St. Mary's Catholic School is seeking support for a fleet of 22 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
"This program would be very beneficial to our students by teaching all of our PK-Kindergarten students how to ride a bike. We have a variety of students who, for one reason or another, don’t get an opportunity to learn to ride a bike. Either some student’s families can’t afford a bike and others live in the country without a nice place to learn to ride a bike. Below is a list of health benefits for bike riding.
Low impact – it causes less strain and injuries than most other forms of exercise.
A good muscle workout – cycling uses all of the major muscle groups as you pedal.
Easy – unlike some other sports, cycling does not require high levels of physical skill. Most people know how to ride a bike and, once you learn, you don’t forget.
Good for strength and stamina – cycling increases stamina, strength and aerobic fitness.
As intense as you want – cycling can be done at very low intensity to begin with, if recovering from injury or illness, but can be built up to a demanding physical workout.
A fun way to get fit – the adventure and buzz you get from coasting down hills and being outdoors means you are more likely to continue to cycle regularly, compared to other physical activities that keep you indoors or require special times or places.
Time-efficient – as a mode of transport, cycling replaces sedentary (sitting) time spent driving motor vehicles or using trams, trains or buses with healthy exercise.
I think that students who don’t learn to ride a bike until they are older miss out on a great opportunity to spend time with their friends who can ride. In my lifetime, I have spent countless hours on a bike. I would hate to think of missing out on this time. From a marketing standpoint, I appreciate that we have a PE teacher who is willing to take on this challenge." -- Beth Thompson, Marketing Director
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.