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Strider World Cup Sprints into the USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Toddlers Take to the Track at the USAPCC Finish Festival August 28th in Downtown Denver

 
PRLog - Aug. 18, 2011 - Strider Sports International, the world’s premier no-pedal balance bike manufacturer, is bringing their Strider World Cup™ to the final stage of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Sunday, August 28th in Denver, Colorado.

As part of the USAPCC Finish Line Festival the Strider World Cup event showcases head-to-head Strider races between children ages two to five. Every Strider racer will receive a Team Strider t-shirt, a Strider handlebar bag/number plate, and a souvenir Strider cowbell for Mom or Dad to ring during the race. Every racer will also earn a medal for participation in the race and the top three finishers in each age group will be awarded trophies during a finish line podium ceremony. If you’ve not seen a toddler trophy ceremony, you’re in for a treat!  Pre-registration is required. Race entry fee is $25. Limited to 200 racers. For more information or to pre-register, visit http://www.stridersports.com/usapcc.

The season-long Strider World Cup™ series gives toddlers the chance for friendly competition at events across the country. By participating at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge Strider Cup event, riders will be eligible for the Strider World Championship in Sarasota, Florida this October where they can compete with children from Japan and Europe.

The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is expected to be the largest spectator event in Colorado history and one of the largest sporting events to ever take place in the United States. For seven consecutive days, 128 of the world’s top athletes will race over 500 miles through the majestic Rockies -- reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure -- more than two miles in elevation.  

Strider Sports International CEO Ryan McFarland says, “The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is a natural fit to help promote Strider Cup Racing and the Strider Adventure Zone program as we believe it will further fuel that budding passion for riding on two wheels and inspire kids to get outside, get on a bike, and give it try.”

In addition to the Sunday finish line festival, Strider Adventure Zones (free demo ride and play areas) will be available to the public at the finish of each of the six stage races beginning Monday, August 22nd in Colorado Springs, Tuesday in Crested Butte, Wednesday in Aspen, Thursday in Vail, Friday in Steamboat Springs, Saturday in Breckenridge, and Sunday in Denver.

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.

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 http://www.StriderCup.com.

About USA Pro Cycling Challenge
As the interest in professional cycling continues to grow as a global sport (which is evident by the addition of two new UCI-sanctioned races this year alone in Beijing and Quebec), it is fitting that the USA Pro Cycling Challenge comes along just in time to put a stake in the ground for the United States. The USA Pro Cycling Challenge is expected to be one of the biggest and best races in the world with an anticipated one million spectators on site and 25 million viewers through broadcast partners, NBC and Versus. For more information, visit http://www.usaprocyclingchallenge.com.

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