Strider Racing Rules

Official Strider Racing Rules

Strider 12 Racing Rules

  1. Only Strider® brand balance bikes are permitted to race - bikes must be serial stamped and have the Strider hologram Code of conduct images

  2. No modification of bike frame or fork allowed

  3. Aftermarket components, such as wheels, seats and handlebars are acceptable but are subject to safety inspection by Strider official

  4. No slip-on shoes or sandals (full toe coverage required) Long trousers and long-sleeved tops are advisable

  5. Knee and Elbow Pads must be worn and a properly fitted helmet which meets UK safety standards is required

  6. A rider will race the age they are the day of the race. In the case of a multi-day event, age group will be based on the first day of the event

  7. Heat race selection and start position will be determined by registration date and time

  8. The race format will go by rider’s age.

  9. One age group will go through their entire race program from rider’s meeting to podium ceremony, this age group will then clear the track and the next age group will go through their entire program, and so on. 

  10. Every rider will compete in a 3 heat race to gain qualifying points for the finals

  11. Rider may be assisted on the start hill/ramp only

  12. One parent limit in start area

  13. Rider must be able to ride track unassisted

  14. Rider must complete course unassisted for a finishing position

  15. Don't leave without your medal - every participant gets one 

  16. Have fun!


 Strider World Championship and Strider Cup are run and organised by Strider. READY TO ENTER? THEN CLICK HERE

Strider Challenge and Strider Racing are run by Strider partners, and as such Strider are not directly involved. Any questions on these events need to go back to the organisers. 


 Strider 14X Racing Rules

1. Parents or guardians are responsible for complying with all rules.
2. Only Genuine 14x Strider® Balance Bikes are permitted to race in the 14x Class race.
3. 14x bike must be in balance bike mode only. No pedal kits are allowed.
4. All riders must have their own 14x bike. No sharing of bikes is allowed.
5. Parent or guardian must sign waiver and register rider before rider enters the track.
6. Parent or guardian must provide proof of age or be prepared to sign a legal affidavit
certifying rider's age.
7. All riders may be assisted in the starting area only. Only one parent or guardian is allowed
in the starting area
8. Parent or guardian must not make any contact with bike or rider at the start of the race
(no pushing).
9. Parents or guardians are not allowed on the track during competition. Strider Official may
allow an exception to this rule (after the gate drop) for a struggling child.
10. At a minimum, every rider will be allowed to run at least two races.
11. Strider will decide the race placement and starting position assignments for the first race
by registration date and time, or a random lottery.
12. Age group determination is based on rider's age the day of the event. Allowed ages for the
14x class are 3, 4, 5 and 6 year olds. In the case of a multi-day event, age will be based
on the first day of the event.
13. The 14x class will go through their entire race program starting with a rider's meeting and
ending with an awards ceremony.
14. The finish line is reached when the front tire of the
bike is ridden across the finish line.
15. Parents or guardians are responsible to make sure
that bike and rider meet the following safety rules:
• Bike must be properly maintained and in good
working order.
• Bike must be properly fitted to the rider with final
decision being made by the Strider Official.
• Seat and handlebars must not extend beyond their
minimum insertion lines.
• All nuts and bolts must be tight.
• All grips need to be in good condition with no sharp
edges protruding.
16. Modifications of the bike frame or it’s fork are not allowed:
• Stock wheelbase required.
• Use of stock wheel-mounting locations are required.
• All axles must use a cap nut or have threads covered.
• Axles must not extend more than 20mm (.78 inches) from the fork.


Parent Code of Conduct

STRIDER® Racing was designed to let young children compete in a fun, family-friendly, competitive atmosphere. Children of all sizes and skill levels are encouraged to participate. In an effort to create a culture of good sportsmanship with these young riders, parents and other spectators are asked to follow the guidelines below to ensure the race remains friendly and supports all participants. Healthy competition means keeping the race fun. Kids would rather have fun than just focus on winning.

  • Healthy competition means doing your best. And learning that sometimes doing your best puts you on the podium, and sometimes it doesn't. That's OK.
  • Healthy competition means being supportive of others. Encourage interaction! It's  OK to make friends with other competitors and even congratulate the winner. No one likes a sore loser.
  • Give positive encouragement only. (Do NOT use profanity and please avoid negative comments.)
  • Respect ALL riders, their parents, and Strider race officials. No one is perfect, but that doesn't mean we aren't trying our best.
  • Remember, they're children. The race is for the kids--not for adults and their personal goals.
  • Because we are dealing with impressionable youth, any inappropriate or disruptive behaviour will not be tolerated; offenders will be asked to leave the event



Cancellation and Refund Policy

 Weather :

Striders go ahead in all but the worst of weathers. We will race through the rain. However, should torrential rain or thunder and lightning strike, we will stop the event for health and safety reasons.

This judgement is down to the Race Directer  and no refunds can be made for adverse weather.

Event Cancellation by you

29 days plus - Full refund available minus £1 administration fee.

28 days notice 50% of the paid entry fee per race cancelled minus £1 administration fee.

7 days or less, no refunds or transfers. The above policies are not dependant on circumstances and are final. We appreciate kids have off days and last minute illness but unfortunately we still need to staff, purchase medals and trophies and run the event. 

Please email and note we will not deal with any cancellations over the phone, by text or through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Inform us of your full name, riders name and which races need to be cancelled.


Event Cancellation by us

In the unlikely event, we need to cancel a race, all fees and race entry costs will be refunded. In the case of bookings over 60 days old it may be that we need to refund you by cheque due to time constraints of refunds to certain cards.


 Force Majeure: If Strider is prevented (directly or indirectly) from performing any of its obligations under the entry agreement by reasons of act of God, strikes, trade disputes, breakdowns, government or political action, interruption of transport, acts of war or terrorism, acts of omissions by a third party for any other reasons whatsoever outside of  Strider's control, then Strider will be under no liability whatsoever to you and may as its option, cancel the event.
If a Strider event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred.



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