Toddlers and their parents from across the country will gather in Charlotte this summer for a bike race like no other. The 2018 Strider Cup will make Charlotte, N.C. one of its four stops of the series. Children ages 2-6 years old are invited to embark on this fun-filled race course that contains obstacles such as tires, wooden ramps, and water features.

Kemeny Pacheco, the mother of 2-year old Strider Cup racer, Legend Pacheco, said her son began riding a balance bike when he was 18 months old and has since fallen in love with the activity.

“Legend doesn’t know much about competition, so we are just doing [the race] for fun,” said Pacheco. “I think it is an awesome activity for young kids to do.”

At the finish line, each participant is invited to be a part of the podium ceremony where they will receive either a medal or trophy. Other locations of the race are Fort Worth, Texas, Cleveland, Ohio and the two-day World Championship event in Boulder, Colo.

Learn more about the Charlotte, NC event here.