Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts to partner with All Kids Bike on a mission to teach kids in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class.
The All Kids Bike Kindergarten Learn-to-Ride Program is a 24-fleet of bikes, pedal conversion kits, helmets, one teacher instruction bike, and certified curriculum teacher training, which is everything they will need to teach kids how to progress from balance to riding a bike in 8 lessons at Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts.
Lisa Weyer, executive director of the Strider Education Foundation explains, “The ability to ride a bike develops physical and mental well-being and instills confidence which can lead to better focus in the classroom. Kindergarten is the perfect age to teach kids to ride a bike focusing on gross motor skills, balance, and coordination. By teaching bike riding at the entry-level in a public school system, we are providing the knowledge and a positive foundation of a lifelong skill.”
At Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts, this program will teach approximately fifty kindergarten students how to ride a bike on an annual basis. With the equipment lifespan of 7-10 years, this will impact up to 500 kids over the next decade.
To learn more about the program or make a donation, please visit Strider Education Foundation.
For more tips on helping kids learn how to ride bikes, go here (as seen in RFM).