The 3rd Annual Strider Glider Rough Rider Race
Thanks to our sponsors, Strider Bikes, Play It Again Sports Longmont, and New Creation Church, we're thrilled to announce the return of the Strider® Rough Riders race in Longmont! Using 2-wheeled glider bikes designed specifically for preschool aged children to learn to ride, Longmont's tiniest bikers will also get a taste of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and the excitement of riding with others their own age. The emphasis for this race is FUN, so get ready to cheer on our most adorable Longmont bikers!
- Registration begins August 2019; space is limited
- Race Details
- View the Course Map
- Bring Strider inside this winter with parent/child gym time!
What is a balance bike?
Balance bikes are catching on as parents and guardians realize the incredible benefits of teaching toddlers to balance on their own glider starting as young as 2 years old. These bikes are lightweight, appropriately sized, and have no pedals. Designed for preschool aged children, balance bikes help develop the vestibular (balance) and proprioceptive (where the body is in space) senses in young children, and lay the foundation for a love of cycling for the rest of their lives.
Though many parents think to start off on tricycles or training wheels, such support often undermines a child's ability to learn to balance, offering a false sense of security and, eventually, a child must "unlearn" how to ride a supported bike if they're going to graduate to a regular pedal bicycle. In contrast, glider bikes develop the core strength, leg muscles, and balance necessary to enjoy bicycling right away, and the transition to a pedal bike is easy!
This adorable event for our tiniest bikers will be held at Willow Farm Park Barn on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 9:30 am. Pre-registration is required, and the entry fee is $15. Race is for ages 2-5, and a glider and helmet are required to participate. For more information, call 303-651-8404.
Race is held at the Willow Farm Park Barn at 901 S Fordham St, Longmont, CO 80503.
This winter, stay warm and ride inside!
#StrideOn with your balance bike in our St. Vrain Memorial Buildling gymnasium and stride away in the safety and comfort of the indoors. On select Wednesdays this winter from 9:30a-10:30a, we offer parent/child Strider Glider balance bike time for $6. If you're new to balance bikes, we have 8 Striders available for use or bring your own.
Reserve your space online at our WebTrac website today! (Use keyword "strider" on mobile devices.)