250 Toddlers Compete for Balance-Bike Gold at 2023 Strider Cup

Bike-loving kiddos gathered in Arkansas to show off their balance bike skills

The 2023 Strider Cup in Bentonville, Arkansas.
(Image credit: Strider Bikes)

Although it’s likely been some time since most of us sat atop a strider bike, for 250 bike-loving toddlers, Strider bikes were serious business this past weekend as they competed at the 2023 Strider Cup in Bentonville, Arkansas. 

A “Strider bike” or "balance bike" is a children’s bike that has no top tube or pedals and encourages kids to step through (over the down tube) and move the bike forward by pushing off the ground with their feet. 

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Kristin Jenny
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Kristin Jenny is an elite triathlete based near Boulder, Colorado. Although most of her time is spent in aerobars somewhere in the mountains, she finds time to enjoy eating decadent desserts, hiking with her husband and dog, and a good true crime podcast.