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The Strider Snow Cup has been dubbed the “Toddler Tour de France,” and will be held at Buck Hill, in Burnsville, MN on March 2nd.

More kids on bikes with the 2019 Strider Snow Cup at Buck Hill

by Leslie Prevish

The Strider Snow Cup has been dubbed the “Toddler Tour de France” by the Wall Street Journal, ESPN and others. A world leader in teaching young children to ride and rip on two wheels, Strider Bike has announced Buck Hill, in Burnsville, Minnesota, will host the Snow Cup on March 2nd. Toddlers ages five and under will shred the bunny slopes on their Strider 12 Bikes outfitted with the Strider Snow Ski accessory for a day of snow-filled fun. This family-friendly Snow Cup program is an extension to Striders events, offering a much different climate for two-wheeling toddlers to ride in.

Toddler Powder Takeover Set for 2019 Strider Snow Cup

After numerous successful Strider Snow Cup events held across the globe, including Russia, Japan, and the United Kingdom. This event at Buck Hill marks the first Strider Snow Cup in the United States since 2013.

Using Strider’s accessories the Strider 12 Balance Bike can be converted for use in the snow. This makes riding year-round fun and in any climate a reality.

Snow Cup attendees can expect an atmosphere of fun and encouragement. As toddlers put their Strider skills to the test, the atmosphere will make for unforgettable video and photos.

Pre-registration for the Strider Snow Cup is required. Each child that registers receives a Strider Snow Cup bib, Strider goodie bag valued at over $50, and a single-day use lift ticket to Buck Hill for their parent or guardian ($45 value). Registration is $36 and now open at www.StriderBikes.com/BuckHill.

The Strider Snow Cup Series

This will be the first Strider Cup Race of 2019 in the United States, find more races scheduled below, as the snow melts:

  • May 4, 2019: LA Live, Los Angeles
  • June 15, 2019: Boulder Civic Area (Central Park), Boulder, Colorado
  • July 6, 2019: The Commons, Minneapolis
  • October 4-5, 2019: NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte, North Carolina (Strider Cup World Championship).

 No qualification is necessary to participate in a Strider Cup or Strider Cup World Championship event. Registration for the May – October 2019 races will be available January 2019 at www.StriderBikes.com. Dates and locations subject to change.

About Strider Sports International, Inc.

Strider creates and inspires future generations of riders by giving children as young as six months old the best first-bike experience. Strider Bikes revolutionized the bike’s design to develop a child’s balance first and pairs each balance bike with a proven learn-to-ride process. Children across the globe are starting out on a Strider Bike and becoming two-wheeling virtuosos – before they’re out of diapers.

Founded in 2007, in Rapid City, South Dakota, Strider has sold more than 2 million bikes and is distributed in more than 75 countries. Visit www.StriderBikes.comFacebook or Instagram.

Future Tour de France Challengers, Strider Bike Racing

Tyler Lowthian, Russ Lowthian, HaveFunBiking.com

HFB-2dIt may be in the future, 20 years from now, but on July 12th as the Tour de France pro racers moved through the Col de la Croix des Moinats range in France, cycling’s future challengers  competed for the first time ever in St. Cloud, Minn. With rain threatening to ace out the day’s activities toddlers raced on balance bikes while families ventured to this Central Minnesota community nestled next to the Mississippi River to watch the Strider Champion Series. With many fun activities scheduled, as the race coincided with Downtown St. Cloud’s annual “Walk About” program, toddler’s from ages two up to five showed their potential as future cyclists.

HFB-1The race event, sponsored by Strider Bikes, Scheels Sporting Goods, Destination Granite Country and Pineview Park BMX, was held in the beautiful Lake George Park on the south edge of the downtown area, in St. Clould.

HFB-2iAs this was my first time covering a toddler event, it was fun to watch the two-year old’s having fun, while some of the racers overly aggressive parents, on the sidelines, didn’t know how to relax.

HFB-2aHere some of the three year-olds racing in the starting gate ready to show the spectators in St. Cloud their newly gain balancing talents.

HFB-2bDown the straight away with dad sharing a few inspiring words, as he runs behind.

HFB-2cWith his helmet cam rolling, I think this guy enjoys being in the picture more than he likes filming what was in front of him.

HFB-2eNumber 331 is having a good time giving the guys on the course a run for their podium spot.

HFB-2eeCool helmet for making the bend near the water fountain in Lake George Park.

HFB-2fNo training wheels needed here!

HFB-2gWhoops, a slight mishap when one of those tires laying in the course wouldn’t move out of the way. No one hurt and everyone was back in the race within 30 seconds.

HFB-2hIt’s easy to get distracted with all this commotion….


The top six racers in the three-year old division enjoying the moment.

HFB-2k Some of St. Cloud’s finest posing with one of the Strider champions.

HFB-4aHere at the starting gate the four year-old riders are set to hit the course.

HFB-4bWith skill and determination number 413 is only a couple Strider bike lengths ahead of her competition.

HFB-4cWith concentration and perseverance number 415’s striding talents are keeping him out front.

HFB-4dOnly a lap to go number 414 is giving a little extra effort to close the gap on 415.

HFB-4eKeep on Stridin’!

HFB-5aHere some of the five year olds have taken to the course, showing their talents.

HFB-5bAfter this race it looks like number 510 will be ready for some pedals.

HFB-5cAnother one of those intimidating helmets!

HFB-15 Ah yes, one of life’s lessons – defeat. Good thing dad was there to offer some comfort and reassurance that tomorrow would bring another day to get on the bike and try again.