[Guest Post] Strider Bike Championship Race in St. Cloud – presented by SCHEELS and the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Kyla is the Marketing Manager for Strider Sports Intl., Inc and has been working in marketing for over 20 years. She enjoys running and has completed several half marathons. Though fairly new to the cycling industry, she recently purchased her first mountain bike this past year and is having fun exploring trails with her coworkers in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Be sure to take your family to the Lake George Municipal Complex on Saturday, July 12th from 9a.m. – 4p.m. to participate in and witness Strider Racing at its best. Come out and cheer on your 2-5 year old STRIDER riders as they put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test through a series of obstacles and ramps. If your youngsters don’t ride, yet, release them from their strollers and let them play and ride on STRIDER No-Pedal Balance bikes in our Free Strider Adventure Zone, where staff from Scheels will help toddlers and young kids learn to ride a Strider and play with other kids.
The fun filled family festival taking place from 9-4 on July 12th at Lake George Municipal Complex, 1101 7th St. South, will also include a variety of kid friendly activities and food. Helmets and Bikes will be available for the Free Strider Adventure Zone.
STRIDER Championship Series
The unique Strider Championship Series caters directly to children between two and five years old who want to experience the thrill of racing. 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.
There will be heats for 2, 3, 4, and 5-year-olds at each of the races, with the two year olds lining up at the start gate at 10a.m. Those of you with Strider Riders in your home should visit the Strider Bikes website for further information and pre-registration. Register your Strider Rider online at www.StriderBikes.com and save $10.
A typical Strider race scene has young parents and grandparents holding their breath as the bright yellow cowbells are rung and the starting gate drops. Toddlers, some still in diapers, lean forward, grasp their mini grips, kick their short legs, and embark upon their 400-foot plus journey over obstacles from dirt mounds to wooden ramps.
All young racers are treated to an Olympic-style podium award ceremony immediately following their race, where trophies almost as tall as some of the riders are given to top finishers. All participants receive either a trophy or a medal and pose for the crowd of proud parents and spectators.
STRIDER™ balance bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride on two wheels. STRIDER balance bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. The STRIDER’s simple, no-pedal design builds confidence and eliminates fear by allowing kids to have their feet on the ground and progress at their own pace. This unique design teaches young children balance on two wheels right from the start, avoiding developmental delays typical with tricycles and training-wheel bikes.
Hope to see you out at the Strider Bike Championship Race!
Strider Sports Int’l, Inc.