At Strider, we love seeing really little kids light up with excitement when they get that first taste of freedom, mobility, and adventure that comes from their first bike riding experience.
Rapid City, SD (PRWEB) August 09, 2012
Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of no-pedal balance bikes, will provide an interactive place for toddlers to enjoy Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes at next week’s Red Bull Indianapolis GP at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Supported by volunteers from the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, admission to the STRIDER® Adventure Zone is free with race attendance.
As a featured component of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP, the Strider Adventure Zone offers complimentary Strider test rides and opportunities for kids as young as 18 months to play, learn and socialize with peers while experiencing the success and freedom of riding on two wheels. Kids will have a chance to ride on specially designed courses, navigate unique terrains and obstacles, improve their bike-handling skills and even participate in some friendly competition of their own where they will receive participation ribbons and other prizes.
Strider Sports International CEO Ryan McFarland says, “At Strider, we love seeing really little kids light up with excitement when they get that first taste of freedom, mobility, and adventure that comes from their first bike riding experience. We’re thrilled to have the Mazda Raceway promoting Strider Cup Racing and the Strider Adventure Zone program as we believe it will further fuel that budding passion for riding on two wheels and inspire other kids to get outside, get on a bike, and give it try.”
WHAT: Strider® Adventure Zone. More than 300 square feet of unique terrain, obstacles and pure bike riding fun!
WHEN: Sunday, August 19th beginning at 10:30am
WHERE: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222
The perfect activity for children 18 months to 5 years old, Strider Adventure Zones help kids explore mobility on two wheels, experience the challenge and thrill of riding a Strider on unique terrains and obstacles, improve bike handling skills and further develop balance, control, motor skills and confidence.
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation provides medical grants up to $5,000 to help families pay for children’s health care treatments, services or equipment not covered, or not fully covered, by a commercial health insurance plan. In 2011, UHCCF awarded more than 1,200 grants to families across the United States for treatments associated with medical conditions such as cancer, spina bifida, muscular dystrophy, diabetes, hearing loss, autism, cystic fibrosis, Down syndrome, ADHD and cerebral palsy. Eligible families can apply for a grant online at http://www.uhccf.org.
About the Strider Adventure Zones
STRIDER Adventure Zones give kids a chance to test ride a Strider and play with other kids in a cordoned off area. This safe and friendly environment encourages children as young as 18 months old to explore mobility on two wheels, experience the challenge and thrill of riding a STRIDER on unique terrains and obstacles, improve bike-handling skills and further develop balance, control, motor skills and confidence. STRIDER Adventure Zones are free events that allow children open riding time, time to socialize, play, practice tricks and generally just have a good time. The Adventure Zone course can be set up in as small as a 10’ x 30’ area inside or outside and on almost any terrain.
About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Strider Sports International, Inc. designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes that encourage Toddlers to ride, learn, and explore the world on two wheels. Founded in Rapid City, South Dakota in January 2007, Strider Sports is a company full of passionate riders of dirt, mountain, street, and road bikes. The goal of Strider Sports is to simplify a bike to its essence, so that proper size, light weight and ease-of-use combine to eliminate any fear of riding; instilling confidence in young new riders. The patented Strider™ No-Pedal Balance Bike is now distributed in over 35 countries. To learn more and to find Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes in your area, visit http://www.StriderSports.com.
About UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity that strives to enhance either the clinical condition or quality of life of children who have health care needs not fully covered by their commercial health benefit plan. UHCCF provides medical grants of up to $5,000 for costs associated with medical services and equipment. UHCCF’s funding is provided by contributions from individuals, corporations and UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) employees. Donations to help provide assistance are deeply appreciated. To apply, donate or learn more, please visit http://www.uhccf.org.