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Strider expecting tiny competitors from 9 countries at its world championships

Published June 30, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. (BRAIN) — Strider Bikes is expecting competitors from at least nine countries at its Strider Cup World Championship event, planned for Salt Lake City July 21-22. 

The company said it was expecting about 40 racers from outside the U.S., including toddlers from China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Japan, Russia, Tahiti, Taiwan, Thailand and Canada. The lineup includes 24 kids from Japan. 

The youngest registered racer so far is 19-month-old Xarin Galindo of West Jordan, Utah. 

The Strider Cup World Championship includes the 2-and-under class and the 3-year-old class, both sponsored by LDS Hospital. Competitive Cyclist is sponsoring the 4-year-old class. The 5-year-old class is sponsored by The Color Run. The registration fee is $25 online before July 20 at 7 p.m. MST. Registration is at

The full event is sponsored by The Dannon Company. Strider is teaming up with Dannon to give away 50 Strider bikes and helmets to disadvantaged youth through Head Start Utah. Several of the bike recipients are expected to participate in the race.

The Strider Cup World Championship event also includes the Special Needs Races sponsored by Chick-fil-A for athletes of all ages and abilities. Strider donated bikes to several local organizations.

Prior to the Salt Lake championship race, Strider hosted three Strider Cup races this year, in Fort Worth, Texas, Pittsburgh and Lincoln, Neb.


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