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Strider Cup

Sept. 23, 2023 | Bentonville, Arkansas

Strider Cup racing is taking over the Square in downtown Bentonville!

Get ready Arkansas, because Strider Cup Racing is about to take over the Square in downtown Bentonville on September 23rd! These tiny riders will be racing their hearts out and shredding some serious rubber as they put their Strider skills to the test!

Strider Cup races are Strider-sanctioned national races that give small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test at several stops across the USA and worldwide. These unique Strider organized and operated events cater directly to children 2-4 year old’s who want to experience the thrill of racing. (5 and 6 year old’s can participate in the Adventure Cross which starts at 6”30pm). Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate.

Strider Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

Online pre-registration is required for the 2, 3, and 4-year-old classes, and online registration ends at 12:00 p.m. MDT on Friday, September 22nd. (5 and 6 year old’s must register on the Adventure Cross page HERE).

There will be no registrations after that time or on race day.

Only one racer is allowed to register per form. To register multiple riders, repeat the registration process for each racer.

Packet Pickup & Tech Inspection

Friday, September 22
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 23
2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Strider Store
109 Main St., Bentonville

Prior to racing, all bikes must pass a tech inspection by Strider Officials to ensure that they are properly maintained, properly fitted, in good working order, and in compliance with race rules.

We highly recommend attending packet pickup on Friday evening to allow sufficient time for inspection, attaching the number plate, reviewing the race day schedule and format, and getting answers to any other questions you may have to get your rider ready for race day. If you are unable to attend on Friday, inspections on Saturday open an hour before the start of racing.

Race Schedule (Saturday)

  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.

    Open track

  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    2-Year-Old Class

    12″ Bikes
  • 4:30p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

    3-Year-Old Class

    12″ Bikes or 14x Bikes in Balance Mode
  • 5:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

    4-Year-Old Class

    12″ Bikes or 14x Bikes in Balance Mode
  • 6:30p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Schedule subject to change depending on registration numbers. Each age class will have a parade lap, heat races, main races, and awards before moving on to the next age group.

Age Groups / Bike Requirements:

2-year-old class is Strider 12” bikes only.

3-year-old class and 4-year-old class allow either Strider 12″ or Strider 14x in balance mode.

Adventure Cross class for 4-6 year-old riders is Strider 14x only.

FULL RACE RULES are available HERE.

This race is a rain or shine event. No refunds or exchanges. Tickets cannot be replaced or transferred to another race. To reference the Strider Event Weather Policy click HERE.

Registration is now open via Eventbrite.