Washington Elementary School is seeking support for a fleet of 22 bikes, helmets, kickstands and curriculum.
As a physical education teacher who teaches bicycle education to grades 3-4, I have been overwhelmed by the skill development, increased physical activity and boost in confidence that riding can bring to a child. Currently, our kindergarten through second grade students do not have access to a curriculum or balance bikes to teach riding. Washington Elementary sits in downtown Fayetteville near the Razorback Regional Greenway that spans nearly 40 miles with many adjacent trails as well. If we could teach children to ride at an earlier age, I believe we would have a better experience riding on the trail system as all Washington students take a 3-4 mile trail ride in the spring. However, several lack the confidence and skill level to complete the ride. All Kids Bike would help tremendously in achieving 100% participation! Washington is a Title 1 school with more than 51% free and reduced lunch program. Many of our students have little to no access to equipment, helmets and adult guidance in learning to ride away from school. I would like to teach the Learn to Ride curriculum at our school during physical education classes. - Kevin Thomas, PE Teacher
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.