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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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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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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)

 

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The Second stop of the 2016 STRIDER Cup Series is Salt Lake City, UT on June 25th! 

Get your Strider Riders ready to race and meet us at the Downtown Farmers Market in Pioneer Park!

 

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

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Race Schedule:

Time Ages/Class
8:30am - 9:30am 2 and Under
9:30am - 10:30am 3 Year Olds
10:30am - 11:30am 4 Year Olds
11:30am - 12:30pm Special Needs
12:30pm - 1pm Lunch
1:00pm - 2:00pm 5 Year Olds

 

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

  • - Online Pre-Registration is Now Closed. (Preferred) please register at Dicks Sporting Goods on Rio Grande St. from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday June 24th.
  • - On-site registration will be available starting at 7:30am and ending 30 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 June 21st, 2016 at 5pm 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: Dicks Sporting Goods on Rio Grande St. from 5:00-7:00pm on Friday June 24th. 

 

Hotel Information:  If you are traveling to Salt Lake City for the races we have reserved a block of rooms at the Sheraton Salt Lake City. Group rate available until June 9, 2016. Subject to availability.

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Day of Race Parking: Free parking at the Gateway (1 block from Pioneer Park). 

 

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The first stop of the 2016 Strider Cup is Lincoln, Nebraska on June 11th! 

Get your STRIDER Riders ready to race and meet us at The Railyard on Canopy Street! 

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Race Schedule:

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

 

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

  • - Pre-Registration is $27.37 - now OPEN! closed. Please register at early packet pick-up on June 10th at Scheels or at least 30 minutes prior to each race time.
  • - On-site registration will be available starting at 8:00am and ending 30 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 rules HERE.

Special Needs Race Registration: Each stop on the 2016 STRIDER Cup Series will also include races for individuals with Special Needs. We are working with local Special Olympics groups to get kids involved, but the races are open to any STRIDER Rider with Special Needs (Toddler through Adult)! 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: Friday June 10th at SCHEELS in Lincoln at 2960 Pine Lake Road. We'll be there from 5pm to 7pm. Pick up any last minute STRIDER accessories and skip the registration lines on race day!

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Hotel Information:  If you are traveling to Lincoln for the races we have reserved a block of rooms at the Hyatt Place Lincoln/Downtown-Haymarket.

 

Day of Race Parking: Parking is available at the Hyatt Place, on street, and at the race venue

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The STRIDER racing action was hot in downtown Denver (so were the soaring temperatures) at the final day of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The location was fantastic, the STRIDER racers were excited, and the spectators were loud!

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making 2013 another successful and fun year. A HUGE thanks to the Axel Project for running the STRIDER Adventure Zone at all the finish festivals along the 2013 route. Special thanks to Spindaroos for giving the 1st place winners from each age division a very cool Race Leader Jersey!

 

2 Year Olds and Under
1st - #204 - Myles H
2nd - #205 - Bryce H
3rd - #203 - Josh M
4th - #206 - Finian H
5th - #212 - Marcus A
6th - #209 - Charlie B
7th - #211 - Macie R
      - #201 - Finn W
      - #202 - Aiden M
      - #207 - Julian M
      - #208 - Logan A
      - #210 - Finn D
 
3 Year Olds
1st  - #301 - Nicolas J
2nd - #307 - Josephine N
3rd - #310 - Tobin P
4th - #308 - Quincy S
5th - #303 - Brayden B
6th - #302 - Lucas M
7th - #305 - Parker L
8th - #311 - Marcus A
9th - #304 - Jack L
10th- #309 - Siri K
11th- #306 - Cooper G
 
4 Year Olds
1st - #401 - Talia H
2nd - #406 - Jesse J
3rd - #408 - Finley M
4th - #410 - Finn R
5th - #407 - Fiona M
      - #402 - Norah W
      - #403 - Maya M
      - #404 - Amos D
      - #405 - Marin A
      - #409 - Tyler C
      - #411 - Dawson M
 
5 Year Olds
1st - #503 - Lukas Miller
2nd - #501 - Sophia N
3rd - #511 - Talia H
4th - #502 - Liam R
5th - #507 - Connor J
      - #504 - Kai B
      - #505 - Kellen S
      - #506 - Piper R
      - #508 - Summer J
      - #509 - Cadel S
      - #510 - Lee R
      - #512 - Beck B
 
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Not too far from Boise, you'll find the sports oriented town of Eagle, Idaho! Eagle Foothills BMX is located On the edge of town at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountains. If you're in the area and haven't checked it out with your STRIDER rider, you should...the track is always open! 

1. Eagle Foothills BMX: 11800 Horseshoe Bend Road, Eagle, Idaho  83616Track Operator: Ed Newgen, 208-901-5143 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Eagle Foothills BMX on Facebook

2. Race Day: Tuesday Sign-ups: 5:30pm-6:30pm Racing: ASAP   Practice Day: Whenever, the track is always open.

3. www.eaglefoothillsbmx.com

4. STRIDER race/practice fee? No fees for non-point races, $5 race fee for point races. Practice is free and always open!

5. Why did you build a STRIDER track? So the younger riders would have an activity at the races. The regular track is very long and developed so this gives the toddlers an alternative area to develop skills and not be in danger of not being seen by the older riders.

6. The track was completed in 2010 and took about a 1/2 day to build. Unsure what the costs were because it was built at the same time as the new main track.

7. Space and Materials? Plot Size: 40 x 150, Yards of dirt: 40

8. Track Layout? Total course length: 200 feet, Starting hill width: 10 ft (on the list to be widened), Straightaway width: 12 feet. The track consists of rollers, 3 jumps (3-4 ft high), and 1 berm at the turn around.

9. Special Features: It sits within the main track

10. Overall Experience: The STRIDER program seems to be growing more and more every year. We are developing new riders and the 5 novie class has been expanded as riders have moved up.

11. Special Events: Olympic Day, Race for Life, Redline Cup Qualifier, State Championship Qualifier 

Looking for additional ideas to build a STRIDER track at your course? Check out some other STRIDER specific tracks! If you want to highlight your local track shoot This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Your little STRIDER rider wants to ride + your local USA BMX track wants to grow their program = Win/Win!

Getting involved riding/racing BMX as a family is a great way to spend time together while honing your 2 wheeled skills. Luckily, there are tracks all over the country! You can start as early as the 2 and under STRIDER class and the  oldest current USA BMX member is in his 70's! 

STRIDERville is lucky to have two great bmx tracks: Box Elder BMX and Rapid City BMX

Here is a STRIDER video from Box Elder BMX. Go and look for your nearest track on the USA BMX website and go have some fun.

Have a great Saturday...now get out and ride!

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4 Year Old STRIDER
      Kayla Ward - Union, IL
      Nathan Russell
      Christopher Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Madalena Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL
      Matthew Jahnke - Team Answer-SSquared-TLD - North Prairie, WI
      Francesca Mazzarese - Machesney Park, IL
      Payton Robinson - Findlay, OH
      Nathan Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Emma Lehnen - Springfield, IL
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
      Kaden Lundgren
      Deegan "Daggar" Ertman - Team Action Extreme - Sheboygan, WI
      Ryder Karr - Rockford, IL
      Alessandra Lupo - San Carlos, CA
      Andrew Nielsen - Rockford, IL
      Evan "The Destroyer" Okey - Answer/Rennen - Libertyville, IL
      Juan "Jelly Bean" Mandujano- Team K9 - Rockford, IL
      Noah "Non Stop" Schumacher - Fond Du Lac, WI
      Logan Ahonen - Winthrop Harbor, IL
      Isaiah Liermann - Sheboygan, WI
   
2 & Under STRIDER
      Ava Steinke 
      Gunnar Trimolt - Team ZMX Racing - Munster, IN
      Jackson Pochmara - Team Motor City BMX - Lake Orion, MI
      Gavin Strain - Indianapolis, IN
      Avery Speagle - Team Motor City BMX - Oxford, MI

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4 Year Old STRIDER
     Willow Francis - McDonald, PA
    2  Gavin Saez - Bel Air, MD
    3  Tyler Meyers - Ft Edward, NY
    4  Addisyn Moore - Team Generation II - Crownsville, MD
   
3 Year Old STRIDER
    1  Dean "Deango" Stewart - Team Stylin - Clifton Park, NY
    2  Jackson "The Tank" Corbett - Eldersburg, MD
    3  Carson Hooks - Oak Ridge, NC
    4  Jerrick "Super" Decker - Team Grippen Park BMX - Windsor, NY
    5  Ryder Allen
    6  Scarlett Borror - Callaway, MD
    7  Erica Greene - Severn, MD
   
2 & UNDER STRIDER
    1  Richard Dymond - Team Generation II - New Freedom, PA
    2  Timothy Scott - Hagerstown, MD
    3  Kash Krickler - Eldersburg, MD
    4  Joshua Austin - Forestdale, MA
    5  Giuliana "Gigi" Powell - Team GTV Racers Edge - Catonsville, MD
    6  Rylyn Tinsman - Sykesville, MD
    7  "STRIDER" Ryder West 

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