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Wednesday Wisdom: Celebrate Every Milestone (The Strider Cup)

The Strider Cup

Received free product. All opinions expressed are my own.

Strider Bikes is a great company that grew out of a dream, to help kids learn to ride bikes in a better way. Their solution was to create a balance bike, which is a new way to learn how to ride. It is more intuitive and leads to a more natural progression than to use training wheels. I first learned about Strider bikes several years ago while walking in my neighborhood. I saw a little boy riding one, asked his mom about it, fell in love with the concept and then became friends with the mom. That's how I roll! :-)

So, when I got the opportunity to receive two bikes from Strider last winter, I jumped at the chance. I already loved the product and the only thing that beats product love is when you get the product for free! 

When I learned about the Strider Cup racing series, I signed my kid up! The Strider Cup allows children ages 2-5 to compete in a race with their bikes. As their marketing representative commented at the race it is a time where the family can support the little ones. They can be the focal point and they can learn how to compete. I can tell you we all showed up and showed out to support our little guy. (Although his sister was a little annoyed that it was all about him, she rallied!) It turns out they were competing for an opportunity to compete at the national level. 

Needless to say, we were surprised at the level of preparedness and the fact that children traveled in from all over the country was a shock! We need to get our game up...

Still, it was great to see our guy enjoy himself and understand what a race means. While he set no records, he had a great time. When they said his name as he crossed the finish line he got excited. And when he got his medal, he was proud. And as our daughter said, he did not come in last. So, there's that! ☝I don't care what anybody says. I think it's fine for everybody to get a medal when they're under 5. Don't judge me!

For more about Strider Cup races, click here.

Competing for the Strider Cup Medal

Wearing his Strider Cup medal

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