Tech Inspection is a means to both ensure rules compliance at Strider races and at the same time ensure that safety concerns of both the racer and the other participants are addressed.
All bikes, riders, and helmets will need to go through a basic safety and tech inspection. We’ll be looking for any sharp edges (quite often on grips that have worn through), no brake systems are allowed on 12 bikes, loose parts, over-extended seats and handlebars, properly rotating tires, that the bike is a genuine Strider Bike, and any other obvious safety concerns. We also verify that each racer’s helmet is properly fit.
Ideally, we prefer to take care of Tech Inspection on Fridays prior to Saturday races at the packet pickup locations so any concerns that need to be addressed can be taken care of prior to the race in a calm, non-rushed atmosphere. Packet pickup also gives us time to explain what to expect on race day and answer any questions you may have. However, if you are unable to come to packet picket on Friday, we can do the Tech Inspection on race day. Please just make sure you arrive in plenty of time before your child’s race time (at least 45 minutes).
The following points are some major areas of inspection but not meant as a complete listing:
Please note as stated in the rules “Parents or guardians are responsible for complying with all rules”.
NOTE: Not included in the tech inspection but starting line observations include some of the following from the rules: