Bristol Elementary School of the Arts is seeking support for a fleet of 30 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
"One of my goals in teaching physical education is exposing my students to activities that they can participate in for a lifetime. With the help of Kids on Bikes here in Colorado Springs, I have had the opportunity to run after-school bike clubs and a Learn to Bike program. Unfortunately, I have been limited as to which students can stay after school. We have a large population of students who are not able to participate due to the lack of district-provided transportation after normal school hours.
This year, I have been able to provide a biking unit in my 3rd – 5th-grade classes. The biking unit has been one of the student’s favorite activities, they keep asking me when we are going to be able to ride again. I was only able to teach the biking unit to the older students because of the bikes we have on location here at Bristol Elementary. With the help of All Kids Bike, I would be able to have a fleet of bikes that are appropriate for younger students. With the fleet of bikes, all students here at Bristol would have the opportunity to learn to ride a bike within the traditional school hours. Being able to provide this during normal school hours provides an equitable opportunity for all families.
Bringing a Learn to Bike program into the school day at Bristol would not only enhance the Physical Education department but would also allow the students here at Bristol to learn an activity that they could participate in for a lifetime.
Thank you for the consideration on being a part of teaching kids how to bike for the rest of the lives." - Tricia Wissinger, Physical Education Teacher
All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation, Inc. to place Kindergarten PE Learn-To-Ride Programs into public schools for free, using donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations. All Kids Bike is on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class.