Strider World Cup series gives toddlers ages 2 to 5 the chance for friendly competition at events across the country, such as the one in Oldsmar on March 9.
OLDSMAR ó Strider Sports International, developer of the patented Strider no-pedal balance bikes, is bringing the Strider World Cup to Oldsmar for the USA BMX Gator Nationals March 9 at 3120 Tampa Road.
The season-long Strider World Cup series gives toddlers ages 2 to 5 the chance for friendly competition at events across the country. No prior experience needed. The Strider World Cup races are perfect for both beginners and more experienced riders alike.
The Strider World Cup race will drop the gate at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, with registration from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
The whole family can enjoy the Strider experience at the Adventure Zone from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Toddlers can test ride their favorite Strider on the obstacle course while playing, learning, and socializing with peers on two wheels.
The toddlers ride their balance bikes on a small portion of the same track being used for the USA BMX Gator Nationals and the UCI Pro Series race featuring the fastest BMX racers in the world. Be sure to get a spot on the fence to see many of the same racers who participated in last summerís London Olympics.
USA BMX Strider memberships are available for $25. The membership includes the racerís 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 this fall in Sarasota, Florida.
Strider Sports founder and CEO Ryan McFarland says, ďAt Strider Sports we are committed to supporting a fun, safe, and healthy lifestyle through bicycling. Our partnership with USA BMX has introduced hundreds of children to bicycling at a younger age than ever before. We canít wait to continue spreading the love of cycling that will keep them fit and healthy for years to come.Ē
About the Strider World Cup
Strider World Cup Races are the series of officially sanctioned Strider Cup races held throughout the year at various events worldwide. In the USA these events are organized and run by USA BMX. Internationally, Strider World Cup Racing is organized by Strider affiliates.
Participation in at least one of these events is required to race in the season-ending Strider World Championship. These races are designed to teach children ages 18 months to 5 years old great sportsmanship through friendly competition and provide them with the opportunity to ride and test their skills with other Strider enthusiasts.
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, Ariz., 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.