Strider Bikes Hosting STRIDER Adventure Zone At 2013 Life Time Triathlon Minneapolis

STRIDER Adventure Zones Teach Toddlers How To Make Fitness Fun July 12-14 at Lake Nokomis


Rapid City, SD (July 1, 2013) — Strider Sports Intl., Inc., the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, will host a STRIDER Adventure Zone as part of the Minneapolis Life Time Triathlon July 12-14, 2013 at Lake Nokomis, 4955 West Lake Nokomis Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55417.

A free Adventure Zone will be on site for all three days of the event: July 12th for the Multisport & Fitness Expo, July 13th for the Adult Triathlons, and July 14th for the Kid’s Triathlon.

Friday, July 12: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Saturday, July 13: 7:00am – Noon

Sunday, July 14: 8:30am – 11:30am

The STRIDER Adventure Zone is a safe, family-friendly environment for children aged 18-months to five years. The custom-built course provides a variety of terrain and obstacles for open riding time all weekend. Adventure Zones are the perfect place for toddlers to socialize with peers, play and practice tricks, and generally have fun while riding STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bikes. Demo bikes are available on site.

The Minneapolis Life Time Triathlon 2013 is just one stop on a series of 11 events and are several of the most prominent triathlons in the United States. Along with professional athletes from around the world, Life Time Tri events attract more than 25,000 elite and age group athletes each season. Professional and elite triathletes will compete in international-distance and relay team competitions on courses featuring a 1.5-kilometer swim, 40-kilometer bike, and 10-kilometer run. To keep Life Time Tri races accessible to athletes with a concentration on short course format, as well as beginner athletes, each event also will feature a shorter sprint distance race in addition to kid’s events in select markets.

More information about the triathlon can be found at

“Enjoying the outdoors and making fitness fun are two of our main goals at STRIDER,” says Ryan McFarland, founder and CEO of Strider Bikes. “We love giving toddlers their first taste of freedom on two wheels. By using a STRIDER balance bike, instead of a stroller, they develop balance, control, and motor skills. We hope this newfound confidence will translate to a lifetime of outdoor adventures — maybe even triathlons!”

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 by Ryan McFarland 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, lightweight and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in young new riders. The patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Bike is now distributed in over 35 countries. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit

About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes

If your toddler can walk, your toddler can rider a STRIDER™. STRIDER No-Pedal Balance Bikes were developed specifically to help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling. The simple, no-pedal design allows toddlers to learn to ride on two wheels, avoiding tricycle tip-overs and training wheel wobbles, and instilling considerable confidence and stellar bike handling skills sure to last a lifetime. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes encourage the development of spatial awareness, balance and basic motor skills so that all children can reach their maximum riding potential faster, better and safer. Available at

About Life Time Foundation

As the charitable giving component of Life Time Fitness, the Life Time Foundation is about inspiring healthy people and a healthy planet one mission at a time. Our current mission is improving children's nutrition — One School Lunch Program at a Time. We’re on a mission to ensure every child has a healthy start in life, beginning with proper nutrition and exercise. Unlike many other charitable organizations in which a portion of your donation is consumed by administrative costs, 100% of every dollar donated to the Life Time Foundation supports our missions. That's because all administrative costs are contributed by Life Time Fitness, Inc. More at


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