Striders. The video has some footage riding around town, practicing at a local dirt park and then goes into the big Strider Cup race!
Strider feels privileged to be a small reprieve from the hard times occurring in Japan recently. It is nice to see kids being kids and their family and friends cheering them on.
The next two weekends will see some heated Strider Cup action at two Florida NBL venues.
We're kicking off the action this weekend (4/23 & 4/24) in Sarasota at the Easter Classic in Sarasota! With a newly designed track SarasotaBMX promises to put on some amazing racing action in what is predicted to be "one of the largest national races of the year."
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The next weekend (4/30 & 5/1) the Strider Cup rolls into West Palm Beach for the NBL Gator Nationals at Okeeheelee BMX. There should be a fun mix of veterans and newcomers at both events.
Oskar is a 23 month old from Australia...Tasmania to be exact. As you can tell by his outfit and KTM Strider, his parents are avid motorbikelysts. In case you were wondering motorbikelyst is defined as somebody who rides pedal bikes and motorbikes.
Apparently sticking out of the tongue is universal toddler behaviour...According to his Mum, Oskar is a bit cheeky (I think cheeky is British for sassy).
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The photo below was taken after after riding his Strider (named PeeWee) for four and a half hours at an enduro-x motorbike race in Granville, Australia while watching his parents race.
"I just wanted to let you know that the Strider is the best toy that we have bought. Our son rides around the house, to the shops, at the skate park, takes it to the motorbike races, he loves it. It's hard to get him off it!" ~Tara (Oskar's Mum)
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JoJo has traveled all over the world on his Strider adventures. Last week he was in Peachtree City, Georgia for the Inaugural Strider World Cup races!
Did you see him?
He had a great time racing and making new friends. He finished first in a highly contested 4 year old class. He also worked on perfecting high fives and blowing up fist bumps. Below is a fun video from JoJo's Dad of the Sunday finals race.
Here is a great comment we received this week from a Strider parent!
"We came up to Peachtree City, GA on a lark from Gainesville, FL just to let our son ride in the first Strider Cup race. What a blast!! People thought we were crazy for coming so far, but we are such avid Strider fans (a number of our friends have bought striders for their kids and others want to buy our striders as our kids grow up) we just decided we had to do it. Now that we have experienced our first Strider Cup and NBL event, we are already making plans to attend the two events in FL and one in NC. It was also a pleasure to meet the folks who run the Strider Sports company. Thankyou for a great family event, Strider!"
Strider Down Hill
Strider Cup Adult Downhill, as in small toddler sized Strider balance bikes with adult sized riders! Last year’s crazy idea (at the Black Hills Fat Tire Festival) and spur of the moment race, has spawned this year’s (official) inaugural Strider Cup Adult Downhill. Put your game face on and race for $1000 in prize money.
The two classes are outlined in the PDF file linked to here.
1. The Modified Class allows your creative side to kick in, just follow the rules.
2. The Spec Class requires factory upgrades which can be purchased from Strider Sports Int’l. Inc.
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- Time: Check In by 3:30 pm at the Strider Booth | 4:00 p.m. Race Start
- Day: Sunday, May 29
- Entry: $10.00 to BHFTF for Youth 12 – 17 Years
$20.00 for 18 and up half to purse and half to BHFTF
Registration available on race day.
Update from the first of many "Strider World Cup" races! Everybody had a great time...Awesome weather, Strider riders excited about being on their bikes, Amazing support from all the onlookers. Couldn't ask for much else. Check out the photos below and plan on attending a Strider Cup race this year!
"We had a wonderful weekend with the Strider racing being the highlight. The weather was so perfect. By Sunday we had the Strider racing organized, or I should say more organized. This is going to get big, I am telling you. Everyone is talking about it. Last night at our track that was the buzz." ~ NBL (Erma)