Do you know any toddlers who could be the next BMX racing star?


 Get them to the Strider World Championship & Sarasota Kid Fest

October 14-16, 2011, Sarasota BMX


Learn from BMX legends Greg Hill & John Purse!

FREE clinic for ALL World Championship Race Entrants

Check this epic video of kids rippin’ on Striders around the world!

What is the Strider World Championship?

The Strider World Championship on Saturday, October 15th -- the first toddler world championship of any kind -- will feature 2, 3, 4 and 5-year-old racers from North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. The Strider World Championship will be held at Sarasota BMX in Sarasota, Florida on the only Strider-specific track in the country. If your child hasn't qualified, you are in luck! There is a Last Chance Qualifier on Friday, October 14th to qualify for the World Championship being held the next day.

There will be something for the whole family at the track with the Sarasota Kid Fest! Magicians, face painting, and other activities will be available all day Saturday during the Strider World Championship race. 

“The Strider World Cup is the minor leagues for BMX racing, and we're thrilled to be a part of the Strider World Championship as it shines a big spotlight on our smallest racers,” says BA Anderson, CEO of USA BMX. “It is an honor for USA BMX to be the host of this historic event as we celebrate and cheer for the racing champions of tomorrow."



FREE to ALL World Championship Race Entrants

Your toddler can learn racing basics from Greg Hill and John Purse, two of the best to ever race a BMX bike.

Just getting the hang of the Strider?

Want to fine tune some racing strategy?


Greg and John have over 30 years of combined experience teaching kids to race BMX at all levels. No matter what skill level your child is at, they will be riding like a champ in no time! 

“I’ve been teaching the BMX racing champions of tomorrow for over twenty years and have a passion for using the best techniques to help them improve quickly,” says Greg. “The Strider World Cup is a great way to get kids thinking about racing competition at an early age, but in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. I can’t wait to be a part of it.”


Be there! Friday, October 14th: 10:00am to Noon at Sarasota BMX

Sarasota BMX

1590 North Tuttle Avenue

Sarasota, Florida 34237

Take advantage of this opportunity to get some extra practice time on the track and gain valuable knowledge to help get you to the finish line first!


Racing Classes:

2-year-old (born in 2009)

3-year-old (born in 2008)

4-year-old (born in 2007)

5-year-old (born in 2006)

You must have raced at least one Strider Cup race this season to be qualified for the World Championship. There is a Last Chance Qualifier race on Friday, October 14th for those who need to qualify or if you simply want to get another race under your belt.


Pre-register: $20 for the STRIDER World Championship & Last Chance Qualifier

FREE CLINIC to ALL World Championship Race Entrants

Register at the race:

$20 for the STRIDER World Championship

$10 Last Chance Qualifier

Championship Race entry fee includes ($42 worth of goodies):

• FREE STRIDER World Championship shirt and custom number plate

• FREE Team STRIDER tattoos

• FREE custom numberplate

• FREE stickers

• FREE cowbell

• FREE megaphones for parents to cheer on all the little racers



The entire weekend will be hosted by the Helmsley Sandcastle Resort on the pristine beaches in Sarasota. Ride your Striders on the beach, enjoy a FREE luau on the beach, FREE open-air trolley rides to the track, and relax with FREE child care in the evenings. 

Helmsley Sandcastle Beach Resort

Hotel & Race Headquarters of the Strider World Championship 

The Helmsley Sandcastle Resort located on Lido Beach in Sarasota has a relaxing sunny resort flavor, with a storybook seaside setting on a 600 foot strand of private, natural white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico. 

We've secured super discounts for Strider World Championship attendees! Save hundreds of dollars on this great resort stay. Please call the hotel directly at 800-225-2181 or 941-388-2181 and ask for reservations Monday through Friday. Mention "Strider World Championship" and receive your special rate! Strider rates start at $99 per night.


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Friday, October 14th - Last Chance Qualifier

10am to 4pm: Helmsley Sandcastle Resort race welcome center is open (infoboard all day/

10am-Noon: Strider Clinic with BMX racing legends Greg Hill and John Purse

4pm: Open-air trolley service between hotel and track begins

4pm: Gates open at track

5pm: Opening ceremony

5:30pm-8pm: BBQ

5:30pm-8pm: Practice & Qualifying races by age group

9pm: Open-air trolley service between hotel and track ends

9pm: Track gates close

(Note: Four trolleys from 4pm-6pm. Two trolleys from 6pm-9pm.)

Saturday, October 15th - Strider World Championship

8am: Gates open at track

8am: Registration opens at track

9am: Open practice

9:30am: Clear the track!

10am: 2-year-old class. Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature/Trophies

11am: 3-year-old class. Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature/Trophies

12pm: Lunch / Best Trick / Adult races

1:30pm: 4-year-old class. Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature/Trophies

2:30pm: 5-year-old class. Rider Meeting/Heats/Feature/Trophies

3:30pm: Best Trick / Adult races

4pm: Closing ceremony / Group photo