Dutch Creek Elementary 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.
"The All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Program would provide experiences to enhance lifelong fitness opportunities at Dutch Creek Elementary School. Our school is like many other communities in the US with a high incidence of childhood obesity, poor nutritional choices, limited physical education time and lack of facilities to provide those physical experiences. We are an Expeditionary Learning school with a 40% free and reduced ration. With one in nine school children being diagnosed with ADHD, being able to focus in school is becoming a large problem. Research shows that once students begin riding, their brain activity is positively impacted, attention spans improve, moods are boosted and improved fitness. This program would be a fantastic way to set Kindergarten students up for success in school. It will improve self-esteem, self-discipline and the importance of following directions. Learning to ride a bike at school will provide an opportunity that they may not have if it’s not during physical education. It will also help students learn more outdoors activities by being an Expeditionary School. Students would also gain knowledge of bike riding, practice bike safety, learn about the importance of wearing helmets; all of which would give them a foundation for using bicycles outside of the school setting. By including this program in our Kindergarten curriculum the students would benefit greatly by improving their cognitive, social and emotional health. I am excited to bring this program to my school and see the amazing results I know it will bring in students and the community!" - Karen Parker, 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.