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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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2016 Strider Cup Series features family-friendly activities


Rapid City, SD (May 17, 2016) — Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is kicking off its 2016 Strider Cup Series with the Strider Cup Race presented by Raising Cane's on June 11 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Many of the registered toddlers are from Lincoln, Omaha and the surrounding area, however racers from around the country are making the trek to vie for a podium finish, including toddlers from Florida, Wisconsin and Ontario, Canada.

 

The June 11 race in Lincoln is the first of three events in the national Strider Cup racing series for toddlers and children. These family-friendly races are for the tiniest competitors and will give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test. The event includes races for 2-, 3-, 4- and 5-year-olds. Registration fee is $25 onlinebefore June 8 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/lincoln.

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 April 17, the Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® franchise in Lincoln, Nebraska, teamed up with Strider to give away 120 Strider Bikes to local youth, including over 50 bikes to the children and families at the Montessori School for Young Children in Lincoln. Several of those recipients are expected to participate in the June 11 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 Lincoln, 24 Special Olympics athletes received Strider Bikes and are learning to ride for the June 11 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.

 

Upcoming Strider Cup races are slated for June 25 in Salt Lake City, Utah 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 Raising Cane’s & Southern Hospitality Ventures

The Lincoln and Grand Island franchise—Southern Hospitality Ventures—was opened in 2006 by Justin and Jennifer Jones, who moved to Nebraska from Baton Rouge, LA. Since opening their first location, they have set out to make a change in their restaurants’ communities by becoming leaders and supporting programs and opportunities such as this one. Since opening in 2006, the Lincoln franchise has given back over $1 million to the Lincoln community.

Raising Cane’s has ONE LOVE®— quality chicken finger meals —and focuses its menu offering on fresh, made-to-order chicken fingers paired with their homemade Cane’s Sauce, grilled Texas toast, creamy coleslaw and crinkle-cut French fries. facebook.com/CanesNebraska, twitter.com/CanesLincoln, raisingcanes.com

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LINCOLN SPECIAL OLYMPIC ATHLETES TRAIN FOR STRIDER CUP

Special Olympic athletes in Lincoln are now training for the City’s first Strider Cup Race from
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 in the Railyard. Most of the 23 athletes who are learning
to ride Strider Bikes are on the Lincoln Shooting Stars, a Special Olympics Nebraska team
sponsored by the Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department’s Easterday Recreation Center.

Strider Sports International donated 30 of the no-pedal balance bikes to Special Olympics
Nebraska, with 22 designated for Easterday. In addition to the 12-inch model for younger riders,
the company has in recent years developed 16-inch and 20-inch models for older children and
adults with balance and coordination challenges. A 2015 research study confirmed that riding a
Strider Bike improved stability scores of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Three Strider Cup training sessions have already been held in Lincoln, and two more are
planned. Media are invited to cover the training from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at
Easterday, 6130 Adams Street.

“The training program is a wonderful opportunity for children and adults to overcome anxieties
about riding bikes in a fun setting with peers,” said Kerry Zingg, Easterday Center Director. “It
was so exciting to see such joy and enthusiasm from the youth who participated in our first week
of training. We look forward to seeing the youth develop confidence in their abilities in the
weeks to come.” Zingg said the athletes range in age from three to 16 years old.

The bikes were assembled by Scott Anderson, a Special Olympics athlete and part-time
employee at Special Olympics Nebraska; parents of those in the Young Athletes Program; and
Lincoln Parks and Recreation volunteers. Parks and Recreation Carpentry Maintenance staff
built two rumble bars and a bike ramp for the Strider Bike Program.

Special Olympics Nebraska CEO Carolyn Chamberlin said the agency is excited about the new
partnership with Strider Bikes. “Many of our athletes who previously could not ride a bicycle
are excelling on the Strider Bike, and it means so much to see them experience the thrill of riding
like their typically-abled peers,” she said.

“My son Matt struggled to learn how to ride a traditional bicycle, but excelled on his Strider
Bike,” said Alisa Hoffman, mother of Special Olympics Nebraska athlete Matt, 15. “He finally
learned how to balance while riding and has since become more independent in his play.”

The Special Olympic athletes will compete in the Special Needs Races during the Strider Cup,
presented by Raising Canes Chicken Fingers® franchise in Lincoln. Strider Cup attendees will
receive free admission to the Strider Adventure Zone, where riders can test ride all three sizes of
Strider Bikes. Helmets will be provided. The event is the first of three national Strider Cup
Races. Participants in the Lincoln event as well as those competing in Salt Lake City, Utah and
Spokane, Washington can qualify for the Strider World Championship presented by FedEx in
July in San Francisco.

This is the second year the series has included Special Needs Races for athletes of all ages and
abilities. Strider has waived the registration fee for athletes in these races. Strider works with
Special Olympics teams in each race city, but the races are open to any Strider Rider with special
needs. To register, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 
ABOUT SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEBRASKA
Special Olympics Nebraska is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1972. Its mission
is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type
sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The athletes have continuing
opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate
in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes
and the community. For more information, visit sone.org.


ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, South Dakota, 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, to instill confidence in the rider and to
help people 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. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. For more information, visit
StriderBikes.com.

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Salt Lake City daycare centers receive 100; then 20 to be given away at party


Rapid City, SD (May 4, 2016) — Stoel Rives LLP, a business law firm in Salt Lake City, is teaming up with Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, to give away 120 Strider Bikes to local youth.

Employees at Stoel Rives assembled all of the bikes, and the firm is hosting a Giveaway Party on Wednesday, May 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Gallivan Center, 239 Main Street, Salt Lake City. Rad Canyon BMX will be onsite with a FREE Adventure Zone where children can come test ride a Strider Bike. The Giveaway Party is open to the public.

Stoel Rives will be donating 50 of the bikes to the children and families at Lolie Eccles Early Education Center: Childcare, Preschool & Kindergarten, part of YWCA Utah, and another 50 to the Wasatch Christian Early Learning Center. In addition, 20 Strider Bikes will be given away to the public at the May 25 Giveaway Party.

“Stoel Rives is happy to sponsor the Strider event because we believe in the numerous benefits that stem from getting kids on bikes at an early age,” said Reed Topham, Partner at Stoel Rives. “In addition to the obvious physical benefits, cycling contributes to improved mental health through interaction with family, friends, and the outdoor environment. We believe these benefits are increasingly important in a world that encourages young people to spend more and more time isolated in a virtual world through electronic devices.”

“Cycling is also an important form of active transportation, which benefits our community by reducing traffic congestion and air pollution,” added David "D.J." Williams, Partner at Stoel Rives. “We believe that an early introduction to cycling will lead to lifelong ridership.”

After the May 25 Giveaway Party, local toddlers can practice their skills to race in the Salt Lake City Strider Cup race on June 25. The Salt Lake City Race is the second of three events in the 2016 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children. These family-friendly races for the tiniest competitors give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test. The Strider Cup Race is returning to Salt Lake City after an exciting race last year at Pioneer Park. Photos and a video from last year are on the 2015 Strider Cup Salt Lake City page.

“My three-year-old daughter, Meg, rode a Strider Bike last summer and had a lot of fun,” said Loren Hulse, Intellectual Property Attorney at Stoel Rives. “This spring she sat on a pedal bike for the first time and was off and riding independently within minutes!”

The June 25 event will have races for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds, and Special Needs riders of all ages. Registration fee is $25 online or $35 on-site for the toddler races. Strider has waived the registration fee for riders with special needs. Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration, and all racers will receive either a medal or a trophy. Pre-registration is open now at http://www.striderbikes.com/saltlakecity.

The 2016 Strider Cup races will be held on June 11 in Lincoln, Nebraska, on June 25 in Salt Lake City, Utah 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 STOEL RIVES LLP:

Stoel Rives is a business law firm providing corporate and litigation services to clients in the Energy & Infrastructure, Agribusiness, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing & Consumer Products, Technology, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Government & Public Agencies and Natural Resources industries throughout the United States. The firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 11 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. Stoel Rives is a leader in corporate, energy, environmental, intellectual property, labor and employment, land use and construction, litigation, natural resources, project development and real estate law. For more information visit www.stoel.com.

 

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.

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SpokaneWillBlogWe have our first Strider Cup racer for the Spokane event on Saturday, July 9! Lyndsey Stuart signed up her 2-year-old son, Will. The little tyke got his STRIDER Bike on his first birthday and Lyndsey said he “mastered it by the time he turned 18 months old.”

Will loves his Strider Bike and tells everyone it's his "BMX race bike". His older brother, Drew (7) races BMX. Will attended practices with him last year, pretending to race with the big boys. Will is planning to race in the Strider class at the BMX track this spring. He should be in fine shape and able to navigate the fun Strider Cup obstacle course in July.

This is the first Strider Bike in the Stuart family. Drew and sibling Maggie (9) started on toddler ride on toys and tricycles before moving to bikes with training wheels.

“My older two got really frustrated with training wheels, they are loud and slow you down,” said Lyndsey. “We do a lot of trail riding, mountain biking and like to take our bikes camping with us. The training wheels just couldn't handle all that and it was very frustrating for everyone.”

She added that the Strider Bike has been a great improvement, “At just 18 months, this last summer, Will had no problem navigating and keeping up with the big kids. As a parent there seems to be a lot less ‘helping’ with the Strider Bike as well. He just gets on and goes.”

Strider looks forward to seeing Will and other racers at the Strider Cup in Spokane on July 9, and at the other two Strider Cup races this year; Lincoln, NE (June 11), and Salt Lake City, UT (June 25). The Strider Cup World Championship in San Francisco will be July 29-30, 2016. For more info and to check out all of the events, visit http://www.striderbikes.com/events.

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ShugoTanaka

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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Join us in San Francisco, CA July 29-30 for the 2016 Strider Cup World Championship!

It promises to be another fun weekend of international racing competition, and plenty of other fun activities for the whole family!

The Strider Cup World Championship is open to all Strider riders of every ability! If you've already raced in one of the 2016 Strider Cup races (Lincoln, Salt Lake CitySpokane, or an authorized international Strider Cup race) you're automatically qualified for the World Cup Championship.

Last chance qualifiers and practice on Friday night are mandatory.

Last chance qualifiers, Practice and Riding clinics will take place on Friday evening for everyone. This will be an evening of STRIDER fun with music, games, food vendors, an opening ceremony and Group photo.

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Full Schedule for Friday and Saturday:

Friday, July 29th - Opening Night Celebration and Last Chance Qualifying Practice

Note:  Must attend qualifying night


3:00pm

Race Registration opens at Pier 35

7:00pm

Race Registration closes at Pier 35

4:30pm – 7:30pm

Fun Kids Activities  - Food Vendors Available

4:30pm – 6:15pm

STRIDER clinic, practice & qualifying races 2,3,4 and 5 year olds  

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Opening Ceremonies & Group Photo

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Special needs Strider 16” and 20” bike open practice races

 

Saturday, July 30th - Strider World Championship

Note:  No Registration on this day

8:00am

Track opens at Pier 35  

9:00am - 4:00pm

Strider Festival

9:00am

2-year old class. Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

10:30am

3-year-old class. Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

12:00pm

Lunch Break

12:30pm

Open STRIDER bike Freestyle session - bring your best tricks!

1:30pm

Special needs races

2:30pm

4-year-old class. Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

3:30pm

5-year-old class. Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature Race/Trophy Presentations

4:30pm

Track at Pier 35 closes

 

Strider Cup Racing Rules.

This race is for Genuine STRIDER Bikes only.  No other balance bike brands are allowed.  For acceptable modifications and other important information see full listing of rules which is linked on the Strider website landing page for this event or here.

Event Registration and Packet pick up:

    • - Online registration is now closed
    • - Early packet pick up and on-site registration will be Thursday - July 28th for $35.00 at Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf from 5pm to 7pm (Strider jersey size and color subject to availability). If you pick up your packet Thursday you can avoid any lines on Friday and get right to practicing on the track!
    • - On-site registration and packet pick up will also be available starting from 3pm and ending at 7pm on Friday July 29th at Pier 35 - $35 (Strider jersey size and color subject to availability)
    • - There will be NO on-site registration or packet pick up on Race day (Saturday July 30th)
    • - On-line pre-registration is $27.37 and is NOW CLOSED! Race fee includes a Strider jersey, number plate, and a bunch of other goodies!

Driving to the Strider Cup World Championship?

Sometimes finding a parking spot in the city can be difficult. consider reserving parking in advance with SpotHero!

SpotHero is a parking reservation service that connects drivers to discounted and convenient parking. You can download the SpotHero iPhone |Android app or visit the Strider Cup SpotHero Parking Page to find and reserve convenient parking with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

All attendees can enter the promo code STRIDERCUP for an extra $5 off parking. That's $5 off already discounted rates! SpotHero can be used for Day of event racing and overnight parking as well.

 

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SpecialThanks

 

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Video highlights from 2015 Strider Cup World Championship

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