STRIDER Toddler Racing Coming to Denver August 24

Toddlers To Compete August 24th at Civic Center Park

Strider Sports International, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, is pleased to announce the Strider Championship Series Race in Denver in conjunction with the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Stage 7, on Sunday, August 24th from 11am-3:30pm. This groundbreaking race will give toddlers and small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test through a series of obstacles and ramps at Civic Center Park, located in Denver, CO.

The unique Strider Championship Series caters directly to children between two and five years old who want to experience the thrill of racing. Children of all sizes and skill levels are welcome to participate. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes are developed for both learning the ropes of riding and honing advanced skills in racing.

 There will be races for 2, 3, 4, and 5-year-olds, with the two year olds lining up at the start gate at 11:30 am. Registration fees are $25 online or $35 on site, beginning at 11 am. Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration. Pre-registration is open now. Readers should visit for further information.

A typical Strider race scene has young parents and grandparents holding their breath as the bright yellow cowbells are rung and the starting gate drops. Toddlers, some still in diapers, lean forward, grasp their mini grips, kick their short legs, and embark upon their 400-foot plus journey over obstacles from dirt mounds to wooden ramps. All young racers are treated to an Olympic-style podium award ceremony immediately following their race, where trophies almost as tall as some of the riders are given to top finishers. All participants receive either a trophy or a medal and pose for the crowd of proud parents and spectators.

 Participating in any of these Championship Series race events will automatically qualify the rider for the Strider World Championship. The series-ending race will be held in Rapid City, South Dakota — world headquarters for Strider Sports International, Inc. The big event goes down this year on September 19, 20 and 21.  Please visit our website at for more information.

 The fun filled family festival taking place from 11-3:30 on Sunday, August 24th will also include a free Strider Adventure Zone, where toddlers and young kids can test ride a Strider and play with other kids in a cordoned off area. All activities will take place near the Voorhies Memorial pond (aka Seal Pond) in Civic Center Park.  Demo helmets and bikes will be available for the Strider Adventure Zone.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded by Ryan McFarland in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed worldwide in over 70 countries. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit

About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes

We Create Riders! STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows toddlers to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime.  Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. Available at