I had a bike coach tell me his kids learned to bike using a balance bike. So I followed his lead and got one for my son.
Here’s how the balance bike works: Little ones learn to balance on a two-wheel balance bike and are able to progress easier to two-wheels with pedals, skipping the whole training wheel headache. That’s how it worked with Farley. We’re working on getting kid No. 2 to master the bike now.
Strider Bikes is a giant in the balance bike industry, selling more than 1.5 million bikes. They’re known for durability and high performance. They reached out to me to tell you about an upcoming balance bike race. I was all for this campaign because I love encouraging bike in Nebraska, and I’ve seen first-hand that balance bikes work…and now know not to settle for anything less than a Strider!
2017 STRIDER Cup Series
Do you have a kid who’s 5 years old or younger and a total champ on his or her Strider bike? Sign him or her up for the STRIDER Cup Series race in Lincoln, Neb., on June 10. Sounds totally cute and fun. There will even be an Adventure Zone riding area separate from the race where little ones can test out demo bikes (with helmets). It’s a place for children to try out a Strider Bike if they have one and play “in the zone.”
If you go
When: June 10, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (race start times vary for age groups and a special needs wave)
Where: Tower Square in downtown Lincoln, 1300 P St., Lincoln, Neb.
Cost: $25 (plus service fee), and includes a Strider jersey, number plate, and goodies
Register here (registration closes June 9)
** Be sure to check the race website for packet pick-up details and times
Now here’s Strider Bikes race nitty gritty: Genuine Strider Bikes are the only balance bikes allowed to race. You can find them at quality bike stores and online.
But I have great news for you…you can enter to win a Strider bike right here on the blog!
Strider Bikes Giveaway
One lucky winner is going to win a Strider Sport, just in time for the race! These bikes are easy to adjust so they’re good for both an itty bitty 18-month-old or sturdy 5-year-old. They’re a step up from the basic model, with a padded seat, foot rests, and mini-grips designed for tiny hands to have better control.
It’s really simple to enter. Enter through the Rafflecopter entry form below.
You must enter by 11:59 p.m. April 30. One winner will be randomly chosen within 48 hours – be on the lookout for an email! The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another entry is drawn. Must be 18 or older to enter and a resident of the United States. Prize is valued at $119.99.
Disclosure: I was compensated for writing this sponsored post by Strider Bikes. Opinions expressed are my own