This years Subaru BMX National Championships will see the introduction of a Strider bikes demonstration aimed at children aged between 1 and 5 years of age - "typically" pre-BMX riding.
Strider bikes teach young children balance and coordination on a bike that has no pedals, chains or gears. The bike's low seating position allows children to place both feet firmly on the ground, providing them confidence and control.
Riders on the Strider bike feel secure, so their natural curiosity kicks in and they quickly learn to steer and to balance. They are not afraid, but enthusiastic and eager to try new skills and to push themselves. At the Blue Lake BMX Track a modified section of the track with small rolling obstacles will allow the riders to enjoy the unique characteristics of the bike.
Strider bikes are such a phenomenon that in the United States there are already World Cup races, with a World Championship event being held in October.
To participate in the Strider demonstration pre-register by emailing email@example.com how many riders you have that would like to participate to with your name and contact number. Riders will be provided the use of a Strider bike and helmet for the demonstration if they do not have their own.
There will be 12 strider bikes for the demonstration of which groups of six will ride the "sprocket straight" at the Blue Lake BMX track.
Good option Cyclops. Strider Sports Australia will have a Pro-Shop at the event with their range of bikes and accessories. Will need to confirm with them, but I would imagine there would be sale pricing for the championships.