USA BMX is proud to announce Strider Sports as a new 2012 National Series sponsor, putting Strider World Cup racing at every USA BMX National event during the upcoming season. — Strider World Cup racing made an incredible debut at the Grand Nationals held last month, and will continue to provide toddlers and young children a venue for friendly competition at every 2012 USA BMX National.
Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are designed to be the first step in teaching children how to ride a bike. The popular Strider World Cup races are held on portions of the BMX track and often on smaller specially-constructed tracks. They give children ages two to five the opportunity to take their riding to the next level — from balancing to racing on two wheels! Additionally, a Strider Adventure Zone will give kids a place to ride their Striders and have fun at each race.
USA BMX Strider memberships are available for $25 and include the racer’s first Strider World Cup race and a USA BMX membership card. Participating in a race at any USA BMX National will qualify the racer for the Strider World Championship in Florida at Sarasota BMX next fall.
"The Strider bike is a great learning tool and an awesome first bike for kids," says BA Anderson, USA BMX CEO. "Incorporating Strider World Cup races into our series is a great way to get siblings of current racers or young children started on the track. We are excited to have Strider on board as a National Series sponsor and look forward to having Strider races at our events."
Ryan McFarland, founder of Strider Sports International, says, “We think USA BMX is the perfect fit for our Strider World Cup races. After witnessing the passion and camaraderie exhibited by BMX racers at the Grand Nationals last month, I am honored to bring Strider into the USA BMX family. We have the same enthusiasm for racing at Strider and can’t wait to share the Strider experience all season long!”
Check out Strider’s YouTube page to see the little groms racing their hearts out at the Grand Nationals.
About the Strider World Cup™
The Strider Cup™ and Strider World Cup™ events are play experiences designed to let toddlers and young kids age 18 months to five years old explore the world on two wheels. Whether it is test riding a Strider™ No-Pedal Bike for the first time or racing Striders on a dirt track with other toddlers, Strider World Cup™ events have something for every family interested in giving their child a head start. Balance, coordination, and confidence all develop naturally when children experience group play and friendly competition on Striders. For more information, visit www.StriderRacing.com.
About USA BMX
USA BMX was formed in 2011 by merging the ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and the National Bicycle League (NBL) formed in 1974. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, USA BMX is "The Sanctioning Body of BMX"©. USA BMX organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, in the United States and Puerto Rico as well as in Canada under the name BMX Canada. With over 70,000 active members and 350 racing facilities, USA BMX is the largest promoter of action sports.
About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Strider Sports Int’l, Inc. designs specifically-engineered, no-pedal bikes that encourage Toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded 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, light weight 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 in over 35 countries. For more information, visit http://www.StriderSports.com.
About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes
If your toddler can walk, your toddler CAN ride a STRIDER™! Avoid tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles. Go straight to riding on TWO wheels. STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bikes help toddlers age one to five years old learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling, which develops glittering confidence and amazing bike handling skills. So ditch the tricycle and training wheels, and teach your child to ride a bike sooner, better, and safer with a STRIDER™. Available at http://www.StriderSports.com.