The 8th annual Strider Cup is back again, to pit toddler-against-toddler racing balance bikes. Just last week we saw the series extend its Asian leg, with a new finish in Beijing. But now the big news is the announcement that the Strider Cup World Championship is coming July 20-21 to the US cycling crazy town of Boulder, Colorado.
Strider Cup series World Championship in Boulder, CO
Organizers expect racers from around the world (although we really wonder what those parents are thinking?) And they say “some as young as 18 months old striding along in diapers.” Really, they already have racers signed up from Japan, China, Vietnam & Taiwan!
Whatever your thoughts on traveling the globe to have tiny rugrats duke it out on balance bikes, the underlying idea is that the events get kids interested in bikes. And it becomes an easy way to spark some early passions for bike racing.
If your kiddo under 6 isn’t quite ready for Worlds yet, there are tune-up races around the globe – seriously in 25 countries! To practice their starts in the US, you can take the kids to series races in Fort Worth, TX on May 5; Cleveland, OH May 26; or to Charlotte, NC in June (final date TBD).