Imagine hundreds of Mountain View Elementary Kindergartners learning to ride a bike in PE class. It CAN happen as our community helps them receive a fleet of 26 Strider balance-to-pedal bikes, helmets and curriculum that will provide every MVE kindergarten student this opportunity for years to come in PE! One Mountain View family is running so ALL students can ride!
The gift of confidence is something that cannot be replaced. Learning life skills at a young age is an opportunity every child should have. At Mountain View, we believe it is important to promote an active lifestyle to help children make healthy, active choices as they grow up and become adults. Our school has a growing population of students that bike to and from school. With the proper knowledge and skills many more children may feel confident to bike to school which is a great responsibility. If students are aware of bike safety they can also show their respect to fellow bikers on the road. By implementing this program, toddlers and children in our community will gain spatial awareness, balance and an exciting skill every child should know how to do. With the unique transition from balancing to pedaling, Strider removes the hesitation some children may have when learning to ride a bike. The positive self-esteem children will gain through this program could even boost their confidence outside of P.E. and carry over into the classroom. We look forward to promoting physical fitness outside in the Mountain View Community. - Caroline Smith, PE Teacher
The Lilly Family of Mountain View Elementary School is dedicating every road race they run to raise funds for the Kindergarten PE Program at Mountain View Elementary School. Father Wayne Lilly is starting off with the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon on October 20, and the family will participate in other road races with the same goal at the forefront: raise funds so MVE kindergartners will learn to ride!
"We want to help Mountain View Elementary kindergartners, no matter their circumstance in life, develop a newfound wonder for physical activity through learning how to ride a bike. This new sense of mobility will help pull them towards active adventure of all types and into real-live community with their peers. Introducing biking to our children at such an early age also provides an opportunity to hone their decision making skills – including safety and sound judgement – while growing their mobility, confidence and healthy lifestyle." - Wayne Lilly, father and All Kids Bike enthusiast “I still remember the feeling of getting on my yellow Strider at 3-years old! It gave me the confidence to believe that I would be able to ride someday. In time I mastered my balance and steering which made getting onto my first Barbie pedal bike, without training wheels, very easy. I want other kids to know that feeling of learning to ride a bike! Today, I really enjoy being outdoors and active – like running, swimming, playing basketball, hiking and riding my bike.”- Sierra Kate, student at Mountain View Elementary
All Kids Bike® is a national movement led by the Strider® Education Foundation 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.