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Toddlers Converge in Charlotte for the Strider Cup World Championship

Toddlers Converge in Charlotte for the Strider Cup World Championship®

Balance Bike Racing Has International Appeal

Charlotte, NC, Oct 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Charlotte, NC, Oct 2, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Racers as young as 2-years-old will be sprinting and gliding their way to balance bike glory at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC. The October 4th – 5th competition is the culmination of the 2019 Strider Bike racing season; which has included Strider Cup races in the USA, Russia, China, Chile, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Philippines, and other nations.

In total, children from 12 countries and 29 states have registered to take part in this year’s World Championship. Japan, a nation that often dominates Strider Cup races, will host the 2020 Strider Cup World Championship ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. 

The Strider Cup World Championship is a chance for children to meet and compete with peers who may not speak the same language, and may not be potty trained, but share a love of riding Strider Bikes. The global aspect of the World Championship is a highlight for Strider Bikes CEO, Ryan McFarland, “The amazing part is that there are different languages being spoken; yet the kids seem to be communicating just fine and are having a great time.”

Strider Cup races were created to give 2- to 6-year-olds the chance to test their newfound balance bike skills on the racetrack. Children of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Racing tactics typically vary, with some children sprinting out of the start gate, while other toddlers take their time curiously wandering the track. Highlights from the 2018 Strider Cup World Championship can be found at Strider Bikes’ YouTube page.

For more information about Strider Bikes and a schedule of events, visit StriderBikes.com

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers. 

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and distributes products in over 75 countries. 

Racers from Asia, Europe, and North America Win at the 2019 Strider Cup World Championship

Racers from Asia, Europe, and North America Win at the 2019 Strider Cup World Championship®

 Two-year-old racers line up at the start gate ahead of their Strider Bike race.

Charlotte, NC, Oct 9, 2019– Racers as young as 2-years-old sprinted and glided their way to balance bike glory at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC. The October 5th competition was the culmination of the 2019 Strider Bike racing season; which has included Strider Cup races in the USA, Russia, China, Chile, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Philippines, and other nations. Next year’s Strider Cup World Championship will take place in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.   

This year’s World Championship included racers from 12 countries and 29 states. In the two-year-old class, Rinnosuke Tano from Japan took first place, while Raif Ali of Texas and Carson Zink of Pennsylvania won second and third, respectively. Japanese racers Maki Koda, Raiku Kaji, and Haruto Kuroda swept the three-year-old category. In the four-year-old championship heat, Chinese racer Yuzheng Wei won first place with Japanese racers Keita Suzuki and Ichinoshin Tano taking second and third place trophies. Rhode Islander, Kevin Huang was a close fourth place in the competitive final heat.  

The 14x race category is open to all racers 6-year-old and younger. Cohen Jagielski and Jacob Jamison of Great Britain won first and second place, while 4-year-old class winner, Ichinoshin Tano of Japan, raced again, winning the third place trophy.  

The Strider Cup World Championship is a chance for children to meet and compete with peers who may not speak the same language, and may not be potty trained, but share a love of riding Strider Bikes. The global aspect of the World Championship is a highlight for Strider Bikes CEO, Ryan McFarland, “The amazing part is that there are different languages being spoken; yet the kids seem to be communicating just fine and are having a great time.” 

Strider Cup races were created to give 2- to 6-year-olds the chance to test their newfound balance bike skills on the racetrack. Children of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Racing tactics typically vary, with some children sprinting out of the start gate, while other toddlers take their time curiously wandering the track. 

For more a complete list of race results and photos from the event, please visit striderbikes.com/events-charlotte-results/

Racers weave their way through the noodle monster and over mount scary at the 2019 Strider Cup World Championship

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  
 
Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.  
 
Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and distributes products in over 75 countries.

Hanover Toddler Reaches the Podium Among Fierce Competition at the 2019 Strider Cup World Championship

Hanover Toddler Reaches the Podium Among Fierce Competition at the 2019 Strider Cup World Championship®

 Hanover two-year-old, Carson Zink (153), warms up ahead of the Strider Cup World Championship. 

Charlotte, NC, Oct 9, 2019– Racers as young as 2-years-old sprinted and glided their way to balance bike glory at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC. The October 5th competition was the culmination of the 2019 Strider Bike racing season; which has included Strider Cup races in the USA, Russia, China, Chile, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, Philippines, and other nations. Next year’s Strider Cup World Championship will take place in Japan ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.   

This year’s World Championship included racers from 12 countries and 29 states. In the two-year-old class, Rinnosuke Tano from Japan took first place, while Raif Ali of Texas and Carson Zink of Pennsylvania won second and third, respectively. Japanese racers Maki Koda, Raiku Kaji, and Haruto Kuroda swept the three-year-old category. In the four-year-old championship heat, Chinese racer Yuzheng Wei won first place with Japanese racers Keita Suzuki and Ichinoshin Tano taking second and third place trophies. Rhode Islander, Kevin Huang was a close fourth place in the competitive final heat.  

The 14x race category is open to all racers 6-year-old and younger. Cohen Jagielski and Jacob Jamison of Great Britain won first and second place, while 4-year-old class winner, Ichinoshin Tano of Japan, raced again, winning the third place trophy.  

The Strider Cup World Championship is a chance for children to meet and compete with peers who may not speak the same language, and may not be potty trained, but share a love of riding Strider Bikes. The global aspect of the World Championship is a highlight for Strider Bikes CEO, Ryan McFarland, “The amazing part is that there are different languages being spoken; yet the kids seem to be communicating just fine and are having a great time.” 

Strider Cup races were created to give 2- to 6-year-olds the chance to test their newfound balance bike skills on the racetrack. Children of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Racing tactics typically vary, with some children sprinting out of the start gate, while other toddlers take their time curiously wandering the track. 

For more a complete list of race results and photos from the event, please visit striderbikes.com/events-charlotte-results/

 Racers weave their way through the noodle monster and over mount scary at the 2019 Strider Cup World Championship

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  
 
Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.  
 
Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and distributes products in over 75 countries.

Surrey Toddlers Raise Trophies at the 2019 Canada Strider® Cup

Surrey Toddlers Raise Trophies at the 2019 Canada Strider® Cup

Kids Enjoyed a Day Filled With Friends and Friendly Competition

(Surrey, BC, Canada, August 17, 2019) – Surrey’s Civic Plaza served as the perfect racecourse as over 120 toddlers raced in the August 17 Surrey Strider Cup. Toddlers tested their skills, dashing through the hanging pool noodles of the “Noodle Monster” and launching over “Mount Scary,” two ramps positioned back-to-back with smoke rising from a “lava-filled” crack in the center. Surrey and other British Columbia natives claimed many of the top spots making this inagural BC Strider Cup event a major success. 

Surrey’s own Finn Juthans took top prize in the two-year-old class followed by Jackson Hickey of Aldergrove and Jonah Barretto of Richmond. The four-year olds had some tough competition this year but Jacob Gibson trimphed in his hometown. Right behind Gibson were Rossi Zhong and James Verran. After a short lunch break the three-year olds were ready to fly. Lucas Jaramillo of Burnaby came out on top over two Surrey natives, Kingston Hughes and Lance Zaphyrus “Zed” Pabuaya. The day wraped up with the open 14x class, consiting of four to six-year olds. Five-year-old Ethan Crutcher out of Washington, USA raced his way to the top of the podium ahead of Surrey competitors Nickolas Powell and Landon McLean.

For a complete list of race results and images from the event, please visit striderbikes.com/surrey.The 2019 toddler bike racing season culminates at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC on October 5 and 6, 2019.

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking-horse bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers. 

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook,YouTube, or Instagram.  

 

International Phenoms and Minnesotan Stars Take Home Trophies at the 2019 Minneapolis Strider Cup

International Phenoms and Minnesotan Stars Take Home Trophies at the 2019 Minneapolis Strider® Cup

Athletic Toddlers Enjoyed a Day Filled With Freeze Pops and Friendly Competition

(Minneapolis, MN July 10, 2019) – U.S. Bank Stadium served as a beautiful backdrop as 165 toddlers raced in the July 6 Minneapolis Strider Cup. Toddlers tested their skills, dashing through the hanging pool noodles of the “Noodle Monster” and launching over “Mount Scary,” two ramps positioned back-to-back with smoke rising from a “lava-filled” crack in the center. Many of the youngest participants began imitating the smoother striding and gliding motions of racers in the upper age categories.

Minnesotan’s Brayson Bottolfson of Oronoco and Owen Dallavalle of Maplewood placed second and third respectively in the 2-year-old age category. Tyler Muenchow of Prior Lake placed second in the 3-year-old category, and Inver Grove Heights local, Everett Tsai, placed second in the 4-year-old category. Competitors from Japan and Canada took the top spots in the 3 year old and 14x open-age categories respectively. In total, 20 states and three nations were represented at the event.

MedExpress Urgent Care, a neighborhood medical center, sponsored the adorable 2 year-old racer category and representatives handed out goodies to local families. Minneapolis Bike Cops were also present, passing out freeze pops to the hard-working competitors.

For a complete list of race results and images from the event, please visit striderbikes.com/events-minneapolis/. 

Next, the 2019 Strider Cup Series will take a trip north of the border, hosting a Strider Cup in Surrey, British Columbia on August 17. The 2019 toddler bike racing season culminates at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC on October 5 and 6, 2019.

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking-horse bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers. 

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook,YouTube, or Instagram.  

 

Florida Siblings Place Top Five in Colorado Strider Cup Race

Florida Siblings Place Top Five in Colorado Strider Cup Race

Ocala Brother and Sister Team Won Among 250 Competitors
 
BOULDER, CO (July 2, 2019) – Three-year-old “Hurricane” Hudson Holbrook took home the gold in the three-year-old class during the Strider Cup Race at Boulder Civic Area. His six-year-old sister, Adalynn Holbrook, also raced in a championship final, placing fifth in the 14x open class. The brother and sister duo were among nearly 250 racers, ages 19 months to 6 years old’s racing in the June 15 Boulder Strider Cup. Majestic mountains served as the backdrop as racers from around the world competed for the top trophy on Strider Balance Bikes. Full race results and images from the event can be found at striderbikes.com/events-boulder/

The Holbrook family had no idea what to expect at their kids first competitive event, “We told them to have fun and try their best!  We were so proud of them!” beamed Jonathan Holbrook, father to Hurricane and Adalynn. He also complimented the Strider event team saying, “What a great family event! So well organized and the kids had a blast!  Their first competitive event, and they both received a trophy.  We are grateful for the opportunity Strider provided to compete in something they love to do, and the boost of confidence they received from the experience.  This was truly a memorable day for our family!”

The remainder of the 2019 Strider Cup Series will continue in North America with balance bike races on July 6 at The Commons in downtown Minneapolis. From there, the North American race series will take a trip north of the border, hosting a Strider Cup in Surrey, British Columbia on August 17. The 2019 toddler bike racing season culminates at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC on October 5 and 6, 2019. 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking-horse bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers. 

 

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook,YouTube, or Instagram.  

Georgia Native Takes the Bronze in Strider Cup Race

Georgia Native Takes the Bronze in Strider Cup Race

Bugden Hoists Bronze Trophy at Strider Cup Race at Boulder Civic Area 

 BOULDER, CO (June 26, 2019) – Six-year-old Warren Bugden placed third in the 14x open class during the Strider Cup Race at Boulder Civic Area. Boulder was overrun by toddlers ages 19 months to 6 years old’s as they raced in the June 15th Boulder Strider Cup. Majestic mountains served as the backdrop as nearly 250 racers from around the world competed for the top trophy on Strider Balance Bikes. Full race results and images from the event can be found at striderbikes.com/events-boulder/

Warren told his parents, “The track was epic! The turn with the water and Mount Scary were my favorite.” Bugden along with other children and toddlers tested their skills, dashing through the hanging pool noodles of the “Noodle Monster” and launching over “Mount Scary,” two ramps positioned back-to-back with smoke rising from a “lava-filled” crack in the center. The little racers whizzed though the track with a mix of determined stares and elated smiles. They were cheered on by friends, family members, and inquisitive pedestrians — all of whom were full of smiles watching the youngsters race.  Warren’s mom Krystal expressed, “We are so thankful to Strider Bikes for such a fun, well-organized and family friendly event.”

The remainder of the 2019 Strider Cup Series will continue in North America with balance bike races on July 6 at The Commons in downtown Minneapolis. From there, the North American race series will take a trip north of the border, hosting a Strider Cup in Surrey, British Columbia on August 17. The 2019 toddler bike racing season culminates at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC on October 5 and 6, 2019. 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking-horse bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers. 

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook,YouTube, or Instagram.

Huxley Fair Places 2nd in Children’s Bike Race

Huxley Fair Places 2nd in Children’s Bike Race

Children continued Strider Cup race series at Boulder Civic Area 

BOULDER, CO (June 26, 2019) – 4-year-old Huxley Fair placed 2nd in his age group during the Strider Cup Race at Boulder Civic Area. Boulder was overrun by toddlers ages 19 months to 6 years old’s as they raced in the June 15th Boulder Strider Cup. Majestic mountains served as the backdrop as nearly 250 racers from around the world competed for the top trophy on Strider Balance Bikes. Full race results and images from the event can be found at striderbikes.com/events-boulder/

Huxley stated that his favorite part of Strider race day was, “racing with my friends”! The veteran Strider Racer has been competing since he was two years old at the Strider World Championship in Salt Lake City, UT in 2017. Huxley’s family thought it would be a one-time event, but he loves seeing his friends from across the country that race too, and he loves racing. Logan Fair acknowledged, “Because of Strider, Huxley has been on a pedal bike since he was two and a half and loves both bikes equally. He currently is racing Strider Events this year as well as the BMX League and Rattler Mountain Bike Series. The Strider Cups have led to his desire to race and have fun with friends on bikes!”

Toddlers tested their skills, dashing through the hanging pool noodles of the “Noodle Monster” and launching over “Mount Scary,” two ramps positioned back-to-back with smoke rising from a “lava-filled” crack in the center. The little racers whizzed though the track with a mix of determined stares and elated smiles. They were cheered on by friends, family members, and inquisitive pedestrians — all of whom were full of smiles watching the youngsters race.  Fair commented, “I am ecstatic that Strider holds these events across the country for kids to participate in. I’m amazed that cost is kept low (you get a ton of cool stuff), the staff is super friendly, and the venues are great!”

The remainder of the 2019 Strider Cup Series will continue in North America with balance bike races on July 6 at The Commons in downtown Minneapolis. From there, the North American race series will take a trip north of the border, hosting a Strider Cup in Surrey, British Columbia on August 17. The 2019 toddler bike racing season culminates at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC on October 5 and 6, 2019. 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking-horse bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers. 

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook,YouTube, or Instagram.  

Ontario Native Takes 1st Place in Strider Cup Race

Ontario Native Takes 1st Place in Strider Cup Race

Creaser Stood Top Podium for Strider 14x Race at Boulder Civic Area 

BOULDER, CO (June 26, 2019) – Six-year-old Jared Creaser took home the top prize in the 14x Class of the Strider Cup Race at Boulder Civic Area. Boulder was overrun by children and toddlers ages 19 months to 6 years old’s as they raced in the June 15th Boulder Strider Cup. Majestic mountains served as the backdrop as nearly 250 racers from around the world competed for the top trophy on Strider Balance Bikes. Full race results and images from the event can be found at striderbikes.com/events-boulder/

“What a fun and exciting day flying from Ontario, Canada and watching your child come in 1st place. We have been traveling from Ontario to the Strider Cups since 2016, this is Jared’s eighth Strider Cup, we actually plan our Spring and Summer trips to where the Strider Cups are for that year” Jared’s mom Felicia expressed.

Creaser along with other children and toddlers tested their skills, dashing through the hanging pool noodles of the “Noodle Monster” and launching over “Mount Scary,” two ramps positioned back-to-back with smoke rising from a “lava-filled” crack in the center. The little racers whizzed though the track with a mix of determined stares and elated smiles. They were cheered on by friends, family members, and inquisitive pedestrians — all of whom were full of smiles watching the youngsters’ race. 

The remainder of the 2019 Strider Cup Series will continue in North America with balance bike races on July 6 at The Commons in downtown Minneapolis. From there, the North American race series will take a trip north of the border, hosting a Strider Cup in Surrey, British Columbia on August 17. The 2019 toddler bike racing season culminates at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC on October 5 and 6, 2019. 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking-horse bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers. 

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook,YouTube, or Instagram.  

Overland Park Native Takes 3rd Place at Strider Cup Race

Overland Park Native Takes 3rd Place at Strider Cup Race

Carney Brings Home the Bronze in the four-year-old class Boulder Civic Area 

BOULDER, CO (June 26, 2019) – Four-year-old Max “MAX BMX” Carney hoisted his 3rd place trophy at this year’s Strider Cup Race at Boulder Civic Area. Boulder was overrun by children and toddlers ages 19 months to 6 years old’s as they raced in the June 15th Boulder Strider Cup. Majestic mountains served as the backdrop as nearly 250 racers from around the world competed for the top trophy on Strider Balance Bikes. Full race results and images from the event can be found at striderbikes.com/events-boulder/

MAX BMX told his parents that his favorite part was seeing his racer friends from previous events. “Strider ALWAYS puts together a great event for the kids. We have traveled all over just to participate,” dad, Clif, expressed.

Carney along with other children and toddlers tested their skills, dashing through the hanging pool noodles of the “Noodle Monster” and launching over “Mount Scary,” two ramps positioned back-to-back with smoke rising from a “lava-filled” crack in the center. The little racers whizzed though the track with a mix of determined stares and elated smiles. They were cheered on by friends, family members, and inquisitive pedestrians — all of whom were full of smiles watching the youngsters’ race. 

The remainder of the 2019 Strider Cup Series will continue in North America with balance bike races on July 6 at The Commons in downtown Minneapolis. From there, the North American race series will take a trip north of the border, hosting a Strider Cup in Surrey, British Columbia on August 17. The 2019 toddler bike racing season culminates at the Strider Cup World Championship in Charlotte, NC on October 5 and 6, 2019. 

ABOUT STRIDER SPORTS INTERNATIONAL, INC.  

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. From rocking-horse bikes for babies, to patented balance bikes and pedal conversion kits Strider has revolutionized the learn-to-ride process and the childhood riding experience. Children across the globe are starting on Strider Bikes and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers. 

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.com, Facebook,YouTube, or Instagram.