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June 18, 2022

Strider
Adventure-Cross

Bentonville, Arkansas

Strider Adventure-Cross is set to take over the Square in downtown Bentonville!

(This race is for genuine 14x Strider Bikes only.)

The Strider Adventure-Cross is for all the 14x riders ages 4-7 years old and combines running, riding in balance bike mode, and pedaling all in one awesome race! This is a test of endurance and skill with a longer course that covers a wide variety of obstacles including tires, the noodle monster, the dragon, a tunnel, and Mount Scary Ramp! There are four stages in this dynamic race, one of which includes a pit stop where a guardian attaches the pedal kit to the 14x so the racer can pedal power through the finish line. An epic day for both racer and spectator, the Strider Adventure-Cross should be on the top of every rowdy toddler’s bucket list.

Plus, there will be a special appearance happening in the Square at 5:00 pm prior to the Strider Adventure-Cross race when World Champion Kenny Belaey and legend Hans “No Way” Rey will show off their mad bike skills with an exclusive Trials Demonstration.

The Strider Adventure-Cross race is a unique Strider take on a Cyclocross race but with a few fun twists! 

This race is only for racers age 4-7 years old (on June 18th, 2022) on Strider 14x Sport bikes. The race is broken up into two different classes 4 and 5-year-old class and the 6 and 7-year-old class. There will be those two different classes but run at the same time.

No Strider 12″ bikes are allowed due to how this particular race will be run. Check out the Strider Cup for races that include the 12″ Strider Bike.

Unlike some of our other races, this is a race of endurance over a longer period of time and skill a lot like a Cyclocross race!  It will be a somewhat difficult course so please be sure that your racer is up for this challenge.  

Race Format

Stage 1 – Running
The podium for the 4/5 year old race class at the 2021 Strider Adventure-Cross in Bentonville, Arkansas

Stage 1 – Running:  From the starting line the racer will run approximately 800 feet (one lap with no bicycle)

Stage 2 – Balance Bike Mode
The podium for the 6/7 year old race class at the 2021 Strider Adventure-Cross in Bentonville, Arkansas

Stage 2 – Balance Bike Mode: One parent or guardian will then hand off the bike (in balance bike mode – no pedals) to the racer to race on for approximately 1600 feet (two laps)

Stage 3 – Pit Stop (attach pedals)
The podium for the 6/7 year old race class at the 2021 Strider Adventure-Cross in Bentonville, Arkansas

Stage 3 – Pit Stop: Next will be a Pit Stop where one parent will attach the pedal kit (Strider 14x Easy-Ride Pedal Kit) onto the bike

Stage 4 – Pedal Mode
The podium for the 6/7 year old race class at the 2021 Strider Adventure-Cross in Bentonville, Arkansas

Stage 4 – Pedal Mode: After the pedal kit attachment is completed by the parent or guardian the racer will continue on in pedal mode for another approximately 2400 feet to the finish line (three laps)

The course will have a wide variety obstacles and challenges where the racer may have to dismount and lift their Strider Bikes over something to be able to keep going. We are expecting this could take as long as 20 to 30 minutes to complete. There will be sections of the course that will be done in laps.

RACE DAY SCHEDULE: (tentative)

  • 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm ➡ Packet Pickup and Check-in at the Strider vendor tent at the festival. Location will be in front of our Strider Store (109 N Main St. Bentonville, AR)
  • 5:00 pm ➡ Exclusive Trial Demonstration with Kenny Belaey and Hans “No Way” Rey in the Square
  • 7:15 pm ➡ Rider’s Meeting for all racers
  • 7:20 pm ➡ Race start!
  • 7:20 pm ⁓ 7:45 pm ➡ Race for both the 4 and 5-year-old class and the 6 and 7-year-old class! (Our best guess for how long it will take to finish the course is the time anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes). Podium ceremony for top finishers immediately afterward.

We will only be having one race and the number of registrations will be limited.

All registrations will have to be made online prior to June 17th at 8pm Central Time.  There will be no registrations after that time or on race day or whenever full registration is realized.

Registration is now open via Eventbrite!

This race is put on in partnership with our friends at the Bentonville Bike Festival. See Bentonville Bike Fest for more information on that fantastic event happening the same weekend in Bentonville just a short distance away from the Bentonville City Square.

Plus, World Champion Kenny Belaey and legend Hans “No Way” Rey will show off their mad bike skills with an exclusive Trials Demonstration in the Square in downtown Bentonville at 5:00 pm.

More kids on bikes, thanks to you!

One percent of your purchase gives another kiddo the opportunity to learn to ride a bike through the Strider Rider Fund.

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