Lewis and Milo Fritzinger
Lewis and Milo Fritzinger were among some of the earliest Strider riders back in 2012. Today, both brothers race in NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association), and Lewis also races in USA Cycling events. Their passion for two wheels began at a young age and shaped them into the accomplished cyclists they are today. We sat down with these Strider Graduates and talked everything biking! Check out the interview below.
How old were you when you first began riding your Strider Bike?
LF: I was 4 years old
MF: I was 2 ½ years old
I know you were super young when you first started riding on the Strider, but do you remember it at all or have any core memories?
LF: I remember going to the pump track in Truckee to practice balancing.
MF: I remember getting on the Strider right after I fractured my leg and couldn’t walk, it helped me a lot as it built my strength.
How frequently do you compete in races? What titles do you currently hold?
LF: During the season I will probably race 1-3 times a month. The title that I currently hold is 8th grade NICA champion for The Northern Nevada League. I am also in my second season with the Reno Tahoe Junior Cycling team.
MF: I compete in races in the spring and fall now and am currently the 6th grade champion for the northern Nevada Nica league 2022.
What is your favorite biking snack?
LF: Skratch Gummies
MF: Honey Stinger Waffles
Where is your favorite place to ride and why?
LF: I really like to ride in Truckee because the trails are well maintained and flowy. In terms of Travel the best place I’ve ever ridden is Bend, Oregon.
MF: My favorite place to ride is Truckee and Euer valley because I have a lot of memories there.
What has your proudest biking moment been?
LF: It’s hard to say but probably winning the Nevada NICA league or one of my bigger rides.
MF: My proudest biking moment was when I finished the Yerington, NV race for Nica, it was my first win and felt really good.
Do you have any big biking goals that you’d like to accomplish?
LF: I would like to be in the top 40% for this year’s USA Cycling season (of the races I travel for). Also, I would like to be ready to race JV1 (Junior Varsity) in the upcoming Nevada NICA season.
MF: I would like to try to podium on most of my races and continue on the path that I’m on.
What’s a piece of advice that you can offer to kids learning to ride?
LF: Don’t feel like you’re being forced into a sport, try to stay active and do what you want to do.
MF: I would say not to give up because if you give up you miss all the opportunities that riding can offer.