All Kids Bike is on a mission to teach every child in America how to ride a bike in kindergarten PE class.
Black River Falls, WI—5/17/2023– The All Kids Bike Kindergarten Learn-to-Ride Program is a fleet of 24 bikes, pedal conversion kits, helmets, one teacher instruction bike, and certified curriculum teacher training, which is everything needed to teach kids how to progress from balance to riding a bike in 8 lessons at Forrest Street Elementary School. Funding for this program was graciously made by multiple donations received.
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 Forrest Street Elementary School this program will teach approximately 100 kindergarten students how to ride a bike on an annual basis. With the equipment lifespan of 7-10 years, this will impact up to 1,000 kids over the next decade.