Raising Cane’s® and Strider® Donate 50 Bikes to Lincoln Children, Hosting Party April 23
Rapid City, SD (April 5, 2017)—The Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers® franchise in Lincoln, Nebraska, is teaming up with Strider Bikes, the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of children’s no-pedal balance bikes, to give away 50 Strider Bikes and helmets to local youth.
Raising Cane’s is hosting a Giveaway Party to hand out the bikes on April 23 from 1–3 p.m. at their restaurant located at 58th & Old Cheney (5810 S. 58th Street). SCHEELS will also be onsite with a free Adventure Zone Ride and Play area where children can test ride a Strider Bike. The Giveaway Party is free and open to the public.
Raising Cane’s is donating five bikes and helmets each to four daycare centers in Lincoln. In addition, 30 bikes will be given away at the April 23 Giveaway Party, where 4 bikes will be given away every 15-minutes to those in attendance.
“The partnership with Strider was a no-brainer for us. Not only does it embody one of our core values of supporting active lifestyles, but our two children used them, and we are true believers in the bike,” said Jennifer Jones, owner of the Lincoln Raising Cane’s restaurants. “So when we had the opportunity to give other children a chance to have a Strider Bike of their own, and to host an event that would put 50 of these bikes under children in the community, we were very excited, and didn’t hesitate to become a part of it.”
In addition to the Giveaway Party on April 23, there will be a free Strider Adventure Zone at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., where children can test ride a Strider Balance Bike while visiting the Zoo.
Local toddlers can use the Strider Adventure Zone to practice their skills to race in the Lincoln Strider Cup Race Presented by Raising Cane’s on June 10. The Lincoln race is the third of three events in the 2017 Strider Cup, a national Strider Bike racing series for toddlers and children. These family-friendly races are for the tiniest competitors and gives small children a chance to put their Strider Balance Bike skills to the test. It is the second time Strider has held a national race in Lincoln.
The June 10 event will have races for 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds, and Special Needs riders of all ages. Strider has waived the registration fee for riders with special needs. Racers will receive a Strider goodie bag valued at more than $50 with their registration, and all racers will receive either a medal or a trophy. Pre-registration is open now at https://striderbikes.ca/lincoln.
Upcoming Strider Cup races are slated for May 6 in Fort Worth, Texas, and May 27 in Pittsburgh, Penn. Participating in any of these events automatically qualifies the rider for the Strider Cup World Championship, July 21-22 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Strider event page, https://striderbikes.ca/events has more information on all of the races.
ABOUT RAISING CANE’S & SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY VENTURES
The Lincoln and Grand Island franchise—Southern Hospitality Ventures—was opened in 2006 by Justin and Jennifer Jones, who moved to Nebraska from Louisiana. Since opening their first location, they have set out to make a change in their community by becoming active community leaders with programs such as this one. Since 2006, the franchise has given back over $1.4 million to the communities in which their restaurants are located.
Raising Cane’s has One Love—chicken fingers—and focuses its menu offering on fresh, made-to-order chicken fingers paired with their homemade Cane’s sauce, grilled Texas toast, creamy coleslaw, and crinkle-cut French fries. facebook.com/CanesNebraska or twitter.com/CanesLincoln
About Strider Sports International, Inc.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Rapid City, SD, Strider Sports designs efficient, no-pedal balance bikes for children as young as 18 months, as well as for older riders with special needs. Strider’s mission is to simplify a bike to its essence, so proper size, weight, and simplicity combine to eliminate any fear of riding and instill confidence in the rider. Strider No-Pedal Balance Bikes are industry-leading training bikes that help children as young as 18 months learn to ride effectively on two wheels. Strider also manufactures balance bikes for individuals with special needs and for seniors wanting to stay active later in life. The patented Strider Balance Bikes focus on the fundamentals of balancing, leaning, and steering without the distractions and complications of pedals or training wheels. Strider Bikes are now distributed in more than 75 countries worldwide. In 2015, Strider sold its one-millionth bike. Since its inception, Strider Sports International, the world’s premier manufacturer and marketer of no-pedal balance bikes, has donated over $850,000 through its Rider Fund to organizations that serve children and adults in need. To learn more and to find a retailer in your area, visit www.StriderBikes.com, like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter and Instagram.