Hundreds of enthusiastic toddlers from around the globe will ride in family-friendly bike races and play experiences at the Strider Cup World Championship, July 20-21, in Boulder, Colorado.
“It is a sight to see toddlers from all over the world leaning into turns with huge grins on their faces, exhibiting excellent balance and control,” said Strider Founder Ryan McFarland. “Parents who are on the hunt for ways to get their kids to put down their tablets and screens, and enjoy the outdoors, need look no further.”
Each year Strider holds one worldwide racing spectacular, the Strider Cup World Championship. In the past this event has drawn families from across the world, including Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, Thailand, China, Ecuador and more. Here’s a look at last year’s big race.
The youngest rider, 21-month-old Eddie Meyer is making the trip with his family from Overland Park, Kansas, for his racing debut.
A typical race scene involves toddlers, some only 18 months of age, kicking their legs to propel the bikes along a 650-foot plus journey over ramps, obstacles and through tunnels. Racers delight in the podium ceremony afterward, where the fastest tykes earn trophies and all racers take home medals.
The previous two years saw riders from Japan sweeping all of the world titles. The Strider Cup World Championship will include race classes for registered riders 6 years old and younger, as well as a free learn-to-pedal area with demo bikes and helmets for all children.
During packet pickup July 20, Strider will present Imagine Colorado with 10 Strider 14x Sport Bikes, designed for children 3 – 7 years old.
For racers, registration is $27 per class and includes a jersey, number plate, and other goodies. More information, registration and the full schedule available at www.striderbikes.com.