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Jun 25, 2012

Strider Cup Returns To Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Strider Cup® Returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Young Cyclists to Compete Alongside Their Heroes

MONTEREY, Calif., June 25, 2012 Balance, coordination and confidence all develop naturally when children experience group play and friendly competition. The Strider Cup® can be just that venue for learning.

The Strider Cup returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday July 29 during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, part of the MotoGP World Championship July 27-29.

Strider Cup races allow toddlers ages two to five the opportunity to compete at events across the country. The $10 entry fee includes race entry, a Strider number plate, Strider t-shirt, Strider Cup medal for the top finishers in each age class (2, 3, 4 and 5 year olds) and ribbons for all participants. Pre-register at StriderSports.com and the first 50 registrants will receive two Sunday general admission tickets to the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix -- a $110 value and the second 50 registrants will receive one Sunday general admission ticket.

"At Strider, we love to see the kids light up with excitement when they get that first taste of freedom, mobility and adventure that comes from their first bike experience," says Ryan McFarland Strider Sports International CEO. "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."

Before the Strider race, the whole family can enjoy the Strider experience at the Adventure Zone from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday up until 10:30 a.m. at which time the Adventure Zone become the Strider Cup race course. The Adventure Zone allows Toddlers to test ride their favorite Strider bike while they play, learn and socialize, all while on two wheels.

The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix is a family friendly atmosphere that provides nonstop action on and off the track. The Yamaha Marketplace offers an unparalleled experience with activities that include Experience Zero Motorcycle Demos, Yamaha Kids Riding Area and the Strider Adventure Zone. For shoppers, there are plenty of choices from Yamaha, Cycle Gear, MotoGP and the many event apparel selections in the Mazda Raceway Super Store. Not to mention plenty of food and beverage vendors and live music throughout the day.

For more information, to reserve camping, rent a hospitality suite or purchase tickets for the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring the MotoGP World Championship, call 800-327-7322 or visit www.MazdaRaceway.com.

About Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was established in 1957. The world-renowned raceway has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a not-for-profit 501(c)4 corporation. Each race season, SCRAMP donates its net proceeds to the volunteer groups that help organize the races.

About Strider™ No-Pedal Bikes
If your toddler can walk, your toddler can ride! 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 even the youngest children 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. STRIDER Bikes are available at a variety of bike, motorcycle and toy retailers nationwide, and online at www.StriderBikes.com.

About the Strider Cup ®
Strider Cup™ events are play experiences are designed to let toddlers and young kids age 18 months to 5 years old explore the world on TWO wheels. Whether it is test riding a Strider™ No-Pedal Bike for the first time or racing StridersTM on a dirt track with other toddlers, Strider Cup™ events have something for every family interested in giving their child a head start. Balance, coordination, and confidence all develop naturally when children experience group play and friendly competition on Striders. For more information, visit www.StriderLife.com.