Press Releases / July 10, 2019

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 

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.


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, Facebook,YouTube, or Instagram.  


BY aj