RAPID CITY, S.D. – Kids from close to and much raced around the monitor at Main Street Square Saturday during the primary Strider Fest in Rapid City.
The children buckled their helmets and hopped on their bikes to compete in a variety of various races.
The Strider Cup and the Adventure-Cross Race had been the 2 classes – with the Strider Cup having completely different age lessons from two to 6 years previous.
“Our world headquarters are positioned in Rapid City. And so we thought this is able to be the proper place to host Strider Fest and simply let the world come play in our yard,” Hannah Peterson, public relations specialist at Strider Bikes, mentioned.
Through the twists and activates the monitor, rivals confronted obstacles just like the “Noodle Monster,” ramps and a tunnel.
In the adventure-cross race, it was just like a triathlon. There had been three actions that 4 to six-year-olds needed to do for every lap they accomplished: operating, striding, and pedaling.
With about 200 racers, all of them obtained a medal or a trophy.
“It’s been enjoyable for all the youngsters who’re from completely different areas to return collectively, meet one another, get to race collectively,” Peterson mentioned. “They all share the identical ardour for driving. So, it’s simply been tremendous enjoyable for them. It’s been so enjoyable for the mother and father and the neighborhood.”
Rapid City Public Schools ran a sales space for first support, carrying provides from bandages to sunscreen whereas firefighters and cops could possibly be seen within the crowd to verify children rode with their helmets on.
People traveled to partake within the fest, both venturing from around the world, and even from jap South Dakota. There had been households from Canada, Costa Rica and Indonesia.
Ryan Chase didn’t journey so far as some, however they nonetheless drove right here from Sioux Falls for his three-year-old to trip
“We got here out right here for the Strider Cup. We love Strider Bikes, and we like to idea of stability with all the boldness they provide children on bikes,” Chase mentioned. “It’s a whole lot of enjoyable. A superb alternative for him simply to play and recreate and compete. And simply get some good expertise with different children.”
Many are additionally having fun with the sights of the Black Hills space whereas they’re right here.
Chase mentioned they went to locations corresponding to Bear Country, Reptile Gardens, Mount Rushmore, and plan on visiting the Badlands on their approach out.
The fest will proceed Sunday with a discovery trip at 8 a.m. It’s free for teenagers and adults to take pleasure in on the Outdoor Campus – West.