Generation 'Shred'

Tykes on bikes race for gold at the 2019 Strider Snow Cup.

Photo: Shangarey Julia

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On March 2, toddlers will descend on the bunny slopes of Buck Hill in Burnsville, Minn. to test their two-wheeling abilities—on snow. The 2019 Strider Snow Cup, hosted by the leading developer of kids’ balance bikes credited with revolutionizing how kids learn to ride (Goodbye, training wheels!), is an opportunity for tots to take their Strider 12 bikes, outfitted with the brand’s snow ski accessory, to the snow and race against others their age in a specially prepared “downhill” course.

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Photo courtesy of Strider Bikes / Julia Shangarey

Strider hosts numerous races throughout the year and around the globe for tykes eager to test their balance and speed, and the Snow Cup is a great (and extremely cute) way to introduce the little ones to snow sports and foster a love for sliding around on snow. After all, it was on little Buck Hill that Lindsey Vonn, one of the world’s best alpine racers, caught the speed bug and went on to become the most decorated female skier of all time. Whether or not your little one goes on to become the next Lindsey Vonn, the Strider Snow Cup is a low-stakes, high-fun race, and all kiddos ages 2 to 5 are encouraged to participate—no qualifications necessary, though pre-registration is required. Learn more and register on Strider Bikes’ website.

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Originally published in the January/February 2019 issue of SKI Magazine.

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