Fairdale Elementary School is seeking support for a fleet of 25 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
"Fairdale Elementary School is a small town, rural community in the mountains of WV. Many children do not have the financial opportunity to learn to ride a bike at a young age. Many children in our area are being raised by grandparents due to the drug epidemic that we have been struggling through for nearly a decade. These families are trying to make ends meet on a fixed income and being able to provide extra exercise/toys can be extremely challenging. As an educator and a community member, I would like to be able to provide my students with the skills needed to be sufficient and safe bicycle riders by the end of their Kindergarten year. With the children that have already passed that year, I would like to meet them at the level they are currently performing and build upon that to make them comfortable riders.
Being able to ride a bicycle is something every child has the right to learn and continue to grow with for a lifetime. Being able to maintain a healthy body, mind, and heart is all possible when you exercise/ride daily. Riding a bicycle builds muscle, eye-hand coordination and builds a strong core in young children that can benefit them for the rest of their lives. Riding bicycles are also another way students can work through their emotions, being able to get out and enjoy the fresh air can assist students with an alternate way to release built-up stress." - Staci Stover PE 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.