Robert Frost Elementary School is seeking support for a complete Kindergarten PE Program, including a fleet of 24 Strider AKB-Specific Bikes, helmets, pedal conversion kits, one Strider 20 Bike for teacher instruction, and curriculum.
PE Teacher, Jacob Gerig, is excited to see kids rolling in the classroom soon. Jacob says: "The purpose of our request is simple: Robert Frost would love to see ALL kids have the opportunity to learn how to ride a bike at a young age, and to do it in school during their PE time would be a win-win for all parties involved. Starting next year, Robert Frost Elementary will move to a K-5 school(previously only3rd-5th grade was housed here), and what better way to introduce our incoming kindergartners to our exciting PE program; with the All Kids Bike Program!
I've been teaching 3rd-5th grade students how to unicycle for the last 14 years but have always run into the issue of students never learning how to ride a bicycle." Their instant reaction is "I don't even know how to ride a who wheeled bike, let alone a one wheeled bike!" "This would be an instant benefit for those students, building courage and confidence knowing that they will have previously learned the skills to be successful. We also have a huge turnout for our annual Walk and Bike to School day, which could turn into a multi-day event when students master the skills of riding. Having gone through the Bicycle Transportation Alliance training, I feel confident in my ability to ensure the kindergartner's safety while learning the life-long skill of bike riding.
Thank you again for the opportunity and consideration for Robert Frost Elementary to bring the All Kids Bike program to our city and school. The Impact this program will make for our incoming kindergartners will last for years to come."
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.