American Flat Track to add children’s area for eight races, Strider Bikes to bring two-wheeled toddler fun to events
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – American Flat Track (AFT) will bring two-wheeled fun to a new generation of race fans with the addition of the Strider Adventure Zone for children sponsored by Strider Bikes at eight races this season.
Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, will host the first Strider Adventure Zone at the AFT season-opening Harley Davidson DAYTONA TT presented by Politis & Matovina at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, March 16.
The Strider Adventure Zone – free to children aged 12 and under – is a ride and play area where children as young at 18 months through five years old can learn to balance and ride on the pedal-less bikes in a safe and friendly environment.
“One of our goals with AFT Events is to make each race entertaining for the entire family,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “The addition of the Strider Adventure Zone will open up many of our races to a new generation of fans, giving them a taste of two-wheel competition in a fun setting.”
The Strider Adventure Zone will be located in the vendor area at Daytona International Speedway – near the main entryway – and will open on race day at 2 p.m.
American Flat Track will kick off the 2017 season during Daytona’s Bike Week festivities on Thursday, March 16 with the all-new Harley-Davidson DAYTONA TT presented by Politis & Matovina, built inside the tri-oval at Daytona International Speedway. The DAYTONA TT will mark the dawning of a new era for America’s most historic form of motorcycle racing, and the “World Center of Racing” will serve as the first battleground for the great American war between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles in 2017. Tickets for the DAYTONA TT are now on sale and can be purchased at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com.
About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. Through its charitable Rider Fund, Strider Sports has donated over $250,000 in cash and over $350,000 in Strider products since 2008. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.