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2019 Strider Cup Racing
Minneapolis, MN
July 6th, 2019

The Commons

Get ready Minneapolis, because we’re bringing Strider Cup Racing to the Twin Cities. These tiny riders will be racing their hearts out next to the massive US Bank Stadium. We’ll be spending a day of fun and racing at The Commons, 425 Portland Ave S, on July 6th, 2019. Strider Cup Races give kiddos a chance to put their Strider skills to the test at several stops across the United States and the world. This unique race series caters directly to children 2-6 years old who want to experience the thrill of racing. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate.

  • Free Spectator Admission

  • Free 14x Experience Riding Area

  • All Registered Racers Receive a Strider Jersey

Friday Schedule

5:00pm - 7:00pm Packet Pickup & Tech Insp.

All racers must attend either Friday OR Saturday Packet Pickup & bring bike to Tech Inspection in order to be allowed to compete.

Saturday Race Schedule

8:00am - 1:30pm Packet Pickup
8:00am - 8:40am Open Track
9:00am - 11:00am 2 & Under 12" Races
11:00am - Noon 4 Year Old 12" Races
Noon - 1:00pm Lunch Break
1:00pm - 2:30pm 3 Year Old 12" Races
2:30pm - 3:30pm 14x Open Class Races


Please Register Online
Race Day Registration for 14x Only

Strider Cup Races are family-friendly race and play experiences designed to let little ones ages 2-6 years old explore the world on two wheels. The races offer the structure of an organized and competitive race in a fun and inviting atmosphere where family and friends are supportive of all riders.

In 2019, we have the Strider 12 race classes and the Strider 14x Sport race class.

The Strider 12 race classes will be open to children 2-4 years old. The Strider 14x Sport race class will be open to children ages 3-6 years old. If your little tater tot is 3 or 4 years old, they’re more than welcome to race on their Strider 12 Bike, and then race again in the 14-inch class on their Strider 14x bike. A second registration & fee would be required.

  • Online Registration is now open. $32 registration (includes service fee) also gets your child a Strider Jersey, Number Plate, and other goodies at Packet Pick-Up!
  • Online registration for both the Strider 12 Races (age classes 2, 3, and 4 year olds) and the 14x Class (age classes 3, 4, 5, and 6 year olds) race closes on July 4th, at 8:00 pm Mountain Standard Time
  • On-site registration is only available to the 14x Open Class racers at both Friday’s packet pickup and race day.
  • Only Strider brand balance bikes are permitted to race. Please read the full Strider 12 Race Rules. If you plan on participating in a 14x race, please read the full Strider 14x Race Rules.

Coined the “Tour de France for Toddlers” by major news outlets, Strider Cup races are a must-experience event for the entire family.  You’ve never seen anything like a Strider Cup race, and children will never forget the fun and excitement these Strider-exclusive events provide.


Online registration is required for the 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old Strider 12 classes, with online registration ending on July 4th at 8:00 pm Mountain Standard Time. There will be no registrations after that time for these classes. No child shall be allowed to register for the 2-, 3-, or 4-year-old Strider 12 classes on race day or at Packet Pick-Up.

Registration for the 14x class can be made online up until July 4th at 8:00pm Mountain Standard Time. After this time, registration for the 14x Class can only be made in person at the Packet Pick-Up on the Friday prior to race day or on race day up until one hour prior to the scheduled 14x race.

Only one racer is allowed to register per form. To register multiple racers, repeat the registration process for each racer. If your racer is competing in both their age group (2-, 3-, or 4-year-old) in a Strider 12 Race, and the 14x Class, you will need to repeat the registration process twice, once for each of the race classes.

Please bring the electronic or printed tickets that you receive upon completing registration to Packet Pick-Up.

Packet Pick-Up and Bike (Tech) Inspection

All registrants will need to pick up their registration bags and go through a basic bike (Tech) inspection before being allowed to compete. Racers can do this either Friday, July 5th or on race day up to 1 hour before the race. While Friday's Packet Pick-Up and Tech Inspection is not required, we strongly encourage it if possible as it gives us time to explain and discuss things in a calm non-rushed environment. Packet Pick-Up on Friday July 5th will be located at The Trailhead at Theodore Wirth Regional Park (1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway) from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. We will also be conducting a "Tech Inspection" both then and on race day.

The race on Saturday will be at "The Commons" 425 Portland Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN. Nothing will take place at Theodore Wirth Park on Saturday.

During this Packet Pick-Up and a simple Tech Inspection, your child will receive their registration bag complete with a Strider jersey, assigned number plate, and other goodies. Your child’s bike will also be inspected to ensure compliance with our racing rules at this time. For more information regarding Tech Inspection please read the Tech Inspection Overview.

Any concerns will need to be addressed before your child can race. Friday Packet Pick-Up and Tech Inspection gives us the opportunity to address any issues in a calm, non-rushed atmosphere and inform you as to what to expect on race day. We would also like to inform you about important times as related to your race class, how the "HEATS" (1st Race) and "MAINS" (2nd Race) will work, and how the awards ceremony will flow.

There will be Open Track after each Class race for the amount of time available up to 15 minutes before the next Class race. Typically there is time for a few laps but if the previous race goes runs long then there may not be. There will be Open Track during the lunch break.

Please review our Weather Policy for all Strider Cup Races.


Families of racers can park at the the Mill Fleet Parking Garage, 740 South 4th Street, Minneapolis, MN. All day parking $14.

Hotel Information

Looking for a hotel room for your fam to get some R&R come race weekend? A limited number of rooms at the Radisson Red have been set aside by Strider for a discounted rate for race attendees. Click HERE to reserve your room before they are all gone!

Radisson Red Minneapolis

609 S 3rd Street Minneapolis, MN, 55415

Nights Reserved: Thursday 07/4/19 through Sunday 07/7/19

Reservations by Phone: Guests can call 1-800-333-3333 and reference Strider Group Block to reserve rooms at a discounted rate.

Hotel Parking:

Limited parking at hotel $25 per night. There are other parking ramps close by.