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Great Falls Youth Enjoy First Strider Day

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Kids in Great Falls were able to get a jump start on their dreams of one day competing in BMX racing when Scheels teamed up with the Electric City BMX group to hold the first ever strider day at the Holiday Village Mall. One of the shops in the mall was converted into a fully functional race track for kids five and under to race BMX bikes like their adult heroes. Kids competed against their age groups and even got a bike safety lesson from Electric City BMX. Scheels supplied the extra bikes and helmets.

"We've got our strider event that we are sponsoring with Scheels and it's for kids 5 years and under. Got a great turn out, we wanted to give kids an opportunity to exercise, just have some fun and tryout strider bikes," says Electric City BMX President, Cherie McKeever.

The miniature course was built by the Electric City BMX group and all kids got to leave with their own trophy. Scheels said the event is such a hit that they are planning to do an outdoor strider competition in the summer.

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